Profile For Tipperary Fo

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    3 months, 1 week ago

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I just recently graduated CDL school and started with my first trucking company. I have wanted to drive a truck for some time, and I finally have the opportunity. I'm nervous, I'm excited, I'm all the things.

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Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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What would you do?

Hi Lexington Lady. I know I am 2 weeks late to your post, but I had to comment. I am new to trucking myself, still in training. And trucking aside, you are a human being and deserve to be respected as one. I know the industry is still male dominated, but it doesn't mean you should be somewhere where you're treated like you don't matter. There are plenty of schools that have some common decency, respect others. I too cry when I'm angry, it's not because I'm sad, I'm just that angry, I just try not to do it where others can see me(Lol). The only thing I wanted to say, was keep your head, command respect from others. And doing so doesn't require you being an a** to anyone. Know who you are and your purpose foe being where you are. If this is what you want you'll get it. EVERYBODY was new at trucking at some point. And the fact that you even went back after so much loss speaks volumes to you. I hope things work out for you.

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.

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