This I posted several months back. It's all true. So is there a pattern here. Or am I just being paranoid?
WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING
A new disease was just discovered at the long beach ca. terminal. It causes you to loose you job !!!
It is called Havingalifeitis
The symptoms are getting hurt on or off the job and being off work for several months healing.
The cure be a couch potato. Do not have a life. What ever you do. Do not play ball with your children, go on a holiday trip,
Take a vacation and go somewhere and do hiking ,camping, swimming, or any other fun and relaxing criteria.
I just received a call just last night a friend at the long beach term. Was fired. He had fractured is wrist playing ball with his son , had the wrist X-rayed but was told it was ok just a sprain. The pain got worst. He had to wait for an MRI which showed a fracture and was put in a cast. All this time which was several months off. He keep in contact with Richmond and they told him donít worry your job will be there when you come back. Wrong !!!!!!! When he went back he was told they replaced him.
I told him to call a lawyer every 4 to 6 hours till he felt better. Letís hope he takes my medical advise.
Estes but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night so I feel qualified to comment! I have a cousin that is a road driver for them. Some of the stories he tells me are just like the Big "O" was. Remember just like UPSF and O things out west are different than back east.And as far as me being a teamster we have beaten this dog before haven't we? Just in case you have forgotten" I am not a Teamster now nor do I see that in my future" could change, I have seen stranger things. I wish I could see you face to face, maybe I would rub your ears that calms a dog down you know, Then I would "TRY" to explain my hatred for the Teamsters to you and why I harbor that hatred. Don't keep your chest pumped out too long, at your age those old ribs can't handle alot of expansion for an extended amount of time. Now lastly, I have been here awhile and I don't foresee myself going anywhere anytime soon. I will continue to show up , do my job , and go home. Shouldn't have any problems that way. We can all work together, Can't we? I think it is very honorable O Grasshopper looking out for your fellow freighthaulers, I am quite sure they appreciate it. Maybe you should leave and start an agency to represent professional drivers, Can you say "Jerry Maguire of the LTL world? Hey Hoffa "show me the money!! Cutting edge Elvis "chill out" NON Teamster JBR OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!YOur first client ? LIEBS
whatever as long as one is happy......
:toxic:If you plan on going to working for Estes Express you better run for your life. My wife & I spent 15 months there as a team and only ran single runs in a cracker box size truck which was never maintained. At Estes you basically maintain your own equipment except for occasional PM which is never done on time. You have to fuel your truck at terminal, put in your own oil, air in tires and to check under your tractor you will need to carry a creepter. They do nothing at the check lanes except beat tires on the trailers. If you break down you have to give them the first two hours and if weather related forget getting paid being stuck in ice or snow somewhere for days. When we quit they kept our last pay checks due to the fact that it takes two years to qualify for vacation but at one year they give it to you "out of the goodness of our heart". When have you ever gotten paid for something that you never had earned. Their drivers manual is confussing about this issue and when contacting corporate for clarification on this and other issues they were sometimes clueless. We once had a wrong seal number on a trailer and then accussed us of stealing at the Charlotte term. Only reason we stayed as long as we did if that the insurance is great.
I feel for you Tater, at least you had good insurance. But the same you are talking about is going to happen with the Utility Employee with that new NMFA Teamster contract, we are on our way to being slaves. Bend yo knees and tote that bail Bro.