Paying for Orientation at company

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by pagan22, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    For you and the original poster.....

    I won't go into the bottom feeder line of talk. But I will tell you HOW you are going to pay that money back.

    We have what is affectionately called the "Dumb & Dumber" teams on the road today.

    They are called this simply because it involves teaming 2 new hires (fresh out of the truck with their trainer) to help each other out for a few months.

    At CRST.........

    You will be splitting .22 a mile (to start) while teamed with each other for up to 6 months. In other words, you will make .11 a mile for every mile the truck rolls...or is paid to roll.

    Good experienced teams are averaging between 5000 and 6000 miles a week....and splitting up to .50 a mile.

    So you see. Even on a great week (7000 miles?) you would only make $770.00 before taxes. More than likely you and your co-driver will average less than 5500 miles a week. About $600 a week before taxes and deductions for your training, orientation, and any other BS they may think of.

    If you think you can't afford it now. Just think how broke you are going to be...after going to work for CRST.
     
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  3. kdryan

    kdryan A Pleasant Fellow

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    Why can't you get on with Werner? They'll hire almost anyone...
     
  4. rodknocker

    rodknocker Road Train Member

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    Lmao:biggrin_2559:
     
  5. dingy

    dingy Light Load Member

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    If you went to a school for your cdl they might be able to help you with other companies. try us express. unemployed then it is your job right now to find the best fit out there for a job.
     
  6. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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  7. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

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    that looks like a CRST satellite terminal to me.:biggrin_2559:
     
  8. redsoxfan4ever

    redsoxfan4ever Light Load Member

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    if you have to repay a company or have to pay a dime to attend orientation then i wouldnt go near that company with a 10 foot pole....if they cant feed you and house you while attending their orientation then they are just a low life company to begin with...STAY AWAY AT ALL COST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

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    It is how the jacked up companies condition you for low pay after you clear the hurdles. After all; if they treated you and paid you like you was worthwhile; down the road you might expect it again....:biggrin_2556:
     
  10. pagan22

    pagan22 Light Load Member

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    I just got called back from Stevens and CR England. Stevens sounds good so far and I know two people who went to work from them from my CDL school. Have you looked into them?

    I doubt I will be going with CRST as a result of having to pay them back for everything.
     
  11. kdryan

    kdryan A Pleasant Fellow

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    The bad part here is that eventually some schmuck will take the job and they'll get away with it and it'll be easier to talk the next idiot into it, and pretty soon it will become common practice...
     
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