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t3hmau5t3hmau5 Registered User new member
I'm a full time student (paying cash) who is also working full time at a transportation/logistics company. My customer is a major internet retailer.

Now a little background info for those unfamiliar with the industry. We have certain contracted lanes with this customer which we are obligated to cover. (by means of hiring/brokering loads out to carriers, we are a non-asset based trucks of our own) For my specific account, revenue through the entire year is minuscule, but because of Christmas peak alone we bring in more revenue than any other account in the company.

This past week, citing issues with just one of these dozen or so lanes, our customer pulled us off of every single one of our lanes. So our sales for the entire year are pretty much just fucked. On top of that, we just added 3 new people to our team making it the largest the account has ever been.

Now, let me back up a little for my specific situation. I started with the company about a year and a half ago as a part time employee on our after hours support team. This past April, the entire team was sent to our Mexico office. Having worked with my current account, the GM had this position created for me, though upper management really didn't want it to happen. They'd rather have payed someone a third of the wage, however, this specific account requires far more work after hours than is typical, so it here I am. I work three 13s Fri-Sun so that I can go to school.

I'm fucking worried. The way I see it, regardless of the 3 new day-staffers, upper management sees my job as expendable, and so I'd wager if there are going to be cuts then mine would be one of, if not the first, to go.

I like this company, and they more or less took care of my previous team by finding everyone new positions, but the problem is that there are no more after hours positions in my office. I'm literally the only guy in the building on the weekends. So, if my suspicions are correct then I'd either be forced to take a day position or quit. Seeing as to take a day position would require me to drop out of school, it's just not an option for me. School is the #1 priority...but I'm kind of freaking out.

What's more is my GM (new GM from the one previously mentioned) hasn't said shit to anybody about this happening. I only know because it was essential for the goings on this past weekend, and so the my coworker in charge of those lanes got me up to speed. The whole thing is fucking shady, he's not talking about it, I almost know for a fact that the reasoning is bullshit. They wouldn't pull all of our lanes for fucking up on one of them, doesn't happen. This move puts my customer in a bind too, as they have to find new carriers at a really inopportune they wouldn't have done this over some trivial shit.

Am I overreacting here? A good friend advised me to immediately start putting resumes out there, but is that jumping the gun? I would like to stay with this company, and don't want to jump ship before I even know if anything's going to happen. They could trim the account down, or hell it's unlikely but possible that the account could dissolve entirely.

Either way, would I be disqualified for unemployment if offered another position? When my last team was moved, they stated they wouldn't fight any unemployment requests...but this is a very different situation.


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    PedroAsaniPedroAsani Brotherhood of the Squirrel [Prime]Registered User regular
    You should be putting resumes out all the time. Even in a good job, it helps to know that you are in demand, if only for when you go for bonuses/raises.

    That you are stressing over this says you have legitimate concerns. Take care of yourself first, make sure you are secure. If it turns out everything is fine then you don't have to take any other job you are offered.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    For the unemployment, if it's not in writing it doesn't exist. Better option to start looking now so you don't have to worry about it.

    everyone is expendable, and you owe your company only an honest workday. It's impossible to guess what they will do so have to make best guess on what you want and what you see.

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    PantshandshakePantshandshake Registered User regular
    Well, if the company (yours) is looking to pin the loss of the customer on you, then you might get fired for cause, which may have an impact on unemployment. If, however, your position is eliminated because the customer leaves, then you'd probably be looking at a layoff, which has no impact on unemployment.

    If the company offered you a different position, and you don't take it, they only thing would impact is whether you're eligible for a severance package from your company, if they give one of those. Sometimes there's a clause that if continued employment is offered and rejected, the severance is gone.

    These are general statements. Your issue is very specific, these may not apply 100%.

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    SerpentSerpent Sometimes Vancouver, BC, sometimes Brisbane, QLDRegistered User regular
    Never to early to start looking. You can always decline the interview (if you get one), and then decline the offer later (again, if you get one).

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