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Truck Team Tuesday – Pinellas County, Florida!

Name(s) and Franchise Location:

David Sollecito and Dan Stanek  from Pinellas County, Florida!

How long have you been working with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

David: About 3 Years

Dan: 4 months

What did you do before you found Junk?

David: Worked at Macy’s / Federated Stores’ call center

Dan: I was the head chef at an Italian restaurant

What do you love about being a Truck Team Member?

David: It’s amazing how grateful some customers can be for the simple work we do for them (plus, the sweeeeeet and weird stuff you find).

Dan: I was surprised at how much we give to charities and needy folks.  We work, get paid, and lend a hand.  Also, the awesome and weird stuff we find.

What is the most challenging thing about being a Truck Team Member?

David: Bearing the Florida heat in these dang polo shirts!

Dan: Putting up with the incessant outrageous banter of my truck team member!

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever hauled away?

David: 200 Coke bottles used as spittoons and packed in boxes in a 2nd floor bedroom; second place is the hoarder who had bags of marijuana which he had forgotten about down deep in all the junk.

Dan: A dog head cookie jar

What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever had to do?

David: Dumpster dive at an Asian fast food restaurant in July.

Dan: Dumpster dive through rotten meat and other food …. for 3 tires.

Did you do it with a smile?

David: Why would I?

Dan: No…it was more of a gagging, retching look…

Do you have any other funny memories or stories that you can share?

David: After breaking up a box spring with a red crowbar, my old partner asked if the box spring was ‘bleeding’ because of some red paint streaks.  I couldn’t stop laughing for some reason.

Dan: Something funny happens almost every day.  Today, we were stopping by to do a pick up at the local Salvation Army and there was a minivan with a forklift tire on its front wheel  parked in a customer parking spot.  It was just weird!


Name(s) and Franchise Location:

David Sollecito and Dan Stanek Pinellas County FL (Clearwater, St Petersburg & Bradenton are major cities)

How long have you been working with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

About 3 Years

4 months

What did you do before you found Junk?

Worked at Macy’s / Federated Stores’ call center

Head chef at an Italian restaurant

What do you love about being a Truck Team Member?

It’s amazing how grateful some customers can be for the simple work we do for them.  (plus, the sweeeeeet stuff you find)

I was surprised at how much we give to charities and needy folks.  We work, get paid, and lend a hand.  (plus, the awesome and weird stuff we find)

What is the most challenging thing about being a Truck Team Member?

Bearing the Florida heat in these damn polo shirts!!!!

Putting up with the incessant outrageous banter of my team member

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever hauled away?

200 Coke bottles used as spittoons and packed in boxes in a 2nd floor bedroom; second place is the hoarder with bags of pot forgotten down deep in the junk.

A dog head cookie jar

What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever had to do?

Dumpster dive at an Asian fast food restaurant in July

Dumpster dive through rotten meat and other food …. for 3 tires

Did you do it with a smile?

Why would I?

No…it was more of a gagging, retching look…

Do you have any other funny memories or stories that you can share?

After breaking up a box spring with a red crowbar, my old partner asked if the box spring was ‘bleeding’ because of some red paint streaks.  Couldn’t stop laughing for some reason.

Something funny happens almost every day.  Today, we had a pickup at Salvation Army and a minivan with a forklift tire on its front wheel was parked in a customer parking spot.

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