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Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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What would you do?

I have never drove a semi before. I’ve drove cars and other trucks for 30yrs.

I have all the original texts. I’m mad because I came back this morning, no one is speaking to me. Or asking me to do any of the exercises, maneuvers. Basically everyone is ignoring me. Which is fine but how can I finish my CDL if no one is helping me?

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Thank you for the reply, it makes me feel a little bit better. I slept on it and I just don’t feel like I can continue with a place that I’ve paid them to teach me and it’s such a toxic atmosphere. I am a joke to everybody at that school. When the instructors want to be ****** bag for each other they say: oh yeah go take her driving because I’m green. How am I supposed to learn while I’m being made fun of every day? I’m going to try to talk to the owner and share with him some of the things that I have pushed aside to try to get through this and hopefully he’ll give me a partial refund. BTW any paid training you recommend?

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Having a really hard time right now. I started CDL school, my 2nd week I had 3 deaths in my family within days of each other. So I missed a week. I paid for this school with no loans, I borrowed against my retirement. So this is everything to me. I have always wanted to drive.

The school I’m enrolled in has not been a pleasant experience. I’ll be the first to admit, it took several days for me to finally get backing straight down. I’ve never drove before, double clutching isn’t easy and I’ve been trying my best. Today we practiced cross overs. The instructor I’ve had before has made me feel like a failure, he has no patience, insulted me and made me so upset that I had to get out of the truck and let him drive. When I asked him what I was doing wrong, he said: I don’t know wtf you are doing. He told me that was enough and I needed to back it up and we were thru! It was either leave or cuss him out. I look at this as my career so I left the cab. I’m not a wuss but when I get mad I cry. I went in sat down, didn’t say anything to anyone and he runs and tells all the men I got emotional and just left. That isn’t what happened. I know you have to be tough but verbally abused isn’t helpful in my opinion. The owner comes out to me and says he can only teach me so much but I have to control MY emotions. Nothing about his verbally assaulting instructor. I nodded my head because honestly, I was shocked, MAD and he said this in front of the whole class. So everyone was whispering about me all day and laughing. Last week, one of the men texted me to tell me all the men were talking about my panties. I did not know this person and he got my phone number from files they left just laying around the office.

Other instructors have made remarks about me missing and tell me I should have been studying while I was burying my loved ones.

I’m just so frustrated, I feel angry, embarrassed and worried. I feel like trying to talk to the owner is useless. So, what if anything is going to help my situation? I honestly, feel like I have made the biggest mistake of my life. I’ve sacrificed so much to make this dream a reality and don’t want to quit but I can’t function in that type of toxic atmosphere.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Need A-Z advice please

Hi guys! I love reading all the helpful information, past experiences and funny stories. I am a 43 old female and have been in Healthcare 15yrs. I have always wanted to be a truck driver, my grandfather was a trucker for 42yrs. but I am information overload on my own, google is driving me crazy. I need answers like:

-Should I go contract for a year and let somewhere like SWIFT pay for my tuition for my CDL’s? -Team or Solo? (I don’t have anyone to team with) -Is a random team mate worth it? Can I bring my dog? -What are some good companies to work for?

Like I said, I am jot experienced but this has been a dream of mine and I just want to make sure I make an informed decision. Any help is very much appreciated.

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