Rant: The 5-days-in-a-row workweek is arbitrary and my body doesn't agree with it

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by gone4truck, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    That's why I didn't say younger guys, and referred to it as new age. Also, emphasis on the "old guys" was more in line with the way people refer to anyone who disagrees with them as "old", "boomers" or other attempts at derogatory language for those of us who don't fit the newer lines of thinking.
    Hell, if you want to live paycheck to paycheck, make slower progress, or just lack drive to improve your socioeconomic standing then as the OP states "you do you". As for for me I'll take the current "sacrifices" as @Trucker61016 calls them to further improve my family potential.
     
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  3. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Sounds like a millennial...

    I was raised farming and ranching, days off were like wizards and goblins... Things of make believe. Dad used to say "Suck it up tough guy."

    Even after I left home on my own I worked 6 days a week. Now 5 to 6 days a week driving is like heaven, I get a weekend, AND I'm home most every night... What more could you ask for, besides more money?
     
  4. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    That's why most of the truckers were country, Midwest, south or west , or east, most did not go by the clock,
     
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  5. Arctic_fox

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    Fair point. I was more trying to be funny then snide. Hard to convey through text. That said you would be amazed how many of my generational peers make me want to hit them with something large and hard. Most of them are always moaning about being broke and how they need more wages but also complaining they only work 2 or 3 days a week and how THAT is too much. Always irks me to no end. Especially the ones who get up in my face about my enjoying working.

    Ice cold beer?
     
  6. Long FLD

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    Everyone has to do what works for them. I don’t really need to be around on the weekends. I’ve found what I enjoy the most is running fairly hard for 3 to 4 weeks, getting by the house for a night here or there, and then taking a week off. I’ve found I enjoy the extended time off more than just the weekend since I’ve moved. When I was living in MT I loved weekends off because all the outdoor activities were right out my door. But since I bought and remodeled a cheap house in the middle of nowhere I need to pack up the girlfriend and dog and mountain bikes and head somewhere for a few days to enjoy the outdoors.

    When I was growing up and dad was alive he always made sure to park the truck and make time for family trips. I’ve never understood why it’s considered lazy if trucking is anything other than your life 24/7.
     
  7. Mototom

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    I’ve worked for 6months without a day off, but I don’t like it.

    why should we have to sacrifice to make a living?
    “I work hard for a living” doesn’t mean much to me other than
    “I waste hours days and years of my life doing something other then spending time with my family”

    I’m not impressed with that, I can’t stand it for myself.
    if I didn’t have other people to look after I’d be happy with a shack down by the beach and a boat spear fishing and working a part time gas station job.
     
  8. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    Doing it forever I don't get either. However, doing it a few years in order to make faster progress I fully get, and it's the way I'm using it. In a few months paid off credit cards, medical expenses of the wife, etc.. those same things would have taken years and high interest to do slowly. I don't think the OP would be seeing near the flow back had it been written differently. "It's too hard so I had to restructure" sounds like weak justification for lack of drive; "I got a great opportunity with my work schedule to enjoy the best of work and life" sounds like you played your cards right to maximize your lifestyle while taking care of things.
     
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  9. Cattleman84

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    Ok, ya got me there... One can always ask for ice cold beer... Lol
     
  10. Harry Flashman

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    I think it’s easier OTR, because I can set my own schedule during the day instead of working someone else’s hours.

    Today is July 26, I have worked every day since July 4th except for 1 day of layover. Running off recaps.

    Still not tired yet, but I’m gonna be forced soon to take a 34.
     
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  11. Powder Joints

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    Trolls and you guys fell for it.
     
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