Discussion in 'Saia' started by E-Sassin, Oct 23, 2017.
Rumor has it that SAIA will be laying off sometime before the end of this year.
You technically mean economic terminations correct?
I would call it purging out of the people they don’t want.
all across the system? or just a few terminals?
This is a yearly occurrence for the most part. 5% hand selected layoff, with no rehire eligibility.
Mostly drivers will be affected. SAIA has been over spending money on new terminals and equipment.
If you haven’t been feeling the cut backs yet which I’m sure drivers have. Drivers will begin feeling the cut back when there standing in the unemployment line. The most Disturbing thing is how SAIA is targeting drivers with years under there belt.
There gain is to save money. They don’t care how good you run line haul or how good you run in the city. The will save money by getting rid of you and hiring new drivers on board to replace you.
They did this at the GNC terminal in 2008. They had to hire three drivers to cover the territory that one driver was covering quite well and they lost two great accounts because they let that driver go. Then they were stuck with the two extra drivers.
You're saying, seniority means nothing?
It would have been done already...my barn is still hiring
We already had massive layoff it was called inward facing cameras. All them drivers we lost the freight should match number of drivers when it slow down
I don't remember the year it was.....Layoff the first week of Dec.... Second week of Jan the where already short of people ( drivers and dock workers ). Overtime went through the roof.
And corporate can't understand why.
And who did you hear this from?
Well train it’s been discreetly talked about The same way It got discreetly talked about the last time Saia had layoffs . We all know how this company operates anything is possible.
Its always been by your regions Profit / Loss numbers, Corporate will sent your manpower numbers for your region's business projections.
Some regions lose no personnel, others take big losses.
But you never know with Atlanta?
I thought that was what OD called it lol?
Any non-union without recall rights are technically economic terminations.
Oh ok. As many of the grazers will no doubt find out the hard way....
As you'll no doubt find out if you read the Saia board, they pick who they choose to terminate, aka "layoff", with no regards to seniority.
Yea, they cherry-pick who they let go.... I guess if your a company cheerleader it will improve your odds, or at least the ability to siphon a bowling bowl through a garden hose...