Just got done my road test at the distribution center so here are some words to the wise for new hires. Got to the center early along with the other applicants and apparently no one knows why we're here. 30 minutes pass. The security guard keeps calling the main office to tell them we're here and no one picks up. He gets more and more frustrated at the lack of response from inside so he tells us to go into the feeder office. We're not testing for a feeder driver position but we go in regardless. The person behind the feeder desk is bamboozled as to why they'd send us there so we get sent to another office with no one in it. I pull aside a man who looks like he's important and explain to him why we're here. He doesn't know about any road test and all the sups are out doing route observations so he goes to track them down. 20 minutes later he returns with road test forms and lets us know they will be back soon hopefully. Eventually the sups arrive and spend a few minutes looking for available PCs. Once they procure a few of them we go out on our road test. Take the time that your sup is getting organized to practice shifting. Here's a few tips if you have a test coming up. 1) Take a few practice loops around the complex. Your sup will probably be ok with it. Mine was. It will make life better. 2) You're going to grind gears. 3) The PC handles like a Conestoga Wagon and shifts like a Korean War-era anti-aircraft half-track. 4) You have a 125 point demerit system. If you commit enough infractions and go over the 125 point mark you're disqualified. Or if you crash. 5) The hand brake is your new best friend. 6) You're going to roll back. See #5 7) Honk the horn at every pedestrian you see since most of them have headphones on or are playing Pokemon Go. A few little "toots" are sufficient. You don't need to sound like a runaway freight train. You also don't want to kill little Billy who wandered into the middle of the road to catch that elusive Snorlax. 8) Don't worry about downshifting. 9) There is no power steering so it's purely theoretical where the PC will land when you hit a pothole. See #3. 10) Reverse gear may be where most people are accustomed to 1st gear being. Take note. 11) When you back in to the loading area, you're going to smack the bumper against the metal grate. I did. The sup wanted to show me "how its done." The sup proceeded to smash the bumper into the metal grate. No demerits received. 12) Leave plenty of room in front of you (10 pt. commentary) and if you go on the highway, stay in the middle lane. It made my sup happy. 13) I didn't have to parallel park. I did have to go through a traffic circle and not ride the curb. Somehow managed to do it despite hitting the curb on a right turn. After rolling back, grinding gears and hitting the curb twice, I somehow still qualified. Interviews start soon.