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Discussion in 'Saia' started by tired & hungry, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. tired & hungry

    tired & hungry Member

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    time to sign up for vacations .
    Can anyone tell me why they have to go in so early? It used to be December that was easy to work with
    But October is just nuts how can you pick when you want to be off before you can find out what your family and friends are planning .
    Come on Saia fix this please.
     
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  2. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    you don't have to put any in but you take a chance of not getting a week that you want later on.
     
  3. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    I submit one week for the last week of december...then it gets approved...i hit the unsubmit button....i do it every yr...lol
     
  4. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

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    What's the purpose of doing that?
     
  5. suicidejockey

    suicidejockey Active Member

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    Because they make you schedule a full week on the first go around you put the full week in and later on you withdraw it and use it when you want . My terminal only has 6 line drivers we work with each other to get the days off that we want
     
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  6. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    I once put in my notice in October for the following February for a cruise me and the hubby had booked. It got approved, tickets (non refundable) were purchased. Week before the cruise TM withdraws the approval and says "sorry." That was a pretty expensive sorry. So my opinion was that the whole process is a sham.
     
  7. Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech Active Member

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    With all the bad stuff that happened to you at Saia. Why did you stay so long.

    I don't think you have ever written anything even remotely positive.
     
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  8. White

    White Active Member

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    Easy answer, it's a great job. Question is: why the need to troll our board? I came here after 20 years with former employer. Still a lot of mixed feelings. But this ain't the place my friend. Good luck, sincerely.
     
  9. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    I keep my approvals ( save the email notice) and take my vacations even if I run out of days.
     
  10. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    you don't have to put in all your weeks.
     
  11. bareknucklebrawler

    bareknucklebrawler Active Member

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    You lost me there JK, how do you take your vacations even if you run out of days ?
     
  12. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Not paid I suppose.
     
  13. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    Jack knife makes a great point. Keep a paper trail and documentation.

    On another note, Saia is a good company. Does it have its flaws? Sure, what company doesn't? Saia was a good stepping stone for me to get me to where I am today. For that I am grateful. I don't owe Saia and Saia doesn't owe me. I'm fine with that. Be safe out there drivers...
     
  14. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    correct!
     
  15. Buggybruiser

    Buggybruiser Active Member

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    BIG BUCK, are you a Doe ???
     
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  16. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    Yes I am female. But I enjoy hunting big deer. Been doing it all my life. I wanted my "handle" to be bigbuckhunter but it got rejected. So I shortened it
     
  17. Buggybruiser

    Buggybruiser Active Member

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    I Have no problems with that.... Just caught me a bit off guard there.
     

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