Becareful what you say on truckingboards!

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by biscuit, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Seems to me the "one thing they changed" things you mentioned were pretty big deals... Vacation and retirement...
     
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  2. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    The last bunch got away with stealing most of the benefits that we had. And we let them do it. Whether you like it are not you are starting over with a new employer. You either buy into their way or the highway. I had to adjust to being at the bottom of the board again after
    20 years . I am doing ok . Your old employer was the one who screwed you over , example pension plan , preferred stock, vacation to pto , I could go on and on. In any event, that's all gone. You have to see what happens and hope that you are treated fairly.
     
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  3. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    you just love skewing words to fit into your diatribes don't you! i'm going to type slow this time so maybe you can hear it more clearly, 1> I would like a new free jacket from this company like the city drivers so i don't have to pay for one with my own money 2> the new trucks in that video with the bikes in ohio don't look anything like the trucks on the xpo website WHY? a little thing called bait and switch?3> lets make this perfectly clear that i'm a guy who makes limbaugh look like a liberal,i don't wish to be union in any form! but post detter, that last reich has done nothing but screw us over time and time again.finally the drivers stood up and said enuff is enuff BUT in turn went away after a meager pay raise SO SAD!!!! so please dont change my words around for your phsyco-babbling diatribes P.S... it's quite clear my take of you is right on the money QUACK QUACK!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    and once again what about YOUR integrity speel! i've worked 22yrs now in this delightful field with 5 now 6 company's with xpo and never was maintenance of trucks put off for year end savings EVER!!!! it must be nice to live in the land of rainbows and lollipops while wearing rose colored glasses equipped with blinders..the ONLY reason this is being done is so bradleykins can say lookie here boys i saved x amont of dollars just in three months to his flock. so please tell me again about integrity i can't hardly wait for your dribble
     
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  5. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    While Bradley Jacobs is sitting at the top , and he calls the shots , I would say the underlings are doing the cost cutting to save themselves. This next year is for evaluation of the former Con-way Inc. operations , the numbers , the culture. The management here is human and they are scared.

    Who will have their head on the chopping block next? With Mr. Jacobs tossing out the underperforming , the duplicates , and anyone else that doesn't help XPO Logistics reach his goal , the management that is still here will go overboard with the bootlicking. ( cost cutting and getting their numbers up )

    So don't be surprised at a repair being put off for bookkeeping purposes ( this happens all of the time , like with our new handhelds being delayed , you just noticed it this time because it affects you. There are more changes in store , so brace yourself , you may notice these and not like them either.
     
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  6. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    No doubt. They've been debated to the moon so I'm not going to, but they were business decisions. I see a lot of people that took them personally and still do. If someone is going to be happy at their job, I think they have to understand that the company is out to survive first and foremost. Sometimes the decisions they make to that end won't benefit you and might actually put you in a worse position. When it becomes a better option for you to move, then you go work for another company that gives you what you want.

    Where I think people go wrong is, for example, when Con-way changes the vacation policy, there's this emotional shift as though all of sudden the company's attitude towards them has changed. It changes the lens through which they view everything the company does and they refuse to engage. Instead of looking at every change as an individual business decision, it turns into this career of victimhood where you're just piling them all together and talking about how all the company does is screw you over and how one day you're not going to take it anymore.

    The truth is that the end result is the same. They froze the pension and gave us a 401k. For all the weeping and gnashing of teeth, we still don't have a pension and never will again. Does it make more sense to accept it and go back to trying to enjoy your job and support your employer, or cross your arms, sit in the corner and pout about it for the rest of your career? The only person you're affecting is you- I'd just as soon be happy. When I can't be happy, I'll leave.
     
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  7. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    I feel like I'm trying to explain particle physics to Buford T. Justice. Scroll up- we covered this already.

    You keep mentioning political parties like it makes a difference. It doesn't, so I don't care.

    That's one way to look at it. Or, a handful of drivers believed a sales pitch that promised them things they'll never have and all they'd have to do is sign a piece of paper and this multi-billion dollar corporation would fall to its knees before them. Go ahead and lionize them if you want, but they are victims- just like your grandmother who sent all that money to Nigeria.

    And that was not a meager pay raise. You can argue all you want about if it was "enough", but you can't say it was tiny.

    Well that doesn't surprise me at all. You've got high standards.

    As icuicp said, just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean it didn't happen.

    Drivel- the word you're looking for is "drivel". And you love my drivel.
     
  8. Big German

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  9. Getoverit

    Getoverit GONE, but not forgotten.....................

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    Your wasting your time, he probably gets paid to shoot you down at every Avenue! More than likely that's his job, or at least it sounds like it anyway!!
     
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  10. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    yes with out a doubt
     
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  11. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    serene gene, 1>your just touched in the head and what your feeling is your meds on an empty stomach 2>its a metaphor nimrod 3> self worth well its clear who has more 4>you forgot about my morals they go hand and hand 5> never seen santa,easter bunny,tooth fairy either so are you telling me they exist? 6>dribble;a flow in drops;a trickle cant hardly wait AGAIN to set you straight AGAIN you need to chuck that shovel and just use a backhoe
     
  12. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    Is that really a job that someone can have? I would totally do that.

    Ha! Yeah it is.
     
  13. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    I'M STILL WAITING ON THE SANTA REF....? it was the most important
     
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  14. wltdo

    wltdo Active Member

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    Yes they did replace the the pension with the 401 but,but they took part of it also. Never got it back
     
  15. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    You make several good points, Gene. I think what you may be 'overlooking' a bit is the fact that over the last few decades, there's been an all-out 'assault' on not only organized labor, but labor in general. We give back, have things such as vacation time and benefits ripped away from us, etcetera etcetera. So when something ELSE gets modified (i.e. taken away), it just turns up the heat a little bit more. And Conway Freight was a MASTER at handing down those little joyous tidbits. And, in their naive way and infinite wisdom, continued to believe it was their way or the highway. I'm sure some of the staff is happy, but it's a safe bet that most are not. All due to the company's smugness and corporate greed.
     
  16. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    I am in agreement with this, Most of the cuts we took wasn't a matter of survival for the company. They would take something away and add another level of management or blow a ton of money on something like buying CFI. We all seen it before our eyes.
     
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    I'm trying to figure out why Rabbit has to buy a jacket. Why not wear the Con-Way jacket he already owns?
     
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  18. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Time to move on guys.
     
  19. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    It's really stupid when you remember that they just gave us Con-way coats. Cleaned out the warehouse closets after the purchase was announced. So he ain't buying any jacket. He already has one. It's just a Con-way jacket instead of an XPO jacket. And since he's on line haul, does it matter what the branding on his jacket is ? And by the way. These temporary XPO jackets are about as useful as those paper hats. They are the cheapest crap ever. He would just be crying about that if he had gotten one. So it's, whatever.
     
  20. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    If it isn't making money he wants rid of it. A customer, a terminal, a piece of equipment or an individual.

    If you are costing him money. You are out. He is all about making money, not spending it.
     

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