Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Paladin, Dec 26, 2009.
Truck drivers lose jobs, left stranded | WTHITV.com Terre Haute Indiana News
Wow..that sucks! But the true Christmas spirit by the volunteers ready to pick them up!
I'm wondering though..couldn't some of the truckers NOT sell off their truck and just use it to get home, and THEN sell it? What's a bankrupt company going to do about it?...
Hope they all return safely!
omfg could they not just recall all of the truckers to home base then tell them they are fired? god if they were going bankrupt already why not spend a bit more to get those men home it would have been in the Bankruptcy proceeding anyway.
What gets me is they new for weeks this was happening, makes me wonder if the upper management was pocketing as much cash as they can before the place hit bottom. I hope those trucker sue.
what a bunch of scrooges. and God bless those willing to help those truckers get home.
That's just underhanded.
The legal backlash will be interesting though.
Terrible thing for the company to do, but for all the whining about Holiday spirit, look to the individuals that are helping in getting these guys home. The company is just that, a company. To expect them to give a crap when they have no money is hardly a leap. Kudos to those who are assisting the truckers get home...
Horrible, just absolutely horrible.
My dad also got his truck and money taken via bankrupcy. 3 months later, and is the truck they got back making money? nooo.
The problem is that they canceled the fuel cards. They'd have to pay for their own fuel. If you are several days drive out, and the trucks only get 8-10 mpg, that would be pretty expensive. Cheaper to sell the truck there and buy a plane ticket.
wow. thats fucked up
That's crap on the part of the company, but my hat's of those those helping the drivers get home!
True, some of those trucks can cost $800 to $1000 bucks to fill the tanks, but as for selling the trucks, who can afford to buy them?? Not as many companies as there used to be..sadly..
Do they have to return the money they sell the truck for? I mean, if their paychecks are bouncing, might as well keep the money until they pay you.
ah this reminds me of the company my dad worked for 23 years before it finally folded, Merchants (sp? and this was the job he had before the job he has now and has worked there over 15 years i think now).....he just went in one day and was told that that very day would be the last day of work for them.....this sucks, my thoughts are with those truckers
we had a restaurant that went belly up (a Shoney's) and the manager stood at the front door ar 4 in the morning with a shoebox and as the breakfast crew came in, they got a small paycheck and terminated.
all shifts got treated that way.
to a person barely getting by, this is terrible because now they are in a scramble-panic to find something immediately or face a lot of grim realities.
i hope these bastards have truck-dreams for the rest of their lives
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