Here is my experience with Schneider as a zero experience driver

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  1. yamia

    yamia Bobtail Member

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    One thing I never knew about trucking community was their claim of being trucker to be independent and not to deal with BS, while downgrading their standards to be treated unfair and still they settle for it.
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Dude, it's kinda like life.......choose your battles and learn what you can live with.
    You know neither, but you're young and that's understandable.
     
  4. yamia

    yamia Bobtail Member

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    I am 40+ and I changed my career as an upgrade. If it is not going to increase my quality of life and satisfaction, then screw it.
    They treated like they rescued us from homeless shelter. The more I am exchanging comments, I realize most of drivers seem ok with it. Maybe because of the background and lifestyle most of them had, I don't know and I don't care.
     
  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If they hadn't kicked you out of the program would you still be there? Did all the things you complained about suddenly become intolerable because you became intolerable to your prospective employer?

    Be sure to let us know when you find another job and how things work out for you.
     
  6. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Well, honestly, I think you're expecting too much.
    Look, here's the deal. Truckers mostly get treated like ####.
    Imagine putting in a 14 hour day and getting paid for 6, that's our life.
    What you experienced at Schneider is actually above average.
    I won't comment on the trainer experience since I wasn't there, but I can tell you this much, "lane to lane" is pretty much the law everywhere.

    Perhaps you should reconsider your career options.......and I'm not at all trying to be ugly here.......but if cold bagels and bad attitudes spin your world up, you're in the wrong business.

    Good luck
     
  7. yamia

    yamia Bobtail Member

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    Actually I learned here and in truckingtruth that truckers treat each other even worse!
    Very toxic community.
    Of course cold bagle and coffee in styrofoam cup doesn't spin my world but it shows me that how my employer is normally treating its employees.
     
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  8. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    You're exactly right.
    Many/most truckers are the most inconsiderate, rude, nasty, ill-mannered people I've ever met.
    But the rest are pretty ok.

    But once again, if coffee in a Styrofoam cup informs you about a company, an organization, or an industry, perhaps its time to step back and look at yourself. Again, not trying to be ugly or hateful, but seriously, man.
     
  9. yamia

    yamia Bobtail Member

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    That shows how much you worth for them and how they think about you.
    They don't need to be crystal clear and tell you in writing that "hey, be aware we totally don't give a ... about you, just in case!".
    I don't think you would serve coffee in Styrofoam to your family, friend, employee or anyone stranger. If someone or a business thinks it is ok to do so, it is wise to think twice about them.
     
  10. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    ummm, ok.
    good luck
     
  11. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you want to be popular join the fire department. Trucking is, has always been, and will always be, filled with people whose social graces are limited or non existent. Trucking's management personnel are a good example of that.
    You are a guidance system for a big noisy machine. Nothing more. You go from point A to point B and back again. You're not a hero. You're not even quite human, according to most management. You're simply a means to an end and if they could replace you with a chimpanzee or a robot they'd do it in a heartbeat.
    Most drivers, when you peel back a couple of layers of cynicism, will help you any way they can.
    Are there companies that treat their drivers well? Of course there are. Are there trucking jobs where the driver's contribution is recognized and appreciated.? Definitely.
    But those jobs are hard to find and they usually don't hire rookies. You'll need a couple of bad jobs before you truly appreciate a good one. Even with a good job and good people there will things you don't like.
    Learn to deal with that.
    Whining solves nothing and disagreeing with good advice is foolish. You need to think about that. Or not. Your choice entirely.
    You've worked hard to get where you are now. Don't let unrealistic expectations ruin you.
     
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