Forget Merchants, They use you up then dump you without regard.
I worked for them for 9 years mostly in mud holes and places so nasty that they could hardly find anybody else willing to work the contracts, Ruining the inside of my vehicles in the process, And suffered 2 disabling injuries in my time with them.
Places such as Metal Shredders in west Carrollton (2 contract numbers front and back.) nobody wanted the back because of the DEEP mud and I did it for 3 years,
During my absence they LOST the contract (376) for the back section because they couldn't find anybody reliable enough willing to work in those conditions.
A lot of times during my absence the contract went unfilled, or The supervisor, or one of the Motor patrolmen would have to ""sit in if possible"" in the back inside of their vehicle instead of the control tower where you were supposed to be stationed to get a good view of the place. (Guess they didn't like the mud either)
Or the guard that was supposed to be in the back was goofing off in the front. Don't Believe me ? Call Metal Shredders and ask ""Luke""
Tore my knee out wrestling with a guy trespassing in the battered shelter instead of taking us both through the plate glass window. plenty of witnesses so there was no problem on the claim.
I was off for 3 months recovering after surgery till I could walk again, Even though I still have some trouble with a lot of stairs.
Broke my shoulder slipping on ice doing my rounds at the dialysis center on Linden Ave, And they tried to suggest that maybe it happened elsewhere off duty etc during a workman's comp hearing. BTW they lost those contracts recently. ( 317/318 )
I am now according to Workman's comp ""officially 15% permanently partially disabled from my 9 years with them.
I became seriously I'll in July 07 requiring 3 major surgeries, and I was off until my medical release in April 08.
After my release I went to Merchants office to exchange my uniforms, And get put back on the Schedule.
The office Staff (new staff) informed me that former staff claimed that I had quit in December? 4 MONTHS before I was even released to go back to work? Makes a lot of scene HUH?
Even though I insisted that I had not quit, That they were in error, I was told that I would have to go through the re hire process and interview.
After the charade interview they informed me that they didn't have anything for me even though they have NEVER to my knowledge in the past 9 years ever taken down their ""NOW Hiring"" sign.
After 9 years of service I was unceremoniously DUMPED without regard.
With today's economy, who wants to hire somebody else's ""Damaged Goods""
During my Illness, all I had to look forward to was going back to work, and resuming my life.
Now how am I supposed to be able to support my Wife and grandson?
Thanks for nothing Merchants.
Pros: Not Merchants
Cons: What are the drawbacks?