Called in today

Discussion in 'Sysco' started by MikeJ, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about GFS but we did small stuff like that at Sysco (we called them splits) and the were usually in a box or couple of boxes with all of the other stuff, when it came up on the handheld or invoice you just looked there. I can tell you this at Sysco anyway, I spent more time digging for big stuff than I ever did splits, although I do think GFS loads their trailers a lot better their warehouse system is pretty wild if you ever get in there.
     
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  2. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    When I worked at gfs all the food would go down a conveyer system like fedex and ups packages. The bin would have a bar code on and it would be set to a trailer. As It Goes down the conveyer system the bar code scans and it goes the the appropriate line to the trailer. It was pretty cool. But I wouldn't want to be a warehouse worker there. They have to run all shift to pick orders
     
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  3. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    I was there once I thought it was cool.
     
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  4. Banker

    Banker Active Member

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    Mike I am glad you are thinking about the long term and investing. When I was 19 at my first full time job, my boss who turned out to be a great friend convinced me to get in the 401k. He said to start with whatever I could afford, which wasn't much at the time, then every time I got a raise to put half the raise towards my 401k. Before long I would be at the maximum contribution rate and one day I could retire with a very comfortable life. I am very thankful as I have seen some very good years on average in the last 29 years of investing. If you go to Cnnmoney.com and look for financial calculators in the personal finance section, it will help you figure how much money you could have if the stock market performs on average as it has performed the last 100 years. Most financial planners suggest you pick 3-4 different mutual funds with long track records in your401k and invest long term and don't ever touch that money until you retire!! Dont take loans out against your 401k either. You could reasonably expect to average between 8-12 percent long term (10-20 year periods). In your calculation of $10,000 a year for 15 years you could have $303,000 at 8 percent returns which is very doable. Also about Jack Cooper jobs, I don't know how many, when or what terminals will hire, but company wide we are 200 drivers short. I saw referall cards in dispatch this morning. They said for experienced carhaulers, but generally they have to hire non carhaulers and train them to haul cars. Even after loading in the brutal cold all week in Sub zero weather, I still like my job, not as much as I do in May, but I still like it!
     
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  5. Banker

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    I am doing my best not to fall off the top as it has been fatal to some of those carhaulers that have. The most dangerous spot is over the cab, most rigs have safety cables to grab on to. There are other spots that are tricky but usually your not that high off the ground.
     
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  6. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Banker that is good advice, I have a Roth IRA which I started in 2008 I made the maximum contribution to it this year so it's got a few bucks in it nothing life changing, and nothing super great, but it's got an okay amount. If I made the maximum contribution to it every year which would be doable I might be able to make out better then okay.

    I also have some money in stagnate mutual funds at my bank not a ton about $4,000 invested in those mutual funds.

    I do not have a 401K yet, the company I work for now has a decent 401K plan believe it or not, but because I wasn't sure what would happen and how things would play out I have been hesitant to get one rolling especially since hauling beer is a started job for me and every couple of months I'm applying to other jobs. Trying to find a place I can call home for sometime before starting a 401K.

    I also have some money tied up in 2 Independent Film Productions of all things. One of the productions actually has a couple B list celebrities in it and backing from millionaire rich people. Independent films and movies were a big thing here in Cleveland the state of Ohio was giving big time tax credits to people to make movies here in Cleveland and at the time this was all taking off 2010 I was in the right place at the right time so to speak and got my self into the independent film making business. Actually this winter I got a check in the mail from one of the productions I was involved with some kind of tax rebate for $1,100 dollars so that was pretty good.

    So I'm working on it little by little. I saw a Jack Cooper truck out today in Lakewood, Ohio I think he was on his way back from making a delivery near one of the car dealerships on Lorain Road and West 150th street.
     
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  7. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    [​IMG]

    Here's a Jack cooper car hauler that was in that big pile up in Michigan. It started on fire. So many cars lost. 1 person died in that pile up. It could've been so much worse...
     
  8. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    I saw video of that crash on the news tonight, I know the conditions were stupid and they probably couldn't stop.
    I saw an R&L carriers truck slam into the back of another truck in that massive pile up. I mean a lot of the trucks in that pile up were from big time carriers like R&L and all the other suspects and what happens to those poor drivers? I mean does that go on there record? What happens to all those guys and girls who were driving big rigs and got caught in that mess?
     
  9. Banker

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    This was a bad situation, I'm glad to not have been a part of it. You just never know when your luck will run out and put you right in the middle of something like this.
     
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  10. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Amen to that. Sometimes it doesn't matter who you are rookie like me or seasoned veterans like all of you guys. Everyone's luck can run out at anytime without warning.
     
  11. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    lol, your luck already ran out mikej, youre a truck driver, hahaha....
     
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  12. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    There's nothing wrong with being a driver lol. I still like it. Beats sitting in a office
     
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  13. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Ha-ha! I think I've been on borrowed time for sometime now! Thank goodness most of the jobs I've had were really duzzies! I mean I worked at night time cleaning buildings that job way wasn't for me that's the job that got my behind back in college ha-ha which eventually lead me here.

    I mean I was alone most of the time unsupervised cleaning buildings, but yuck. That job was awful, I didn't much care for it. Stuck it out for a year trust me I like delivering beer way way way more then cleaning buildings at night.

    That being said I don't have to much luck where I work 2 time costing sales mistakes last week and no tractor to drive on Friday ha-ha!
     
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    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    yeah, i know, i hate to admit it, but tooling around in my truck and listening to the radio is a pretty good job.
     
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    Here is a picture before our rig burned. It would have to be a miracle if the driver of the condo that rear ended him survived.
     
  16. ericgrz1

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    What's up all? I did at one point accept position with Sysco, but after talking with a few drivers, and reading up some more on these boards, I declined the job. That was about 3-4 months ago. I interviewed with US Foods today, and am scheduled for road test this week. I realize that US Foods and Sysco are in the process of merging, but at least if I get hired on with US Foods, it isn't casual, call in. I would start off at almost 20.00 an hour, and would start running routes right away. Now the Twinsburg, Oh facility will be sold to PFG if the merger happens, and I would then become a PFG employee. If the merger coninues to be blocked, and doesn't happen I would be a US Foods employee.
    I don't know if I made the right decision turning down Sysco, and going on to US Foods, I guess only time will tell.
     
  17. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting at Gordon Food Service Cleveland sales office on this coming Monday. This is my last week delivering beer. I live on the westside and GFS's Cleveland Sales Office is half the drive then where I currently go to. They said I should have a route fairly quickly at GFS (they don't keep a big fill driver pool at GFS).

    Excited, but nervous at the same time. Good luck at US Foods.
     
  18. ericgrz1

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    Hey MikeJ, I'm very happy for you, I have heard a lot of good things about Cleveland GFS. I actually interviewed for GFS in Youngstown, Oh area and didn't get the position. I just hope if I get on board with US Foods, things go ok. I'm nervous also. Good luck!
     
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  20. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Well thank you sir and good luck to you. Today I saw GFS at Ferris Steak House in Rocky River, I was sitting there trying to figure out how he got in the lot. I don't really think he backed in off the street and there lot at the time was open enough and is big enough for him to pull in do a U-Turn and pull right up to where he needs the back of the trailer to be.
    I'm interested to see how GFS goes about there training, because I am interested to see there style of driving versus our side loader style of driving. Sideloaders do back however some side loader routes you can go through a good chunk of the day and not have to hit the reverse button.
     

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