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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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DAC report? Need help, please!

Wow **** you *******

The point is... like Yoda said, "Do or do not. There is no try".

you claimed to be a hard worker, you debated everything on the two jobs from the managers temperment to him being a daddys boy...you debated the hours. you chose waste management for the hours. you eceb debated the pay raises.

you are trying to excuse your poor judgement and unwillingness to commit to a bunch of people who have actually DONE it for years And im a woman.. susan is a woman. and you sound like a child.

if i can do this being old enough to have changed your diapers, and NOT having the convenience of being home everyday, then you CAN do it. you CHOOSE not to.

Answer: every driving job will show on your DAC. it looks bad enough you are a quitter, it looks worse that you lied about it.

good luck

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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DAC report? Need help, please!

Because I thought I'd give them a try! Nobody knows if they can do a job unless they TRY! Point taken. Like I said, it's like dating. You can't find a good fit for you unless YOU TRY!

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their is always two sides of the coin. They never hear it from the employee

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If you were an employer, given your only jobs in this industry you quit after a week and have had a CDL for 6 months but only worked 2 weeks would you take a chance on You? Honestly answer that....

The amount of money it costs to "onboard " someone is large. Why hire you when someone else may look better on paper? Fact is you tried to hide those 2 jobs because you knew it'd look bad. If you weren't willing to physically unload your truck why did you take that job? If you can't sleep during the day why'd you take that job? Being a truck driver requires you to do what it takes to get the job done. What will you do if this job were to offer you a position and in a couple months say they need to to start working overnights?gonna throw in the towel or find a way to make it happen?

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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DAC report? Need help, please!

I never said I was looking for a perfect job. I said one that better suited me. The first two jobs were too physically demanding. They wanted me to unload the trucks. This job I do not have to do any of that so yes that better suited me. Plus one of those jobs were overnight and I could not adjust to the overnights and not being able to sleep during the day which made it very hard to get rest to do the job overnight. I was not going to drive rig on not being able to sleep. This 3rd job is better because it's day time hours and no hard physical labor. It's a better fit for me. That's all I'm trying to say, but I guess I see what the employer sees, but their is always two sides of the coin. They never hear it from the employee.

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Bad work history? I think not.

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You may not think so, but employers do. You've had two jobs, each of which you quit immediately, in the past 6 months. Then you failed to report either of those jobs on your application to the third job. So you started out with a lie before they even knew you.

Put yourself in the shoes of the people doing the hiring. Why would they bother taking a chance on you? What are the chances you're going to stick around for a while? Pretty much zero it appears.

Come on, man. You should have a basic understanding of how employers see things at this point. You should also understand that any job is going to take a while to get used to, especially when you have no experience in a new and extremely challenging industry. You have to stick it out for a while and pay your dues. You don't even know how to handle a rig yet and you're shopping around for that mythical "perfect job".

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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DAC report? Need help, please!

Bad work history? I think not. I've held jobs for over 5 years. Just because I'm having a hard time finding a good fit for this industry and being new is not bad to me. I've found a job that fits for me. It's like dating. No difference. I find it absurd that companies frown upon this because they would let you go too if you weren't a good fit. Hence probation periods.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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DAC report? Need help, please!

So, I'm a CDL new grad within the last 6 months, I got hired with 2 local companies and they were just not a good fit for me and I finally found a job that I really enjoyed and feel confident doing. I did the road test for the new job and passed and now they are not calling me back. Being a new grad, I did not know anything about a DAC report. I only lasted in the first 2 jobs like a week because I could not bare the overnight hours and the one guy who ran it was a total jerk. Anyway, is their a possibility that the new job found out about these 2 old jobs that only lasted a week? That's ridiculous for me to discriminated against just because they were not a good fit for me. Please help. I did not put these past 2 jobs on my resume because they were so short in length and I felt if I did they would not hire me otherwise. Any advice. I really like this new job I applied to but feel like they found out something in the DAC.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Which job offer should I take?

Any other advice???

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Which job offer should I take?

