Coming aboard

Discussion in 'YRC' started by ACH1130, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. rtn33

    rtn33 Bobtail Member

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    How long after the interview will you know something? The guy that interviewed me seemed impressed with me so i'm hoping and praying that I get that call.
     
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  3. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    It took them about a week and a half to get back to me. Then they should give you a drug test
     
  4. rtn33

    rtn33 Bobtail Member

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    Got a call for an interview with ABF next week. Not sure if I should go with the first offer or just be patient and see things out.
     
  5. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Go for it just in case
     
  6. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    I agree with ACH1130. Both good companies, so whoever takes you first, go for it.
     
  7. rtn33

    rtn33 Bobtail Member

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    If all things are equal, I think i'm going to YRC because it's only 5 miles away. ABF terminal is 15 to 20 miles away plus I would have to pay a toll to get there. With this being a on call position at first, the closer terminal would seem to make more sense. I'd like to hear what you guys think.
     
  8. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    That's what I did. YRC is 20 minutes away and ABF is just under a hour. ABF was an on-call thing where YRC is 8am start no matter what and if there's no work they call me(50% when they remember but it's no big deal)

    Both companies ate union and have pensions. Haven't heard anything bad about ABF and the only issue I have with YRC is the old school Yellow and Roadway guys bashing on each other. When they try bringing me in I just nod and say ok, this way I don't get involved in it and makes them happy. I never worked for either so I just say both were great companies and now that they are combined it makes a greater company
     
  9. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    Well I work for Reddaway. The only thing I don't get is the pension. I guess the pay is a bit lower too. I don't know how YRC is doing but I know when I worked for Yellow back in the day it was the best company I have ever worked for. I made 1500 a week gross every week. That was working 5 days a week. We still had a good pay scale and awesome pension. That was until June 2007. Everything dried up and I was getting 1 day a month then finally laid off. I have heard the union has gotten weaker, that the drivers actually voted to take a pay and pension cut. Not cool. If the company was supposedly going to fail because people wanted to keep their pay and pension, I would say let em fail. I never would have voted yes on that on that ridiculous cut! I my experience with any company, once they take it away, they never give it back and they just keep squeezing more out of you till you have nothing left.
     
  10. rtn33

    rtn33 Bobtail Member

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    Being a new hire, how does being on call and the extra board stuff work? Also, what is the starting pay for a new hire and how long does it take to get into the union?
     
  11. ACH1130

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    What position are you? City driver or road driver
     
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