14 cent paycheck??

Discussion in 'Estes' started by Dockworker., Aug 26, 2016.

  1. lfod14

    lfod14 Road Train Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    This is common now, when you "earn" vacation it's YOURS and they can't screw with it because it's accrued and considered a wage. When a company just "gives" it to you..... they can play games with it. it's always put out as a positive thing, but it's a game. My company switched to that this year.
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  2. paul_4lp

    paul_4lp Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Fort Myers, FL
    Here it is ...Easy math
    Work (be employed) 365 days ...Earn 7 days vacation pay .., might some companies pro-rate the vacation pay out if you only work 8 months ? Few companies will...Most won't !
  3. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    In the military we earned 2 days a month. Efffectively we worked more or less than 11 months a year and were paid 12 months a year, depending...

    But say your separtion date was in April, you still qualify for your vacation days even though you would not be finishing the year out (providing you still had vaca days accrued).
  4. Knightcrawler

    Knightcrawler Light Load Member

    Apr 10, 2017
    Mpls, Mn
    Estes doesnt give you a portion of your vacation as you go. You get a week after 2 years, but you can take that week after 1 year. Start Jan 1 of 2011 for example. On Jan 1 of 2012 or after you can take the vacation you WILL EARN on Jan 1, 2013 if you want to. But if you leave before Jan 1, 2013 you have to pay it back because you havent actually earned it yet. Your TM must not have explained to you how it works. Mine did.
  5. metallifreak10

    metallifreak10 Light Load Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Minooka, IL
    That's a bad vacation policy. My job is 1 week after 1 year EARNED, 2 weeks after 2 years, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 10 years, 5 weeks after 20 years.

    In August I hit my 5 year anniversary and get 3 weeks vacation (15 days). If I were to quit in September, they would pay out those 15 days of vacation on my last check. That is how 90%+ of jobs work. So, I'd say "fronting" vacation is more on the rare side of things.

    Seriously though, 1 lousy week after 2 years? That's a red flag right there. It shows they don't care about their employees. I was considering Blackhorse Carriers for a bit recently until they told me that their vacation topped out at just 2 weeks. I told them no thanks.
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  6. Streetroddreams

    Streetroddreams Medium Load Member

    Oct 19, 2017
    North Central Missouri
    I usually don't give a 2 week warning because I figure they wouldn't give me 2 weeks notice they were firing me ! But of course there's an exception to every rule
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