Yearly the silly season kicks off ( Xmas rush) and theres a glut of work as the over nighters cant cope without fools like myself who are happy to rock up and take over some of the work load. Have van , will travel.
This year im cruising through the posted online adverts of companys looking for couriers and ive spotted a little trend which has got me thinking. Within the advert the following is posted,
Successful applicants will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol test and will also be required to complete a CRB check.
This is a new one on me,,,,,,,,,, a drug and alcohol test?
I have spotted this on at least 3 adverts so far and none give an indication of what company they are recruiting for. For couriers who are not in the know what happens is a
company will tender for a postcode from an overnighter . The person ( its always a 1 man band ) then recruits subbies who then do the actual work on a day rate and most companys tend to have somewhere between 30-50% of the work covered in this way.
So the simple question is does anyone know who the end user company is? I at a guess would think its Parcelforce but id be very interested in knowing whom it is and do wonder if this is to be a new industry standard ?