Sysco Raleigh

Discussion in 'Sysco' started by lizard, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. lizard

    lizard New Member

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    I'm looking for any insight on the working environment
    With Sysco Raleigh, in particular working out of the Shuttle sites.
    I have been interested in looking to relocate to the NC coastal area
    Any info would be great.
     
  2. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Welcome to TruckingBoards Brother, I don't know anyone that works out of NC, to be honest I would love to re-locate to the coastal area of NC, took living there for granted in the Marine Corps, I would love to go back!
     
  3. lizard

    lizard New Member

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    Yea GT this last winter was the last straw I work for the giant now
    Getting to old to drag two wheelers through snow. I'm not interested
    In pulling doubles in snow storms either.
     
  4. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

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    I work in nc raleigh is a good opco they follow close to Charlotte. Shuttle yards are all 28 fts. They get packed 700-900 cases. They work 4 day weeks.
     
  5. lizard

    lizard New Member

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    Thanks two Wheeler, when I started here it was 4 day weeks
    They are all 5 day runs now. Losing a lot of big accounts here and loads are
    Light only 500 to 700 cases on 28 ft.
    Any info on pay and healh care cost, one thing that's hard to give up is
    100% payed health care.
     
  6. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

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    My health care is about 350 a month for a family of 4.
     
  7. lizard

    lizard New Member

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    Ouch I would hope better wages would offset the cost
    I only grossed around 65k last year. But that did include health care and pension.
    4,200 for insurance is big hit.
     
  8. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

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    No pension at raleigh, and u get the joy of paying for health care. Well pension=401k but company pension gone.
     
  9. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    I wish everyone from everywhere would chime in 2wheeldriver, seems we are cutting everywhere, Sysco says we need bodies but it seems to me they are doing everything in their power to run drivers off.

    All I have to say is I thank God for our Union, at least they can't cut our hourly rate, DIP is a joke now, we have a whole yard full of 60 hr a week drivers and my opco did it to themselves, then they put up a letter wanting us to refer people, how the hell can I ask a person to throw groceries for 17 and change an hour to start, put up with the crap loads, the BS that we provide, the crap insurance, when everyone else in town will pay way better and offer less BS, and in some cases less work and more time at home.

    I just can't do it.
     
  10. lizard

    lizard New Member

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    Hey GS I hear ya it's been that way for a long time they hire 3 guys and maybe 1 stays.
    but at our age why would you want to start over somewhere.
    Someday they will see the light when all they got is 10,000 drivers
    ready to retire. Our union hall looks like a geriatrics center for god sake.
    And yes the union help keep them at bay but I have this gut feeling
    that this merger is going to shake things up and it not going to be in the
    unions favor. With so many big USF and Sysco houses close together and they
    say they are going to run the USF warehouses as Sysco houses till they figure out their
    needs. I see where this is going and as much as I hate to leave a union shop
    I may just suck it up and hope for the best, but the real reason I want to
    to relocate is climate.
     
  11. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

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    I can tell you 1 thing and please I am not starting and argument over union vs non-union the non-union opco pays more. Our hourly rate starts at 28.00hr but we lost our pension so I guess u have to pick the lesser of 2 evils. Raleigh is a good house in the top 5 overall.
     
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    Lizard remember something depends on what part of the coast in nc u are looking at Southern part run by raleigh northern part by Virginia.
     
  13. lizard

    lizard New Member

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    2WD thanks for chiming in. No I don't want to get a union vs. non union
    rant started we all work as one. The unions only as strong as it's membership
    You are going to need 100% solidarity to fend off the next attack
    they took your pension and health care what's next.
    At least in your favor 28.00 an hr. Is good it offsets the cost of what
    you need to pay out of pocket.
    We are at only 21.00 an hr. But like I said it includes a Cadillac health
    plan and a pension.
     
  14. lizard

    lizard New Member

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    2WD I have been trying to find out which houses serve where
    so far what I have found out is Raleigh has a hub in wilmington,
    I think Columbia sc. Has one near myrtle beach.
    Do you know if Raleigh still has one in new bern or who serves
    Charlestown.
    I'm on the fence about any farther south, Florida would be nice but way to
    congested and to many bugs, I saw the gulf coast had some open positions.
     

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