Culture Matters

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by Merdock, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. icedriver

    icedriver Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they are still doing safety celebrations. And, for each time your terminal passes its goal, their budget for the celebration increases.
     
  2. icedriver

    icedriver Well-Known Member

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    You should really contact your HR person or safety manager. Even in a small barn, you should have had a few breakfasts and cookouts by now, especially at the one year safety.
     
  3. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Leathers , the director of safety was recently let go.
     
  4. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    My experience is they are let go because they are doing their job to well, therefore costing them way to much money. That sound familar to anyone?
     
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  5. Cab Lizzard

    Cab Lizzard Well-Known Member

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    I watched the safety dept go out the door at every carrier I ever worked for. They were the first on the chopping block at cost reduction time.
    If memory serves me correct YRC just canned a bunch of safety kiddies.
     
  6. BLUEANGEL

    BLUEANGEL New Member

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    Wow! I knew Leathers way back when. He was by the books and a good guy. Loss to XPO. Not right now, but in time he will thank them for letting him go. He will be a great asset to someone else and he will wonder why he did'nt leave on his own.

    A lot of people put up with a lot because they are afraid to speak up and step out of their comfort zone/the unknown. I wish him all the best.
     
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  7. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Honestly, no one really cares at our barn.
     
  8. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Didn't get his bonus ? He's been all over this company.
     
  9. highspeeds

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    Very much indeed.
     
  10. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Exactly this. But we know things are changing and are going to continue to change.
     
  11. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    If the no-compete-clause is triggered when you quit , maybe you get out of it by being fired?
     
  12. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ding ding ding! Winner winner!
     
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  13. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    I hope that he doesn't come to my company, I met him on a couple of occasions, never had any problems with him but not impressed by him. In my opinion, all of the Old CON-WAY management needs to go. If they were foolish enough to follow Dougie's agenda , they are no different.
     
  14. sucker666

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    No to insult anyone but we need to get real at this point and step back and look a the big picture. We do not have a healthy culture because there is none at the top and even if there was its not being communicated. This is not 1995 anymore.
     
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  15. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    I did and from what I see we made more profit in 2016 then we did in 2015 and we moved less freight to do it.
     
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  16. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that was the case here. We have the participation trophy of safety policies, and we've moved further and further from individual accountability for drivers. I remember one of the first things he did was claim he was going to cut accidents and injuries in half within a year. Anyone who says that knows nothing about fleet safety or the history of our safety culture.

    Let's spin the wheel and see who takes his place, I guess.
     
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  17. Maltman

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    Maybe you knew another Michael Leathers. The one I know is a d!¢£. That may not be the most educated response, but I've had bad experiences with him.
    He was not a career safety guy. He stayed in one department til he pissed enough people off to move to the next. He was a very smooth operator though, hard to pin him down on anything.
     
  18. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Generally that is true the way most are written. Why anyone would agree to a non-compete even if fired, is beyond me. Unless they agree to pay your salary during the clause period. And I don't know of any company that would do that.
     
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    And they are gonna cut this thing just as hard this year as they did last year. To make even more money. Dolla dolla bills, y'all.
     
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    I forgot all about that. We all just laughed. And the reality is that those numbers probably didn't change at all. And they are the most expensive of all costs to the company. Accidents and injuries must be reduced. Fatigue and carelessness need to be combated. I wonder what the wonder stud will whip up to make the improvements he demands in those areas. One thing about Jacobs, you'll make it happen or he will replace you with someone that will make it happen.
     

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