why is A.B.F. hiring ?

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by bad slavin, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Yes, it is true. Terminal manager read us the usual " Left to pursue other interests" statement yesterday morning.

    Apparently Mark McMinn will be the #2 man in the company. I know Mark. I have lot of respect for Mark McMinn. He always told me the truth, even when he didn't want to tell it and I didn't want to hear it. Mark has been with ABF for about 30 years...... up through the ranks.

    Mark McMinn has a big mess to clean up...... A rolling Moss left stones strewn all across the place.........
     
  2. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Let us get out our grass mats, point towards Ft. Smith and pray. :bowdown:
     
  3. Homesick

    Homesick Active Member

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    We differ on the definition of “a great job.”
     
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    LTLAnonymous Active Member

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    Haha yeah, they gave me that "on call for a couple years, then you'll get a bid" nonsense in Chicago. Five years on call (while temporarily holding two bids that were later cut) and I left for greener pastures. It's so weird to have a life again.
     
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  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Years ago you could make ends meet with on call and missing some days and filling in a little at other places when you did miss a day, the jobs were worth it. That is not the case today, not even close.
     
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    LTLAnonymous Active Member

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    I guess I would say that I was well compensated for what I did, but the lifestyle was 85% ABF, 15% whatever I could wake up enough to do.

    Yeah, I took a temporary paycut to come to my current company, but I have weekends off, and I've lost 50 pounds.
     
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  7. RonnieJames

    RonnieJames Member

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    ABF is hiring because guys are retiring. The "Red Circle" is moving to the top of the lists.
    Pretty soon we'll all be a scab outfit!! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!
     
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  8. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I guess this would go under "I wonder why", but why didn't ABF put Mark in this position instead of hiring someone outside the company? ABF has supposedly had a promote from within policy for years. I have seen management & hourly employees hired from failed carriers & they always want to do everything the way it was done at their previous employer.
     
  9. stickman

    stickman Active Member

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    Still only allowed to run so many scab miles a year. If anyone was counting.
     
  10. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's the all new ABF, what Robert Young III did worked too well to just keep it going.
     
  11. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Active Member

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    The problem is no one is counting.
     
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  12. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Active Member

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    Not to compare apples to oranges, but my dad manages a steel hauling company. Freight has been rising and falling to such a degree so far this year, he can't hold on to the drivers he hires when volume is up.

    Could just be a weird time, economically.
     
  13. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The wording was much the same as Roy Slagle's "Retirement". They both got the boot. Good to see them gone. The company is better off with them not on the payroll.
     
  14. RonnieJames

    RonnieJames Member

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    Exactly!! Newbies are conditioned not to care.
     
  15. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    ABF is hiring because to many guys are marking off. Some on a permanent basis, some not so permanent. von.
     
  16. Rollin62

    Rollin62 Well-Known Member

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    I bet their interviewing zollars as we speak!
     
  17. teamster82

    teamster82 Member

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    They need more yes votes
     
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  18. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Troll
     
  19. 616jimmy

    616jimmy Well-Known Member

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    From the looks of the last vote with only about 14% returning ballots it doesnt seem how someone votes on something is gonna be a problem!
     
  20. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Our last contract was voted on by over 80% of employees
     
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