Which Job Offer Should I Take?

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Michael N.'s Comment
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Offer 1- Driving a garbage truck, starting at 20.00 an hour, 2 dollar raise every year, etc, but the guy who runs the company is a jerk. All the google reviews about him are bad customer and employee related. I just have a feeling he will get rid of me for any reason. He just seems shady, doesn't want me to give 2 weeks notice to my current employer, his social skills suck, doesn't even say hello or good morning, only had me fill out federal tax form and not state tax form saying oh it's the same information needed, then doesn't even have me fill out info to get paid like direct deposit or anything. He's basically a daddy's boy running his parents company into the ground.

Offer 2- driving semi truck over night 3rd shift hours, 20.50 an hour to start then .75 cent raises each year, willing to let me give proper 2 weeks notice to current employer, it's just that I hate the hours and dont want to drive class A semis because they are a pain to drive and back up and the raises dont even compare to the garbage job but they have been more professional.

Overall, my main goal is to drive a garbage truck but with a better company but in the meantime I need more experience to be considered elsewhere.

PackRat's Comment
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To me, it's like comparing apples to oranges. Maybe others can add to this with their different opinions.

Unholychaos's Comment
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I don't know how much wisdom I can offer, other than agreeing with PackRat on the apples to oranges comparison. If driving a garbage truck is your main goal, then I'd personally go with that as it directly relates to your ultimate goal. I will, however, suggest that you take my opinion with a grain of salt. Other more experienced and knowledgeable minds on this forum would probably give more sound advice with better reasons than I could.

Michael N.'s Comment
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Any other advice???

G-Town's Comment
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He had you fill out a W4. It covers Federal. There is no withholding form for state tax. Nothing shady about that.

You talked about driving a flytrap in your first post 9 months ago. If that makes you happy, go for it. Do your best...do your job. Say hi to the boss and eventually he might acknowledge you. As long as he pays you, wouldn't worry about his social skills. He's collecting garbage not rare coins.

Go for it.

PJ's Comment
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I agree there is really no comparison to have in your scenario. Sounds like your end goal is to drive garbage trucks but you need more exp. No brainer to me. Go spend your time wisely getting the exp you need. I’ve worked for jerks before, no biggie. Do your job to the best of your ability and keep your mouth shut and get the experience you're after and move on. As long as his paychecks will clear the bank on time is what matters. I wish you the best

Pete B.'s Comment
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Take the gig driving garbage trucks; you need experience driving a garbage truck? Then go drive a garbage truck. Your boss... kill him with kindness. Joke with him. Figure out how to relate to him. Look in his office, notice what’s on his walls and desk. Is Waste Management in your area? That’s a great company. In my previous life working in the uniform apparel industry, they were my second largest customer. Their turnover was practically non-existent. Their managers were all first-class as well. And their uniforms smelled of perspiration, not garbage.

Good luck!

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Get in good with daddy’s boy don’t let him run the business into the ground and stay there for a good 30 years and be happy.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Agreed with everyone else. Garbage truck it is!

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