Previous Trucking Company Refused To Pay My Last Check

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Steve L.'s Comment
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I used to raise hell with the owners about my check.


Ever heard the phrase; don’t bite the hand that feeds you? 🤦‍♂️

PackRat's Comment
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Consider yourself lucky they didn’t arrest you for theft…

Exactly my thoughts, too! SMH.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Reason number7988316 not to work as a 1099. Also perhaps a lesson in picking the hill you want to die on.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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So, I drove off in the truck attempting to get back to Chicago

Answered your OWN question didn't cha

G-Town's Comment
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Also a reason why dumbasses and hotheads rarely succeed in this business. And if they do succeed, it’s probably a result of recognizing their bad temperament and adjusting their attitude.

Stealing a truck is however rather extreme. The OP likely hasn’t heard the last of this…

Reason number7988316 not to work as a 1099. Also perhaps a lesson in picking the hill you want to die on.

BK's Comment
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I was stranded by my previous company in Savanna, GA and needed to get back to Wisconsin. I thought about taking my truck to get there. After about 09 seconds I decided that was a bad idea. Thankfully, I had a valid credit card so I rented a car and drove back home without having to constantly check for police lights in my rear view mirror. I was out $600 but still able to get another job with the same company because I didn’t burn any bridges.

Don's Comment
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"Timbaktoo Trucking"? Is this a joke and are we being trolled? I have to look this up.

So, you used to "raise hell with the owners" and then surprised they fired you? Really?!

You stole their truck, got pulled over and the truck was towed?

What makes you think you should have received your last check? You are darn lucky the company owner hasn't pressed charges against you for theft of his truck.

I would love to hear what driver job you think you will get after your dumb stunt.

I live in Chicago and I worked for a company in Brooklyn Park, MD named Timbaktoo Trucking. Every week, there was some issues with drivers getting their checks on time, so I used to raise hell with the owners about my check. Finally, I was terminated because of "disrespecting the owners". When they terminated me, I asked, "how am I supposed to get all my belongings back to Chicago from Maryland?" He replied, "You'll figure it out." So, I drove off in the truck attempting to get back to Chicago. Long story short, I was stopped in Pennsylvania and the truck was towed. Now, they are refusing to deposit my last paycheck. I was a 1099 driver, but I solely worked for Timbaktoo Trucking.

Don's Comment
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I'll be danged. There really is a company called Timbaktoo Trucking, but they are based in Rose Haven, MD; not Timbuktu.

PackRat's Comment
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Amazon just had an opening for a driver position this morning, just north of Madison, WI. Not too far from Chicago.

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