SJC Distributions Limited
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Delivery Driver in Totton, Hampshire
on 10 April 2022
Fast pace,

A typical day as a delivery driver for SJC, involved collecting the van from the compound, carrying out the van check. Driving to the Amazon depot in Totton where I would load the van. The good think with Amazon compared to other couriers the packages were in plastic boxes ready to go straight into the van. You don’t have to scan each individual parcel. You are given a standard phone to help you do your job, like scanning parcels, taking pictures and it’s also the navigation system that tells you where to go. It’s not perfect but with a bit of time learning it it’s ok. The vans are big and it took me awhile to get used to it but after a month or so I was used it and confident parking it. The routes are planned for and you don’t always have the same route. I didn’t mind that as I enjoyed working in different places. It can be challenging at times trying to find addresses, places to park the van, trying to get your round done in-time, how ever over time it becomes second nature. Sometimes some members of the public are T happy with where your parked, smile, apologies and don’t let it ruin your day. Pay could be better, don’t we all want to be paid more, The days are flexible but you are not always guaranteed them and you are on call but you are paid extra if you are called in. You need to be fairly fit as there’s a lot of getting in and out of the van, lifting etc I don’t mind it. Slept well when I got home. The job helped me get on my feet for 6 months whilst I was trying to get back into my previous line of work. . Summary. Fast pace, physical work, challenging, work on your own, paid every two weeks, if I didn’t want to work I didn’t have to. Good stop gap. Management are ok, under pressure from Amazon,

Delivery Driver in Marchwood, Hampshire
on 8 May 2022
Amazon slave

This is just another amazon delivery job. The job itself will include long days and you'll be expected to be fast paced to deliver everything. Will be expected to leave everything and anything at peoples doors despite them being in or not. Everything based on a very biased points system which will in turn decide whether your given work or not. The only pro is there is no van, insurance or fuel costs. Amazon are in their power to change the day rate whenever they wish. Increasing during peak and Xmas then ultimately cutting it back down in Jan to an all time low.

Multi Drop Delivery Driver in Totton, Hampshire
on 3 May 2022
Decent job for my commitments

Pros: organised and supportive management team, freedom to choose the days I want to work which was important as I have children and other commitments, new Mercedes vans and decent technology, didn’t have to pay for van hire or insurance like the other DSP I worked for which meant the day rate was actually as advertised Cons: couldn’t immediately start even though I had loads of delivery experience, took two weeks to get my training sorted from Amazon which was annoying as I had already worked my notice in my job before meaning I had no work for two weeks

Delivery Driver in Fareham, Hampshire
on 6 March 2022
Fast paced, demanding and unpredictable

Overall, the job works if you want flexibility as you are self employed, but days you choose to work aren't guaranteed to be given to you, as you may be put on 'stand-by'. Areas of delivery change so you may experience some really nice areas, with nice customers, then some tragically busy and impossible to park areas with higher danger risk. Risk of vehicle theft and road rage drivers. It's job and finish, but in order to finish at a good time, you have to work basically non stop and sacrifice quality of work. '1 stop' can be anything from 1 parcel and 1 location, to 20 parcels with 10 locations. So the day can be extended simply by the hidden errors in systematic planning, including some dangerous route planning involving back and forth turning in road. Pay is decreased after peak times which can be demotivating as the pay at peak times seems applicable all year round, as volume doesn't always decrease out of peak time. There's no annual leave being self employed so you have to work an extra week to gain a week off. No sick pay, or pension. If you phone in sick late the night before or the morning of work, you lose your following shift, so any genuine sickness is punished. The score system favours those who work more, as less time worked makes customer complaints decrease your score further, and it's all a game of luck as to whether as customer lies about receiving their parcel, so you may lose your job because of illegitimate complaints made against you. The overall amazon system puts pressure on management, to reach quotas, which in turn pressures staff and creates a high turnover. Amazon is a pyramid scheme and as a driver, you are the least respected and least paid.

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