State Highway Worker

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by cman87, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

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    Had an interview with caltrans yesterday. It will be a slight pay cut from my current job but it will offer a lot more upward mobility. If I get the job I will be hired on as a class B driver and they will train me to get my class A. No other company in my area is willing to do that. They will also train and certify me on lots of heavy equipment. If I get this job I think it will open a lot of doors for my future. We will see what happens.
     
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    30 yrs down the road you'll be glad you did.
     
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    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't trust any California state pension plan to be there 30 years from now. They don't even know how they'll pay for the existing pensions.
     
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    bzinger Road Train Member

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    If you can get past the bs , political games and backstabbing go for it ! You can always go back to trucking .
    I lasted 4 years as a public employee and went back to trucking but I have a low tolerance for BS and lazy people .
     
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  6. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

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    I deal with plenty of that with my current job haha! These class B jobs are getting old. I've been trying to get my Class A for many years. I live in a rural area without a trucking school or any companies willing to help me get my Class A. Even if I don't wanna stay at caltrans long term it will be a good stepping stone.
     
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  7. cman87

    cman87 Light Load Member

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    Hope you get it.

    Didn't get hired by my state, oh well
     
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  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If nothing else, at Caltrans you'll learn the correct way to hold a shovel while standing around doing nothing.
     
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    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Everybody I know that has a DOT (guverment) job seems happy. Straight forward hours and in some states the health coverage is good. It takes hard work though especially if you are that one working with 5 supervisors watching you!
     
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  10. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    How many other places can you sleep while holding a shovel and get paid for it LoL
     
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    The existing pensions will be paid through the Infrastructure Bill.
     
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