People quitting !!!

Discussion in 'Central Transport/Vitran' started by PITRAN HONKEY LIPS, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. PITRAN HONKEY LIPS

    PITRAN HONKEY LIPS Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    lets keep track of how many people are quitting at their respective terminals. feel free to mention a state -- but i would suggest not mentioning the Hub.
    2 dockworkers left and filled for unemployment. both of those guys have a lot of expeirance and are going on several interviews each week. AND BOTH ARE ENJOYING UNEMPLOYMENT.
    1 driver left

    anybody else care to comment ?:grouphug:
     
  2. Not_wanted

    Not_wanted Active Member

    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    one linehaul leaving this week, two P&D have very positive interviews
     
  3. sadsack679

    sadsack679 Member

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    one linehaul(wothless) left last month,2 more already had interviews-probably will be gone in 3 wks. 2-3 looking real hard-just have to make the decision to jump ship. TM is willing to hire anything with a pulse at this point. Did hire 1 new road this week. 10 out of 15 LH spots filled. Can't speak about the city drivers,though.
     
  4. had enough

    had enough pErSoN oF iNtErEsT

    Messages:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    63
    they're hiring some real winners. few quit after 1st week, applicants either don't go to the pre-employment drug screen or don't pass. most drivers know not to go here because bottomfeeder freight, garbage equipment and lowest wage in the ltl.
     
  5. 2koolajy

    2koolajy Vitran

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    I know here we've had at least 10 dock workers quit in the last month. not sure how many P&D drivers have left but it has been more than a few, many others are looking and have had interviews. Linehaul only 1 has quit but there will be others. We put our new bids in last week and for the most part the miles are a lot lower than in years past, and our drivers are mileage *****s so they are pissed about it. I think our TM could possibly be gone this week, we got someone from corporate over here and he has already claimed the TM's office and desk. I'm in illinois, wont say what city but it is down the street from one of the busiest airports in the world :Poke:
     
  6. had enough

    had enough pErSoN oF iNtErEsT

    Messages:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    63
    patrick? lol.
     
  7. Not_wanted

    Not_wanted Active Member

    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Granted, some of our dockworkers were very much overpaid, a 9th grader could do their job, but there is that few that ARE underpaid because they actually cared about what they did in a safe and timely manner. To bad the good ones are being scouted by other companies, and the lower ones can't work anywhere else but MC Donald's drive through (that is, if even they would hire 'em)
     
  8. Scotty425

    Scotty425 Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    We had a new P&D hire quit after a few days. From the comments on the equipment, I know at least two new LH drivers won't be here long, not that they were experienced or anything(one couldn't even hook up a trailer right).
    Our TM says he can't even get in any applicants, few if any respond to the ads. We still have about 20% of the new LH runs not covered, but hey, we don't have the trucks, so it all works out. :hysterical:
     
  9. Not_wanted

    Not_wanted Active Member

    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    not that they were experienced or anything(one couldn't even hook up a trailer right).

    Wish they would teach these rookies that you back under the same end that the light cord and air lines hook too!! :biglaugh:
     
  10. tiredofwhiners1

    tiredofwhiners1 Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    HE would not be in illinois thats vitran not pjax haha
     
  11. tiredofwhiners1

    tiredofwhiners1 Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    0 quitting line haul or city dock none quit yet. But people are thinking of it cause of some crappy runs and lost dock time
     
  12. fudgie

    fudgie Member

    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    actually last I knew he was in LA (Patrick)
     
  13. PITRAN HONKEY LIPS

    PITRAN HONKEY LIPS Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    well said scotty. thats right, we are short trucks and its mid summer. so why bother hiring new drivers when we dont have equipment for them!!!!!
     
  14. had enough

    had enough pErSoN oF iNtErEsT

    Messages:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    63
    you see where they built the new headquarters (pit) you see where the president is located (pit) and the six new executives are at (pit) this place is still and forever run by pjax. wait for the cuts in indy next.
     
  15. Not_wanted

    Not_wanted Active Member

    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Maybe that is what needed, aka centralize our operations, keep decisions concise and company wide, interpretations are just that, your opinion, and we all know about people's opinions :eck13: everyone has one and some stink:crybaby:
     
  16. pup

    pup New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    if someone quits they cant get unemployment the company has a job for them
     
  17. Not_wanted

    Not_wanted Active Member

    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Depends on your State dude, each State decides what their laws are. I have seen people quit factory jobs over politics and get it even though they were offered a transfer to the dock ect.
     
  18. vijax

    vijax Member

    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    the line haul drivers at my terminal are losing a nites pay under the new runs. one of the lower drivers is being cut to 1800 miles a week. at 43 cents a mile that pay sucks. plus he has the family insurance plan and says he will be lucky to clear
    $350 a week after the insurance comes out.
     
  19. boomerang

    boomerang Member

    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    We have had two p&d to leave in the last month and a l/h will be leaving in a few days.
     
  20. Not_wanted

    Not_wanted Active Member

    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    And more to come. EVERY morning we compare notes on who is hiring and who is not, each driver watches something different so we pool our resources to benefit each other. Basically no one is happy.
     

Share This Page