This has been a bad year at Walmart.

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by BackIsSore, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. 345_Magnum

    345_Magnum Bobtail Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    Area 51
    At Buckeye you'd be mostly bouncing around Phoenix but don't be surprised if the ROC flows you over to Los Angeles area. Plus I guarantee you will be slip seating because that office is loaded with senior drivers.
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  2. TransplantBadger

    TransplantBadger Light Load Member

    Jul 10, 2016

    16 months of slip seating so far, and it’s been tolerable most of the time.

    Sucks the most in sub zero temps...LMAO
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  3. River9601

    River9601 Light Load Member

    Feb 4, 2017
    Springfield Illinois
    Low Prices, Low Work Conditions, Low Pay, Low morale customers. Welcome to Walmart lol.
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  4. part time Larry

    part time Larry Bobtail Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    I feel the same way here in PA they will not tell you anything or the truth about what there plans are at the grocery DC's if we knew too look fro another job or the carrier coming in if they will hire us or look too transfer too a GM DC just let us hanging and tell us at the last minute we no longer have a job here with no severence pay or nothing or time too look for something with a date off the expected time when they will release us

    Thanks for your kind thoughts The GM DC's are safe I think but the grocery DC's I believe are going too be run by an outside carrier and when they are in a bind than they will come crying too the drivers too extend there work week and help them and I will not 60-65 hours a week is enough for me

    and they have lousy meat and produce

    When they can't get the stuff too the stores and clubs when they are suppose too be there they will realize they made a mistake and fire the guy and than have too rebiuld the fleet back up I seen it happen before

    your right they just do not tell you anything no warning that you are loosing your job

    I do not think they will do away with the private fleet but almost all will be in program trucks too utilize them too the max at the GM DC's but the grocery DC's where I work I am not too sure

    yes and when they go downhill they will blame it on every one and every thing but themselves in management

    there is no way a CEO is worth $20 million

    I saw a swift driver get out off his truck come back too take his lock off in bare feet
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  5. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

    Feb 18, 2012
  6. part time Larry

    part time Larry Bobtail Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    And they want too replace with a company that can't even get drivers so they have too lease them from Transforce who also cannot get drivers. The bad part off all this and I see it happen several times at Walmart and Autozone they will have somebody foe a year or 2 and than they are looking for another carrier too come in too replace them. It sounds too me like they do not know which way too go or turn. I think I will stick it out and see what happens.
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    I pulled up in front of an elevator shop for a pickup today and saw some sweat pants and shower shoes wearing reject walking around while the loaded pallets of elevator parts in his reefer.

    Sad what passes for truck drivers today.
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  8. mike3fan

    mike3fan Medium Load Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    Really not much different in every day life either.
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  9. foggy

    foggy Medium Load Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Must not have been driving a peterbilt...steps would have ate his feet up..
  10. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    I was leased on to a carrier that hauled Sam's club loads. Many times we had 8+ loaded trailers sitting at a club because they didn't have the space or staff to strip them and get the merch onto the floor. In that case, the problem wasn't with the carrier.

    WM has some serious management issues, IMO.

    Same story. When the founder dies and the kids take over, it's just a matter of time until the company is circling the drain. Some companies take longer than others, but they all end up bankrupt in the end.
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