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Fired from Swift

Yes. I peed in a cup.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Fired from Swift

It would be pretty hard to get a single license having ADD and being unable to focus. People go to college...full time...studying a plurality of different subjects on the same day. I did each license one at a time. The insurance license was two months of an online course. The real estate license was about two months of an online course. That's it. Now I have those licenses. I put my insurance license to use selling medicare advantage plans during the open enrollment period, which was temporary. I had been planning to obtain a real estate license, and I'm an agent with a referral broker. So, in my spare time, I do hand out my business cards and can refer for any real estate needs. None of this would preclude being able to drive. My desire is to drive. Is there something wrong with having cognitive skills in juxtaposition with driving?

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Fired from Swift

Actually, I had a conversation with my recruiter just last week about the possibility I would need to go see the dentist. I was getting discomfort that fluctuated. And not being in very good financial condition at the moment, I was hoping I would not need to go in and get this tooth root canaled, but that is what was needed. That's $1,200 for the root canal. My recruiter explicitly that should I need to go see the dentist, I would just speak to my instructor and it should be fine. I did just that. Nothing indicated it would be a problem for me to go see the dentist.

Leaving something out? Like what? What I just shared is fact. I took the drug test. That was Monday. I have a copy of my paperwork. After I did so, I went to see the dentist. As I was finishing up with the dentist, I receive a text telling me I was dropped from the class. Presumably because I went to see the dentist, which I thought was fine, per the conversation I had with the instructor. They then gave the stated reason to my recruiter me being dropped was that I skipped the drug test, and my recruiter notified me I can't even start over next week. I even notified my recruiter that I did take the drug test and sent her a copy of the drug screen paperwork. She said she would follow up and try to get their decision reversed, and never heard back from the school herself. That's it. That's everything. There's nothing else to share. This all happened two days ago, all on the very first day.

As a veteran, my plan is now to pursue veteran benefits to get into a nearby CDL A school not affiliate with any company. That's fine, as it is a lot closer to where I live anyways. I'm just wondering if this inaccurate information goes onto some report (i.e. that I skipped a drug test that I actually took), and, if so, I have the ability to contest this information? The last thing I need is this causing me to be unable to drive for another company.

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I have been planning to pursue a CDL A license for a while. Last year I obtained an insurance license. Earlier this year, I obtained a real estate license. I wanted to wait to start CDL A school until I finished obtaining a real estate license. So I started class on Monday, May 13. Right away, I tell the instructor I had to see the dentist at some point, as I was having dental pain. She tells me a good time would be after the drug test and physical we would be taking that day. So I go do the drug test and physical. I was the first one to test out of the class. That gave me time to go see the dentist. I go see the dentist. Next thing I know, I find out I'm dropped from the class. And the reason they state for me being dropped? I skipped the drug test, yet I have copies of the drug test paperwork showing the hair sample that was taken from me. And I'm certain I passed, as I don't use drugs. So my first day I get dropped for doing what I spoke to the instructor about, and then they claim I skipped the drug test, so I can never go back to Swift. My concern is that my 2 hours in the classroom would negatively impact my ability to get in with another company. I do have the paperwork to prove I took the drug test. To me, this seems like a mafia. You can't drive for Swift, then Swift will try to make you ineligible to drive anywhere.

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