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Paul's Comment
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So, the lesson I learned this week is to not trust recruiters. The whole "100,000 gallon" deal should have been a sign, but I sure didn't see it. It was 100,000 pounds, by the way, but either way it took me an hour to figure out this job was absolutely not for me and another hour to figure out how to get out of there while keeping my dignity and job history intact. Why was it not for me? The 12-14 hour per day job ended up being 17-18, and the overall job description conveniently lacked a few important details (the necessity to climb to the top of the tanker one-handed being the main one). All in all I have never been so relieved to be jobless.

And so I'm giving in to the inevitable, I'm going back to Prime. I have never been happy with my decision to quit. I can't stand that I broke a commitment and, you know, I miss the road pretty badly. The biggest thing holding me back was not knowing how to live a healthy lifestyle while on the road, but I've found a plan extremely sustainable and have already lost twenty-six pounds in the last two weeks. So that's that. I should be back in Springfield on the 22nd to go through the rehire process.

Thanks for all of the support. :-)


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PackRat's Comment
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This is really good to read, Paul! Will the beard return, too?good-luck.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Paul, not all recruiters are untrustworthy. Be your own advocate; "sounds too good to be true?" "Probably is too good to be true". Right?

You sound rather pi**ed-off. Try to regain composure before you attempt getting back in a truck.

I sincerely hope it works out for you this time! Honestly, hope it does. You have my prayers on your behalf. Good luck!

Paul's Comment
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No, I’m really not angry. I wish I hadn’t shaved...but it will grow back, and I AM growing it back. 🙂 But you’re right, not all recruiters are...inexperienced...it is wise to simply be your own advocate.

All in all I’m excited to be getting back to it. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.


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