Yep. I worked a 9-hour 7AM-4PM day for a bowl of soup and here's how they got me. Helen Schwoerer contacted me for an interview which seemingly went well. The job, delivering clean uniforms and picking up dirty ones while upselling gloves boots and goggles and floor mats was seemingly straightforward. While she waits on a background check you are sent to ride shotgun with a driver. Sounds like a job offer right? WRONG! Its part of the INTERVIEW process!
Now if Helen Schwoerer frames the request to you properly..."as part of the interview you will be required to acompany a driver on his route", you will say "I'll get back to you on it, right?
Now I sense a trap but my wife says "play ball with her, she's offering you a job." So I did and I earned a bowl of soup. I do not envy the driver either who I think made $75.00 that day based on the receipts he turned in (you get 9% of the receipts for the day) He was being nagged by his wife all day long on his cell phone probably about bills ;-).
When I got back the two district managers Joe Pipon and Paul Dursi were nowhere to be found. They were possibly laughing it off on board a docked truck somewheres about how you were faked out by Helen for a free day's work.
I have a spotless license and have never been arrested, graduated from local schools and I don't smoke or drink so its not my background. No messages returned and no e-mail answered for weeks now and if they were to leave a message it would probably be group laughter. I submit that this is not Aramark corporate policy - just a bored recruiter playing games with the unemployed while she sets up for the next wave of layoffs.
That's when I can expect a return call. Then I may have a job for 4-6mos until the NEXT round of layoffs. So Helen fakes you out on a "job offer" wait until your first day on payroll to play "driver's helper".
Richmond Hill, New York