YRC City Driver casual what to expect first couple of months?

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  1. Clark75

    Clark75 New Member

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    Interview tomorrow for City driver casual reading some threads seem pretty negative not sure what to expect out of this job any thoughts would be appreciated!
     
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  2. mike

    mike Member

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    Just show up and drive, try your best, it is not a bad job, people are mad about give backs, with hopefully come back next year
     
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  3. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    You can get as many opinions as there are drivers. Give it a try and see for yourself. That's the only real way to know. You're not locked into the job permanently if you decide it's not for you. Good luck.
     
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  4. Clark75

    Clark75 New Member

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    one concern I have is the casual part starting pay ok paid insurance awesome the casual part I really don’t know much about, I’m just concerned I might not be working 40hrs a week?
     
  5. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    Like said above.
    Basically .
    Give it a shot.
    It's just a job. You may like it. Who knows. Certainly can't go by what we groan about. Lol.
    :17142:
     
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  6. Clark75

    Clark75 New Member

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    Haha all truck drivers groan it’s our nature I pay no mind,will do interview in morning Im going to check it out appreciate it !
     
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  7. albag

    albag Pray for peace! AD-FREE USER

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    Like many things in life, working for YRCF is what YOU make it. When all aspects of the employment package are considered, it is an above average job.
     
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    howlinwolf Active Member

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    Be aware as a casual you have NO insurance. After being hired you have a 30 day probation followed by 8 weeks
    payment of insurance then you and family are covered, so about 90 days after being hired full time. Not to discourage you, many teamsters started as a casual employee. Talk to local men at that barn and feel it out
     
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  9. No F-bdy Bs

    No F-bdy Bs Active Member

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    Why not apply at Fedex Freight, and skip the BS?
     
  10. Elwood

    Elwood Question Authority

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    Exactly, there is without a doubt, unequivocally and most certainly, no BS at FedEx Freight. It’s utopian feel is mesmerizing!
     
  11. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    Nail on the head!
     
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  12. albag

    albag Pray for peace! AD-FREE USER

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    Erma Bombeck's book title springs to mind. "The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank". :duh::hilarious:
     
  13. bankersruntheworld

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    company ppl holding a grudge on former drivers cause they abandoned ship....oh well karmas a bitch....you want to fill in their shoes....good luck driving yourself crazy for peanuts cause you will work with morons, lots and lots of morons that will just smile at you saying oh good job but really they are your enemy, they want to fire you and replace you, they are snakes, why work in a vipers den...you a glutton for punishment?
     
  14. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    All gloom and Doom. Lol.
    :17142:
    Isn't that what all LTL companies are?
    Hire me fire me.
     
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  15. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Wow, I'd hate to be you.
     
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  16. bankersruntheworld

    bankersruntheworld Member

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    You say what you say. I am just giving this guy pointers on "why" people are disgruntled at this outfit. It was a good company with good people but now you are left with people that are just waiting it out to retire ashamed of what this company has become while at the same time you have people in the higher ranks making bad decisions on purpose to achieve some goals that are very unpopular to the majority of the workers that are still remaining. Instead of "I hate to be this guy duhhh" remarks why don't you add something to this thread that will support whether this guy wants to spend his time with this outfit. Lots of people left and you are one of the types that says oh "I wonder why" with a stupid grin on your face. Grow up and tell him your experience. I am telling him mine.
     
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  17. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    You gave your opinion about the company and that's all fine and good. If I felt the way you do about any company I worked for I wouldn't stay at that company. Why be that miserable? That's the reason for my reply to your comment. Like I said earlier, there are as many opinions as there are drivers. I suggested he try the job and find out for himself, that's the only way to know if it's right for him.
     
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  18. albag

    albag Pray for peace! AD-FREE USER

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    With the bitterness you have revealed, why are you still employed at YRCF? Maybe because you fear leaving. Or maybe you are self aware enough to understand that no other carrier would consider you. With every carrier pleading for drivers, obviously they are very careful who they hire. Can you compete in that pool of highly qualified prospective employees. When the ENTIRE wage and benefit package is considered, YRCF is still an above average job. Is it as good as it was 30 years ago? No, but very little in America is!
     
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  19. bankersruntheworld

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    I am just giving the guy some advice that might "stress" him out. You know the incompetent manager(s) that does not communicate to his demands as to how he is to be treated fairly. Say if he gets harassed and goes to a shop steward, the shop steward just gives him "his word" that he will "take care of it" and then you get "he never told me about that" a few weeks/months later. You want to defend liars so be it. You want to defend corruption thats your choice. Not everybody is going to tolerate the bs as much as you had. If you want to consider it some feat that you dealt with it and persisted well good for you. Not everybody is dealt the same hand at the company. He might be dealt a bad hand and how he plays it is up to him. You can go on and on and everything gets into details but at the end of the day the people here now are not as good as it used to be. I remember the good coworkers and reliable professional managers. What you have now.....no comment but I do wish the best for what he experiences and if he sees it is not for him he is entitled to move on. I am just educating him more than being a cheerleader for him. For you to say there are no snakes (sociopaths or narcistic people...most difficult personality to deal with in the workplace) then you are just being dishonest to the guy.
     
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  20. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Your opinion is just one of 20,000 or so. You're entitled to your opinion of course but it's just that - your opinion based on your own experiences. Everyone here has their own based on their experiences. Here's a suggestion for you...

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