Two weeks notice.

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  1. Jmanchester91

    Jmanchester91 Bobtail Member

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    So after looking for local work earlier this year and going through the trouble of getting my current employer to confirm that I’ve worked for them, I was talked into staying with them out of convenience. Now I’m in an instructor role at their driving school but for a multitude of reasons, this job isn’t working out for me. Hell, this company isn’t working out for me.
    My problem is that I’m looking for local work here in the city I live in and positions fill up so quick. I would have to schedule orientation two weeks after background checks/drug tests/etc and by that time the local jobs are already taken. I’ve dealt with this for months. I’ll set an orientation date and get called by the company and they tell me the position is filled and if I want to do regional work.
    So, as much as I want to be professional and give a proper two weeks notice, despite the fact that my current carrier doesn’t deserve it, I’m thinking in order to advance my career and land a local job like I need right now, I will need to forego the courtesy of two weeks notice.
    What do you guys think?
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Forget the two week notice; it's not a requirement.
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    Temp services that hire cdl drivers can be a good deal for drivers also. I say that from experience.
     
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    Jmanchester91 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you. I started with this carrier so they’ve been my only employer. I know it’s not required but wanted to make sure it wasn’t going to put me on a black list for future employers. I will look into temp agencies in my area in case I get desperate. I’ve got to start making real money again .
     
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  5. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Or do the regional thing to get your foot in the door. Then when a local position becomes available in the company, ask to transfer.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Trillium has a decent reputation for temp agencies. Others do also. There's probably one with a local office; if not, temp agencies with headquarters somewhere else can still help you.
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  7. Allow Me.

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    Almost everywhere is "at will" . You can quit or be fired without notice. However, then there's common courtesy which would be 2 weeks notice or at least 1 week. Then there's co's that kind of ignore your notice and keep running you ! If you work for a large operation, I say quit, no notice, but not under a load. Takes a little planning. Luck to Ya'
     
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  8. Jmanchester91

    Jmanchester91 Bobtail Member

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    Though that’s a good idea, that is not an option for me. I need to be home daily
     
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  9. Chinatown

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    Apply with YRC in Irvin (Ft. Worth)
    Free health insurance for driver and family.
    Pay is union scale.
    YRC has local/home daily positions.
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  10. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Have you tried branching out a little. Maybe a dump truck, mixer truck, etc?
     
  11. Jmanchester91

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    I don’t mind as long as it’s local, but no listings for that type of job and pay is frequently not enough.
     
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