Do You Get Treated With Respect By The Dock Workers (when Making Or Picking Up A Delivery)?

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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Watch your manners. Be professional. I found that if I ran into someone having a bad day using good manners goes a long way. You never know what issues they have faced that day.

I met a very angry receiving clerk once who lightened up a bit after I minded my manners and used "yes ma'am, no ma-am, I'll know to do better next time Ma'am." If you go in with a chip on your shoulder someone may knock it off.

Be polite. Be professional.

Greetings Dean R.,

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my friend’s question and for sharing your experiences on this issue. I will relay what you shared when I see him next time.

On the behalf of my friend, thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Nick S.

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I find everyone is fine, more so now that I've been on a dedicated account - there were plenty of places during my OTR time when you were treated as a piece of meat - take a number, get in line...but there was still no disrespect involved and there were several places where jockeys went out of their way to help me when telling them I had just started but then at the same time I can see how if someone acted like a know it all and then needed assistance one may be hesitant to assist - it's always best to be humble in my opinion.

All of that said, I've run into more drivers with issues than dock workers - seen some of their road rage in actions, seen primates wanting to fight over parking spots - just ridiculous silly stuff - got a really good story about one guy and his road rage in a Love's lot but I'll save that for another thread, another time as I've been a lurker for a while and just now have begun to reply a bit, now that I've been out and working for a little while I feel a bit more comfortable partaking in these conversations.

Hello Sallier,

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my friend’s question and for sharing your experiences on this issue. I will relay what you shared when I see him next time.

On the behalf of my friend, thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated. Most of all, thank you for sharing as much as you did.

Kind Regards,

Nick S.

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