Quitting without a notice is a poor move

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

  1. brysol01

    brysol01 Light Load Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    None of your #### business if it is to much a strain that he quit find other work
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  3. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

    Feb 18, 2015
    Avon Lake, Ohio
    So were these drivers simply taken from other carriers or were they unemployed CDL drivers?

    So easily enticed to ditch their jobs and make a move just because their "recruiter" stood to make 1k one time?

    Ruthless. I love it.
  4. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    I did my first year at western express. I told my DM about 2 weeks before I was leaving to go work for Dave.

    My last day he had me pull a local load and pass my tractor to my last student. He was always fair and easy to work with. When Landstar couldn’t reach anyone to verify my employment history they asked me for a phone number. I gave them my DM’s. He took the call gave me a glowing review and I was off to AZ. I still talk to him every few months. Until the beginning of this year he’d have his drivers call me so I could explain split sleeper berth or whatever to them.

    There’s no way I could leave Felipe hanging.
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  5. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    Anyone who says that has never fixed a Windows server with ten reboots. :p
  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    The 5,000 driver company I work for now and the 1,000 driver company I worked for before this one didn't actually have a company ruledook. The company before that, Swift, did. The several non driving jobs before Swift I never got a handbook. This is company sizes from I'm the only employee up to Microsoft.

    What I find funny about your comment is I could point out handbook rules being ignored on a weekly basis at Swift and nothing happened to those people. So my experience is a handbook is a very poor excuse for a company being more moral for firing someone than when an employee does the same thing.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2021
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  7. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    I don't need to, just like they don't need to. And if your company needs to sign something in order to consider itself bound by its own rules and promises, then there's a decent chance that you're working for the wrong company, and should quit. Like, right now. :D
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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    if i ain't said it once, i said it a gazillion times..


    your employer NEVER GIVES you advance notice, that you will be fired, or even laid off, or the gates are closing for good.

    it's, "every man for himself" in this cold, dark world we live in.

    if YOU feel bad for YOUR boss, being with out a driver, then YOU are of weak mind, body and soul.

    all you ever did in the past right here on this website, was gripe about YOUR problems at YOUR employer, and yet, you feel badly for him..???

    how's bout you grow a pair, and face the facts of life....??

    no one is OWED any "notice", or either quitting, or getting fired.

    do you have a contract to work at your job?

    do the other workers have an employment contract?

    i think not...you like many others here, work for an "at will employer", in most likely an "at will state", and you deal with it.

    you have to do more work? your co-workers have to do more work.>??

    what's wrong with that..??? making extra money a problem for YOU to deal with...???

    i swear, you come up with the most inane things to post about..

    here's an idea....

    YOU WORRY ABOUT YOU...cuz no employer is worried about YOU...!!!!!!
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  9. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    And that's why some of us have had business and employee's for over 40 years and others will always just be an employee. Good employee's don't get fired, and if they have a problem they try to work it out. If not, then they quit. Good employers try to work out problems with good employee's.

    Shows a lot about the character of someone who doesn't even have the courage to say something to some ones face. But that's the new way, text or e-mail. At least most of the employee's i've had would have no problem saying something first.
  10. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    I guess after all these years i've just had a better class of drivers than others do.
  11. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    sometimes, all the talk in the world, still does not cure the problem.

    sometimes, employers ignore the employee's, thinking it's just a BS claim.

    sometimes, employee's get fed up.

    sometimes, it's better to be an employee, rather than an owner, as in less responsibility or headaches

    sometimes even good employee's get the shaft.

    it's not all peaches and cream out there.

    take off those rose colored glasses you're wearing.
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