FAT people are Discriminated against at prime

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by mikebrown611, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Stewey1982

    Stewey1982 Light Load Member

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    First off this isn't even the correct thread to post such information. I'm sure if you look on here just a little bit you'd find out you could have posted it under "Good and Bad Trucking Companies". Secondly, I think you failed to interview the company properly as duck65 said. Your half hearted research and lack of investigation gave you what you needed. I hope you learned from this hard lesson.
     
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  3. vintagedude

    vintagedude Bobtail Member

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    yes, that happened to my girl friend too. then they want you to buy this machine to sleep with at nite. what a rackett
     
  4. poisonarmy

    poisonarmy Light Load Member

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    Ok if themachine is going to help you then what's the big deal at least bb if yo u comply with their policy you won't be unemployed
     
  5. vintagedude

    vintagedude Bobtail Member

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    there was no need for the machine. its just their way of making more off the drivers.. her own doctor said that as crap.
     
  6. bluerider

    bluerider Light Load Member

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    I'm 6"1' 190 lbs but have a neck size of 18 1/2 in. (I lift weights and used to box). I sleep like a baby. If some clown at a physical would suggest that I need a sleep apnea study based on my neck size, I would put him to sleep. One size does not fit all. Nevertheless; physical conditioning is a huge problem in our industry. The combination of sitting still all day and poor food selections at truck stops doesn't help. The "exercise" rooms at truck stops are few and far between and not well equipped. It's a constant struggle to remain fit. Having said that, many truckers seem to be their own worst enemy with regards to their health.
     
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  7. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Just so you know...everyone with sleep apnea "sleeps like a baby" or at least thinks they do. They are usually so tired they fall asleep quickly and sleep longer than those who don't have the condition. The best test is the wife test. If the wife says you wake her up snoring and snorting in the middle of the night get tested. Its less about outer neck size than inner airway size. Obesity is a factor mainly because of fatty tissue inside the throat. Age plays a factor as well since the tissue tends to sag
    as you grow older.
     
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  8. bluerider

    bluerider Light Load Member

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    Thanx. I had no idea. My ex used to complain about my snoring. She also complained about my tossing and turning, getting up to use the bathroom, my cat jumping up on the bed, the noise from traffic, earthquakes, thunder, rain, you name it. All things being equal, I would rather have sleep apnea than insomnia. At least I feel refreshed when I waken, which is the whole point of sleeping as far as I'm concerned. And when I feel tired, I take a nap. Trucking companies hate that too.
     
  9. Meltom

    Meltom Road Train Member

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    They only hate naps if it causes your to miss your appointment times.
     
  10. bluerider

    bluerider Light Load Member

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    No, they hate it because you miss their stupid Qualcomm messages.
     
  11. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    All of those are symptoms. I was a swimmer growing up and snored like a freight train even in high school while swimming 5-6 miles a day. I gained weight as I grew older but didn't get tested for sleep apnea until i was 50. The biggest difference is I feel better now after 6 hours on CPAP than I did after 8 hours of sleep without it. I also stopped getting up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. I sleep deeper and don't wake up with that urge to go in the middle of the night.
     
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