Sad And Annoying Day

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HeavyHauler's Comment
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I have been waiting for Schneider to email/call me from their medical dept. to see if I can get a waiver for my patella stabilizer knee brace. I was told last Thursday that I would have an answer by Monday at the latest. Today is Tuesday. I ended up calling and found out that the medical dept. took THE WHOLE WEEK OFF FOR THANKSGIVING. I am scheduled to leave on 02Dec2013 for orientation in Corapolis PA. Because of this delay they gave my seat away. And to top it all off, she said the chances of me beginning training before January is slim to none, because the seats are already filled. Unfortunately this puts me in a HUGE bind on a private matter that was dependent on me leaving next week.

I'll keep my faith and hope they get their act together. And yes, I have a huge problem with people who expect me to jump through hoops to get everything done that i am suppose too, but don't show me the same courtesy. And honestly, I feel like I was mislead about having an answer by Monday.

I know things happen, they are a huge company with lots of applicants and things to do, and I know I am only a rookie. So on that note. I will stop complaining and wish you all a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

And I am just venting, that is all. So please take this with a grain of salt, because we all have bad days.

Be safe out there:

Chris a.k.a. Deweykid

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Sorry to hear about the delays. I know it sucks waiting for approval. But in trucking that is par for the course. Hurry up and get your job done while we take our time doing ours. That's what we deal with on a daily basis out here with drivers and dispatch. Driver has to hurry to deliver the load on time then WAIT around for a new dispatch of loads.

I would like to say it gets slightly better once you get on the road but I dont want to be laughed off the forums.

Hold your head up. The holidays are always a pain to deal with.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Everything Guyjax said is so true. Heck, if the truck is having problems, getting the load relayed can go from "No Problem," to "Get the truck fixed after you deliver the load."

As far as waivers go it could go (if you get your waiver approved) from a six month card to a two year card. The problem is the waiting and the waiting and the waiting.


Troy V.'s Comment
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Dang man sorry to hear that. Were you dead set on going with them? Maybe another company would get you in sooner then that.

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Chris I am sorry to hear that happened. I had issues with the medical department as well when I started at Schneider. I swear it felt like no one actually knew what they were doing. And my issue wasn't like yours, it was simply getting my medical card faxed from the clinic that Schneider sent me to Schneider's medical department. That took about a week... with me calling twice a day to the clinic and to the medical department at Schneider lol.

I'm only a driver so obviously I don't understand complicated concepts like properly filling out paperwork that you fill out every day as part of your job, or faxing documents that you fax every day as part of your job.

If I were you I would keep calling after Thanksgiving. "All the seats are filled" is probably not set in stone. Someone else may give up their seat, someone else may have an issue with medical, or legal, or whatever. Call once a day, be polite, and say you are ready to go and need to know what you need to do to start ASAP.


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Old School's Comment
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Deweykid, it's okay to vent, but don't let it become your mantra.

You just experienced a typical scenario for a truck driver. I know you're new here and probably weren't around when I started, but it took about three months for me to get on board. I went to an orientation where I got rejected as a good candidate by a person who had never even been on the inside of a big rig. He knew nothing about driving a truck and it was completely up to his decision on which ones of us were allowed to progress to the next step in the process. Out of about thirty five applicants he sent three of us home. I have kept in contact with the others and even helped them both get on with Schneider. I finally got a job after two more rejections. Getting started is sometimes tougher than it seems it should be.

Hold your head up and keep at it. Schneider is a great outfit, and if that's where you want to be then hang in there. After you're solo year is over it will all be a distant memory, and won't seem so critical anymore. We all wish you the best in this matter, keep us posted.

Richard O.'s Comment
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Hey Chris. Sorry to hear about this. I hope things work out for you soon.

Tracey K.'s Comment
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You said a mouth full! FAITH!

Don't let go of it. "This too Shall pass."

Lifting you up in prayer. Maybe you can be on the road before Jan. Never know.

Keep you head up. And like Old School said, don't let it become you Mantra. (Well Said).

Happy Thanksgiving!good-luck.gif

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