Schneider National Kept My Employment Record For Over 10 Yrs

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I drove for Schneider for a brief time before I had to leave and care for family matters. When I left, they let me know I had a rehire offer. I also had no safety violations on my record and left on good terms. Little did I know then that it would take me 2.5 years to resolve my family situation. When the time came, I called a recruiter, mentioned the rehire offer and guess what? They had a record of it and here I am now, 6 weeks into driving solo again.

Old School's Comment
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The American work ethic left when Americans stopped being paid well when adjusting for inflation.

Chris, it is clear that you and I are living in two different worlds. My work ethic is not based on how much someone is willing to pay me. It is based on my personal integrity and pride. I like to sleep well at night, therefore I give it my all when I am working for someone. My income is based on my work ethic and it happens to be very good. You see I believe and have proven that when I do a great job, I end up getting paid a fair and substantial wage. That's just how it works in trucking.

In your world you have no definition of a work ethic. You may use the term, but it is not anything close to what is described as an ethic. A good way to describe ethics is motivation based on ideas of right and wrong. I am convinced that when I put on my hard hat and give myself to an employer, they should get the very best from me. That is my work ethic. That is what is right for me to do. My work ethic is based solely on my involvement. You like to put the onus on the employer. You get things all backwards. You want to hold yourself back unless you feel you are being rewarded in a way that suits you. In your world the employer motivates you by the carrots they dangle in front of you. That is not based on your personal integrity. That is not any sort of a work ethic. That is like extortion. It says, "I will do such and such, but only if you can give me this much."

It seems odd that you don't notice how your method has kept you on the sidelines while others in here are working diligently as truck drivers. It will probably surprise you if you do land a truck driving job. You will discover the company is stupid and not paying you what you are worth. Then again it may not surprise you because you have already discovered this at so many other jobs. I hope you can get it all figured out, but I am afraid you have way underestimated this career. It sounds good to you while you are on the outside looking to get in, but you will find a totally different perspective when you start trying to make a good show at it.

Old School's Comment
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Most of what I say gets censored so I don't put much effort into my posts

Well if you were honest, you would realize that most of what you say gets posted. Some of it gets posted under several different names. We have been overly generous with you. I think it is because we hold out a little hope for you. We will see how you turn out. So far you are still struggling to get up to a level where you can make a successful trucking career. We have certainly allowed you to have your say in here, but we would like to think we have helped you raise yourself to a higher level. So far we are still watching and waiting.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Are you seriously considering a lawsuit for something YOU did wrong? No, you can't sue them for keeping track of who they have employed over the years. What would be the grounds? Too good a memory? Lmao and smh.

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I asked the question about a lawsuit because I was under the impression that there's a statue of limitations on the time a company can keep any records of an employee ive read 7 years is the longest records can be kept by an employer secondly I held a job for 11 yrs after I left schneider for being so called unsafe I never had a accident or was late delivering while I worked for schneider my termination was bs in my opinion and again that was 12 years ago how can u hold someone to something that happened 12 years ago in the work field I dont feel that is right there's plenty of companies out here so im not worried I was just curious abt them being able to keep my record on file for over decade. Lastly like I said a recruiter from schneider prior told me I was eligible to rehire when I applied back in 2018 she said I had passed the time frame and was eligible for rehire when I applied this time initially the recruiter told me I was eligible for rehire that at the end of the interview that all changed how why its bs schneider to damn strict anyways I know its something out here better for me.. .

Trucking companies must maintain employment records for at least 10 years. This is required by FMCSA bylaws.

You are confusing credit history with employment records. Anything older than 7 years falls off your credit history. Companies can keep records of employment for as long as they want. Some industries, like trucking, have oversight bodies that require employment records be maintained for a certain length of time. There is absolutely nothing that is harming anyone by maintaining employment records indefinitely.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

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.
Chris P.'s Comment
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I asked the question about a lawsuit because I was under the impression that there's a statue of limitations on the time a company can keep any records of an employee ive read 7 years is the longest records can be kept by an employer secondly I held a job for 11 yrs after I left schneider for being so called unsafe I never had a accident or was late delivering while I worked for schneider my termination was bs in my opinion and again that was 12 years ago how can u hold someone to something that happened 12 years ago in the work field I dont feel that is right there's plenty of companies out here so im not worried I was just curious abt them being able to keep my record on file for over decade. Lastly like I said a recruiter from schneider prior told me I was eligible to rehire when I applied back in 2018 she said I had passed the time frame and was eligible for rehire when I applied this time initially the recruiter told me I was eligible for rehire that at the end of the interview that all changed how why its bs schneider to damn strict anyways I know its something out here better for me.. .

