Quitting without a notice is a poor move

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ad356, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    ya quitting without noticing is right up there with bank closing the company doors while all drivers are out on the road and their fuel cards suddenly become inactive
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  3. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    I gave serious thought recently to the many driving jobs I've had in the last 35 years, half of them are out of business and thanks to TTR I know nothing has changed with the ones still around .
    3 of those companies I tried twice and all they did was lie to me .
    Some I just outgrew and they wernt bad employers.
    Final conclusion is there is no company I've worked for that I would go back to.
  4. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    You don't owe a company a notice, calling someone a jerk for moving on just makes it sound like your one of the lakeys . If your boss was going to fire him he would not care about problems surrounding the driver being terminate, they do what's best for there company (and rightfully so).
    So what good and fair for one, is good and fair for the other. I have been let go for things like age ( to old ) (twice Pepsi and Kemira) and gee Walley neither one wanted to know if it was a convenient time for me to lose my job.
    I also believe when one door closes another door opens,, and I have a much better job now then ever before.
    dunchues and bzinger Thank this.
  5. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    What does it matter? If you are a pro driver applying to another pro driver job, your current boss will find out by virtue of the regulations. I recently had to quit my job to take another better paying job. I didn't tell my boss til I had most of the stuff nailed down with the new company. By the time I told him, he had known for days that I was quitting. He told me I can come back any time, all my coworkers said the same thing. They hated to see me go, but understood why I was leaving.

    When you fill out your application to get a driving job, there is a question on there: "May we contact your current employer- Yes or No"

    The regulations dictate that if you indicate No, the whole application is thrown in the trash. So whether you tell your boss you are quitting or not, they will find out regardless.
    bzinger Thanks this.
  6. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

    May 2, 2010
    ludlow MA
    Most dick heads that own trucks don’t deserve anything let alone a 2 week notice
  7. plankton

    plankton Medium Load Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    People don’t always quit because they think the company is bad... they just just think they have found something better... an advancement in their career. They get some perspective and realize the old job is likely hard to beat.

    If you know there is no way in hell you’d ever work for a company again, then #### ‘em, quit without notice. Otherwise, don’t burn the bridge
  8. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Medium Load Member

    Oct 4, 2019
    Before I got into trucking I was fired from a job in a very cowardly manner. I found out later they were going to fire me all week but said nothing.

    On my last day of work, I was leaving the building and walking to my car. I noticed a security vehicle being not so discreet about following me. They didn’t confront me or say anything, but as soon as I drove off the property the security car must have given word. I got a cell phone call within minutes to not come back to work the next day.
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