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Discussion in 'Saia' started by braindead, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. braindead

    braindead New Member

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    ok,we are all doing our job. profits up, accidents down, freight making it on time, damage down. sooo, when we getting something back??? c'mon man!!! throw us a bone!! 401k back, paycut back,.... show us something!
     
  2. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    I agree, but not looking for anything
     
  3. Demolitionman

    Demolitionman Active Member

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    Yeah...it will come back. Not the original amount plus what they might give us...but we will get it back through annual raises IMO. I might get surprised, you never know.
     
  4. suicidejockey

    suicidejockey Active Member

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    probably 401k got something in the mail the other day from fidelity about new things to invest in
     
  5. hasbeenking

    hasbeenking Member

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    Didn't even read it... Complete waste of time. Our money back?? Too busy wasting it on useless crap.
     
  6. Brother Trucker

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    If you aren't directing where your money is going in the 401k, then the default will be the plan that is outline in the information.
     
  7. freezeframe

    freezeframe Member

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    WHAT?!?! How long have I heard this line?????????????? A "NEW" set of goals now!?!?

    I can't BELIEVE I left a company for this shithole.
     
  8. Richard Herbert

    Richard Herbert Member

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    What company did you leave for that "so called" shithole?
     
  9. freezeframe

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    Fixed it for you.
     
  10. Richard Herbert

    Richard Herbert Member

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    ??????? Sorry, now followin what ya mean...
     
  11. Bogie

    Bogie New Member

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    According to what Rick stated in the conference call, we have to achieve 2 quarters of a .95 operating ratio before they consider giving us something back. Have we ever achieved a .95 OR??

    Even though we have achieved 1 quarter of profitability, the analysts seemed disappointed that we aren't going after a greater market share. I agree with the analysts, we should be aggressively going after accounts if they can at least break even or show small profit. That way if the economy recovers, we'll have a larger client base and be in a more dominant position over our competitors. And if the economy dips again, we'll at least have more business to help prevent additional layoffs.

    The economy is still very unstable. In this current environment I'm just very grateful to have a job. Even with the reductions we still have a good paying position. Just my opinion, but until we start to see real improvement in the unemployment numbers nationwide, now is not the time to complain about not getting raises and 401k matching. Compared to a lot of people, we have very little to complain about.
     
  12. Demolitionman

    Demolitionman Active Member

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    I kinda do, but kinda don't agree with you Bogie. We dumped alot of accounts that we were losing money hauling, and lost market share. I agree with your idea of hauling freight with a slim profit margin, but the even freight, I don't know. There was a time when all we had was even filler freight. I too am thankful to still have a steady job.
     
  13. dancing chicken

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    2 quarters of 95?? What about the 10+ years of profit I’ve seen since the best day of my life!! The day I was hired at the Share and Care!!… lol
     
  14. freezeframe

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    ?

    I'm saying this company is a shithole. I left a decent company that is now doing better than us. Doesn't matter which company that is.
     
  15. braindead

    braindead New Member

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    it would appear that all companies that took cuts have got them back. i.e. estes received everything back, fedex who didn't take a wage cut, showed a huge loss, got a raise, now.057 a mile. od also got a raise. saia took 5% OF OUR WAGES, TOOK OUR 401K MATCH, WE NOW PAY FOR OUR OWN DENTAL, ARE PUSHED HARDER TO MAKE LESS WITH FASTLY DETERIORATING EQUIPMENT AND TWICE THE PRESSURE FOR MUCH LESS MONEY. WE HAVE BEEN A STRONG, VERY CAPABLE WORK FORCE THAT HAS PROVEN INTEGRITY, STRENTGH AND WILLINGNESS TO GET ER DONE! AND HAVE DONE QUITE WELL. LOOK AT THE NUMBERS. WE DESERVE WHAT WAS TAKEN FROM US AND OUR FAMILIES AND THE TOOLS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT CONTINUE TO HAPPEN. WE ARE ALL HERE FOR ONE COMMON GOAL. TIME TO DROP THE LITTLE BATTLE LINES AND GET HER DONE! YOU HAVE TO STEP UP TO PROUD MEN AND SHOW THEM THEY ARE NOT IN IT ALONE. GIVE US OUR :shit: BACK, WHICH COMES WITH PRIDE AND WE WILL SMOKE THIS INDUSTRY. YOU HAVE THE BEST, LET US DO OUR JOB
     
  16. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Living from direct deposit to direct deposit.

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    braindead. you make a good point. good working folks do need what was taken. but there's one thing you have to remember. you and every other driver at every company are nothing more than a number. profit is what theses compaies are looking for. gone is the day when the bank statement told whether they made money or not. now it's about what looks good on paper. the savings these companies make by withholding from employee's, is a big boost to department managers. it's all about that everloving pat on the back. as long as theses pats ARE pats, and not a butt shot, sending you out the door, all is good. drivers from every ltl company out there has had some really good ideas about how to turn the industry around and make money, BUT, companies no longer want to make money the old fashioned way. their idea is to SAVE money because it's less work. i do hope things turn around for drivers but it ain't looking too good. nearly every time you turn around, there has been, or one getting ready to be implemented into action.....another blow to the head of truck drivers working for large corporate companies. i'd like to say "hang in there and it will get better" but i'm not sticking my neck out that far. i will say "ride the wave". ride 'em till they fail and try and maintain a way of life for your family, every man/woman has a breaking point, so find yours and don't let it break you into doing something you would one day regret. remember: SAFETY IS YOUR FRIEND.
     
  17. Boltseal

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    What color and flavor are you looking for in this dog bone?:438:
     

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