Sharing A Hotel Room During Orientation

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Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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Some may laugh at this question and think it's funny but i'm serious. I'm not too keen on sharing a hotel room with 2-4 complete strangers do they allow you to pay for your own room? Honestly that and sharing a truck during on the road training is more of concern then anything else.

I also have a large chevy tahoe i can easily sleep in. Was thinking of sleeping in my tahoe to save money too that might be another option.

Brian 's Comment
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Werner allowed me to pay a fee of $15 for a room by myself, I would think it is probably available for a price

G-Town's Comment
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Some may laugh at this question and think it's funny but i'm serious. I'm not too keen on sharing a hotel room with 2-4 complete strangers do they allow you to pay for your own room? Honestly that and sharing a truck during on the road training is more of concern then anything else.

I also have a large chevy tahoe i can easily sleep in. Was thinking of sleeping in my tahoe to save money too that might be another option.

If sharing a truck is a concern, that is rather problematic. Sharing a truck with your trainer is a vital part of learning how to become a professional truck driver and cope with all of the challenges we face throughout the course of our day. I suggest trying to look past the co-habitation aspect, and consider it a profound learning opportunity. It is only temporary and will pass very quickly. Try to make the most of it because during the 4-6 week period with your trainer you are basically being paid to learn.

Good luck.

Steve_HBG's Comment
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Try to think of the time spent co-habitating as a temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement.

William Hayes learned that time would not pass quickly when he was spending time in a Turkish Prison, and your time in the living quarters, including the moving truck, may seem like time is standing still. It may also be a memory you never forget -- some of it pleasant, some of it not so much.

We are all faced with challenges, and this is one of the challenges we face with "training" companies.

Whatever you decide, stay safe!

Steve

Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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Gtown

In this crazy world you can't trust anyone. I'm not too concerned about the trainer on the road because that's one person and he is already employed. The hotel stay is more of a concern. Sharing space with 1 stranger is bad enough but with 2-4 people that's worse. Plus not everyone will go to sleep at the same time and people will get up and use the bathroom or whatever i doubt i would get a good sleep. Then you gotta worry about getting robbed while you sleep or whatever. I don't care if i pay full rate for a hotel i will. As long as i show up for orientation on time every day i don't see them having a problem with it.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Steve B chips in:

Try to think of the time spent co-habitating as a temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement.

William Hayes learned that time would not pass quickly when he was spending time in a Turkish Prison, and your time in the living quarters, including the moving truck, may seem like time is standing still. It may also be a memory you never forget -- some of it pleasant, some of it not so much.

We are all faced with challenges, and this is one of the challenges we face with "training" companies.

Whatever you decide, stay safe!

Steve

You are right, Steve. The old semi-Biblical phrase is "This too shall pass" will work here.

However, William Hayes, defensive end for the St. Louis Rams, did not spend time in a Turkish Prison. The author of Midnight Express (The Turkish prison story) wrote as "Billy Hayes". Just a disambiguation post and keep the football crowd from wondering about Rams #95.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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As a woman, I do not want to share a room while training, with strangers. No way, no how.

On the road, I'll get on a trainer's truck and deal with it. But if the truck is dirty and not hygienic (such as what someone else posted on here about blood stains on mattress, open bleeding sores and bottles of pee rolling around), that would be a big no no. Hygiene is a big concern to me. Being safe is another one.

SouthernJourneyman's Comment
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I would hope that you would only be sharing with one other person. Any more than that means you would be sharing beds as well. As for me, that ain't happening. And I spent 10 years in the military sharing showers sleeping in barracks. I know with Melton they will allow you a private room if you pay the difference, and Brian said Werner allows it also. Best bet would be to ask the recruiter. I had a shared room during orientation and it wasn't all that bad. Most of the time you're to busy going over your paperwork and stuff to worry about the other guy.

Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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As a woman, I do not want to share a room while training, with strangers. No way, no how.

On the road, I'll get on a trainer's truck and deal with it. But if the truck is dirty and not hygienic (such as what someone else posted on here about blood stains on mattress, open bleeding sores and bottles of pee rolling around), that would be a big no no. Hygiene is a big concern to me. Being safe is another one.

I hear ya. Man or woman most people don't like the idea of sharing a room with strangers. Honestly who would sleep soundly in a room with people you only met a few hours ago? I don't know anyone like that unless you were so exhausted that you didn't care where you laid your head.

Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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I would hope that you would only be sharing with one other person. Any more than that means you would be sharing beds as well. As for me, that ain't happening. And I spent 10 years in the military sharing showers sleeping in barracks. I know with Melton they will allow you a private room if you pay the difference, and Brian said Werner allows it also. Best bet would be to ask the recruiter. I had a shared room during orientation and it wasn't all that bad. Most of the time you're to busy going over your paperwork and stuff to worry about the other guy.

See when you are in the military you and the rest of the guys went through alot to get there and share a common goal. Trucking people come and go like a revolving door at orientations. You could be sharing a room with somebody and the next day they are gone. I unfortunately went out to CR England school about 10+ years ago and lasted 2 days before i left and went home. The whole thing was giving me a bad vibe and talking to veteran drivers so before i signed on that dotted line on the 3rd day locking me i bolted. They tried to put me in a room with 2 other guys. A giant room with 2 beds and a fold out couch.

Thank god i didn't get locked in with them after reading all the horror stories with that company. And recently reading on this forum they are the most open to hiring felons. A guy that was charged with looking at child porn was asking who hires felons. Sorry but i have no interest in sharing rooms with trash like that.

I think Shneider the company i'm looking at doesn't hire felons.

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