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    I heard today from a guy who has been a long time casual. He has diabetes so can not get a cdl. Of course thru the better part of 2 years he hasn't got much work. Now ABF wants him back (good hard working guy) but they told him he has to fill out a new app and get hired again as a new casual so they can pay him $2 an hour less. What a way to treat a good dependable employee. I guess whereever they can save a buck they will. We need to make sure there is enough money so management can make a bonus.

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    have him do it. Then AFTER he has work for a little while have the Steward file a grievance on his behalf. Along with the grievance he should turn in a letter requesting information. You Will have to contact me in a pm and I will give you some of things he should request. This guy will not lose his two dollars an hour. The grievance has to be filed timely. between the EEOC and the Americans with disabilities act he should be fine. YOUR BROTHER ALWAYS!

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    Wow, now that sounds like a typical YRC stunt....Not something ABF would try. Then again, YRC has re-written the book on screwing workers over and firmly planted the blue prints in all our employers minds. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what we can expect from them for many years to come.

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    I have a feeling that is going on alot. In the last two weeks we have been training a good many casuals.The rumor down here is that they are going to hire 30 casuals.Everybody has been back on for awhile now.

    They have only been using them for 5 hours when they bring them in during the week so they don't have to put any more on full time.
    Last edited by Docker; 10-18-2010 at 07:57 AM.

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    Is it really cheaper to hire all these college kids with no experience and 2 dollars less per hour who don't have a clew about how to load a trailer or bring back our guys who have been doing it right for years. The pencil pushers at the fort have never worked the dock in their lives. They do not have a clue what it takes to move a shipment from point a to b.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgee View Post
    Is it really cheaper to hire all these college kids with no experience and 2 dollars less per hour who don't have a clew about how to load a trailer or bring back our guys who have been doing it right for years. The pencil pushers at the fort have never worked the dock in their lives. They do not have a clue what it takes to move a shipment from point a to b.


    Not to even mention about the damages caused.It's a shame that we have lost a good many long time casuals because so many were really good at their job.I have always said that along with the requirements of having atleast two years college to become a supervisor,they should have atleast two years dock experience too.It's so refreshing when you run into a supervisor that really knows how to run the operation.IMO...all Ft.Smith cares about is what looks good on paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgee View Post
    Is it really cheaper to hire all these college kids with no experience and 2 dollars less per hour who don't have a clew about how to load a trailer or bring back our guys who have been doing it right for years. The pencil pushers at the fort have never worked the dock in their lives. They do not have a clue what it takes to move a shipment from point a to b.
    Quote Originally Posted by Docker View Post
    Not to even mention about the damages caused.It's a shame that we have lost a good many long time casuals because so many were really good at their job.I have always said that along with the requirements of having atleast two years college to become a supervisor,they should have atleast two years dock experience too.It's so refreshing when you run into a supervisor that really knows how to run the operation.IMO...all Ft.Smith cares about is what looks good on paper.
    What you both have posted is what I believe to be the a majority of the problem at YRC. Our company began it's long slide into the crapper not only from the bone headed moves by Zollars and company with the poorly timed carrier purchases...But to put accountants into operations postitions was a huge mistake. What I have noticed is these bean counters have "zero" communication skills and since they can't communicate with the spoken word they use the written word via company email. Our supervisors spend a good deal of time answering them when they should be doing what they are paid for....Supervising. Honestly we have no managers left. We have puppets. These guys have their strings pulled from above and micro-managing is the norm. Now if you have a loser, no nothing about freight, TM such as our terminal....And this guy loves to have his thumb on everyone and everything....Well, I think you can see where I am headed....Install them in terminals system wide and you have a formula for failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    But to put accountants into operations postitions was a huge mistake.


    This is what bothers me about ABF now.Judy is now Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer,an accountant.
    She had to have been put there for a reason.I just would like to know what that reason was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Docker View Post
    This is what bothers me about ABF now.Judy is now Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer,an accountant.
    She had to have been put there for a reason.I just would like to know what that reason was.
    Docker go ahead and say it as we all know why Judy Judy Judy was put in there. All one has to do is look at her first couple months and where she was trying to take us.

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    My guess would be right down the Yellow brick road

 

 
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