My local job

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  1. bowmeyer1

    bowmeyer1 Light Load Member

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    Well all, i did it, i got that local job and start Monday. I had to go yesterday and take another D.O.T physical and drug test. I think ill take this job cause im really getting sick of physicals (3 in a month) but at any rate i got a company cell phone, signed a bunch of paperwork (passed on the insurance--too high) the wife can get it alot cheaper. but every year my weekly portion i pay goes down and after 5 years the company pays 100%...so it isnt too bad. The pay is ok they start at 15-18/hr but too get my foot in the door i offered to work for a little less. Say what you want but i wanted the #### job.....bad. hours are 7am to 5 pm M-F. they usually require 6 months experience for straight truck and 2 years for tractor trailer. So i was offered straight truck with the ability to move into tractor-trailer gradually and the doors open for a crack at operations manager down the road if i can handle the job and learn the biz. They like the fact i ran second shift operations for the hazardous waste facility for eight years. too bad i have been with GM for the last eight years, trying to remember all the hazmat stuff again. To say the least im about as stressed as they come....gotta make this work. Not many other options at this point. Im just happy i at least have a shot to be there for my kid....if only a shot. i'll do the best i can. >--->
     
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  3. themlilboots

    themlilboots Heavy Load Member

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    Congrats, your kid will thank you for it in the long run. Too many OTR drivers miss so many of their kids activities and you can never get that back.
     
  4. 1pissedoffdriver

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    Great job.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :biggrin_25516:now stay there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...:biggrin_25516:

    otr sucksssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!lol,lol,lol
     
  5. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    Good luck with the new gig! I'm glad you got something local.
     
  6. bowmeyer1

    bowmeyer1 Light Load Member

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    hilarious... just too hilarious. I will admit...OTR isnt great if you have kids...but i have had a dream (crazy as it may be) of going OTR since i was eighteen. sooooooo... when the lil ones grown...never know...of course in a perfect world i'd only be hangin out in warm places where it never snows...bikini clad women...sand...beaches......oh crap thats another post for another place......lol
     
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    I am so sorry to destroy your fantasy you are having right know....

    It's not what it seems(trust me)...

    You are better off saving your money and buying a nice camper and ''go to the sun spots'' with your wife and kids and enjoy your time....less hassle...

    This ''FANTASY'' OF ''THE BIG TRUKIN WORLD''
    has to be smashed.....It's not ''REAL''
     
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  8. themlilboots

    themlilboots Heavy Load Member

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    Yeh, there are some pretty nasty docks...been to some in Jersey City.......YUCK!
     
  9. bowmeyer1

    bowmeyer1 Light Load Member

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    WoW...well my kids 18 in 6 years...ive looked at my wife for 23 years.....and though i love her.....i think i'll stick with the "FANTASY"( looks around waitin to get slapped) hey... how bout if i just buy a freakin semi...trick it out and just hang out where its warm,nice beaches ...............and he drifts off again >--->
     
  10. 1pissedoffdriver

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    Great plan...Anything but getting caught up in the ''C.D.L. SCAM''...Let fantasy be just that..''FANTASY''..

    :biggrin_25526:Funny thing just happened to me this morning...LMFAO.....:biggrin_25526:..

    Some ''recruiter'' called me this morning...lol,lol..he offered me a ''JOB''....LMFAO...

    He asked me for my history and qualifacations...

    22 years exp.
    clean record(for know).lmao
    10-safty awards
    never had wrecks with other vehicles
    every endorsement you can have.
    canada qualified
    goverment qualified..

    and blah,blah,blah

    here is the offer...rolmfao....

    .32 cents a mile..
    2000 avg miles a week
    every 21 days on road i ''earn'' 2 days off..
    freightliner century class.1999-2004
    speed cut to 65 mph
    qual-com
    pet policy- 15.00 weekly- kool i get to bring my ''turkey''lol,lol
    rider policy- 15.00 weekly
    and the list goes on and on....blah,blah,blah

    GEE... I have arrived.....rolmfa....
    lets see here....

    2000x.32= $640.00

    $640.00-100.00(food expence)=$540.00

    $540.00-25%(taxes) which is $160.00

    $540.00-$160.00=$380.00 bring home....

    $380.00 divided by (7 days on road)= $54.20 a day.....ROLMFAO..

    I HAVE ARRIVED.....................20 YEARS EXP. AND THIS IS WHAT I GET!!!!

    I LOVE IT.............................
     
  11. themlilboots

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    And plus you get to stay out on the road, being isolated from your family, doing what you love.....lol
     
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