Declined offer when lower wage was given on the offer letter

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by friesbruh, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    The fact that he called you back to admit his mistake, should give you pause at walking away from Fed Ex.
     
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  3. friesbruh

    friesbruh Light Load Member

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    It was text message back, after I initiated asking about the difference in pay. There was no call.

    Like I said earlier, gonna accept if they re offer but if I were a manager I’d fully understand if someone turned down a job because what’s on paper ends up being $2.45 an hour less than what I told them. Either way no sweat off my back if they do or don’t.
     
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  4. McUzi

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    $20.30 is the first step progression of the Driver Apprentice position and $22.58 is the first step of City Driver progression in that pay region. Thats how the program works, you get a raise when you get your CDL AND complete their training program. Guy told you he made a mistake somewhere along the line and it's a temporary difference.

    Either way it is ultimately your call, and I get your principle being stood on. You are coming in at the best possible time of year though, 6-8 weeks from now the freight will be flowing like wine and you'll have more work than you'd know what to do with.
     
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  5. TripleSix

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    Not saying you’re right or wrong... I do like your mindset. You will stand out from the crowd. Make absolutely certain that your work ethic is outstanding.

    Luck in battle.
     
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  6. coueshunter

    coueshunter Heavy Load Member

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    Or a simple mistake and I’m smart enough to see the big picture
     
  7. friesbruh

    friesbruh Light Load Member

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    Easy to say that when your personal values allow for being paid less than what you were told and you still go along with it.
     
  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    First off you don't tell an operations manager anything. How about showing the boss some respect. I suspect they have earned it. You see a discrepancy between what you were told and what you see go see what is happening. I have knocked on my Operations manager's door many times. Once was to ask her for a raise. Turns out that HR and payroll had dropped the ball. But I also used a lot of please's and thank you's. I know the prevailing thought on these boards are the people that run Operations, Safety and maintenance are idiots and crooks, but you don't have to do it.

    If you don't want to work with that company then don't. Just as you have many options, that company will have a butt sitting in that truck within days.

    One more thing. Do you walk on water? Never made a mistake? How about spending several days shadowing that operations manager and see what they deal with almost all the time. I know several people that are currently either managers or dept heads in a fleet's operations. I promise you this. Walk a mile in that person's shoe's and then come back and read your comments.

    Now with the above said I am sensitive to the fact that there are a lot of people working in fleet management that are cynical and jaded. I have met many in my years as a driver. They will sometimes not tell the whole truth and then pin the blame on you or another dept. However, you know what? This also goes on almost everywhere, not just trucking. I once had a load planner screw me over by not giving me all the information I needed on a delivery time. Then after that load was late told my boss that they should have me fired. The next time I got in the operations dept my FM saw me coming and stopped me because he knew where I was headed. There are imbeciles in operations just as there are drivers. It is just what it is, nothing more or less.
     
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  9. friesbruh

    friesbruh Light Load Member

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    Be gone.

    FYI, this is business. I don't know him from jack or anyone else. I don't care if it's a big name carrier or a mom & pop. Point is, $2+ something less on the hour is the actual wage. When it comes to pay, I expect 100% accuracy, maybe not always possible, but #### sure when I ask what the salary is starting out the very first time we ever speak about it. No tolerance for anything less. If I'm told insurance is $100/month but it's actually $100 a week, these are not mistakes you can make and invalidate the whole agreement. You want me to perform? Then you need to be 100% forthright in what I'm being paid. Nothing more or less.

    I like how you blast me for refusing to blindly accept a lower wage, then try to play the other side of the coin by saying "They will sometimes not tell the whole truth."

    Take a stance. Stop making both sides of the argument in order to appear judicious.
     
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  10. Moose1958

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    I think @coueshunter nailed it. Your trolling and I won't play that idiocy!
     
  11. Redtwin

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    I recently had an interview where I was told the rate of pay by the manager. When the offer letter came through, the rate of pay was different...it was higher than what the manager told me. This clearly demonstrates that the manager is deceptive or at the very least incompetent.

    Next time I see that dude I am going to call him out and make him explain why he mislead me. It's a matter of principle.
     
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