Thinking about being a swift mentor

Discussion in 'Swift' started by SeniorTacos, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. SeniorTacos

    SeniorTacos Bobtail Member

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    any swift mentors on this forum? I am interested in being a mentor but I am not seeing much talk about how good the pay is?

    I know all the downsides of being a mentor besides the pay. I can handle being with a stranger and sleeping in a moving truck. Being with swift for about 10 months has given me the willpower to be patient with just about anything now.

    Any mentors know what the pay is like? Any ex mentors that stopped Becouse the pay was low?

    Let me know , you can private message me too if that helps.
     
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  2. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    How long have you been driving? Just curious.
     
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    please please please don’t tell me you are just doing it for the money.
     
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  4. Odin's Rabid Dog

    Odin's Rabid Dog Heavy Load Member

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    They have posters in some of the terminals that break down mentor pay structure. Or at least they did 2 years ago.
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    @Moosetek13 ithink is a mentor or may know how the game works
     
  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I have never been or ever would be a mentor. My personal space is too important to me, not to mention my life.

    No amount of money could ever change that.
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Lol yeah me to , but i figured u might know something about swift to help the OP out
     
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  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I only know about being solo, sorry.

    Mentors can make more money, especially if they can get the student into team driving fairly quickly.
    But to me it simply isn't worth the risk.

    Plus, I would be a lousy teacher.
    And that is the aspect that bothers me most about the OP.
    No mention of wanting to teach other drivers, but seems only interested in the money.
    Bad juju.
     
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  9. SeniorTacos

    SeniorTacos Bobtail Member

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    Well Iv been driving for 10 months and so far I know the basics with swift. I haven’t gave a reason for swift to not to accept me. Of course I’m in it for the money, I’m pretty sure there wouldnt be mentors if Swift didn’t pay you extra to teach students. I’m good at teaching . I’m not going to automatically let them drive by themselves after the first week, I’m definitely going to to my due diligence.
     
  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Knowing the basics is a far cry from a seasoned veteran that has real experience.

    5 years should be the minimum experience to become a mentor, in my opinion.
    After 9 years out here I still run up against the unexpected. After 10 months I was barely wet behind the ears.
     
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