Offer 1- Driving a garbage truck, starting at 20.00 an hour, 2 dollar raise every year, etc, but the guy who runs the company is a jerk. All the google reviews about him are bad customer and employee related. I just have a feeling he will get rid of me for any reason. He just seems shady, doesn't want me to give 2 weeks notice to my current employer, his social skills suck, doesn't even say hello or good morning, only had me fill out federal tax form and not state tax form saying oh it's the same information needed, then doesn't even have me fill out info to get paid like direct deposit or anything. He's basically a daddy's boy running his parents company into the ground.

Offer 2- driving semi truck over night 3rd shift hours, 20.50 an hour to start then .75 cent raises each year, willing to let me give proper 2 weeks notice to current employer, it's just that I hate the hours and dont want to drive class A semis because they are a pain to drive and back up and the raises dont even compare to the garbage job but they have been more professional.

Overall, my main goal is to drive a garbage truck but with a better company but in the meantime I need more experience to be considered elsewhere.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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New Grad, Should I take this local job?

I'm a new graduate from a CDL program. I got a call for a yard jockey job, but scared to leave my current job for fear that the yard jockey job might now work out for one reason or another like me backing into something. Any advice? I'm scared to death to make this move. I have no money saved as a cushion because I don't make enough money right now to save anything. I'm barely making ends meet now hence the reason why I went for my CDL.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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CDL Grad got a call back from job, but unsure if he can do the job

Hi,

I just graduated from a CDL school about 2 weeks ago and I received a call back for a yard jockey job, but I'm scared to take it because even though I graduated and got my license I am still not a "master driver" and I'm scared I'll back into something and that will be the end of me already. On top of that, If I lose the jockey job then I lost my old job on top of that because I quit to go to jockey job and then I'll end up having no income and end up homeless. It just really scares me to take this kind of risk for a new job because I can't save any money working at the job I am at now, but scared to take that leap into the new jockey job and risk homelessness.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Should I take a chance on this CDL class?

Did not get much help here but thanks.....

Posted:  2 years ago

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Should I take a chance on this CDL class?

Yes, I want to stay local and I chose WM companies because they usually have good hours, no nights, no weekends and usually no holidays either. No, I do not want to go over the road. I chose trucking because I'm almost 30 with no career and thought this would be the fastest way to get a good paying job. They do not know I'm a hard worker correct, but that was their response to me when I asked them if they hired new CDL grads. One company told me he hires new grads because he wants to train them his way because old habits die hard and that everybody had to start somewhere. Another company stated that once I graduated that I should apply to them in person because as long as I was a hard worker they would hire me. How they would know that before hand? I have no idea. It seems as though a lot of these trash companies have high turn over because I see a lot of "stay on" bonuses. Like I said, it seems like perhaps they are desperate for help. I'm not sure, but I'm just going off what they told me. Also, it seems like a lot of their hiring is predicated off of certain locations. For instance, Advanced disposal requires no experience in WI areas, but in IL they require 3 years. I can never seem to get definitive answers regarding the experience thing, but this is what I'm being told from these companies. I just feel like maybe I'm being lied to and I'm just wasting my time with this whole CDL class.

How would they know you're a hard worker if you have no trucking experience, nor do you have any experience with their company? That's an odd condition for hire.

What you can do is look into getting pre-hire letters from these companies. Here's some information about what they are and how it works:

If we knew more about your goals we could give you better advice. Why have you specifically chosen "waste management companies?" Are you trying to avoid going over the road and you want to stay local?

Tell us more about your goals and your situation and we can give you some better information.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Should I take a chance on this CDL class?

Basically, I am taking a CDL course this Fall at my community college. My goal is to drive locally for a waste management company. Most local companies require at least 1 year of driving experience due to their insurance requirement. However, I have spoke with at least 5 companies locally that stated they would hire a new CDL graduate if they were hard workers, but I feel like I m wasting my time with the class because I m depending upon these select few companies to hire me, but if they don t for whatever reason, then I just wasted all that time and money. Should I take the chance?

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