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XPO part time dock workers

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by Zipper, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Zipper

    Zipper Active Member

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    Only part time dock workers on i/b.this has to be a rumor,,,,,,,,i guess dsrs with rule of 85 could start drawing retirement and work p/t at a reduced pay, till they had enough
     
  2. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    My old barn hired several full-time i/b dock, thus eliminating several i/b DSR positions... several guys I know getting thrown back onto flex because of it.
     
  3. Zipper

    Zipper Active Member

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    I think we will know Monday.
     
  4. runningfor48

    runningfor48 Here for Entertainment

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    This is true!! Already been told will be adding 2 full time dock workers next year and losing two drivers on dock.....
     
  5. CenturyClass

    CenturyClass Lead-side Recruit

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    Only makes sense from a business standpoint. Why pay a dsr 20+/hr when you can have a part timer at 10 dollars less and no benefits.
     
  6. dcmilkwagon

    dcmilkwagon Armed, not a victim

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    ....and 75% more damage............
     
  7. AkitaDog

    AkitaDog Well-Known Member

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    Would you feel that way if it was you who got affected? I doubt it!
     
  8. tailgate

    tailgate Hammerdown!

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    we have a lot of part time dock workers now. we had a town hall meeting Wednesday and somebody asked about all the dock workers and they said thet were gonna phase the dock out for the drivers.... drivers would drive only and then go home.... said they didn't know exactly how long it would take to pull it off but that was the direction we were going...... straight out of the od handbook!
     
  9. runningfor48

    runningfor48 Here for Entertainment

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    Inbound that is....already dozen or so on OB
     
  10. CenturyClass

    CenturyClass Lead-side Recruit

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    reading comprehension eludes you obviously.. Did I say it was right? I surely did not

    The guys who make the rules in Ann Arbor are far removed and see columns in an excel spread sheet that every part timer is 10/hr less and equates to profit on the bottom line.
     
  11. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They don't care about damages... They keep dancing around the big white elephant in the room, temps. They have zero freight experience, they don't care about damages, they have no skin in the game.
     
  12. White Shirt

    White Shirt Well-Known Member

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    While I don't disagree with you I see more damages from Drivers than part time dock workers. Laziness breeds damages. That's why most damages occur on the FAC with drivers accounting for most the workforce.
     
  13. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of the workforce? Maybe at your barn. I will admit drivers get lazy from time to time, but when I hear the space is waste trainers, (who have no freight experience either.) telling dock workers don't worry about crush cones or directional arrows, it's ok to stand skids of sheet titanium on edge to save space when it clearly says must lay flat, it just goes on and on.

    Middle management has no freight experience now. You need a university degree now to be an fos? Please. Looking at a spreadsheet vs seat time on a lift are two very different things.
     
  14. CenturyClass

    CenturyClass Lead-side Recruit

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    FOS's are notorious for condoning this behavior.

    Driver: Hey dude,this long piece wont fit, might have to run it in another pup
    FOS: ****, cant you make it fit?
    Drver: Not without damaging it
    FOS: Scrrw it, load it anyway, thats gotta screw up my load factor and cube.
    Driver: Will you scan it on?
    FOS: Haha you scared?
    Driver:Nope
    FOS: Alright,ill scan it on
     
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  15. beerfd

    beerfd Well-Known Member

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    Dang, where you been, White Shirt?
     
  16. Leftovers

    Leftovers Active Member

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    Majority of drivers do it right. Fos watch guys load freight that should never load freight. To lazy to drop racks.
     
  17. turbo blue 55

    turbo blue 55 Active Member

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    i didn't come here to make avg. money, i have been here over a decade made great money, and with the latest great idea from the powers that be i will go from making great money to average money.......so with that being said i will be once again searching out a place that will pay me great money....lets see we will pay you average money give you crappy hours and all the while we will institute rules insuring that at some point you will be let go. hmmmmmmm......yep im done with this crap.i used to love working for Conway, but not anymore. thank you college grads you have managed to ruin one of the best jobs in freight.
     
  18. beerfd

    beerfd Well-Known Member

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    So, how did you go from making great money to ave. money?
     
  19. united1

    united1 Well-Known Member

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    If you need an explanation you wouldn't understand.
     
  20. beerfd

    beerfd Well-Known Member

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    I was just wanting to know what the latest, greatest idea was that he was referring to.
     

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