Back when I was adorable.

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  1. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    As a young man with three years' mega carrier experience, I got hired by Yellow Freight. Ohhh boy was I excited, guys. I'd found the job I was gonna retire from at 27 years old!

    I'll even admit to maybe wearing my Yellow ID lanyard in a few situations because I was "on-call," when in reality I was just a little proud of my new job.

    It was a great opportunity for a mega carrier driver, but I just want to paint a picture of an ADORABLE young driver with blinking, innocent eyelashes...I'm selling this too hard. I was young and dumb. Lol

    So on my VERY first trip for Yellow, I got called in at 2100 for 2300, headed to Appleton, WI. Oh boy, was I excited.

    At Schneider, I was on an account where I could control my hours pretty well, so I worked from 1000-0000 every day. I don't like to be up too early, so that worked for me.

    So...11 at night...it was a challenge, but...that's what you had to do in the big leagues, right??? (Adorable!)

    Even so, I got to Appleton in the early morning hours, and gosh darn golly gee was I tired! I thought it would be a good idea to tell the dispatcher that I PREFERRED daytime driving, and if I could just sleep at the hotel a few extra hours and work in the morning, that'd be super swell by me!

    The dispatcher studied my face to make sure I wasn't ####ing with him, and started laughing. "Yeah, I'll see what I can do."

    Clearly, I was a young man who understood the freight business. Lol
     
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  3. Professor No-Name

    Professor No-Name Road Train Member

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    That's hilarious, the line of what ya told the dispatcher about sleepin in an working days. Willing to bet that didn't work out to well on that extra board. Adorable, ha ha an a big lol!!
     
  4. Capacity

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    51Yc2gu5pQL._AC_SY580_.jpg Looks like something Bob Ross (RIP) would write , great job.
     
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  5. Cattleman84

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    So when do we get the Paul Harvey version with "The Rest of the Story"???? LOL
     
  6. Lexuslane

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    Y’all should listen to the Mike Rowe podcast about bob ross
    Rowe did a 150 or so pods that were “for the curious mind with a short attention span “
    So they were perfect for me .
     
  7. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Oh, I got used to nights. Lol I never even made it off the extra board at Yellow OR ABF, so...I had 12 years across three companies to adjust. Lol
     
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  8. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    One of my two childhood heroes, Fred Rogers being the other. Great role models.
     
  9. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Lol the rest of the story is that I learned to work nights, got laid off, went to ABF, rage quit, and wound up at my forever job. Lol

    Now I work afternoons until a bit after midnight, and everything is beautiful. Set schedules are great. Lol
     
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  10. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Yeah I also have a pretty short attention SQUIRREL!
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I was “adorable” once too, but after witnessing years of favoritism and stupidity I’m not very “adorable” anymore.

    This job brings out the worst in people.
     
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