Please Pray, Send Good Vibes Etc, Etc

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Jacinda P.'s Comment
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Been at my new choice, Prime. Love the place and the treatment till last night. Have not been cleared due to paperwork not coming in. Was told to leave in front of 20 people. I get the paperwork in i may just tell that person he is an AH for humiliating me. Then do my absolute best just to prove I got what it takes!

Rick S.'s Comment
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Last we heard - you were starting at Westside.

Your details are somewhat vague for such a harsh indictment.

What kind of paperwork were they waiting for? Was it paperwork YOU were supposed to be BRINGING WITH YOU?

You've been a member here for a minute - you know this is not how we problem solve.

Especially not telling someone that holds the keys to your future, that they are an a-hole.

Deep breath and tell us what's going on...


Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, fill us in a little more. But in the meantime, let me say this. Choose your battles wisely, especially as a rookie in this industry. I don't think most rookies realize how easily they're tossed aside without so much as a second thought, especially in the very beginning. Here's an article I wrote about that:

New Truck Drivers: Beware of Rocking The Boat

Also, don't wear yourself out worrying about things that won't help you. Only focus your thoughts, your time, and your energy on doing things that are going to help you reach that one year mark as a safe driver with your first company. That's it. Anything that doesn't move you closer to that goal should be tossed aside and forgotten. There just isn't the time and energy to spare on trivial things.

Finally, be aware of the fact that there will be people making fun of you, especially early in your career. Every rookie looks like a total knucklehead trying to back a truck into tight places and you're going to be holding people up quite often. They're gonna jump on the CB and make fun of you or sit there with a tub of popcorn watching and laughing as you drive yourself mad trying to get backed in. Again, ignore that kinda baloney. Don't worry about it.

If it doesn't help you reach your goal then toss it aside and forget about it. That's the filter to use when deciding what you should care about and what you shouldn't.


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.

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