They don't stay in that line of work, but frequently, next man up is just as bad as they were.We keep cancelling towing company contracts for dumb shit their employees pull but the new company is always just as exceptional. How people stay alive in that line of work is a mystery.
It's a low-pay low-prestige job. The companies get exactly the kind of people who want/can only get a low-pay low-prestige job. The fact at one point, 5 guys in a row in the door failed the drug screen, the one that we mention IN THE AD you'll have to pass, one who bombed it so hard he had to have been using the MORNING he took the test, doesn't help.
There are idiots who walk in the door, can't fill out the application properly and when the boss asks "do you think we can train them up?" we all say "Hell no, don't hire him, he's an idiot who'll break something first time he's alone"
He hires him anyway because "We need a driver, and I think you guys are just being rough on him, train him up, he'll get better"
So, two weeks of our time and equipment is wasted training a dummy who isn't even watching what you do.
Boss asks "How's new guy going?"
"Horrible, he's, like we warned you, an idiot who will break something first time he's alone"
Boss says "Nah, you just need to train him better, maybe you aren't being clear with him?"
"No, it's because he's an idiot"
"Well, finish training and well see how he does"
First day alone? We had guys who, in no particular order.
-Spent an hour driving in random loops because he couldn't find an address and wouldn't follow the GPS beause the correct directions it was giving "didn't sound right"
-Put gas in the fuel tank of a diesel truck
-Put motor oil in the fuel tank, under the belief that's where you added it if you were low.
-Was caught doing donuts in an empty parking lot at 2am.
-Wrote up his truck on the maintenance gripe sheet as having "bad steering wheel shake at speeds around 80mph"
-Asked for the police to come out and help him load a car because he didn't know how to do it, despite us showing him several times
-Towed an AWD Subaru WRX without dollies, breaking the transmission
-Knocked down a bank drive-thru by clipping the support poles with a towed car
-Lost a car off the back of the truck that rolled across the street and into a NEW CAR LOT where it smashed itself and three other new cars
-And mister hit-the-police-car
They ain't sending the best.