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Discussion in 'Marten' started by TNspeedy, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Kabar

    Kabar Road Train Member

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    I was responding to your quote. It's the kind of statement one would expect from a rookie looking for answers. As I tell my kids. "Say what you mean in proper English and people won't miss understand you." With limited experience and being young you need to be direct so readers do not take your written word wrong.
     
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  3. Saienga

    Saienga Medium Load Member

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    You'd be better off teaching your kids to be alert to context and look for sarcasm because it accounts for an alarming volume of interpersonal communication.

    Don't lecture me. I was returning shot for shot against somebody that decided to take an unsubstantiated shot at a company I appreciate pretty well.

    I can understand observing that some of the drivers who've hated Marten just haven't played by the rules, which we've both pointed out in this thread...but you've gotten farther and farther off on the "if you didn't succeed here it's because there's something wrong with you" moral high road that I've been thinking about saying something anyway...but now you're going to take the piss out of me? For making a sarcastic comment on the internet?

    Come on, man. With friends like you, who needs enemies?

    Your way is not the only way to live life.
     
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  4. Saienga

    Saienga Medium Load Member

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    All right, so in retrospect, I was a little too dickish in the last post, but I'll let it stand, because I won't pretend I didn't make a mistake.

    The overall point of the post was this:
    Sarcasm is part of the way we communicate.
    I don't appreciate being called a newbie.
    I take issue, Kabar, with your tendency (in this thread and others) to impeach the personal worth or value of people if their lives don't work out like yours.

    When I pointed out that many drivers are cranky and pushy and that this must inevitably lead to difficulties with their dispatchers, it was an attempt to shed some light on the problem, not to tell people that they suck.

    Also, I absolutely stand by my earlier sarcasm. Simply saying, "XYZ company is terrible, don't work there" is so unsubstantiated and useless, it only deserves a snarky response.
     
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  5. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Came real close to hiring on, but after reading forced Per Diem, no thanks. I like my per diem the way that it is now. Was also looking at Midwest Regional, and have not really cared what I have read
     
  6. the baltimore porkchop

    the baltimore porkchop Bobtail Member

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    u never know in otr.
     
  7. nicnat2

    nicnat2 Medium Load Member

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    Well no company is perfect that's for sure. I worked for a decent one and there were things I didn't agree with that they did. Everyone has an opinion on what they feel a co. should do for us drivers..most don't even come close. I sent in my app for Marten 2day and hopefully I get to see what they're all about. I realized that for the most part you give and take in life. Most drivers give a lot up to be on the road and receive very little in return.I was just happy to get a "good job" over the qualcomm.I'll be happy if they have equipment that's not falling apart,and from what I've seen...not too bad.If you read enough posts, you see that there's always someone out there who bashes even the "best" co's..You know what I mean....:biggrin_25526: By the way,was Dieselducy the guy watching trucks run redlights on youtube?...What a loser..
     
  8. wpmclam

    wpmclam Light Load Member

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    I must say, after watching your videos, its no wonder they fired you. Filming while you are driving down the road at highway speeds? At best thats distracted driving. I would like to hear the conversation if dot had pulled you over while filming. That would have been interesting.
     
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  9. DieselDucy

    DieselDucy Bobtail Member

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    as far as copyright, the truck was in a public place and I can LEGALLY can take photos and video of ANY truck building person or item for that matter and publish it online and there is not a #### thing the owner can do about it. I am back with a GREAT carrier now and i am VERY happy with them.. WOW it has also been over a year now since the whole ordeal! MY time goes by fast!:biggrin_25515: I'm sure they put some BS on my DAC but that is fine. I have been with a very good carrier for almost a year now and don't plan on leaving them anytime soon. AND TO ANSWER ANOTHER ?? YES I am the "looser" that films truckers running redlights and doing other stupid things, You see, I am a fairly smart person and being college educated and having worked in the trucking industry for going on 7 years, I have come to the conclusion that ALOT (not all) truck drivers are complete idiots (the way SOME of ya'll talk on these internet Bulletin Boards and the CB radio prooves that) and this needs to be broadcasted to where the general public can see their behavior so legislation for EOBR's and stronger enforcement of driving laws for truckers can be passed.
     
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  10. nicnat2

    nicnat2 Medium Load Member

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    I'm sure you a decent person but I don't understand why you would use a camcorder going over a pretty long bridge like that in ur video? Anyone who drives a truck for a living knows that they can get pretty squirly at a moments notice..If you sit back and see what they saw, you might understand their point of view. They don't know any of us drivers that well and could think you're some kind of crack pot...Know what I mean? I saw ur videos and wondered why you were standing on the corner filming them? Kinda funny...just my 2 cents...
     
  11. DieselDucy

    DieselDucy Bobtail Member

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    the camera that was taking those movies was the size of a credit card, when it was running, i was not even looking thru it. it was no more hazardous than eating or drinking while driving, my eyes were on the road and i could have dropped the cam at a moments notice (like for a blowout) anyway, i can understand and if i had to do over, i would have used a tripod or dash mount..
     
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