Schneider - Training Day: The Final Slowdown
by, 11.18.2011 at 12.47 AM (449 Views)
Time is almost nigh. Tomorrow will be by final day of training whereas I will be heading from the West Memphis, AR O.C. back to the Dallas O.C. and head home for the weekend.
My SQT (Skill Qualification Test) is scheduled to begin Monday at 7. A couple of my co-trainees told me last night that when they went in for SQT that it was over booked, so it took them two days. God willing and the creek don't rise I'll be out in one.
They said they got their trucks assigned to them and they were filthy and stank to high heaven. So their trucks were in the shop for about 6-8 hours getting cleaned up and road ready.
I'm ready to get moving and start making real paychecks. I'm also ready to get home to my family. I got a couple weeks worth of whippings and loving to dish out. My only concern at the moment is this: Thanksgiving.
At first I didn't expect to get back to Dallas until Sat or Sun. My TE told me after my SQT that Schneider owed me a couple or three days off, so being home for TG shouldn't be a problem.
But now that I'm gonna have the whole weekend off, I wonder. She told me that Schneider tends to think of my weekend off as my chance to have Turkey Day. But request off and see what happens, but be prepared that they may be expecting me to hit the road running.
So I ask the lady at the service desk if they had a means for me to submit my request or do I have to do it from QualComm in the truck. She told me truck, but asked the situation. Then she tells me I shouldn't have any problem being off for TG; Schneider's pretty good about letting people be home for the holidays. She said when I go in for SQT just let them know that since I live in Paris, I need to take the truck home to get "moved in" and I'd be ready on whatever day.
What's more, since I live near Kimberly-Clark, they may send me on with an MT to drop at K-C and pick up when I'm ready to roll. Perfect!
I've bounced a lil from rock star status to garage band status and roadie.... she told me today that I'm doing much better at maintaining rock star status. I thanked her and told her come next week every day will be a rock star day because I won't let on any different. She said that many students actually do DO better once they're alone because they don't have someone watching their every move. I can see that. There's been several times I've felt that way.
Today we hit a construction zone that ran one lane. Jill spends a vast amount of time playing games on her phone. I rolled through with the stop-n-go. I tend to let people get a pretty good distance ahead so I can roll slow rather than break-n-go.
I came to a point where I had to stop so I breaked and downshifted. I noticed her lurch a lil and look up. She says, "They're stopping up there."
Almost. I ALMOST blurted, "No s4!t? Ya reckon I might have notice all the red lights so that's why I pushed the pedal in the middle that cause the blood in your head to rush to the tip of your nose?" But I didn't.
In the hotel right now. Was driven over here by a driver on light-duty. Whiplash. About a month ago around 5:30 P.M. he was rolling about 5 MPH as the road was just cleared of an accident. An Escalade slammed into the rear of him and shoved him about 60 ft. Drunk driver. Other than being unconscious for a few minutes, no injuries. But the DOT bar had left an impression in the passengers seat.
On the home front, while waiting for the school bus this morning, my seven year old got to watch someone run his dog over. Didn't even stop. B1t#h.
Bedtime. Night yo.