Profile For ACO476

ACO476's Info

  • Location:
    TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 1 month ago

ACO476's Bio

I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on September 12, 2001 and spent 9 years working all over the country and the world. After I separated, I worked in law enforcement for several years before finally deciding to do something that I've always dreamed of doing. I decided to obtain my CDL through Swift Transportation and their in house school. My training diary can be found here: http://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-17006/Page-1/swift-training-academy-corsicana-texas

I finished Swift's school and obtained my CDL, completed 250 hours over the road with an amazing mentor, and was assigned my own truck pulling reefer loads mostly on the east coast. I now work in a local position in Texas that allows me to be home every night and every other weekend with a 34 reset in-between weekends. For me, trucking is hands down the best job I've ever had and I'm thankful for every day that I'm able to do what I do.

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Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Ever hear of contacting a spouse about employment?

I did G-Town and I posted as to why the intent might be misinterpreted and how because of that, any employer could ask inappropriate questions for any reason whatsoever, but someone deleted my post.

And I’ll clarify my initial response as well. You and Brett are technically correct that questions like this are not illegal, but they imply an illegal motive. As an HRM, I wouldn’t take the risk of a discrimination lawsuit because I asked a question that would be easy for a lawyer to prove illegal motives, especially if the candidate wasn’t hired.

I’ll go sit in the corner and be quiet now...

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Ever hear of contacting a spouse about employment?

I'm gonna jump back in here boys... I also could have sworn it was 100% illegal, but I'm not a lawyer... Just some ol' dumb cop.

Anywho, Volvo...that's the position i'm in... Either they talk to the wife or I'm done with processing... that simple... It blew my mind, but either you want the job or not... so.........

You’re free to give the answer and to let them talk to your spouse, it’s just not something I would do or a question I would ask from an HR standpoint.

Thank you for your service to your community!

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Ever hear of contacting a spouse about employment?

And if you think it’s okay to ask a potential employee about marital status, then it has to automatically be okay to ask them if they have kids, what religion they are, their sexual orientation, political affiliation...

Again, if asked and you freely give an answer, shame on you. I would immediately move on if asked about marital status, followed by if a potential new employer could talk to my spouse.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Ever hear of contacting a spouse about employment?

Http://www.businessinsider.com/11-illegal-interview-questions-2013-7

Yes sir, completely illegal and never a question that I would ever have asked a potential employer.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Ever hear of contacting a spouse about employment?

Sorry Brett, it’s illegal to even ask if someone is married. You can freely offer up that information, but it’s still flat out illegal for a potential employer to ask.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Ever hear of contacting a spouse about employment?

I misspoke. It’s illegal in every state. Good lord, why employers would ever ask any questions about marital status including asking permission to talk to your spouse is beyond me. Don’t get the job and you have discrimination based on marital status. In a same sex marriage? Discrimination based on marital status AND sexual orientation.

I wouldn’t walk, I would RUN away from this employer, politely of course.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Ever hear of contacting a spouse about employment?

Ever hear of contacting a spouse about employment?

Yikes!

No. Never actually. It’s illegal in quite a few states to even ask if an applicant is married. If you freely offer up that information, the potential employer can expand on it but it can’t be a leading question.

Did they ask for your social media login information and passwords too? I would have politely stated that my spouse is not available and left it at that. If you feel comfortable offering up personal information, more power to you. That’s not something I would ever get involved with though.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Can guard have my codriver wake me in order to sign some sign-in sheet while I need to be in sleeper?

I would’ve just signed the paper for my co-driver, then let him know about it after the fact. You know, if I was close to my co-driver. That may be considered “bad advice” though. If you woke up, signed the paper and went back to sleep, you did the correct, safe thing.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking is about standing your ground

You would be surprised at the amount of times that I've walked into a shipping or receiving office, just as a supertrucker is walking out ranting and raving about "I've been here 2 hours Yada Yada Yada", and I'll give the worker an apologetic look on his behalf, as someone that is unfortunately misrepresented by that jackhole, we'll make a few jokes at his expense, and then I'm getting paperwork and gone in an hour and a half.

This has worked for me almost all of the time. Always be polite and “kill them with kindness.” Usually that supertrucker that’s yelling and screaming hasn’t showered or put on a clean pair of clothes in about two or three weeks either. Look professional, act professional, have a little understanding and be nice and you’ll never be waiting for very long.

(And I understand that showers can’t be had every day on the road. At least put on some clean clothes and freshen up a bit. You’re representing your company for crying out loud.)

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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How do I get into oilfield work?

James,

I can’t help you out with Portland, but you can check those Texas companies I listed. You can add Halliburton to that list too.

Good luck to you in your endeavors.

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