My Orientation with WE begins tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Western Express' started by Phoenix FIRE 33, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Phoenix FIRE 33

    Phoenix FIRE 33 Bobtail Member

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    I know what you're thinking... "What an idiot!!!"
    Well I'm trying to keep an open mind. I figure if I can survive 6-12 months with WE, I can apply to a better company. My goal is to survive! I want a career in trucking! I start orientation tomorrow in Nashville. I will let you guys know what happens. Be safe out there!
     
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  2. TruckDrivingtn

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    Good Luck how long is your Contract?
     
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  4. Phoenix FIRE 33

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    I already have my CDL and my recruiter said that I won't have to sign on. I just need to show him my certificate from school. We will see if he's being honest tomorrow.
     
  5. FullMetalJacket

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    Good luck to you.

    Hey, everyone has to start somewhere, pay their dues & get that experience. Keep your nose clean, keep that record clean....doors will open in due time.

    :biggrin_25525:
     
  6. TruckDrivingtn

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    Ok whew. Did you have a background issue? That made you have to sign up with them?
     
  7. Phoenix FIRE 33

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    Unfortunately yes. Also, I have very little verifiable work history. I bet I could have held out and found a better outfit but my 90 days since CDL school is almost up. I don't want to go through all that training again.
     
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  8. Phoenix FIRE 33

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    Ok guys! I completed my first day of orientation! It went well. Honestly, the other potential employees I was met were a fairly rough crowd. I was expecting this. The staff was pretty cool. They like to joke a lot and try to make orientation more fun. I laughed a lot. Haha. Crazy characters work here. I was expecting to meet rude people who hated their jobs. We did paperwork, physicals, whizz quiz (urine drug screen) and then more paperwork. After you are hired on you will be required to take a hair follicle drug test. I could add more but I'm exhausted! Going to bed! Will update again tomorrow night. Thanks for the replies and wishing me luck! Be safe out there!
     
  9. jeff18

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    i am going to the grocery store now to get popcorn. this should be good.
     
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  10. Jonathan Perryman

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    Western express is doing hair follicle testing? Thats suprising for a second chance company. You think they would spend alot of money on people that end up failing? Maybe not idk, ive just never heard of companies that will hire anyone using hair testing
     
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