Day Route

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  1. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    God help me but I'm sure thinking about bidding back to days, shuttle is great and all but nights suck and I never see my wife.

    I remember the pain I was in last winter bid, the groin pull I had, the foot pain, shoulder, hands, back, I do miss the interaction with the customers, I miss that the most!

    What do you guys think a broke down 46 year old guy should do? I'm taking opinions, I have a couple of days to decide, then I need to make a decision.
     
  2. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    GT you gotta do what's best for you my friend. I understand that nights suck. I only have a month left of nights. The only way I will ever go back to nights is if I'm running linehaul for a ltl company. I'm really looking forward to pulling flatbed locally and dealing with customers like I did in Foodservice but won't have to work as hard. Maybe you can find a easier job someday and be home in the evenings with your wife. What ever you do GT you know you have my support. But my support doesn't count as much as your wife's. Good luck GT
     
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  3. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    BTW my opinion is if you can hack it pushing that 2 wheeler again do it. Be home in the evenings but it will depend on what routes you get
     
  4. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Do you guys have daytime dock-bump routes (sorry, don't know grocery lingo) ?
    Convention centers, hotels, big banquet rooms, casinos..?
    That could be better for your back especially if ya got the seniority to get it.
     
  5. grocerythrower

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    We have all those, however, they are spread out, the bid I'm interested in is 200+ miles a day, through the week it has 2 dock stops, one on monday and one on wednesday, won't make much difference, I just miss my customers and the sunshine!
     
  6. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    Could you get that route? Or will someone above you get it?
     
  7. grocerythrower

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    I should get it, waiting on one guy to bid and I think he did saturday
     
  8. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    So what is your decision going to be? Gonna go back to days?
     
  9. grocerythrower

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    I think so, I won't know for sure till I put my name down though, I haven't forgotten the pain, the crap loads, I sure don't hurt on shuttle, IDK what to do, I will either bid Sunday before I leave on my shuttle or monday morning, I may hold things up till monday evening just to be a dick...LOL.
     
  10. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    I understand the pains. My aches and pains went away when I stopped doing Foodservice. I sometimes miss Foodservice. But I really am looking forward to having my weekends and holidays off. Oh typical union guy.... lol jk
     
  11. grocerythrower

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    The bid comes down Friday at 1700, I could hold things up till tue or wed, that would probably be wrong, but funny..LOL!
     
  12. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    Drivers at Martin Brower use to do that. Man did it piss alot of drivers off. If the bid wasn't done then the people that didn't bid yet would go on the hog board until they bid. Man I don't miss those days
     
  13. grocerythrower

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    When I got off my shuttle Friday, I had to take out a stop, as soon as I interacted with that customer, I became a different person, I liked that side of me, so yea I will probably go on days.
     
  14. double r

    double r Dock delivery expert

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    Bid management, lol
     
  15. grocerythrower

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    Well, I stayed on nights, I was really beating my brains out about this, its funny because I checked my loads on the last leg home and just remembered, the digging, the frustration, the anger, yes I was angry, I felt with piss poor loading, and selecting, made my job harder and it also cost me money by not being able to get the stuff off quicker, then I gave up on the incentive and made it by the hour, still, making a tough job that much tougher made me really mad.

    I remember the groin pull I had for 3 months straight, every single day, I won't forget setting the wheeler down at the Hampton inn walking through the door and doubling over grabbing my nutts, just because I stepped wrong, that was so embarrassing, my bum shoulder, hands that stayed swollen, I still can't write legible, feet killing me with every step, especially walking to the back to pull the ramp...I'm a mess.

    A buddy of mine told me his passion, hauling equipment and running it, I told him I wasn't sure what mine was anymore, then after all this soul searching I have figured it out, its my customers and throwing groceries, I love it! I had to admit to myself that I couldn't do it anymore unless I wanted to live in pain, believe it or not the customers and throwing almost won. I really had a moment of clarity on the way to the yard, I know this might sound stupid but I felt at peace with the decision to stay on shuttle, I really think that peace came when I finally admitted to myself that I couldn't or shouldn't do this anymore, after all I have an obligation to my family to provide an income and as much as I want to be back on days, I can accomplish that better on nights.

    Its really strange, I never equated my life decision regarding work to my life of addiction, " that moment of clarity, I finally admitted ", its really amazing.

    I can't do the thing I desire most because of the way I treated myself and the way I lived my life, it caught up to me before it should have, but its my fault. I feel fortunate to be able to bid nights, and I should, it wasn't always that way here.

    I think when wants outweigh needs, there is a problem, I believe me coming to the decision and feeling good about it solved that problem, I think I grew up a little bit more tonight,

    Thank you guys and gals, Brothers and Sisters of mine for letting me get this off my chest, YA'LL BE SLAMIN YO!!
     
  16. Moneyman01

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    Geez GT your like a woman. You can't make up your mind lol. Just kidding. I'm glad you decided what you thought was best for you. I know it was hard. Like I've said maybe you can find a easier job and work day shift somewhere else? Good luck!
     
  17. Pokey Okie

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    GT I agree with Moneyman01. You need to start looking for a day job. It may take a while but eventually you will find something. You might have to start nights and then work your way to days. Maybe pull a tanker or dump truck. Good luck.
     
  18. grocerythrower

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    Thanks guys, I'm cool with nights right now, one of my really great friends is quitting and he is on shuttle, and that is truly the companies loss, he is an amazing driver and mechanic, I really like working with him, he is a real professional, but he needs to see the daylight, so I support him.

    I made my peace with nights, honestly I like it, but its a love hate thing, same with days throwing groceries, of all the companies I have worked for this one has to be the most unorganized grabasstic efforts of all time, but like at Fedex Freight, its the people I work with that help me keep my sanity, 90% of the guys are the best!
     
  19. Moneyman01

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    No problem GT. You gotta do what's best for you. To bad you couldn't get a job at EMJ down there. These steel jobs no one seems to leave them
     
  20. grocerythrower

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    Yea, right now I need..well, like the money I know EMJ couldn't touch what I make on shuttle. Champagne metals is 6 miles from my house but I doubt I could make enough to make me happy, Sysco has spoiled me with money on shuttle, I work the hours but I get paid well for it!
     

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