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ChickieMonster's Comment
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Wow, I am always totally amazed reading some of these topics. Especially when they say "I wasn't getting paid" for this or that , it aint right??? WTF?? Almost every job I ever had in my lifetime, involved maybe some free work "unpaid" time............Don't matter what job really , sometimes it happens, do it and forget it. NEXT !................

1 my last job over a 10 year stretch I went over and beyond what i got paid for, helping my boss do extra stuff for the job. sometimes getting home 10-11 pm at night from a 7 am start time. We had an auto repair shop, and were the top U-Haul dealer, in the high desert. We chased trucks & trailers, after hours all over the place, so we had any equipment our schedule may need the following week/days. Usually I was first to work open and prep for the day, and close at end of the night. Sometimes I'd work weekends renting U-Haul stuff for a few perks or bucks......Yeah I got free dinner usually, or later on somehow, it was made up to me in other ways. A full tank of gas in my truck etc.................

I was brought up to help when needed, and don't always expect anything in return...............Period............Git'r'dun lol

I agree with Stevo. I've never had a job where I didn't do at least some work for free. It shows that you are a dedicated employee and are willing to go above and beyond. At least to me anyway.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Matt M.'s Comment
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Haha, I do tons of stuff unpaid for Prime that's not paid and I don't complain about it. I didn't complain about spending a week in the classroom to become a student driver instructor without pay, either.

But when you have a lease payment over a grand a week, it may not make sense to eat that payment without pay for a week to run a couple of students before your co-driver comes back.

Matt M.'s Comment
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Just realized the pay comment was probably at the guy up above that quit after 12 days, I somehow skipped that post.

I think it's fair to be compensated for your time, this is a job after all. A tough one too, that often entails 70+ hour weeks. You have to decide if the extra hours put in that aren't paid are worth the compensation you receive for driving. If you look at those extra things you do as built into the cpm or % pay you receive, it may change your perception.

People that push for other pay structures often don't consider that the pay probably wouldn't change much at all if we were hourly, or might even be less.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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