Saturday, December 26, 2009
Arrows Trucking Company leaves 1,200 truckers STRANDED
Admittedly, this story sounds too outrageous to be true, but unfortunately, the absurd is apart of an all-too-harsh reality for over 1,200 truckers who worked for Arrow Trucking. Just before Christmas, truckers all over the country received a phone call from Arrow stating that they were to drive their trucks to the nearest dealership, collect a 200 dollar check and go home.
NO notice. No explanation. Merry Christmas, you're fired! Now only many of these truckers have to abandoned their beds, refrigerators, TVs and food, but they had to look for work while their paychecks were bouncing.
This story angers for two reasons.
1) How can a company abandon its employees (I'm sorry, independent contractors) like this?
This company is too big to be able to legally pull a stunt like this.
2) If Arrow can get away with a midnight closing, which other companies are secretly planning the same thing?
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