O.K. , I am personally invested in this one , so I will make no effort to hide my bias.
I was laid off for a week a short time ago.........our brilliant leaders in Georgia told our terminal manager to lay off the bottom 12 guys and then offer us a chance to work out of another terminal that was swamped with work. ( but go down there under article 38 , where we are responsible for our own lodging and no per diem instead of the tolerable article 48 which insures a room and meal money )
2 guys were stupid enough to go and the problem wasn't even close to addressed.
I got recalled after a week and took dispatch like normal......... then I was told that my bid truck was being retired and I would need a spare.
I asked if I needed to get my stereo , C.B. radio and tools etc out of the truck right away and they said " Yes.......it will be going early this week ."
So I go looking for the truck to remove my shit...................the fucker has left the building.
Our mechanics are supposed to go over the trucks before they go to make sure they are road worthy and they will take any personal effects out of them and put the stuff aside for us.
The fucking scabs who shuttle equipment came in on Sunday and took it , along with all my stuff..........told no one , just grabbed it.
It went to Dearborn , Mi. and .................surprise of surprises ......... there was nothing in the truck when it got there.
Some hell was raised and I will be reimbursed to replace everything , but what the fuck ?????
So the last two weeks have been in the truck du jour until I get to bid another piece of equipment.
Have you ever driven 500 miles in a day with no tunes ?
Nothing but road noise.
Wait , it gets better.............into a 30 + mile per hour head wind , so the piece of shit you are piloting will only do 45 m.p.h. ?
In a fucking 75 m.p.h. zone ?
Yesterday.........Cottage Grove , Mn. to Minot , N.D.
I ran out of fucking hours in Devil's Lake , N.D. ( something appropriate there , don't you think ? ) and had to bed down in a flea bag hotel that had wireless internet...........in the opposite wing of the hotel I was in , and I was too tired to bitch about it , let alone move to another room.
The hits just keep on coming !