Layoffsare coming.

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  1. E-Sassin

    E-Sassin New Member

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    Rumor has it that SAIA will be laying off sometime before the end of this year.
     
  2. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    You technically mean economic terminations correct?
     
  3. E-Sassin

    E-Sassin New Member

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    I would call it purging out of the people they don’t want.
     
  4. Lnhl drvr

    Lnhl drvr New Member

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    all across the system? or just a few terminals?
     
  5. truckdriver

    truckdriver Active Member

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    This is a yearly occurrence for the most part. 5% hand selected layoff, with no rehire eligibility.
     
  6. E-Sassin

    E-Sassin New Member

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    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.
     
  7. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    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.
     
  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    You're saying, seniority means nothing?
     
  9. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    It would have been done already...my barn is still hiring
     
  10. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    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
     
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  11. truckdriver

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    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.
     
  12. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    And corporate can't understand why.
     
  13. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    And who did you hear this from?
     
  14. E-Sassin

    E-Sassin New Member

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    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.
     
  15. truckdriver

    truckdriver Active Member

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    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?
     
  16. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Well-Known Member

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    I thought that was what OD called it lol?
     
  17. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Any non-union without recall rights are technically economic terminations.
     
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  18. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Well-Known Member

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    Oh ok. As many of the grazers will no doubt find out the hard way....
     
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  19. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    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.
     
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  20. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Well-Known Member

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    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...:17142:
     
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