Bad Dispatcher

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by landy77, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Longhaul_T

    Longhaul_T Bobtail Member

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    Yeah, sounds like a bad dispatcher. Grin and bear it for a while, keep your nose clean and if it doesn't improve, move on. Consecutive months with a single carrier with no violations is what you have to strive for in this business, otherwise don't count on good jobs coming your way. They are picky sons of guns nowadays due to the CSA rules.
     
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  3. Dominick253

    Dominick253 Heavy Load Member

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    What the freak? Are you serious? People like you willing to do absurd things like that only make it more acceptable for dispatchers to do the same to others. How did a 14 hour day become the norm anyways? Doesn't leave any time to actually enjoy life. I don't get it.
     
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  4. Dominick253

    Dominick253 Heavy Load Member

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    So back when slavery was legal then?
     
  5. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    And that's why truckers have so many health issues. Low pay, long hours and no personal life. Yeah that's a good job.
     
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  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    After more than a few decades of driving and health issues no one is going to take care of you and your family except you. Not a trucking company or the goverment. Point being is don't make bad decisions because some office guy says its a hot load. There's always another hot load. Hurry when you can. Can you be in Fontana in 1/2 hr? No way it's 4 pm. But it's only 2 inches on the map. That load isn't going to make any difference except in your health in the long end of it. There is life after trucking.
     
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  7. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    14 hours a day? Yeah, I remember my first part time job too..
     
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  8. Dominick253

    Dominick253 Heavy Load Member

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    You know you can't take it with you when you die right? I've seen enough friends and family die to realize you can't put off your bucket list. I've heard so many people say "When I retire I'm going to..." and they never do. By the time they retire they're too old to enjoy doing anything worthwhile. So after I watched my father wither away and die I decided I'm not working every waking moment of my life. I cut down my bills and have been working towards taking a midlife retirement. If working makes you happy then good for you. But don't belittle people because you feel that waking up after two hours of sleep and trucking day and night with no sleep is acceptable. I would further say that truck drivers like you are why current hos laws are so strict. So in short suck a lemon.
     
  9. ChaoSS

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    I can't take it with me, but I can work as hard as possible when I'm way l away from home so that I can come home for the weekend and spend time with my children without sacrificing miles/money. I can work hard for a few years to meet financial goals so I can move and be able to get into a local job that doesn't have to pay as much so I can see my family every night.

    Life in a truck is no life. Working 8-10 hours a day and trying to have a life out of a small box would be a miserable existence for me. If you don't have family and you wish to retire early, that's great, why not try to work harder and retire 7 years earlier so you can enjoy even more of your life?

    If that's not for you that's fine, but there's no call to attack those of us who wish to maximize our hours and income.
     
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  10. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Oh, I see. He ain't supposed to belittle YOU, but YOU are more than willing to belittle HIM and likely anyone else who does not agree with you. Not only that, but you resurrected a thread that was last posted to in Mar of 2014, and a post that was made in 2011. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but aw hell, you'll just say that I'm belittling you. I'm not, just your post.
     
  11. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Qualcomm would just have to wait until I finish the bunk time.

    Ive fired dispatchers before. Call the supervisor and tell him or her what for and get another dispatcher. The secret to success is to prepared yourself to be fired in turn possibly.

    They can plan all they want based on video game hours. It does not make reality possible sometimes.

    Ultimately being a team makes Dispatch essentially unable to run us into the ground.

    I actually had a oppertunity years ago to be a dispatcher myself and interviewed for it. I spent several nights wondering if I can herd 100 cats east of the mississippi, some who don't need hand holding, others who need it and a percentage who will not perform. Figured I would be dead by now from smoking, drinking and drugs as a side effect of such work.
     
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