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Discussion in 'Sysco' started by grocerythrower, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    So here we go! Does anyones house give a frogs fat ass what the employees say? Seems like everytime I ask for help I get hinder. Example...I have to start late on a key drop subway route, I call the boss, ask take one key drop off and I will get everything done that I need to by 1100, what they do is add a stop for 81 cases, thanks, that really helped me out. Dicks. Sysco needs to get in touch with their people, it shouldn't be a war between us and management, however, ifin they want one, they are gonna get it.
     
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  2. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    Yep that sounds like Sysco, I never could figure out the way they treated people they needed so badly. Good truck drivers are hard to find, good food delivery drivers are REALLY hard to find yet they love to screw with them.
     
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    Well this is why we have drivers leaving right and left. They are getting fed up with getting treated like crap.
     
  4. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

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    Here at least seems like most of our upper management worked up through sales or accounting, pencil pusher types who have no idea what a typical day for us is like or exactly what goes in to sorting through/delivering a truckload of food. In their mind it's throw it on a wheeler/run it in, wash/rinse/repeat. They only look at the numbers. 800cube may physically fit (barely) on a 28' trailer, so why in the world would we get so angry about it and say it's unsafe and darn near impossible to run a route like that? They don't get it because they've never had to do it.
    One guy yesterday had 950 on a 48'. Another driver had a little more than 800 on a 28' downtown, fell out of the trailer trying to work and broke his foot. 20' difference in trailer length, smaller one had almost as much food on it
     
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  5. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

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    Over 1/3 of our seniority list is now drivers still on their 90 day probation.
    I can think of only 2 who are good enough to replace the drivers they ran off.
     
  6. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

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    You are right I had a 28 ft 978 cases with a cube of 856. Could not hardly see the light in the trailer. Then another guy had 850 on a 38 ft. What a joke.
     
  7. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    That's the way Sysco's trailers where usually loaded, then they couldn't understand why having half of stop one buried under stop three was such a big deal.
     
  8. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    GREETINGS ALL,

    Miss Management certainly does offer many problems, most with obvious solutions, yet usually never initiated.

    Lazlo = They (upper [mis]management) don't get it because they've never had to do it.
    That's the problem not just in Trucking.

    Lazlo = One guy yesterday had 950 on a 48'. Another driver had a little more than 800 on a 28' downtown, fell out of the trailer trying to work and broke his foot.
    How is the driver doing? Is he on s.t.d. or was he simply treated and released?? Will said driver have light duty or expected to resume duties??

    johndeere4020 = ....then they couldn't understand why having *half of stop one buried under stop three* was such a big deal.
    *THAT* is exactly of why I can not do what y'all do.
    I would rather unload a 53' dry van full of auto tires every odd dated day than again mess with food delivery, but I'm jest sayin'.

    As I have said a few times, I have had me feet wet in your industry and many times almost lost with the wheelie down ramps from trailers.
    Had quite many "seasoned" Food Delivery Specialists (specifically with Papa John's deliveries) tell me a 400 pound wheelie was just business as usual, I laughed and told them "good for you, I'll watch".

    How many injuries to y'all Delivery Specialists occur weekly on your routes that are not reported??
    Just curious, Thank You!
    I hope the best for you in all your adventures!!
     
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  9. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

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    He's on crutches, will be out for a while.
    As for the question on unreported injuries it happens. At my house a portion of our weekly incentive, 1/2 cent/cs and 1/2 cent/mile, are a safety bonus that they take away for 90 days if you fill out an accident report. Works out to $500-$700 for the average driver over the 90 day period, for some that's enough to keep their mouths shut. Another trick up their sleeve to reduce work comp exposure: we have a disability policy here that pays 85% of pay for up to 26 weeks for injuries that occur OUTSIDE of work. Compare that to work comp in KS which is 60% I think. In KS work comp also won't pay for long term 'wear and tear' type of injuries without one hell of a fight, seems like there has to be a specific event that caused it (don't know how it is in other states). I do know of drivers who have handled the medical on their own for messed up shoulders/knees/wrists and sat out on disability while they recover instead of trying to claim the injury as work related. In the short term they get a little more pay that way and aren't hassled upon return for "not working safely". Long term they're on the hook for their own medical and since they've established the injury as being "outside of work", whether or not that's true, won't be able to claim the injury as work related later on. To each his own, I would personally try to claim it as work related but won't judge because not everyone can survive on work comp. friend of mine almost lost his house after being out for almost 9 months
    I've been lucky so far. Just a little tendonitis that I have to ice and sometimes wrap every once in a while.
     
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  10. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Our governor butchered work comp, we have no short term, first place I've worked that didn't, get hurt outside of work, you get no pay at all. Sysco makes it really hard to be on work comp here, to me its not worth it. Unless they have to take me away in an ambulance, I just live with it.
     
  11. 2wheeldriver

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    Lazlo that is nice your opco still does safety pay they cut ours out 2 years ago. They gave us some bs about OSHA said they could not pay us for being safe.
     
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  12. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of safety bonuses, I think I just lost mine today (Kidding) This morning I was standing in the yard talking to some of the other drivers, and I walked into a pintel hook on the back of a truck and boy did that hurt. I'll be fine, but there's a nice black and blue mark there now ha-ha!
     
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  13. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Hey Mike, wait till you get a stiff ramp, you go to put the thing back in the shoot and it sticks and knocks the air out of you...LOL, thats no fun, especially when folks are watching..LOL!!
     
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    You are right gt that is one off the things you do not forget.
     
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    LOL, Darn near everytime I slide a ramp back in I remember HA!!!!!
     
  16. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    I've been fortunate not to have a stiff ramp yet, but I know one might be on the way. I guess GFS used to have these goofy steep fiberglass ramps for a while that were just a giant fall and drive the two wheeler right off kind of deal.
     

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