That job was only 5 days a week, but required a 12 hr availability for each of those days, which can go even longer if I'm still on a trip after my shift ends.
I would spend my 1st off day sleeping and my 2nd off day running errands. I had no free time. Also, the job was kind of terrible.
I like driving, but some of the railroaders are so bad that they color the entire industry in a poor light. Most of them smoke constantly or chew. Most are conservative and on the far right tabloid edge of conservatism, not some Barry Goldwater moderate.
The railroaders are so bad that no van drivers ever considered working on the railroad, despite the fact that they regularly make more than $60,000 a year.
So beyond the racist, right wing, gossip, the job was underpaying the drivers when we had to assist in the rail yards. We were supposed to be payed an hourly wait time in the yard as well as a per mile pay and my employer decided to stop paying it.
My new job starts Monday. I'll be working in a call center, which is the last type of job I had before my year of hell.
This new job will pay about the same as the driving job, but for 40 hrs, not 60+. I'm glad to get this job, but I still long for creative work, preferably in the food industry doing R&D or sales/marketing/social media.
The journey continues...