Working on the Road

Living Down the Myths of Working on the Road

Courier jobs are a great way to make a living. Getting out of the office for a day or two is a refreshing change of pace. If you’re planning on looking for courier jobs soon, there are a few things you should know about the industry to get the most out of your experience. Working on the Road

The Pay Channel

The commercials and signs are very clear. If you want to work as an courier, you will need to deliver newspapers and other flyers using the Internet. But the Internet is just one of many options for working on the job. In fact, many people who work as couriers aren’t actually working for a courier company at all! They may have just set up their own business with the help of their home business plan. If you have a home based business, you can often look the part of a courier company in your absence. Working on the Road

To get the best possible pay, it is best to work as a courier at a larger delivery company. The majority of courier jobs areaze-away jobs. In order to get the big stuff to more cities and areas, you end up doing work that you don’t want to do, but are forced to do it anyway. If you can get a package to a city that you are going to live in, and work at a different delivery site, you can often deliver the package there and then get paid for it.

To find courier jobs in your area, you can often check the Internet for deals by courier companies. Many will have online tests. In these, you can submit your resume to get turned down or even just go to the company’s website to see if they have any test needs. Working on the Road

To make sure you get the best pay, you should make sure you are consistent with your previous work. If you are going to school for a year, you should aim to earn as much as you need to during that year. After a certain period of work, companies will give you a paid vacation time. So take advantage of school work when you get hired by a courier company – you’ll get a good bump in your salary, and you’ll also get an enjoyable vacation to show for it.

Asking about other positions

When you first get hired by a courier company, you might not realize just how central the role of courier is going to be – especially if you have a specific skill set. For example, if you’re going to deliver a letter for a customer in their office in Raleigh, you probably won’t need to do all that work yourself. The company can hire a company-specific courier to do this for you.

And, since couriers get paid more while they work for their company, they often end up saving a lot more money than people who have to make their own deliveries. A courier company is also a great place to meet people who might be able to help you with future jobs. When you start working for a company, you’ll also be able to find people who will ultimately lead you to bigger and better opportunities. Working on the Road

Jobs for courier folk vary by company, but you can be assured that you’ll find a courier job that’s a good fit for you when you apply for one.


Coming Up: Rome and More

As snow blankets most of the US, I found myself with lots of time to kill in Rome. Not much time for skiing; I hurt my left ankle in a snowmobile accident last winter, and my right ankle has been keeping me out of the winter shadows. So now, to regale the passing tourist, I have a side-trip to the Eternal City.

I booked the entire trip independently, through a personal consultant. No big deal. I mean, how often does one book a trip anywhere on the planet?

The mind set that goes along with being a tourist is one of being captive to the conventions and traditions of the place. When in a foreign land, one resists the urge to adapt and change, and so, is reminded of home. I was not fond of this particular conundrum, so I kept a fairly strong opinion – let’s stay home.

Then it hit me. All those trips to New York, and London, and Milan – they’re great. But those are American cities, with their higher per-capita income, and higher cost of living. Comparing the US and Italy in this way is apples and oranges.

I love New York, but it’s no place for a minimalist. It has wonderful cultural and social things to offer, and fine dining and shopping. Milan is a beautiful and sophisticated city, with wonderful food and wine. If you need a break from the crowds, and the overpresumption, it’s certainly a nice place to wander around, and soak up the history.

So I booked a trip to Rome and came away with some great memories, and a couple of great holiday fortunes.

The hotel was kind enough to set up our home-away-from-home for us; our own couch potatoes getting a chance to regroup and tidy up before facing the pressures of London.

We walked through the cobbled streets and Shopping-In-Place right outside our door, being umbrellaed by the gorgeous afternoon sun. We booked it directly with our hotel, in advance, online and Payza within a couple of days of arriving, and were thereafter met at the airport by Alan, our experienced local tuk tuk driver, who guided us into the city, hotel and Nestle office on our way to our rooms.

We returned to the hotel happy and early to catch the rest of day. We were going to spend the next two in London, my brother and sister-in-law had gone home to Barcelona to start a family with their fifth child, a little later than usual, as they have always wanted to do that. We are already in the process of applying for our working holiday visas, at the Atlantic Quarry.

I have known my brother for many years, ever since he married my mother, and I used to take trips with them, when I was still at school. Alan and I used to go on one long summer holiday after school every year. My parents have gone to great lengths to ensure that we have enjoyed all of theardonxistractions in London, and have done all they can to encourage us to stay and Play. We will be very fortunate if the going gets tough, and we get to stay and play for longer than eight consecutive days. Working on the Road