Warning signs

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jenkins2020, May 28, 2020.

  1. Jenkins2020

    Jenkins2020 Bobtail Member

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    What are some red flags or warning signs your company may be trying to get rid of you?
     
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  3. LondRanger

    LondRanger Road Train Member

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  4. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    Your key no longer works to unlock your truck .
     
  5. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Light Load Member

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    What makes you think they are trying to get rid of you? Most companies want to retain good productive drivers. Usually it is drivers wanting to get rid of their current company!
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Every company I've worked for isn't shy about getting rid of drivers if there is an issue. Usually right after the wreck. Or several warnings and write-ups for missing deliveries. Or whatever.

    Being not in the office all day means even if they don't like you personally, it's not like they have to deal with you 8 hours a day. As long as you are making the company money they tend to not want to go through the trouble and expense of replacing you.
     
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  7. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Light Load Member

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    Yes.....this^^^^^
     
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  8. "semi" retired

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    Kind of a backward question. You should tell us why you think they are trying to get rid of you, we'll go from there.
     
  9. Jenkins2020

    Jenkins2020 Bobtail Member

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    Delivered a load on Saturday and sat waiting for another load until Wednesday. Granted, it was memorial's day on Monday, but still.. I imagine I should've gotten something the next day since businesses were open. only been with the company for a few months and as far as i know it has been unheard of to wait nearly 5 days for a load. Makes me uneasy
     
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  10. Jenkins2020

    Jenkins2020 Bobtail Member

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    Never missed a delivery due to anything on my behalf, and I haven't been involved in any wreck. I'm still new to the industry so i havent been bad mouthing dispatch either
     
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  11. buddyd157

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    1) they move the building to a new location, the ENTIRE building

    2) they shut off your fuel card

    3) they are late in your pay checks

    4) they continually omit things form your paycheck

    5) they hire a driver and YOU get to show him around town, then your are told to let him do all the driving, deliveries while you SIT in the truck

    6) your truck "had to go into the shop" and all they have is a 1917 bulldog, with no heat, no a/c, no power steering, no windows, and solid rubber tires.

    7) all the customers are shut down, and you are told to stay home

    8) everyone was told to get to work 45 minutes early,. but you were never told

    9) they have a company cook out, while you are out

    and finally the 10th warning sign they are trying to get rid of you..??

    10) they run your under wear up the flag pole...!!!!!!!!
     
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