If you’re a job seeker who’s considering employment through RGIS, you may have read the horror stories from other RGIS auditors on websites such as JobVent and Tales of a RGIS Auditor. You may have read other testimonies about RGIS carpooling trips and are feeling concerned about the company’s safety standards. Maybe you’re a past employee who’s fascinated in past testimonies about the company.
In May, I spent three weeks working as an RGIS auditor. It took two days before I’d experience me and the passengers’ lives be jeopardized by the RGIS certified driver.
Surviving the RGIS Trip: To Destination
My second day of RGIS employment included a 3-hour carpooling trip across the state. Although the driver and I had worked approximately 12 hours the previous day, we were expected to meet at the RGIS office by 2AM, giving us limited time to sleep.
The driver had lacked rest even going into his previous 12-hour shift. Regrettably, he was the only certified candidate for transporting the other RGIS auditors to the jobsite and back. For about 6 hours, the passengers and I would be under the wrath of an individual that was so fatigued they forgot how to park an automobile. I’m not joking.
Three RGIS auditors were wise enough to no-show the assignment. This left us with 4 auditors: 2 guys who just started the previous day, a veteran, and the driver.
The driver started making awkward comments about little girls. The passengers and I thought he was joking, but he kept repeating himself. After awhile, we told him to stop. We hadn’t even left the office yet, so it was a telltale sign that we were probably going to die.
The trip to the jobsite wasn’t too frightening, but I was sleeping for most of it. The jobsite was awkward enough, but the death sentence began when returning home.
Surviving the RGIS Trip: Jobsite
After entering the jobsite, we found out that one of the passenger side doors was never closed. Despite raining, the car wasn’t damaged. We were assigned to a supervisor from another RGIS branch. Her team left before us, so we were without a supervisor for the last few couple hours. With no supervision, our auditors just scanned anything they saw incomplete. After 7 hours, we left.
Surviving the RGIS Trip: From Destination
By now, our driver was mentally incompetent. Had this driver not been certified by RGIS, I would have questioned if he’d even passed the written portion of the driver’s education exam.
First, our driver needed to merge unto the interstate entranceway. There were three cars behind him going 70+ mph. He allowed the first two cars to pass before pulling in front of the third car. He had to swerve off the entranceway to avoid a backend collision. Luckily, no cars were beside ours.
I wasn’t paying attention and still noticed that there were 3 cars already on the entrance ramp. How the driver neglected the third car is a mystery, but he denied it being his fault. By now, one of the passengers is screaming at the driver, asking him to let him out of the automobile.
After getting unto the entrance ramp, the driver gets off on the next exit. As the auditors are baffled, it seemed like he thought he was following the GPS directions. Considering the interstate route should have been almost 200 miles before entertaining another exit, we were doubtful as to why the GPS would give such bizarre directions.
The best story deals with the driver and passengers stopping at a convenience store. After stopping, the driver prepared to exit the automobile. One of the auditors cautioned him that the car was moving. The car was on pace to smash into the gas pump. The driver finally realized that he parked in neutral. Yet again, we defy an accident.
The last major incident in my first RGIS trip happened when we were approaching the office. The driver had to make an everyday right turn off the exit ramp. The right turn he made would have instantly failed a driver’s test and possibly made an instructor demand the driver to allow them to drive back to headquarters. The other auditors and I are just making fun of the driver now, promising we’d never drive with him again.
The passengers and I survived the 3 hour trip from hell. I had two other carpooling trips at RGIS, and none of them included that driver. The one trip had someone blasting rap music and drove over a curb. The other trip had a good driver, but it was funny how, before starting the trip, he saw an officer and mentioned that the officer had written him a ticket recently.
I guess until RGIS auditors kill all the neighbors, State Farm is there, right?
This former RGIS auditor survived!
If you’d like more information regarding RGIS, check out reviews from JobVent, Tales of a RGIS Auditor, and some of my other articles concerning RGIS employment here. These articles cover the job advantages, disadvantages, traveling expectations, and the unrealistic APH and efficiency requirements of RGIS.
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