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Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

That makes me feel a little better about my chances, thank you for sharing all that Patrick.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Holiday merchandising for a few years, outdoor power equipment technician (from chainsaws and weed-whackers on up to large-deck lawn tractors), retail, more retail, temporary contract machine operator at a plastic injection factory, more merchandising this time as a temp, temp QC at a coin mint, more retail, LCD testing/QC, ramp serviceman for United Airlines out of Denver International, white-cloth waitstaff, 24/7 live-in medical aide, warehouse work -- laid off, temp contract -- industrial, more of that, seasonal housekeeper, seasonal retail freight (unloading trucks lmao)...

I'm all busted up and sickly from jobs that paid jack and shhhhhnotmuch.

Most I've ever made in a year (and it was only for one year) according to the Social Security website is 16k. I look at all these posts where people go "ugh I may only make 30k in my first year" and I just... stare. Posts where people think 900... hell, 700, 600, a week is garbage money...

I'm used to making that in a month. Been in deep poverty all my life, breaking my body for pennies. Like, really broken. I won't go into details here.

So I'm not a trucker yet, and I don't know if I even can be with all the damage I've sustained, but damn. I'm 31, drowning in debt taken purely for survival, and I've never had a career or thought I had any shot at one. So I intend to try, even if I don't make it past the application process.

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