Profile For Margie M.

Margie M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Panama City, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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My family is against my career decision in trucking?

@Starcar, I have considered taking the BSN program at my college. I'm just a little confused right now. One day I have my heart set on trucking and the next day I am reconsidering nursing. I have heard about travel nursing and it does seem appealing. I think the big thing for me is choosing what kind of lifestyle I want. Trucking has a very unique lifestyle that has a certain romance about it, but like you said, it could get old after a while, and I'm also being pulled to more of a home life kind of lifestyle, where I can be a wife, have pets, and do my hobbies. I just hope I'll make the right decision when the time comes. Thank you.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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My family is against my career decision in trucking?

@Starcar, I appreciate your advice, but I have no intentions on going to college. I do not want to go into debt with a degree I am not going to use. If I need to come in from the road, I can work local. RN's need a bachelor's degree these days from what I have heard. And from all the research I have done, learning a TRADE to fall back on is far better than going to college, because they are so in demand (like trucking).

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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My family is against my career decision in trucking?

The likely hood of you being able too go OTR with a c ompany before you turn 21 is slim. For insurance reasons.p>

I know this. That is why I stated, 'before I turn 21.' But thanks for your reply.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Nervous,Scared, but confident.

Good luck! Anyone can learn to drive a truck with practice. The trucking lifestyle is worth it all!

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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My family is against my career decision in trucking?

Hello! My name is Margie and I am a high school student with only a year to go till I graduate. I have decided that I would like to go into the trucking industry because I have had a taste of it and crave for more. My father is a truck driver (we no longer speak for personal reasons) and I used to go OTR with him during the summers (once in the winter) and I loved it to the point where I almost didn't want to leave!

I have considered many, many other career options but nothing pulls me more than the call of the open road. I guess you can say it's stuck in my blood and can't get out.

But my family (my mom and grandma specifically) are against my decision. My mom is more considerate and she would allow it if I were older, but my grandma is against it completely. She says truck driving is for 'fat, smelly men'. I know for a fact that that is just a stereotype and many women (very pretty ones too) are in the trucking business and are quite good at it.

Should I still follow my passion despite what my family says? And it there a way I can convince them that it is a good career for me before I turn 21? Thanks in advance!

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