I googled around a bit, and I didn't find anything related to what you're saying regarding a max amount of time a company can keep your records. Do you have any proof? I'm just curious. I'm not attacking you. Even if the accusation was BS to start with, everyone changes a lot in 12 years.

Steve L.'s Comment
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David S.; it appears one company has proven good reason for you to avoid them. Unfortunately, sometimes the place we think we wanna work shows us why we don’t. There’s a really good flatbed driver in here that thought he wanted to drive shiny TMC trucks, but he’s found great success elsewhere.

I hope you find a company that fits you well.

Chris P.'s Comment
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Chris, it is clear that you and I are living in two different worlds. My work ethic is not based on how much someone is willing to pay me. It is based on my personal integrity and pride. I like to sleep well at night, therefore I give it my all when I am working for someone. My income is based on my work ethic and it happens to be very good. You see I believe and have proven that when I do a great job, I end up getting paid a fair and substantial wage. That's just how it works in trucking.

They actually did a study on whether being paid better improved motivation to be more productive at work. I can dig it up if you want to call me on it, but generally speaking, they found that pay greatly improved, "work ethic" in blue collar jobs. It didn't improve it in office jobs. Anyway, I am getting old now, but I used to be said to be able to do the work of two men. I still got paid as much as the least productive worker in every job I've done. Even when I built electronics for the airforce. I got paid less than a guy that was half as productive as me because he was an electrical engineer. Part of the reason I haven't been rewarded in the workplace is because I have a bad attitude and I don't care what your "rank" is; I'll chew you up if you deserve. The fact I got **** done kept me from getting fired, but it didn't improve my pay rate at all. Generally speaking, kissing arse and getting educated are the two main ways I've noted people end up making better money.

In your world you have no definition of a work ethic. You may use the term, but it is not anything close to what is described as an ethic. A good way to describe ethics is motivation based on ideas of right and wrong. I am convinced that when I put on my hard hat and give myself to an employer, they should get the very best from me. That is my work ethic. That is what is right for me to do. My work ethic is based solely on my involvement. You like to put the onus on the employer. You get things all backwards. You want to hold yourself back unless you feel you are being rewarded in a way that suits you. In your world the employer motivates you by the carrots they dangle in front of you. That is not based on your personal integrity. That is not any sort of a work ethic. That is like extortion. It says, "I will do such and such, but only if you can give me this much."

Why doesn't your pride also come with an desire to not be exploited? Don't you have enough pride in what you do not to get used hard and fed little?

It seems odd that you don't notice how your method has kept you on the sidelines while others in here are working diligently as truck drivers. It will probably surprise you if you do land a truck driving job. You will discover the company is stupid and not paying you what you are worth. Then again it may not surprise you because you have already discovered this at so many other jobs. I hope you can get it all figured out, but I am afraid you have way underestimated this career. It sounds good to you while you are on the outside looking to get in, but you will find a totally different perspective when you start trying to make a good show at it.

I have to wait out for now anyway due to having smoked pot 8 months ago. I'm trying to get my training paid for by the government in the meantime.

Chris P.'s Comment
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Well if you were honest, you would realize that most of what you say gets posted. Some of it gets posted under several different names. We have been overly generous with you. I think it is because we hold out a little hope for you. We will see how you turn out. So far you are still struggling to get up to a level where you can make a successful trucking career. We have certainly allowed you to have your say in here, but we would like to think we have helped you raise yourself to a higher level. So far we are still watching and waiting.

I actually haven't been using different names. this has been the only account I've used for at least two weeks. I would guess about half of what I say gets accepted at some point.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'll just leave this here.....

My work ethic is not based on how much someone is willing to pay me. It is based on my personal integrity and pride. Why doesn't your pride also come with a desire to not be exploited? Don't you have enough pride in what you do not to get used hard and fed little?

....says the guy sitting home, smoking weed, trying to get the government to pay for his training using the tax money collected from the hard-working people he's criticizing here in this forum:

I have to wait out for now anyway due to having smoked pot 8 months ago. I'm trying to get my training paid for by the government in the meantime.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I actually haven't been using different names.

This guy has signed up easily a dozen times under slight variations of the same email address. He normally goes by Ryan R.

So add "telling lies" to his list of things he does with pride and integrity.

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