Made decision to be my own man and not leech off my rich father

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Trucks66, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. weirdpuckett

    weirdpuckett Road Train Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Everyman relies on another mans wallet dude........ESPECIALLY those in the oilfield biz.........if nobody pumps gas .......see? ......
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  3. weirdpuckett

    weirdpuckett Road Train Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    I would invest in my sons success ......until he showed me hes not able to utilize such a gift......
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  4. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    That’s a great story, all but the woman part I agree with! Most woman want to be treated as equals, and they should be, but that means they should have to pull their own weight as a man is is supposed to! JMO, thanks for sharing your story
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    And you have those of us that do this because we enjoy the solitude.
  6. Snakeschasingcars

    Snakeschasingcars Heavy Load Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Yes ofcourse. I didnt say all truckers.. Just its where those that have no skills or education. that manage not to get a record so bad. trucking wont even have them. Flock to trucking as its basicaly the easiest and cheapest way out of no mans land.
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  7. cleanbyrd

    cleanbyrd Bobtail Member

    Feb 24, 2019
    Wow! I read every comment! My parents were middle class. I did chores for a small allowance as a kid. Some kid in the neighborhood dared me to break his own parents window. I did. Dad made me pay for it out of my allowance (TRUE- not Brady Bunch episode)! One thing that was drilled into me as a child was honesty! Even the subtle manipulations I tried on them never flew. Dad made me look up the word devious in the dictionary among other things. That stuck. They divorced when I was 14, mom started drinking and the nightmare began(but that's another novel)! I do know several people in their 50's that still are bumming cigarette money, rent, utilities, whatever, regularly, and have all their lives. Two have a dad 85 years old living off social security and VA benefits. I have never once heard them ask their disabled dad "How are you? Do you need anything? " I despise this! Clearly everyone has their own way of trying to make adults out of our children. My own daughter works 50 hours a week at Steak and Shake to raise my own two little grandbabies. Her husband works at Steak and Shake too. I ache for them cause it's rough. She only asked for a little money from me once, I had it- she got it! Thanks everyone!
  8. Bdog

    Bdog Road Train Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    What are your father’s plan for succession? I assume he owns a company of some sort. What are his plans for when he is too old to do it anymore? Seems like with you being his only son he would have been teaching you the ropes. Not giving you handouts but having you start from the bottom up.

    I wouldn’t consider myself rich but I own a company in the oil industry and have for about 12 years. My son started working with us during the summers when he was 13. He can choose whatever path he wants in life but I am going to do my best to teach him about what I do so that if he chooses he can take over some day.
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  9. fss99701

    fss99701 Medium Load Member

    Feb 14, 2019
    none of your business
  10. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Stuck in Limbo
    Someday i wanna be able to that if i ever have kids. Not hand them everything and spoil them but help them out the best I can. I came into this world with nothing, I'm going out with nothing. Hopefully setting up my family so they don't have to struggle.

    Op be proud of yourself. Your old man is deff different but hey it worked didn't it. Deff not a dick by any means
  11. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Just sounds like one of those movie of the week things.
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