DZ Collection Driver in Markham, ON
Fast Paced/ Physical, Customer Service Driving Job.A typical day at work here is showing up at 5:45-6am doing getting your assigned route for the day and heading out to inspect your truck before starting your day.You can service as many as 1200 houses a day as a driver/loader it can very physically and mentally demanding since you're constantly paying attention to your surroundings and other vehicles on the road, while also maintaining awareness of your helper/partner on the rear of the truckWhen you're outside collecting whether it be yard waste, garbage or recycling you can deal with all kinds of elements from extreme heat to freezing temperatures you don't stop for weather you just drive accordingly. It can be heavy and extremely exhausting your first couple of weeks but you adapt.Management at times depending on the location can leave a lot to be desired whether it be lacking interpersonal skills, or compassion but they also have a job to do which can be high stress at times the fact of the matter is they are not there to be your friend all the time if at all. Just keep your head down, do the job to the best of your ability you'll be fine.Work place culture is also location dependent but for the most part you work with a lot of great guys who will do their best to guide you and help you out. The hardest part of the job is the consistent lifting of heavy bags and bins 50lbs+ repeatedly every house. The most enjoyable part is the pay at the end of the two week period. And occasionally positive interaction and conversations with residents.