Full Time Dock Worker Questions

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by Jared Freeman, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't sweat it, they generally move at a snail's pace. You could follow up with person that you interviewed with, that wouldn't hurt any.
     
  2. Jared Freeman

    Jared Freeman New Member

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    I tried twice. Left messages both times. Still didn't get a call back.
     
  3. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    Yep done everything you listed here except the one laughing and holding hands with management about that hideous crate that I had to deliver off the back of a non lift gate trl.. but unfortunately the first 25 yrs of working with YRC has landed me a midnight road hostler bid for the next 12 yrs. So yes I would still tell Jared it's a good job and let him know the ups and downs of the industry the god awful jobs we do to delivering America. But hey that's what we do as Teamsters or non teamster in the freight business isnt it? But hopefully yes I would be gaining another young teamster to keep the legacy on going... there's alot of things I don't like what's going on and I tried with my right to vote to start the fix but unfortunately we didn't win but we gotta keep plugging along. As for Yrc one single guy got an ok with a blank charge card to create a mess over here it wasn't the 26,ooo employees as you let it out to be...
     
  4. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    I did this myself 19 years ago. Find a LTL city driver, union or not & start asking questions. Then go to a LTL outfit & talk to the road drivers & start asking questions. Ask mainly about any injuries & how the business has affected their own health. Most drivers will tell you straight up how the job affects them. Then decide. von.
     
  5. sabresfan

    sabresfan Active Member

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    This is a good profession to start off in if nothing else is readily available. That being said I would encourage you to look into other professions or schooling as you work on the dock. Use this as a steppingstone to something better. These guys are correct about the schedule and toll it takes on your body.
     
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  6. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    If you look at my "avatar" picture,......remove the miner's helmet and canary cage,......add a seedy looking mustache,........that's what 41 years of freight hauling makes you look like......

    And I used to be such a good-looking child.......
     
  7. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Ya, but their is a reason for you looks now days. You have stopped dating & or cruising the bars. Right? Sorry, but I could not pass up that one. von.
     
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  8. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I never mentioned holding hands or a non lift gate trailer, there you go putting words in my mouth and reading things that aren't there. I'm sure you're a real charm to chat with and I'd also bet that you end a lot of sentences with, "and you know it", like you know what I know or want to force your ideals on other people. It's fine that you're happy, the industry needs people who think that they have great jobs to keep the standards low and keep the wheels of LTL spinning but you'll never convince me of it, even if you tell me, "and you know it", when you're done telling me how it is.
     
  9. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I dunno...that guy in your avatar looks like he's standing up too straight to have had all those years in the freight business.
     
  10. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    Lol, settle down and catch your breath rest your fingers your making no sense now.
     
  11. iam4us

    iam4us Active Member

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    for the statement about complaining.. Yes I am.. very obvious this company cares nothing about individuals, perhaps like many other companies, but manipulation, lying, cooking numbers to benefit themselves and hurt workers<? represented by Union or not? draws a line.
    As for City vs Road,, No easier on road.. I work in a cupcake road operation. No matter the place, health, fatigue, dirty motels are not easy.. not to mention the toll on a marriage and kids lives.. not recommended to sell out for money.. As I stated before stay away from ABF or any LTL job.. don't be tempted by money or best LTL excuse.. its a sell out of yourself and a regret later..show me a happy, healthy, prosperous ABF employee!! I will resign today if so..
     
  12. Jared Freeman

    Jared Freeman New Member

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    Still no reply back yet. Now the worrying begins.
     
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  13. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing new here, Jared, that's how they operate.
     

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