Quitting without a notice is a poor move

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  1. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    "Your employment with the company is AT WILL, which means the employment relationship between you and the company can be terminated at any time, for any reason, with or without notice, by either party."

    All this talk about "being a man, having a pair, being moral, being respectful" is just BS window dressing.

    These are outmoded concepts in American Corporate Culture these days.

    The handbook I was given when I started this job contains the clause quoted above.

    The TM asked me for the courtesy of two weeks notice if I felt the need to quit.

    I looked him in the eye, shook his hand, and said I would.

    If the Main Office gets rid of my TM and replaces him with some pencil neck with an English degree and a Logistics Management certificate who thinks he's gonna come in and micromanage me, then I'll clean out my truck and quit on the spot, too. My deal was with the previous TM, not him.

    I might have to send a text if the line of quitting drivers extends out the door and into the parking lot.

    The "he-men with balls" can wait in line to tell that kid off and quit to his face.

    I got things to do. I gotta beat the crowd to run next door to apply for another job.....
     
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  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    No man, don’t send a text. If you’re going to be a “no baller”, be the BEST “no baller”. Go all the way with it. Don’t you want to be the best?
     
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  4. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    Sure, I want to be "the best".

    But do I have the "tools and the talent"?:p
     
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  5. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    Btw, I’m the BEST “no baller” when it comes to riding a bull. I have a friend that did that for living when were young. He tried to get me to do it once. I said “HELL NO!!!”. He says “chicken ####”. Me? I said “You’re #### right I am!”. Lol
     
  6. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Heavy Load Member

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    Key thing here is this is a local company im sure basically the drivers are no different than dock workers. If someone calls in someone else has to pick up the work. In long haul this isn't even a thing you could be at a company for 10 years and not even know there is a 15 year driver at the same company that lives in the same town as you.
     
  7. OTJBBEERGOGGLES

    OTJBBEERGOGGLES Bobtail Member

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    Nobody cares..I quit every winter and get hired every spring.
    Keep a clean cdl and always have good paying work.
     
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  8. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    I see your point but with the megas Ive heard of drivers giving notice and then the dispatcher spitefully keeping the driver out or routing him to a terminal a thousand miles from home.
     
  9. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    I quit 3 megas without notice but I did give a two week notice to the small 15 truck company I was working for because I knew my departure would put em' in a bind.
     
  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Am I the only one that thinks it’s weird how the OP has had many different threads over the years complaining about his boss doing this or that and how he didn’t like this truck or that truck.....and now someone else got to the point that they had had enough, for whatever their reason was, and suddenly this is the best place to work and he can’t imagine why someone would quit without notice?
     
  11. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Heavy Load Member

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    I’ve done it both ways, it totally depends on the company and my supervisors and how they treat me.
     
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