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Old January 29th, 2016, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default i just got the coolest job, or i totally screwed my self!

i just interviewed for a different job.
guy seemed really cool and laid back.
totally the opposite of my industry normally.
no road test or anything.
one man in the office!
boss man said i was hired when i made the office manager laugh on the phone.
equipment is older, but not horrible.

this is either really cool, or im so screwed!
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Old January 29th, 2016, 04:50 PM   #2
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Congrats. So far it sounds like a good place to work.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:12 PM   #3
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this is so not corporate, unlike every trucking company now.
he almost forgot to have me fill out an app for the job even.
he asked me if i could pass a drug test, and if i could take one in the next few days.
i told him i would sell him my urine for his other drivers to use. lol

unless they lied to me?
i will be home wednesday night, and have weekends off.
85 mph truck, all drop and hook, no touch freight.
detroit to georgia and back, twice a week.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:25 PM   #4
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Sounds pretty good! Good luck in your new employment.

I habe some bad news though. You do not have the coolest job. Somebody out there has to rub down the Hawaiian Tropics girls. That guy, has the coolest job ever!
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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:25 PM   #5
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Sweet. Hope it all works out for ya. Georgia, Georgia.........got that song stuck in my head now..thanks
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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:30 PM   #6
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Sounds pretty good! Good luck in your new employment.

I habe some bad news though. You do not have the coolest job. Somebody out there has to rub down the Hawaiian Tropics girls. That guy, has the coolest job ever!
ya, true!
cool for some dirty old truck driver though!

with my luck, it could be all bs, and i could be screwed!
either way, it was time to leave the last job.
i was there almost 3 years, i was just a number.
if i had a problem, it was my problem!

my wife updated my resume, and put it on indeed.com
my email and phone blew up in hours.
i got dozens of companies trying to hire me.
trucking is hard up for drivers!

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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:41 PM   #7
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That's because of the big business nature of it nowdays, like you said. Private guys can do ok if they can keep drivers clean and sober. Finding the good private companies is hard though in the sea of shady guys, both owners and drivers. Most new good guys sign on with the big companies for the new trucks, signing bonus, and "professional" look, only to find themselves stuck shortly thereafter.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #8
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Hope it works out for you. I keep hearing the trucking industry is in need of drivers but they dont seem to be ready to pay for experienced drivers. One of my friends has been OTR for the last 18 years with Millis, but wants to find a driving job with more weekends home. Ill pass on the indeed.com idea to him. Good luck, and thanks for the idea!
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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:59 PM   #9
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Where abouts in Georgia ?
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Old January 29th, 2016, 07:07 PM   #10
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Congrats! I hope it's as good as it sounds. I'm in a totally different industry but love the smaller company mentality. I've worked at both types. I recently left a company that started small, grew a fair amount, then acted like they grew more. It turned into all the big company beurocracy and BS but with none of the big company benefits. It got old fast. Now I'm at a small company that makes big money but still acts like a small company. It's way more rewarding and motivating for sure. I hope this gig turns out to be like that for you
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Old January 29th, 2016, 07:48 PM   #11
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Totally different line of work, but I got fired for a stupid reason from a corporate type company, Now I work a small place and make way more, and get treated like I am an asset to the company.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 07:51 PM   #12
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Georgia to Michigan with a small company. Older equipment Is dependable. The new stuff will have you in a shop.

Sounds like a great job. Best of luck.

Georgia to Detroit..
Is the freight measured in kilos?
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Old January 29th, 2016, 10:31 PM   #13
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I'm curious to the name of this company, that route sounds familiar.


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Old January 29th, 2016, 10:45 PM   #14
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Yeah for sure what's the name of the place. Friend of mine just left a run doing detroit to Atlanta. Was good for a while then went to hell. He now works for a company hauling plastic bottles to the west side Philly.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #15
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Where abouts in Georgia ?
morrow ga, i believe.
find out monday for sure.
i dont know much else about it.
it automotive im pretty sure.

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ok, i kinda screwed myself, but not too bad.
it was "way illegal"!!!
im not gonna do it anymore.
i did it for a week, im too old to work like that.
one of biggest 4 day paychecks i will ever see!
10 years ago i would have done it.
the money is tempting!
getting caught would be awful pricey!

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ok, i kinda screwed myself, but not too bad.
it was "way illegal"!!!
im not gonna do it anymore.
i did it for a week, im too old to work like that.
biggest one week check i will ever see!
10 years ago i would have done it.
the money is tempting!
getting caught would be awful pricey!

Hauling Coors Beer east of Texas?
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Hauling Coors Beer east of Texas?
similar fines if i got caught!

drive 13 hrs, sleep 6 hrs, drive 14 hrs, then do it all over again.
3200 miles in 4.5 days basically.

i bet i could make near 100k a year if i wanted to stay on this.
the money aint worth it though.
i stopped for coffee like 5 times.
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That's too bad.. But anything south of Resaca will be illegal.. Money isn't everything.
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i was surprised how far i could legally drive in an 80 mph truck!
im too old to work that hard!
it will make for a nice check though!

i cleaned out my truck, and left sat afternoon.
i sent all the bosses and owner a text saying "i would not run illegal for them anymore".
i thanked them for the opportunity.
i told them it was nice to meet them.
i told them i cleaned out the truck.

they called me today saying they have a dedicated local run that is "legal".
just ohio, and illinois. be home most days, weekends off.
i will go give that a shot, i hope it works out, but what ever.

i had to shut off notifications from indeed.
i could not empty my inbox fast enough.
there are a billion jobs out there.

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