Watkins-Shepard Acquired by Schneider

Discussion in 'Watkins & Shepard' started by 3031, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Driver91

    Driver91 Medium Load Member

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    Yeah I'm kinda thinking that dispatch will prob be the next to go unfortunately. My dispatchers have been great to me. I been going back and forth about staying. But I really don't know now.
     
  2. Phantaztix

    Phantaztix Light Load Member

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    Except Loren. He's always ####ing my #### up.
     
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  3. Driver91

    Driver91 Medium Load Member

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    I don't deal with any others but myrtle. So I can't complain at all. They have been really good to me. And that would be the reason I would decide to stay. But if that ever went away, then my whole deal would be messed up.
     
  4. Phantaztix

    Phantaztix Light Load Member

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    I'm on my last trip out. I'm cleaning out the truck when I go on my next hometime in a while.
     
  5. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    wow thats all we need is more orange trucks
     
  6. 3031

    3031 Light Load Member

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    It was fun while it lasted. I can't complain. I used this job to pay off $50k in debt and build up a nice emergency fund. I'm currently saving for a down payment on a house, but I doubt I'll buy one until the job uncertainty is settled one way or another. I'm debt-free with money in the bank thanks to Watkins-Shepard hiring me fresh out of school with no experience, so I am grateful for that. I never had to live any of the trainer horror stories I read on here. I'm not quitting yet, though, because every weekly paycheck just adds to my "screw you fund" and although I don't like the changes I see, it's still easy money and I'm familiar with everything we do. Finding a new job is a big life disruption, and I'll certainly do it if I have to (or if a great opportunity comes along) but there's something to be said for letting easy, comfortable money come in as long as it stays easy and comfortable.
     
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  7. Driver91

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    Your situation is very similar to mine. I was in debt, and needed to make double what I was making when I went to trucking school. And I have here. And to be completely honest even though I tailgate furniture all day, it's the easiest job I've ever had for the money.
    I have made the decision to stay at Watkins and turn down the other offer I had. Might regret it. But if I need to I'll find another job somewhere else. But they have been dang good to me and I just hate to leave for a job I'm kinda unsure about. And also that I'll probably have to work a lot harder to make the same money.
     
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  8. radioshark

    radioshark Road Train Member

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    I saw a Schneider company truck pulling a Watkins-Shepard trailer across 70 in Missouri today
     
  9. Driver91

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    Yep it's happening. And Watkins is pulling Schneider stuff. Truck loads only from what I understand. LTL stuff is Watkins only for now I guess
     
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  10. Q714

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    According to my friend, that's still there (he shared pics of it) they needed to use some Schneider trucks as they didn't have enough Watkins trucks to pull them out of Indiana
     
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