Lets see, what do I love about working here??? Sorry to say, there is NOTHING about the place that I love!!! I do love the fact that I won't be working here much longer!!!
The only thing that really gets me through everyday is the friends that I work with, being able to vent to them, and them to vent to me, about the the joke this place has become...
I LIKE the fact that I get 4 weeks vacation, but that is something that I have earned, by busting my ass for these incompetent bafoons!!! I really can't say I love anything about the place, I used to love to work here, but the company has become a complete joke since the Fall of 2008...
What do I HATE about working here??? Just about EVERYTHING!!!
What Zimmerman and the YRC crew have done to this company, by destroying the morale of the employee's..Incompetent management would be on top of the list, and this is where all of R&L's problems stem from!!! The management does not give a damn about their employee's, and I don't believe they give a damn about their customers!!!
Junky ass equipment, that is old and falling apart!!! Facilities nasty and not being maintained!!! No overtime pay!!! Leaving drivers home to save labor, then not having enough trucks on the road to service our customers!!! Leaving drivers at home, who are starving for hours, then having to work 14 hours without getting overtime pay!!!
Listening to that dumbass recording while being put on hold, about the WORLD CLASS CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! Having to call the information on the freight bills in everyday to the dispatchers, who are on the dock smoking, thus being subjected to the torturious recording!!!
Pissing customers off by charging all these extra fee's!!! We have lost so many customers, I wouldn't be surprised if our terminal dosen't shut down..Is it like this everywhere???
A terminal manager who is a waste of a salary, who never corrects any problems, and acts like an innocent bystander who is not responsible for anything...
The fact that line haul drivers get screwed on their pay, while having to wait hours at a time, when they switch trailers at a terminal, and not receiveing any compensation for it...Even if they caught in bad weather, and sit on a ice covered road, they receive no pay!!! HOW DAMN GREEDY!!!
Dock workers who tear up the freight, and are not held accountable, freight that is double and triple stacked, put in sideways, so you can't get a pallet jack under it, loaded out of sequence,and the frustrations of dealing with that, and then being told to hurry, and your not meeting the companies standards of 1.5 stops per hour!!!
Running a 300-400 mile route, but having to get 6-8 stops off in town, to get your numbers looking good, before you head out on the extended route by noon, only to bring 3-4 stops back, and missing pick-ups, because of this damn ignorence of not getting the driver on up the damn road to takecare of his customers...(This happens every damn day)
R&L has become a joke, myself and the other drivers can't believe that Senior actually knows what the hell has happened to his company....I myself, and lots of others at my terminal are planning to get to hell away from this place soon!!! I don't think its gonna get any better!!!
If I was a young guy, I wouldn't get anywhere close to R&L!!! If this company had been like this when I first started working here, I would have got the hell away from here quick!!! If anyone is young and starting out, also be aware that if you come to work for R&L, you will be what is called a Paramount driver, and you will never get the same pay and benefits of the current R&L drivers, it is a much lower scale...I would be surprised if R&L is business in 5 years!!!
If I had to do it all over again, I would have went with Fed-Ex, or UPS Freight!!!