Quitting without a notice is a poor move

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

  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    My last two tanker jobs were for good size companies but at small terminals. Under 30 trucks, O/O and company combined. My terminal managers and dispatch were great. So the first I gave two weeks notice and was told come back anytime. The last one I went out on disability and never went back. but they were ready to take me back when I got better. I just got too used to not working and retired.
    So give notice or not? I'd say it depends on your situation and relationship with the company. A company that lies and cheats, that won't have your back I wouldn't give notice but I wouldn't quit until after I had the last paycheck in the bank.
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  3. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    Could you expand on this a little more and tell us how you really feel ? Lmao ....good post sir !
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  4. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Dayton, OH
    No. You are NOT the only one who thinks that's weird.....
  5. Capacity

    Capacity Heavy Load Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    We had a machine operator at the mill worked 3rd shift for 18 years and wanted off of it.
    He tried for a year to get on another shift with no luck so he turned in his 2 week notice , he was escorted from the propery within the hour after giving notice.
    Low bred stinkin folks kinda wormy to.
  6. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    I can think of another DAILY poster here that goes through companies like I go through Kentuckians. And, they ALWAYS start a new thread about the new company.

    It’s always great and the new outfit is SO much better than the last company that were idiots that couldn’t plan, couldn’t do routine maintenance right, etc...

    That lasts about 6 months or so, then the honeymoon is over and it all starts over. The new company starts to become the biggest piece of crap ever. Then rinse and repeat.

    In the five years I’ve been on TTR, this person has worked for 5 different companies that I know of and they’re always megas. The latest is his second go around with them. Always the same story. And, of course, he’s been driving for 30 years and knows how it should be done.

    Some folk just can’t get out of their own way. At some point you’d think they might start looking in the mirror. Lol

    You know what they say... The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting a different result.
  7. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    And if the company won't keep to your set of rules? Or to its own set of rules? Or the government''s set of rules? Or to the promises it made to you when it hired you?
  8. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2017
    He fixed some of those issues like sitting around at one particular farm without additional pay. Now they make sure I've got a load to fill that wasted time, I get to that farm about the time they are done milking.... and all of my time in the truck is compensated. So I'd day he works with me, I'm content. I've learned to keep my mouth shut, let the little things go and I've made really decent money.

    Even this one really crappy company I previously worked for where the owner was an abrasive jerk, they were always pushing me (inexperienced at the time I'll add) to drive faster. The owner of the company would even tailgate his own trucks. I gave those jerks a full week.

    Unless the equipment was completely unacceptable and unsafe I would give at least a week. I know our equipment is NOT in an unsafe state.

    Quitting over a text is ridiculously unprofessional behavior I would never engage in.
  9. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    It takes balls to quit a job? I'd first just assume laziness, or "my boss can suck it", before no balls.

    Balls is what you need to stand up to a guy twice your size, or MAYBE asking out a beautiful woman. Quitting a job, not so much.
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  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Just about every time I've left a job its been due to a toxic work environment. I could care less if that bridge got nuked, I move forwards, never backwards.
  11. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    Maybe so, who knows? It’s probably all of the above. Laziness, suck it attitude, no balls, etc... depending on the individual.

    Asking out wormins doesn’t take any balls to me. I like all wormins, big, small, purdy, homely, it don’t matter.
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