The "U" word

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by hightyde, May 13, 2015.

  1. *starflyer59*

    *starflyer59* Member

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    I know that's what the communist party teaches you. You know lining people up against walls and all. I personally keep my ticker going with religion and guns. I'm gonna go get ready for church. You have fun with your leaders who think bruce jenner is a hero.
     
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    Cab Lizzard Well-Known Member

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    Mc Carthyism is back !!
     
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  3. dpog28

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    I was in the union when I worked at budweiser. I paid union dues plus 65$s.a week for insurance plus copay and deductibles. Along w/ seasonal layoffs having to make the decision to syau on unemployment for 5-6 yrs or get a job working everyday.
     
  4. hanalad

    hanalad Well-Known Member

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    Is there a point to all this bickering?
     
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    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It can be easily pinpointed,but I agree to let the thread die.
     
  6. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Truckers just like to bicker. It's about the only thing we know how to do well. Seems most never know what the hell they're talking about but I reckon it's better than accepting the truth or selling ourselves short.
     
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    truck drivers are worth 300.00/week, if you can vote the union out, you can start being paid what you're worth.
     
  8. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well then. We'd better keep hoping the union guys keep waiting at home for the work phone to ring so we can keep getting our $1,800 checks
     
  9. *starflyer59*

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    In my experience two types of people have told me I get paid too much. Jealous neighbors and union workers. maybe Rob Estes thinks that too, just never heard him say it. So I think I'll pass on joining your club which thinks I get paid too much.
     
  10. yrc-atm

    yrc-atm commodities relocator

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    Been a union driver for a few decades. I have never waited for a phone to ring except to give me my report time from the hotel.
     
  11. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a good deal for you. I know many that do wait by the phone however
     
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  12. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    who waits by the phone? and if you guys think 1800 dollar checks are big, your nuts. plenty of guys in our club make that at starting rate.......
     
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  13. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's enough for the world famous debt free mildew
     
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  14. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    I know, after a while, debt free is a bigger plus than big bucks....
     
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  15. *starflyer59*

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    This is why I don't wanna be a teamster. You got one guy sayin' we make too much and one guy sayin' it ain't even close. Do you guys come on the Estes board and talk in circles because that's what your taught or are you guys doin' this solo. Either way it looks bad. If Estes ever goes teamster it will be because Estes let things get out of control not because you guys represent teamsters well or maybe you do.
     
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  16. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thinks they just like wearing the jacket with the horses on the back. Kinda like most Harley riders. It's more about the image instead of the ride
     
  17. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    I understand where you are coming from, a lot of guys get caught up in :horseshit: and don't see the forest for the trees. lots of whining on the union boards. I cant defend the attitude that "the sky is falling", or "its a conspiracy" that always gets thrown around. life's too short, I like the benefits that working under a contract give me. some of your co workers sound interested as well, possibly because of issues that could be negotiated with a contract.
     
  18. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    lots of snitches and backstabbers wear those jackets, unfortunately, you guys are right with this as well.....I know one little bald line crossing round mouth bastard over at us foods over here that wears his teamster horsemen vest around like he is a hells angel or something, but he blew thru a picket line lickety split when the boss man wanted him to. he works for free off the clock sometimes too.....
     
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    Debt-Freedom is king in my book.
     
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    Honestly, how many years until the union is extinct? I'm really very neutral, but correct me if I'm wrong. I really don't see there being any in 20+ years. Maybe I'm skewed from living in Texas.
     
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