This week’s Truck Team Tuesday features Utah’s Salt Lake City franchise in all their glory. Spencer Johnson has been with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for two and a half years and Shawn Hendrickson has been hauling junk for one year…and counting!
What did you do before you found Junk?
Spencer: I specialized in loss prevention, and was involved with fencing.
Shawn: I was a salesman for a beverage company.
What do you love about being a Truck Team Member?
Spencer: Getting out and about and feeling accomplished.
Shawn: I love that every day is different.
What is the most challenging thing about being a Truck Team Member?
Spencer: In Utah, we have a lot of long drives between jobs. When I’m not driving and just navigating, staying awake can be hard.
Shawn: Organizing the schedule to get every job done on a really busy day
Describe your favourite day you’ve had working with 1-800-GOT JUNK?
Spencer: The day we had a big team meeting at Rodizio Brazilian Grill!
Shawn: Any day that goes smoothly without any problems.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever hauled away?
Spencer: Gallons of coyote urine
Shawn: Family pictures – who throws those away?
What’s the grossest thing you’ve done on the job?
Spencer: We took away a couch that a man had died on. It was rotting away and covered in…(Well, you can imagine)
Shawn: We cleaned out a house that was condemned by the health department. Enough said.
Did you do it with a smile?
Spencer: Smiling on the outside, getting sick on the inside
Shawn: Oh Yeah!