Furloughed From Sysco

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Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Well now it's official - I've been furloughed from Sysco. I had the option of going into the warehouse but it doesn't make any sense, so now I'm basically added to a list of "on-call"

The amount of work and routes is probably varying day by day, so if there's not enough drivers to cover the work, then we get called in from the top down. And when work resumes full-time, we come back first before laid off people by seniority.

Unemployment is $740 a week so I can just take a vacation. rofl-1.gif

Even if I work a 14 in one day, that's only $450 so I still will be taking the same amount of money every week even if I work one day or not.

Boy things are interesting now.

Rob T.'s Comment
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That sucks you're out of work currently. I'm not sure what the current stimulus package includes but one proposal I heard was they were trying for unemployment to pay 100% of wages. In Iowa they're predicting that close to 20% of restaurants and bars will not re-open when this is all done. The governor here has extended closures until May. How much seniority do you have?

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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That sucks you're out of work currently. I'm not sure what the current stimulus package includes but one proposal I heard was they were trying for unemployment to pay 100% of wages. In Iowa they're predicting that close to 20% of restaurants and bars will not re-open when this is all done. The governor here has extended closures until May. How much seniority do you have?

Out of drivers in our terminal (Of which there are like 3?) I am 25% the way from the bottom or 75% from the top. Whichever way you want to look at it. I believe right now there's enough "work" for about the top 50% of drivers even though everyones work is probably like 5-9 stops and 300-500 cases.

Terminal:

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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One more thing. I can't imagine you'll be able to claim unemployment for long. Isn't a requirement for unemployment that you're actively seeking work? With a class A CDL (assuming its clean) I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem getting something else even if it pays less.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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One more thing. I can't imagine you'll be able to claim unemployment for long. Isn't a requirement for unemployment that you're actively seeking work? With a class A CDL (assuming its clean) I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem getting something else even if it pays less.

With their situation I'm basically on call from the company a day in advance (From top down). confused.gif I'm not laid off.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Shaun C.'s Comment
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One more thing. I can't imagine you'll be able to claim unemployment for long. Isn't a requirement for unemployment that you're actively seeking work? With a class A CDL (assuming its clean) I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem getting something else even if it pays less.

That is currently being waived in the bill that is in the house. If you are furloughed or laid off due to the virus then you are good.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Yeah when they call me in for work I have 24 hours to respond or I get moved into the layoff category. I don't think I have flexibility to be doing other things (and then shift gears) but wait.

James J.'s Comment
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I need to move to your state.Here in California the max is 450 a week

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I need to move to your state.Here in California the max is 450 a week

Is that taxed?

Rob. D.'s Comment
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Sorry to hear about you situation, although you seem to have a positive attitude about it.

Strange times indeed.

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