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PackRat's Comment
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YAY! Following this diary of yours.

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Greg H.'s Comment
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Recruiters...no reflection of what it's actually like to drive for Swift. Glad you were able to kick the can further down the alley. Good grief,...everything is a test!

lol, isn't that right G-Town....

Ok, now I'm really further confused, because the original recruiter sent me the email with the online Study Guide. I know the lady from yesterday evening said her name was Susie (which isn't the original recruiters name), and it sounded nothing like the first recruiter.

whew, anyway....

I have the online study guide and they also sent an email, from Infinit-i, with an Assignment: Corsicana Academy Training, Due Date: 7-1-2018.

Okie dokie, I guess, that's that... onward and upward or downward, down the road that is. :)

Greg H.'s Comment
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YAY! Following this diary of yours.

Cool... :) glad to have you aboard, snacks to the left, drinks to the right, and a lifetime of entertainment straight ahead. lol

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Greg H.'s Comment
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Man, and I liked Susie, she sounded so nice... :( please oh please, bring back, bring back, bring back my Susie to me, to me... :)

well, off to a fumbling start... sooo, I went to the Training Center and entered the username and password she'd sent me (the first recruiter that is). *Login Failed*.

I was like, ' oh Lord, please don't make me have to call her '.... lol

why oh why couldn't it just be simple....

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Well, I annoyed her again... :) you can generally tell when you've annoyed someone. You can hear it in the way they exhale or breathe, the tone in their voice... anyway, you can tell.

So, at first when I couldn't log into the training center, I emailed her. I think maybe 10, mm, maybe 20 minutes went by, probably not that long... I wasn't paying that close attention. Sooo, I called her, reluctantly. And I got the annoyed answer on the other end. Oh, joy me.... she said, basically, ' I know, I got your email '. She mumbled I think, ' I'll check into it, I'll call you back. ' The way she talks a lot is, it's almost airy, like she's thinking something more than the words are coming out of her mouth. I have to get her to repeat things....

Sooo, anyway, this was at 11:30am yesterday.... :(

That's ok though, we won't let that mean ole recruiter lady keep us from studying. :) lol I'll just study the manual and maybe do the high road thing....

whew.... I think I've managed 9 hrs in the past 2 days..... sleep that is.....

There are several videos, and they are supposed to be completed in 7 days. Hopefully this doesn't include weekends. So, I'll just study and know the material before the video, if possible. I have, over the course of these past 6 months, studied quite a bit so, I'm not exactly, completely lacking in the study department.

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Studied this morning for about an hour or so... I guess it went really well. One thing that always throws me is trying to cram a whole lot of information into the ole brain in such a short time. Which sort of throws me again, now that I think about it. Susie said, ' at your own pace '. The email I got from my recruiter said, ' complete in 7 days '. I don't know..... something smell funny senior. :)

I forgot to mention something in an earlier post or I just didn't for one reason or another. Going back over the road is a huge step for me. Yeh, I know, I could go local but, I just don't see doing that, at least not right now. We'll see how that all works out in the long run...

Ok, to get to my point, it almost completely turned me off to the whole idea of driving a truck again when my recruiter didn't get back in touch with me last week. I didn't know if my application had not been approved or what, and that isn't something you want to call in to get confirmed. So, I let it stew for a week. I had started considering other options. I mean, all of this, or the process leading up to my making a decision to go back to trucking has been in the Lords hands. I'm a prayin' man and rely on God to help me through the course of life. And I believed that this was where God had been leading me to. One thing or another has lead me to this point and time in my life.

Sooo, I got to talking to God about everything I was thinking about, and I guess he gave me the gumption to refill my application, and try again. Hey, it worked.... It got someone's attention.

It's all actually a blessing, strange the things that have been happening in my life. It's like my sister, she never visits east texas. She hates east texas. If she shows up for the Holidays, it's because someone has died. She's not the easiest person to get along with either. Soo, anyway, she calls my mom up and says, ' I want to come see you all '. We're all standing around with our thumbs up our butts saying, ' uh, ok '. lol Anyway that was set to go forth for last weekend, got postponed to this weekend, then bad weather came up for this weekend so, next weekend it is. So, I guess, we all get to see her next weekend, and I'll still be around to.

To get to another glitch in my programming. I have a dog, 4 year old pitt/pointer/lab mix. He's a very loyal dog. He'll bite your hand off if you come towards me suddenly. Anyway, I'd been wanting a dog for years, and over the course of 20 some odd, I've had a couple of puppies. Both were stolen out of my backyard... 1 of them actually was a shepherd pup, the other was just a mutt/mix. But, you don't leave shepherd pups in your backyard, so I've learned. Anyway, I was driving along one day and seen these pitt pups roaming around a neighborhood, and stopped. I actually was wanting a tan/blue eyed one at first. I left without getting one and then decided to go back a few days later and talk to someone to see if I could have one. She said, ' oh yeh, I think there is one under the porch '..... Sooo, I crawled myself under the porch and there was 'Gabriel'. I took one look at him and thought, ' yep, it's you I'm taking home with me today '. He was black and white with brown eyes and not what I'd originally planned on but, he was the one. I remembered him from the other day. All the other puppies came up to me and let me pet them. I remember him staying back and being 'offish'. Come to find out, he had scars all over his face from fighting other dogs for food. And I'm not so sure he wasn't abused by someone. Kicked or something. His tail was broke when I got him. Or it had been broke. The vet told me that he could have been born that way.... but, meh, I don't think so, I think someone kicked him. Probably his reluctance to approach anyone. Anyway, yeh, she told me that he'd stand between the food and the larger dogs. All in all, my mom is the only one I have that I could leave him with long periods of time. Which my work out, she sort of needs a good watch dog anyway. And after all, I will at least be home every few weeks for a few days. I've never been away from Gabriel, in the four years. He stays inside with me, with his occasional (usually every day) walk on the leash, and running around the backyard some. But, I wasn't sure how he'd take to my being gone. I think, now, that it will be alright....

Soo yeh, I've had to wrestle with some things over these past few months. And I'm here now. I have to say, I'm really excited now about going to work for Swift, and am hoping everything works out. If nothing else, it will be an adventure going through the process.

But, yeh, very excited.... glad I decided to try again at Swift. I almost got anxious enough to just put my application in with *everyone*, anyone. But, I didn't.... it worked out or is working out now I guess... hopefully.

:)

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PackRat's Comment
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Is Gabriel the one in your profile picture? How does he do riding in a vehicle?

Greg H.'s Comment
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Is Gabriel the one in your profile picture? How does he do riding in a vehicle?

It's a no go; generally, actually, I think all trucking companies have the same policy. The dog has to be 30 lbs or less.... I think it's 30. Anyway, Gabriel is ruffly 70 lbs.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Is Gabriel the one in your profile picture? How does he do riding in a vehicle?

Oh, and yes, sorry, he is the one in the profile picture....

PackRat's Comment
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Place I'm at now has a company drivers policy of 60 lbs that's not really enforced.

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