- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I work in transportation, I haul poison for a living. I make good money, and love what I do.
However, a little more than a month ago we were bought out by the competition. Now I work for them and they don’t have a good reputation. I gave my word that I would try to stick this out. But frankly, I am just tired of all the lies.
Some background on me. I have little experience in this field. I have been doing this for about one year. Before this I was still a commercial driver, I just drove motorcoach, carrying passengers for 7+ years. I have a spotless safety record, no accidents, no tickets, and a perfect federal safety score.
I met with HR from the new company before the buyout for dinner. And was made all kinds of fruitless promises. Promises that I have inquired about and have been pretty much pushed aside and not even aknowledged. Most of my concerns are safety sensitive, and training related. Like I said, I haul poison. They bring on new employees and train for ONE FUCKING DAY and turn them loose. We have had numerous incidents since they have taken over.
I work with one other driver in my former (current??) position. I learned that on Friday they had one of their drivers (not a driver that was in our company that was bought out) went to cover this load for my co-worker who is on days off. And prompty set the truck on fire….or this is what was presented to me. Now I have seen the “tractor fire” which turns out to be nothing more than a tire fire. A fire caused by driver error, and running a heavy load on a low or flat tire. I was outraged to learn that they called my co-worker and basically accused him of sabotaging another driver with a hazmat load. Let me add here, that such accusations or acts are punishable by the law.
Yesterday on my day off, I was called and told to go clean out my tractor because they were taking both of our runs and giving them to another location. Well needless to say. This was the last straw. I went and cleaned out my truck and sent a message to HR with the words. “I quit”.
When I had got back home my phone has since been blown up by everyone calling me. But the point I want to get to is this. I did speak to HR, and again spoke of my concerns. To which they are obvlious to any and all of what is taking place. There last words to me were Julie we really would like you to reconsider. And to shich my reply was I am not Julie I am Melinda and then I hung up. Today there is messages of apology for doing this, and I don’t know if I done the right thing by quitting.
I believe in safety. I have studied this and taught this is previous jobs. I cannot just sit on the side lines and wait for someone to get seriously mamed or killed. Do I make the attempt to go back to work as they want me to? Or do I just cut my losses??