Okay, I don’t know if I’m completely gullible and took this hook, line and sinker or whether this job posting is legit. Either way, a reader forwarded the following job posting to us.
Among the highlights: ‘We don’t pay per hour as our experience is that driver’s tend to slack off and not much productivity is done and it damages our companies reputation.’
And this: ‘We don’t know exactly how many runs you will do per week, maybe as low as none, or as much as 4 runs to Sherbrooke. It is up to you to keep in contact with dispatch every few minutes and also the days you are not working.’
And also this gem: ‘I am disclosing below that the trucks and trailers do have mechanical problems, some 50/50 chance of geting put out of service at the inspection station. You need to be mechanically inclined to fix/repair minor defects like brake chambers, suspension system,fifth wheel etc.. on truck/trailers. These are normal things that every AZ driver should know how to fix/repair if necessary.’
And just in case you were still thinking of applying, be forewarned: ‘MY JOB IS TO MAKE SURE THE LOAD GETS TO THE CUSTOMER ON TIME, IT IS UP TO YOU HOW YOU GET IT THERE. I DO NOT WANT YOU TO WASTE MY TIME IN PERSON, IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE EQUIPMENT YOU ARE DRIVING. PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE GETTING PAID TO DRIVE.’
And to cap it off: ‘Serious applicants only.’
Now for the really scary part, the update: ‘UPDATED 1 POSITION FILLED, 1 LEFT’
What do you say, has it really come to this or have I been had?
James Menzies is editor of Truck News magazine. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 15 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies. All posts by James Menzies