Anonymous
Working for Wicks was a good life experience and helped me release the decision that working for this company was a wrong idea. I started work as a lorry driver in class 2. I have to admit that I did not have too many experiences before, but who has when you start? Anyway I would like to express my opinion on this delivery company especially in Crawley. Pusing to the edges by mates. I worked with a lot of mates, everyday different people so I can say who is really pushy and who is not. Most of them are. Pusing started already in the morning when I came to work and my mate said we are already late. I tried to explain drivers' regulation hours but I think it was a waste of time. This mate called his wifi already on the way to the first drop saying that I was late and he will come late. During the day he remad me that we are late and we need to be quick. I say sorry I am not going to kill mysel just because you want to be at home at 14 oclock. Sometimes it happens that as a driver you may take the wrong direction but that would be a delay of 3 minutes. This mate told me “ohh Man that is 5 minutes delay” When we did the last drop I asked the mate if he could put the straps back on tilleges. He says that is ok. At that moment I was thinking that I am responsible for cargo so if the stilleges for some reason will get out of cargo it may kill somebody and I would go to the prison not the mate. When we arrived at the yard I parked up the lorry in front of the company because the yard was full of lorries waiting to be unloaded. I parked a little bit far only a couple of meters out of double yellow lines and the mate asked me what I was doing. I say sorry, but I am not going to park at the double yellow line in front of the company. The mate at the end of day, told me that I am the worst driver ever. Well this mate doesn't even have a driver licence :) On that day we started at 6am and finished at 15:30 so I dont think it was late. Anyway this is just one of many bad examples I've been involved in. Nonsense safety rules This company set up rules for example not allowed to be in cargo space. Not allowed to open bins or curtains without a helmet. No reversing without mate. (Most of them don't want to get out of the cabin, when you ask them they put angry faces up). In order to keep those rules in place the company has on every lorry CCTV to watch their staff. They even watch a tachograph (I don't think they are allowed to do that by law). Anyway in order to be at home at 14 oclock most of them left the door open and climb to the cargo to get boxes down, because most of the boxes are unreachable from the ground. Carrig 2 tonne a day by person Everyday is about carrying boxes to the customers' property by hand. Each day I cared about 2 tunes of bosex that is minimum of tunes 10 tonnes a week. The company is so worried about health and safety but they let the staff carry this amount of weight every week. Nobody cares about joins, muscles, back pain etc. Most of the time you have to carry 1 tonne of boxes to the 3-5 level of flats. Who cares about people? But their company has set up their rules. Just nonsense and on the top you are constantly watched and worry that you will lose your job because when they find out you don't have a helmet on they will kick you out. I left this company because I had enough of this.
1 year ago
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