Thinking Of Packrat...

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PackRat's Comment
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Ouch!!! I thought you had found a happy place. Hate to hear this senior chief..

Yeah I did too, until this afternoon. I knew in my heart this was going to be my final company, as in I finally found the one where I loved working. Do everything right and office people I've never met ruin everything I had achieved in six months for what? I definitely have nothing good to say about this company.

Navypoppop's Comment
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Sorry Packrat you did not deserve that. Their loss for sure.

Old School's Comment
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That's really messed up! I'm sorry. I hope something good turns up for you.

BK's Comment
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What a bummer to say the least.

I’m sorry you have to deal with this.

Big Scott's Comment
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Will you ever learn? What's the longest you ever lasted at a company. It may be time to find a different career. Anything that doesn't require honesty.

Old School's Comment
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We started to delete Big Scott's low and mean spirited comment, but decided to let it stay. It will help others get a handle on who he is. He put himself out there for us to see.confused.gif

BK's Comment
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Scott, it’s not honorable to kick a man when he’s down. I figured you were better than that. Sad.

Davy A.'s Comment
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We started to delete Big Scott's low and mean spirited comment, but decided to let it stay. It will help others get a handle on who he is. He put himself out there for us to see.confused.gif

I'm confused as to why Scott commented like that. I definitely feel for PackRat. I wonder if it was a political hit. Whatever the case, it's a bummer and serves as an unfortunate reminder that the companies will force their upper hand. I'm pretty vocal about my complaints on certain aspects of my company at times and have had to delete a few of them.

I definitely think that Scott's comment was out of line.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Packrat, you know my story about being fired for arriving 30 minutes early to an appointment. Dispatch was supposed to inform me about not entering this customer early, but no one said anything, so I didn't know. They assumed I ignored orders and fired me without asking for my side of it or giving me a reason. They just told me to return to the terminal. When I arrived, they finally told me I was fired and why. I had to go through 5 different interviews, working my way up through management, to get my job back, which I did.

But that didn't sit well because my dispatcher was fired over it, and he had quite a few friends and relatives working at the company (a friend in management told me this later). A few months later, they fired me for my one and only logbook violation. It became evident in the follow-up conversations that someone inside the company was targeting me, so with a million opportunities to go elsewhere, I did.

We have no representation and, therefore, no one to back us up when we're targeted unfairly. Our only recourse is to go find another job.

Sorry this happened, Packrat. I know you'll bounce back and be right back at it in no time. There's no doubt this story will end well, but it would have been nice to skip this dark chapter along the way.


A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PJ's Comment
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I agree Scott’s comments were out of line!!! Do you even know enough about Packrat and his career choices to comment on them??

Where do you come off about the honesty comment??

We all have different life situations. We each make career decisions based on them. We also are each very different individuals. What works for some may not work for others.

Some would look at what I do and say it’s not for them either. That is fine, it works for me.

I can assure scott and others that packrat would never have retired from the Navy as an E-8 if he was dishonest. He is likely to be faulted for being too honest at times.

This industry is extremely diverse and being so has something for many different types of people.

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