TMC publicly shaming its drivers.

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Rick11, Feb 2, 2020.

Is it ok for a trucking outfit to shame a driver who has an incident, by name and unit to the fleet?

  1. Yes it is ok.

    21.1%
  2. No it is not ok.

    74.0%
  3. Dont know.

    4.9%
  1. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    The yes votes have gone down from25% not up. Btw I was a yes . Reason being is so many drivers have no qualms about damaging other peoples stuff and shrugging it off.
     
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  2. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    When you see a TMC driver ask them then, because that's what I was told. Sounds legit to me. Makes sense considering they are "employee owned" company.
     
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  3. deathB4decaf

    deathB4decaf Medium Load Member

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    I would like the exact instance of shaming, maybe a specific incident. If it is a constant issue with the same person and they haven't let them go, I'm not sure how i would feel about that. The poll makes it sound like a one time deal. Do they do something similar when you do something well?
     
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  4. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    When I was a supervisor for Penske Logistics, basic management policy was to never discipline an employee in front of fellow employees. Take any college level management course and they will tell you the same thing. The only thing you get from a practice like this is many employees who think they have been singled out without anyone hearing their side of the story. And those unhappy employees on the list have many opportunities for retribution. Sabotaging company/ customer equipment off site, stealing equipment etc., many other ways that cannot be traced.
     
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  5. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    I would hope so. On the Wall of Fame, that would be the perfect spot to have the glossy 8 X 10 picture of the driver and a postcard for mom.
     
  6. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Considering the military atmosphere that tmc tries to keep, I wouldn't be surprised if this was an attempt to weedout the thin skinned.
     
  7. deathB4decaf

    deathB4decaf Medium Load Member

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    Not sure on this. Are you being cheeky towards me?
     
  8. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    Nope, was agreeing with you. Then added that if a company does shame a driver.. they had better praise them at a much higher level.
     
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  9. deathB4decaf

    deathB4decaf Medium Load Member

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    I very much appreciate you replying. I was thinking, this could go either way. LOL

    I know the drivers I work with get praised publicly and talked to more quietly about any issues.
     
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  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    YELLED at quietly in a one way converstation more likely. THEY yell and driver sits quiet.
     
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