A PSA For Those Considering Prime Inc.

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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Both of you handled the rejection very well. Some would choose to bash the company. Honestly, I would be a tad bitter, and I'm sure you were both disappointed, to say the least. There has to be a more efficient ( and respectful ) way to let folks know about disqualifying medications before they make the hike out to Springfield.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Well, that but on not being on any psych meds is not true. I take Zoloft as well and that was fine. I just need a note from my doctor saying it's being prescribed and I'm functioning well on it.

I don't think any of this is discriminatory. It's just how it works. The application should be a two step process. One part goes for the background and driving history people, and another goes to medical. That would definitely be more efficient.

I'm not upset by this at all. Slightly inconvenienced, but I don't think they're doing anything wrong.

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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Thanks for the support here on TruckingTruth. I'm with Miss Miyoshi on this: I'm not quitting Prime unless they force me to (which they're not going to do, unless two different people lied to my face; I think they're better than that).

So after sleeping on it last night, I've decided to go ahead and abide by their "no Ritalin" policy, even though I think it's misguided, unfair, and a few other flavors of @#$% I'll keep to myself.

Others here have pointed out issues and reasonings around this topic that make sense. Much of which I agree with. While I definitely have a lot more to say on the topic, I'll keep it to myself. I want this job; I'm sure folks here can understand my reticence to be more vocal than I already have.

I will touch on whether DOT banned it, or Prime banned it, though: Almost certainly, it was Prime. DOT lists this medication as "at doctor's discretion." I checked that three months ago—because if it was banned by DOT, then I would have had plenty of time to go off of it / find alternatives. That's what's so frustrating...I was as proactive as I could have been without "forcing" Prime to tell me it was banned...which they won't do, because of potential legal repercussions.

I'll keep everyone posted. Odds are, I'll be back at Orientation on April 4th. In the meantime, I can get a few more things done around the house.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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The reason I'm not bitter is because I haven't been rejected. I was just told a medication, which is not something I need on a daily basis, was prohibited. I can come back. That's a given. I just have to wait 30 more days to do it. But I am going back. Nothing to bash them for at this point.

Dutch's Comment
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I went through this same scenario when I went to C1. I called them prior to attending school, but after leaving a specific message with a live person concerning questions I had about prescription medications, they never returned my calls.

I went in to my doctor, and got a letter stating that he felt I was OK to drive on my scripts. However, I was still skeptical, and continued to search online for topics related to the subject. I found a thread on a forum, where a female driver was sent home, and told to come back 3 months later, to drug test again.

I went back to my doctor, and explained to him that I couldn't afford to take the chance of showing up, only to be sent back home for 3 months. I asked him to remove me from all my medications except for my high blood pressure meds.

Most days I am grumpy, contrary, and enjoy debating most any subject. However, I like to chalk it all up to the romance of transforming into the classic curmudgeon that society loves. An old curmudgeon can get by with a lot of behavior, that a younger person would never be allowed, and most people think it is funny and cute.

Just another opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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Nothing to bash them for at this point.

For the record, I'm not bashing Prime, either. I'm happy with them. They're a great company. And I'll be back.

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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Most days I am grumpy, contrary, and enjoy debating most any subject. However, I like to chalk it all up to the romance of transforming into the classic curmudgeon that society loves. An old curmudgeon can get by with a lot of behavior, that a younger person would never be allowed, and most people think it is funny and cute.

Just another opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade.

Thanks for sharing this, Dutch. It's a great perspective. One I'll adopt... But I have a quick question for you:

Is 40 old enough to get away with being a curmudgeon? confused.gif

I still get carded most of the time. :)

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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See, this is why being a girl has its advantages. We get a more derogatory term than "curmudgeon", but it comes with no age limitations.

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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See, this is why being a girl has its advantages. We get a more derogatory term than "curmudgeon", but it comes with no age limitations.

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Nice.

Dutch's Comment
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Abso-freakin-lutely Pixel! Not only can a curmudgeon be any age, they can also be any gender. Here is a link that will help you turn another corner, and send yourself in a curmudeonly direction.

How To Become a Curmudgeon

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