Thursday, May 29, 2014

Day three of new work. Unsafe, that's what i will call thiat place.  The whole place is a disaster.  That's pretty much a one word way to describe it.  But their trucks and the way they load them.  Yikes.  All kinds of straps with large cuts in them - totally illegal by DOT standards.  Broken fenders and quarter panels and then they load trucks with pallets that are either not shrink wrapped or not sufficientyly wrapped to eliminate the possibility of "load shift", ie: things falling onto the highway.  They don't keep the trucks clean on the inside, just filthy and garbage laying all over.  They are not receptive to new ideas, n ot that I have pushed myself on that, just made on small suggestion and they said no, that wil take too much time.

No, it will save you a lot of time and you won't  have to wrap the pallets the way you are doing now, which is totally inefficient.
Other drivers don't seem to care, in fact, doesn't bother them at all.  But it became apparent why they don't care on several fronts - they don't know DOT regulations and try to argue things that are pure fallacy.  I've been studying these regulations for quite a long time now, not to mention being exposed to other drivers who are "schooled" by DOT getting warnings and tickets for things that most driverse just simply wouldn't know is a violation.

Whatever.  My future at this place is in the air for I refuse to drive unsafe equipment and more to the point, this particular company is all about safety.  This particular branch makes lots and lots of money, no reason to bypass having safe equipment.  This branch is going to get audited by corporate soon, they are going to be in a world of hurt whhen those people come through and start writing up everything that is total BS going on there.  I'mjust really out in limbo here attempting to figure out what's next.

Right now, almost to work and that's what's next in my face for today anyway.  Getting home at 6 everyday isn't all that great, either. That's 5 daysa week where I can't get anything dfone that you would normally do on a weekday during normal business hours at most places.

Well whatever, piock this up later.

G'day.

ben

2 comments:

  1. You are always an interesting read. We have had our problems in the past. You are like reading a good book and wondering if the ending is going to be good or bad. I hope it will be good. I admire you for just taking the chance. Admire you for taking on this family. It is like reading a good adventure book. ~justfly

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  2. Well hey, long time no speak! Like, a LONG time! Good to see you. I hope the outcome will be good too, seems like quite the process to get there though.

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