Wal Mart cell phone policy

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  1. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    When you go into the 'open door' meeting, ask the exec that you talk to if Sam would have done the same...
     
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  2. windsmith

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    I, too, am 'free' as you are, with no company policy to heed - yet my personal policy on phone use while driving is almost exactly the same as what is listed above. And yes, I live by it. When I'm driving, I don't need to be doing anything but driving.

    I see so many CDL drivers on a daily basis aimlessly driving along with a phone plastered to their ear. I think that FMCSA should hold carriers accountable if they allow drivers to even possess a phone in the truck if they don't own a hands-free headset.
     
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  3. crb

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    More government rules/intervention? I never see more government as the answer sorry.....
     
  4. grabberblue12

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    They just can't randomly access your cell phone account. You would have to submit them. If this did happen truly sorry for you but the above post takes away some of your credibility in my opinion
     
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  5. S M D

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    Yeah what next no showering without permission?
     
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  6. windsmith

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    I agree with you, but with the companies not stepping up on their own, what would you suggest?
     
  7. gizmo57

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    I should have let Wal Mart do the records search for the accident. I voluntarily did it myself. They would have looked at the day of my accident only. When I pulled down the screen on Verizon it had the entire text record going back to the start if the month. It never occurred to me to look at it before I gave it to them. I did not remember being in violation. The policy went into effect on the first. My accident was on the fourth. The text I returned to my daughter was the only text I had sent while at work. I sent it on the morning of the first. All the other texts on the report, from the first to the date of the accident, were sent before or after work. It was my error for giving them the records back to the first. Once they saw that I had made a text while on driving status it was over.
     
  8. gizmo57

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    They ARE doing random phone records searches! Its like a random drug screen. If you refuse you are assumed to be guilty. The same policy that allows them to do random drug screens, they are using to do random phone records searches. I got this straight from my District Mgrs. mouth. Several drivers have been terminated as a result of this since the policy went into effect. Talk to other Wal Mart drivers for clarification. They will confirm that Wal Mart has the toughest "Distracted Driver Policy" in the industry. If they would let me, a driver with 23 years service to them, go they will let anyone go. I did the text. It was a mindless reaction to my daughters text of "I love you daddy". I sent her back a :) . Now I'm on the outside trying figure out what's next. Put down the phones drivers!
     
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  9. Florida Playboy

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    It's amazing you're still supportive of Wal-Mart after they discarded you like this. They are the epitome of the corporate monster. Good news is you can most likely get unemployment benefits. This is exactly why I try to keep financial liabilities to a bare minimum. As you never know what life has in store for you the next day. Like this job loss you experienced.
     
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  10. grabberblue12

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    You obviously didn't pay attention in your meeting to how the policy works. There are only 2 places as of now subject to random audits. And that's only if your chosen for a drug rest.
     
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