2nd Day Of Orientation Not Going Well.

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Greg M.'s Comment
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Just finished 2nd day of orientation. Things were going ok, I thought. At the end of the day we were logging out but had to make edits for our lunch break and the instructor went off and threatened to send us home! Said that people were getting ahead of him and no cell phones tomorrow and if anyone doses of again or gets ahead of him he is going to send you home. I just don't understand why he put up with the guys doing that for 2 days and all of a sudden flipped out and went off on everyone. One guy got sent home the first day for failing the road test, which I can understand. Getting the feeling this company is fire happy over little stuff.

Shiva's Comment
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Just finished 2nd day of orientation. Things were going ok, I thought. At the end of the day we were logging out but had to make edits for our lunch break and the instructor went off and threatened to send us home! Said that people were getting ahead of him and no cell phones tomorrow and if anyone doses of again or gets ahead of him he is going to send you home. I just don't understand why he put up with the guys doing that for 2 days and all of a sudden flipped out and went off on everyone. One guy got sent home the first day for failing the road test, which I can understand. Getting the feeling this company is fire happy over little stuff.

I'm surprised they didn't send the people home that dozed off. What company is this , if you don't mind ?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Said that people were getting ahead of him and no cell phones tomorrow and if anyone doses of again or gets ahead of him he is going to send you home
I just don't understand why he put up with the guys doing that for 2 days and all of a sudden flipped out and went off on everyone. Getting the feeling this company is fire happy over little stuff.

rofl-3.gif LMAO!

OMG welcome to America in 2015 where falling asleep or checking your cell phone during orientation or ignoring what the boss tells you to do during your first week on the job is considered "little stuff".....

Wow, what a completely different world I grew up in. When we were 8 years old we practiced football 5 days a week in full equipment, rain or shine, from blistering heat to ice and snow, after putting in a full day at school. I can vividly remember the coaches yelling at us because we weren't standing at attention in a properly squared off huttle. "Damnit!! Square up this huttle and stand straight!"

We were 8 years old.

Nowadays adults show up for a new job and they're falling asleep or texting their girlfriends and can't understand what the boss is b*tchin about.

Greg, be tough man! You can do it! It's a rough world out there nowadays but don't let the tyranny get you down!

Dave B Flying's Comment
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I wouldn't take it personally. Just remember why you are there and that it's not forever. You're just getting your foot in the door and as you gain more experience you can pick and choose who you work for. Dave Since 1980

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Greg M.'s Comment
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Its a flatbed company. I'm trying to be as positive as I can. Just didn't know how to take the threat of getting sent home. I did good on my driving test. I appreciate the encouragement!

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Just finished 2nd day of orientation. Things were going ok, I thought. At the end of the day we were logging out but had to make edits for our lunch break and the instructor went off and threatened to send us home! Said that people were getting ahead of him and no cell phones tomorrow and if anyone doses of again or gets ahead of him he is going to send you home. I just don't understand why he put up with the guys doing that for 2 days and all of a sudden flipped out and went off on everyone. One guy got sent home the first day for failing the road test, which I can understand. Getting the feeling this company is fire happy over little stuff.

I'm assuming everyone in class already has there CDL. I'm just curious about the person being sent home for failing the road test the first day and why they failed. Now I get it if they hit something but what kind of violation gets them sent home. I just got my license and am going through the interview process and am a little worried when I have to take my first road test. New truck and being out of a truck entirely for weeks I may and probably will be rusty. Not to mention we only drove a 13 speed so may take me a little to learn new shift pattern of something else.

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Greg M.'s Comment
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He was speeding the posted limits and ran a stop sign.

Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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It may not seem like it to a lot of trainees but that instruction that you miss could save your life or an innocent motorists. This job is 99% paying attention to what is going on around you. I could see how an instructor would get tired of people goofing off when the stakes are so high.

Good luck and stay awake....

.02

Bud A.'s Comment
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Preach it, Brett! I'm right there with ya!!

Chris 's Comment
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The instructor may have been having a ****ty day! Stay focused and do your best, don't sweat the small stuff it will be over before ya know it.

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