Gave 2 weeks notice, boss can't/won't get me home.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by row684, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Is there a yard on your way to Oregon?If so I would pick up the load and tell your company after you pick it up you're going as far as the yard and you need to find a driver,i'm done playing games im going home and start my new job right on schedule.You tried playing Mr.Nice Guy so just tell them how its going to be.
     
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  3. row684

    row684 Bobtail Member

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    That sounds about word for word what I think I'll tell him. Thanks!
     
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  4. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Hey ive done it many times and stuck to it word for word and could care less what they said or thought.
     
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  5. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    So what kind of job is this one you'll be starting?If OTR don't give anymore notices the best time to quit is while on hometime.That way you can clean the trk out and take it to the nearest terminal.
     
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  6. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Load it and head for Logan Utah, pull it into the yard. Call in tell them you have plans and that you had given them a 2 week notice. If its in the yard it is not abandonment.
    As far as the load, since you have already given him notice your only understanding could be to drop it in the yard, he must have someone else in mind to deliver it.

    This is exactly How I would handle it.
     
  7. ShortBusKid

    ShortBusKid Heavy Load Member

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    If you pick up the load and take it to Logan you should be fine. You gave notice, didn't run the load out of route, left the truck, trailer and load in a secure yard. Worst thing they could say is quit under dispatch and you can explain the situation to any future employers. Anyone worth working for would understand the situation.
     
  8. row684

    row684 Bobtail Member

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    Next job is driving a tanker in ND 3 weeks on 2 weeks off, paid hourly. I definitly see why not to give notice I just can't do it and feel right about it.
     
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  9. row684

    row684 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks guys, that's the advice I was looking for to confirm how I should play it.
     
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  10. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Can't be that having 2 weeks off.If you don't mind let us know what happens after telling boss what you're going to do.I understand you not feeling good not giving a notice but with the more exp you gain you'll learn to play dirty like the companies do.
     
  11. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    You're finding out giving a 2 weeks notice means absolutely nothing in this industry:biggrin_25512: I have always honored the drivers 2 week notice , have a long time driver leaving this Friday , have him doing his normal route to get his miles only change was he will switch with another driver on Thursday afternoon to get back to the yard around Noon on Friday instead of 5 pm to give him a chance to get his truck cleaned out / inspected in day light. His last paycheck and all required paperwork will be sitting here waiting for him.

    As for the OP if you get to the company yard just turn in the truck and load and head home
     
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