Happy holidays, your fired.... ok just laid off
just got called from work, due to the automotive slow down they are eliminating 2 of the 3 runs to seward tenneco which is the plant I deliver too, and since tenneco requested the late run to be the one that stays and I am on the middle run I just got laid off.
The office is looking at it, since A. we have seniority over the other two teams by several years. B. our run was the ONLY run 3yrs ago and at the time was set to deliver at 5 but was moved up to put the third run in which delivers at 5:30 now so honestly our run WAS that run until it was changed by the company. C. in 5-1/2 yrs we didn't make it ONE day and that was because we were trapped in a truck stop and the interstate was closed by the state, and have only been late less then a handful of times that was our fault (all the other times was because the relay driver was late, or cross dock/dispatch didn't get them out in time) D. the Team that is on that later run has already missed making their delivery 3 times THIS WINTER and over a dozen times in the 2yrs they have been on the run, as well as having been late at least once a week and haven't been on time yet this week at all (we have been early even though it snowed Monday and Tuesday) And E. the guy in the other truck has caused the company a lot of problems including actually costing them a run because of attitude.
So keep your fingers crossed and if you believe in it could sure use the prayers that they decide to keep us instead.
They did say the run was supposed to come back at the end of Jan or early Feb and they won't fight us on unemployment plus since it's considered a layoff we don't have to do the job search, OR if want to find another temp job when it comes back we can have it with full seniority and current time in meaning pay and vacation benefits