Overtime Pay?

Discussion in 'Southeastern Freight Lines' started by mikejones234, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. drivermike57

    drivermike57 New Member

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    Good Question Regaurding Ot Pay

    :1036316054:that's A Good Question Driver 1!
    All Drivers Should Have The Right To Overtime Pay Reguardless Of 'company Rules When You Hired On' As One Driver Posted: Did You Not Know That Sefl Does Not Pay Ot When You Hired On? What An Attitude To Have !!!! In Other Words, Don't Try And Change Anything For The Betterment Of The Drivers, That's What He Is Saying/ Leave It All Up To The Company To Decide What Kind Of Quality Of Life You And Your Family
    Should Enjoy. Men, That's Excactly What Sefl Management Wants You To Do! I'll Bet The Corporate Big Wigs At Sefl Take Those Bonuses And Stock Options Every Year Without Felling Guilty. Driver, You Are Right To Question Ot Pay And You All Deserve It. It Makes Me Sick That In This Day And Age, Workers Rights Are Getting Worse Instead Of Better. Good Luck And God Bless The Working Man.
     
  2. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Good post Mike, thats why they can work the Ft. Smith drivers 60 hours per week and stay short staffed, if OT were being paid they would be forced to create more jobs and drivers would work less hours and have a better home life. Just my humble opinion, I work 50 plus and I hate it, I am trying everything I can think of to get faster and reduce my time on the job!
     
  3. imported_top dawg

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    SEFL is a privately owned company there are no stock options for the "corporate big wigs"
     
  4. imported_top dawg

    imported_top dawg Member

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    The long hours are not because of not paying o.t. Other companies that pay o.t. do the same thing it is more a cost of benefits and cost of operating equipment than anything. I do work about 50 to 55 hours a week, I would love to get it down to 40 to 45 SEFL and other companies burn out alot of good employees by working them to long and to few hours at home.
     
  5. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    I have to tell you, if I ever went back into freight and wanted to go non-union, SEFL is real high up on the list of places I would want to apply, the only thing that would hold me back are the hours, I know quite a bit about your company because my wife worked there, I know you all are top notch. The reason I said what I said was because, when 21.00 or whatever you guys make turnes into 30.00 per hour the company usually finds ways to cut hours.
     
  6. imported_top dawg

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    The hours are my biggest complaint especially when your starting at 8:30 or 9:00 55 hours cuts into your hometime.
     
  7. BIG STEVE

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    you'll get it when you join a union brother :1036316054:
     
  8. freightthrower

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    If you want more hometime, maybe you need to go somewhere else. Where you can work 8-5 for 12 bucks an hour.
     
  9. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    You don't have to be like that...whats wrong with wanting better where you work? If I worked at SEFL I would want OT too, there is nothing wrong with wanting more home time, if a company pays OT chances are they will put on more drivers to keep that expense down, if you have a crappy home life, and I'm not saying you do , some of the guys don't, and they want to spend time with their spouse and kids. That sounds like a mgmt. response to me and whats with freight thrower, come on man be original...like me!!!!:D
     
  10. imported_top dawg

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    Did I say I wanted to go somewhere else? Did I say I was unhappy? I said it was my biggest complaint, I could always go into management and take that big paycut i guess. I welcome any other assinine comments you would like to throw out here.
     
  11. electraglideatl

    electraglideatl Well-Known Member

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    WELL U CAN SAY ALL YOU WANT ABOUT MY COMPANY BUT WHEN ALL OF THE GLITCHES ARE WORKED OUT AND WE STARTED TAKING YOUR FREIGHT THEN YOU WILL EAT THOSE WORDS.......YOUR BOSS CAN FIRE YOU ANYTIME HE WANTS TO BUT MINE........WAIT A MINUTE ......I DONT HAVE A BOSS.....I AM MY BOSS......MY DISPATCHER DOES WHAT I SAY......YOU CANT SAY THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE ALWAYS UNDER THE BOSSES DESK PLEASING HIM TO KEEP YOUR **** JOBS.........:funky:
     
  12. electraglideatl

    electraglideatl Well-Known Member

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    YOU ARE WRONG..........FEDX FREIGHT GETS OT AFTER 8 JUST LIKE THE UNION LINES.....REASON IS BECAUSE THEY STOOD UP AND SAID "WE WANT OT AFTER 8". AND THEY GOT IT..........YALL ARE TOO SCARED .....:funky:
     
  13. electraglideatl

    electraglideatl Well-Known Member

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    EVERY SE DRIVER I TALK TO, SAYS THEY HATE THEIR JOBS AND THEIR DISPATCHERS.......I LOVE MY JOB BUT I HATE MY DISPATCHER........:hysterical:
     
  14. imported_top dawg

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    Trust me it is not that easy to get fired at SEFL, I've seen plenty that were kept on to long before HR would give the ok to fire them so you need to just butt your *** out and go back to sitting on your lazy ***.
     
  15. imported_sabresfan

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    this guy needs a reality check. yrc is laying off more guys and closing more terminals. SEFL is definately not perfect but is absolutely a decent place to work. Making 21.05 an hour with no college degree and home with my family everyday is a blessing.
     
  16. j-cal

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    Estes,R&L,AAACooper,Averitt,they don't
    get overtime. We all knew that when we
    hired on here.
     
  17. imported_top dawg

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    That and no layoffs in the history of the company says alot about the leadership here.
     
  18. backstrap

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    well i to knew that sefl did not pay overtime when they hired me but i did
    not know i was going to be working 55 to 60 hours aweek. yes they dont
    pay overtime for what reason i dont know,so if they dont pay overtime they
    should not be able to force you to work over 40. i know they are working the
    guys to death, instead of hiring to cut back on working 55 to 60 hours a week but
    if you look at it a man that works these type of hours week in and week out is
    soon going to end up in some way hurting himsefl or having an accident.
     
  19. backstrap

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    United states department of labor says companys are to pay there employee"s
    overtime after 40 hours but in some states they are required to pay overtime
    after 8 hours. This is (federal) laws not state. You guys need to read up on this.
    Just punch in united states department of labor, then read the laws....
     
  20. ltltrkr

    ltltrkr Active Member

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    Not breaking the law

     

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