Working as a manager at a local fast food chain, John was ready for a change. He wasn’t exactly sure what, but he knew it was time for something different, and that’s when a friend of his recommended getting a job with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
“He told me it was a great opportunity and at the time, money was a little tight for me, so he told me to come to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK,” said John, a driver and now mentor at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Waukesha, Wisc., location. “I gave it a shot. I wasn’t expecting much, but just being around the guys day in and day out – you build something that is unexplainable.”
It’s been six years since John decided to make the switch, and he hasn’t looked back since. Becoming a mainstay on the frontline team at the Waukesha, John has turned his years of experience into a new role as a mentor to new hires.
His job is to help get them accustomed to the trucks, show them the ropes, and help them fit in with the team – something that goes a long way in helping to build successful moving teams.
“Being in the mentor position that I am, we are taking in new guys and training them in house and then we send them out,” John said. “I am with them every day for a certain amount of time to help them grow and get comfortable with the job, and to just make them feel like they’re a part of the family.”
It’s an important role, because being thrown into the mix right away can be a daunting task, something John understands well.
“It’s just about having patience with the new guys,” John said. “They’re new. Who knows what their background was, where they came from. I remember my first week on the job – it’s tough. This job will kick your butt.”
As he gets a little older, John wants to start getting off the trucks a little more and work to move up at the franchise location while still being able to help others.
He’s not sure where the career will take him, but he knows that he loves working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and being a part of something special.
“It’s a good company,” John said. “Once you get in and get solidified, it’s like a family. I can’t stress that enough. This company really is like a family.”