Walgreens anyone?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Soltaker, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Soltaker

    Soltaker Bobtail Member

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    Hey All.....

    I found an ad on Craigslist for Centerline drivers. They're looking for drivers near my area, and it would be working for Walgreens. It is a temp-to-hire position, and they're expecting to be able to fill positions permanently in January.

    The position at first pays really well. But what I am wondering is, if I am hired on permanently at Walgreens, will my pay stay the same? I have this feeling that I need to prove myself worthy of working at Walgreens before they will offer me a job. And once I have some time under my belt, I fear that the full-time Walgreens position as a Walgreens employee would mean less money per hour.

    I have been at my current job for 2 years now, and I like what I do. The Walgreens position would be home every day and that would be awesome. Plus it would mean more money, as my current cents per mile is garbage.

    Has anyone here had this type of situation before? At this point, it feels like it's one of those "it's too good to be true" situations. I really don't want to give up the two years I have with my current company, and I will not leave if this is not a sure thing. The whole temp-to-hire portion of this has got me feeling really sketchy.
     
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  3. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Explain that you are leaving to be home with family and make sure you leave on good terms. Hard to imagine they won't take back if you come back hat in hand and say leaving was a mistake
     
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  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    if walgreens is anything like the CVS account, you will do at the very least, 2 trailers a day. you will lump all those plastic storage totes all by your lonesome. you will at times have to get up and crawl in the trailer to make sure you got ALL the plastic totes for every stop.

    CVS account was 100% Ryder at one time, then could not get drivers, so now there is a plethora of companies doing CVS.

    drivers DO NOT last long on the CVS account. i cannot say say for sure, but both companies are the same in every basic way....

    meaning, you very well may leave after all of about less than 2 months.
     
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  5. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Food service sounds vetter
     
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  6. duckdiver

    duckdiver Road Train Member

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    Walgreens pays a lot. If you search theres a few threads on here about them
     
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  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    actually it is. i never did food service, but compared to the CVS and perhaps Walgreen's, it's a choice i'd take, if i were younger.

    in fact, if one can get on with any major baker of breads like Sunbeam, Wonder, Freihofer's, etc....
     
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  8. Driver0000

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    There are a lot of these types of driving jobs. Drivers usually don't last long bc of the demanding labor. Take fastenall: home daily, 4 nights/ week work, more than 50k/ year. But they never stop hiring bc 1) night driving 2) run out your 14 and 16 3) 10-12 stops over 450-600 miles.

    You'll never have to fuel your truck bc you won't have time- they do it during the day while you sleep.

    Food service, CVS, Walgreens seem to be the same. Run you hard and fast.

    It's great, if you can do the shift, hours, and physical labor.
     
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  9. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Food service claims 70 to 90. You touch every box off the truck.
     
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  10. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    I think Walgreens is physical but easier then Foodservice. Hauling off totes is easier then piece by piece.
     
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  11. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    Drivers don't want to do anything physical why people don't last at jobs like that. They want drink their coffee, bump a dock, command someone load them now cause they are the most important one of all the drivers. If you throw in night shift too it's the end of the world.
     
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