Sitting at home again

Discussion in 'Saia' started by NewTruckGuy, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. NewTruckGuy

    NewTruckGuy Member

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    Cut tonight, turning my 4 day weekend into a 5 day weekend. Only worked one full week in the past 6 weeks. Holiday pay is nice but doesnt measure up to a day actually worked......

    I hope freight volume picks up soon. I'm trying to save money not spend my savings! What have ya'll been looking like?

    This is my first winter in LTL so forgive my complaining. Not used to not working much this time of year.
     
  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    Not sure what area if the country you are in, but Saia is dug in deep in the south. Unfortunately, that area is dependent on oil industry related freight. That industry is down, so freight is down. It's too late now, but many of us in the trucking industry saw this coming and saved a lot or made other arrangements. Bill count is way down in Texas, along the gulf, and north into Oklahoma. Good luck.
     
  3. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    I can't complain, this been my best month since I been with Saia. Tried to take a vacation week starting the 14th but 2 many already off and I'm glad I didn't been running other guys schedule run and did real good. Uncle Sam is what killing me!
     
  4. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    I wonder when it's a good time to take a vacation week keep me from requesting and getting denied because 2 many drivers off
     
  5. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Being low man you can figure any time you want of will most likely be taken by those above you
     
  6. Dracula

    Dracula Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how many vacation weeks that you have but I would suggest that you save your personal days as much as you can so that you can use one to cover a cut day. Also, if you want to cover a cut day with a vacation day, you can withdraw a vacation day from your approved week(s) and apply it against the cut day. Your TM shouldn't have a problem with that.
     
  7. renegaderider

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    Thnx. I still have my 1 wk and 5 personal days left
     
  8. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Rider you haven't used any days in 2015?
     
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  9. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    No not yet
     
  10. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    Come to think my buddy said he got a check for his unused personal days I think. If I did I'm a have to go back and check. Might been a week where I didn't pay attention.
     
  11. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

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    It would have come as a separate check from your actual paycheck. Should have come on Dec 9th.
     
  12. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Damn Rider your good. I'm lucky if they last until March.
     
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  13. hawaiianpizza

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    my first year on Linehaul, I almost exclusively used vacation and personal time to fill out my weeks in which I didn't work. They cashed out my last personal day and I got rotated the week after. 2015 was my first full year on Linehaul.

    I'm relying on a lot of senior drivers being off this week to avoid being rotated again. We'll see how it goes.

    Good luck to you. hope you're able to stick it out.
     
  14. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Since I'm P&D I use most of mine on ice days when they shutdown or when it's slow and they call to see if you would like to take off. This year I will just take them without pay and save them for when I really need them.
     
  15. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    Enjoy the time off while you can...ive been working 60 hrs a week for almost 2 yrs strait...enjoying the 40 hr work weeks
     
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  16. MachOne

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    I burn my personal days early so I don't get cashed out, don't use days on cut days, and have 20+ days left for next year after picking three weeks.
    I do live modestly though.
     
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  17. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Rider you need to check into where your money is.
     
  18. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    I did check and I got paid for it also checked my bank
     
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  19. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Cool. I kind of thought you did.
     
  20. Buggybruiser

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    Same for me
     

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