Who has defeated 'burnout'? How?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by tscottme, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't forget some time at some barely used shooting range. :D
     
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  3. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    Fun fact, airfare to San Juan, Puerto Rico is cheaper than airfare to Miami, from where I'm at. Next year, I'm planning a week there with the GF.
     
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  4. Macneil

    Macneil Heavy Load Member

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    Take time off.

    Discuss with your boss. You've been there a long time. Clearly you both like what you've got to offer and he wouldnt want to lose you. Tell him you need to get away for a few days and relax.
     
  5. Ridgeline

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    If you haven't figured it out by now, no one can tell you. It starts with you taking breaks away from the truck.
     
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  6. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    Yeah, The boss never gets burn out, it's that boss's job to understand. my boss is a fanatical company policy, text book junkie always trying to sell the product.

    put in for some time if yah can
     
  7. secorp

    secorp Medium Load Member

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    6 days a week for 18 years, gee I am stumped as to what you are complaining about. suck it butter cup and do 7 days a week that should solve everything.:D
     
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  8. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I say take a couple weeks off rather then only a few short days after 18 yrs of loyal service with his employer he must have like 6 weeks vacation I bet.
     
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  9. Hurst

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    I avoid it by breaking up the monotony.

    Out on the road for 4 - 6 weeks,.. then home for 7 - 10 days. Only getting 1 day a week at home, or a few days after being out would get old real quick.

    Need time to relax, enjoy life, actually have some quality time with family an friends. Need enough time to enjoy a hobby.

    Life will quickly pass you by if you let it.

    Hurst
     
  10. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    A little time off of course.

    If you're going to the same places all the time see if you can mix it up a bit.

    I think we all go through stages where we get a bit tired of the same old routine, especially this time of year.

    If you can cut back a day.

    Other than changing the job look at what you can do different when the truck isn't moving.
     
  11. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I'm a mean owner, I expect my drivers to work 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year without a break.

    Yeah if you believe that, i have a bridge to sell you.

    We have instituted a policy that prevents burnout, we have the drivers who don't take breaks (longer than three days) to get the heck out of the truck and spend some time somewhere else - no where near it. My manager makes arrangements for the driver to get to a hotel, or some other activity, sometimes at my expense. I've learned that you can't keep doing this and be productive.
     
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