Drove 2 days for interview only to be told the positions filled

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  1. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Bobtail Member

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    I was planning on moving to Texas in a few weeks and got called by a company to come in for an interview. They told me that they were looking for a driver and I told them I was going to be a few weeks but that I could come down early if they really needed me to. They called me back 2 more times about coming in so I ended up packing all my stuff in a rush and I drove 20 hours in 1 day to get there. I arrived 2 days after they called (I had to book a hotel for 2 weeks because my house wasn’t ready). When I got to Texas I called them and texted the manager but got no reply. I called again the next day and they finally answered only to tell me that the position was filled.

    Is it normal for something like this to happen? I wasted 800$ on a hotel and drove all that way now I have to drive back to NJ. They couldn’t even bother to call or text me back saying the position was filled when I told them I was on my way. How common is this?
     
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  3. '88K100

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    I’d go there in person and request to see someone in person and again explain what has transpired
    If they don’t find a truck for you then publicly lambast the SOBs

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  4. Chinatown

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    Why can't you just get another job in Texas and stay there instead of driving back to New Jersey?
    What's the name of the company that shafted you?
     
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  5. Chinatown

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    Agree, go there in person. The top guy may not know this happened to you.
     
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  6. JSanborn103

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    It took me a month to find a job I was qualified for since I don’t have a lot of experience. I’m going to apply to a few places but I doubt I can find one this quickly. I left all my stuff in NJ (it’s packed up and ready to move I packed up my whole apartment in a day ) and I was going to have my brother drive it down since I had no time to rent a truck. I might as well just go back up there.
     
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  7. Chinatown

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    Where are you in Texas or where do you want to live in Texas?
    Texas is loaded with trucking jobs.
    Did the company say anything to you about maybe needing to change your cdl from New Jersey to Texas?
     
  8. JSanborn103

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    I’m actually in Charlotte NC not Texas. I just said Texas so they wouldn’t know it’s me who posted on here but I don’t even care at this point.
     
  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Well, Charlotte is loaded with trucking jobs.
    How much experience do you have and do you have endorsements?
    North Carolina is a nice state, so try to stay there.
     
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  10. JSanborn103

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    They said my NJ license was fine. I can’t PM you because I don’t have 5 posts on here yet.
     
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  11. Chinatown

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    Lots of North Carolina drivers post on here, so we'll all pitch in and help you find a good job.
    Do you want OTR or what?
     
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