Newbie to WSE, here I go!!

Discussion in 'Willis' started by gwhitson, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. gwhitson

    gwhitson Light Load Member

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    Well I've officially accepted training and a potential position for WSE. I decided I'd start this thread in hopes of keeping people who may be considering joining up with the company informed about how things go for me. I leave out for training on 20JUN08. They are paying for the bus ride from OKC to Boise. I'm staying at the Inn America in Boise in my own room, so that a plus. http://www.innamerica.com/ . Here's an excerpt from an email from my recruiter concerning training.


    your first week will go pretty much as follows::
    you will arrive on Sunday 6/22 most likely around 645am
    you will need to take a taxi to the motel and get some rest
    be in the lobby on Monday 6/23 at 7am to be picked up for class
    you will have an appointment Monday for a dot and drug screen and the
    time will be given later as i will not make the appointments til next
    week
    **** the instructor will test everyone to get a feel for weak spots in
    testing and work with each to ready them for testing on Tuesday
    you will do the class a permit test on Tuesday
    you will also transfer the oklahoma class d licence to idaho class d
    licence at a cost of
    $3 for the test and $24.50 for the class d
    then you will test for the class a permit $3 and the permit will cost
    $19.50
    the following days and weeks of school will be taken up with practice
    driving and learning the rest of the book
    i am confident you will have no problems with any of the testing or
    driving
    it will be a new experience for you and i believe a great career
    change
    plus i will be available for any questions or problems during the next
    year
    i will stay in touch over the next few days
    i will make reservations for both the bus and the motel on Wednesday
    along with a list of items you will need to take with you and the list
    is not very long
    have a good weekend and please do not hesitate to call with any
    questions

    In my dealing with other recruiter from other companies, she has been the most professional and honest, most of what she told me I can verify on this forum and a few others.

    My training pay is will be weekly, though I'm not sure whether or not I can list the amount so for now I'll just say I'm very satisfied with their weekly training pay.

    I'll be posting more once I get up there and get started.

    Wish me luck!!:biggrin_25525:
     
    dbook and techiekate29 Thank this.
  2. gwhitson

    gwhitson Light Load Member

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    Well after 2 days on the bus I made it here to Boise. There will be 6 students total and we all have our own rooms so that's nice. I'm told the other will arrive tomorrow morning. I asked my recruiter if I could arrive a day early so I could rest up a couple of days before monday and she let me. They're paying for the rooms, so I appreciated them allowing me an extra day. Rooms are very clean, very nice.

    the bus ride was completely nuts, as was expected. The final leg from Salt Lake to Boise had 12 kids under 6 and 5 babies so it was screaming and crying the whole way..a real test of sanity..lol.

    I'll leave a quick post Monday after the DOT physical and we'll receive a synopsis of how training will go.
     
  3. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

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    good luck man. your prior military aren't you ?
     
  4. woodstock36

    woodstock36 Medium Load Member

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    WELCOME and good luck to you. :biggrin_25520:
     
  5. honor roll

    honor roll Road Train Member

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    GOOD LUCK...................
     
  6. gwhitson

    gwhitson Light Load Member

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    Yeah just finished up my reserve commitment as of 3JUN, I'm "inactive" atm, but I'm stop/lossed til 2014....lol so we'll see.


    Thanks for the warm wishes, I do appreciate them.

    If anyone knows, since I'm from Oklahoma, will I be running out of the Elm Springs, AR terminal?
     
  7. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

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    thats what i figured from the wayyou wrote the date in the original post. that was a dead give away.
     
  8. gwhitson

    gwhitson Light Load Member

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    LOL yeah that's too funny, that's a habit I can't break, that and swallowing my food whole...:biggrin_2559:
     
  9. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

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    give it a few months and you will lose that but not the food thing.
     
  10. gwhitson

    gwhitson Light Load Member

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    I'm an old man, I hope so, but I've been writing my date like that for soooo friggin long..lol.

    So I've seen some of the trucks, most volvos atm, but was told they're replacing most everything with the new Mack Pinnacle, I heard volvos ride like a dream. I doubt I'll get a brand new one at first, so 'm looking forward to a volvo. Which is better or worse?
     
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