If you are looking for a job, you may be looking to interview for a position with RGIS. One of the things that RGIS employees will be required to do is travel extensively. With a low starting wage, is it even profitable to work with RGIS after traveling costs are figured?
RGIS Traveling Advantage – Adventurous
In a given week, you may travel over one-thousand miles as a full-time employee at RGIS. You rarely work in the same store on consecutive days, so you are given the opportunity to travel to different cities across your state and bordering states. It can be a fascinating experience to see different destinations that you may have never went to without being employed by RGIS. It also gives you the opportunity to meet RGIS employees from different teams.
RGIS Traveling Disadvantage – Compensation
As gas prices rise, traveling makes profitability more difficult. Fuel and passenger hours are usually not compensated unless the trip exceeds an hour. More mileage on your car will require more oil changes and increase the chance of it breaking down.
With fuel, automobile depreciation, and traveling hours that are unaccounted for, you may feel that your entire bi-weekly paycheck is getting summoned to your gas tank and that you’re never getting ahead. Make sure to save enough of your paycheck to cover for two weeks of traveling. This could easily be $80 to $100 if you are working full-time, even if you carpool to out-of-town inventories in someone else’s automobile.
RGIS Traveling Disadvantage – Safety
If you carpool, you could be relying on other certified drivers to take you to destinations. If these drivers are immature or have had a lack of rest, it may not be the safest option to travel with them. I traveled with someone who was so fatigued that he almost backed into a gas pump because he parked the car in neutral and didn’t realize it until someone warned him.
If you are unaccustomed to working with limited rest, you may find yourself as a road hazard. When I was going home on my second day at RGIS after working and traveling over 24 hours with about six hours of sleep in two days, I stopped at a light that was blinking orange. It didn’t hit me for about a minute after I passed it that the light was turned off!
RGIS Traveling Overview
Unless you perform poorly with little sleep, have an unreliable automobile, or are looking for fair compensation, I wouldn’t suggest skipping an interview if you really needed a job because of the traveling requirements. You may enjoy visiting different cities on a daily basis.