My Head Will Explode!***

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Greg H.'s Comment
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This is what throws me about my *so called recruiter*.

I spent a better part of all last week trying to contact her because I couldn't get logged into the Online Training Center. I finally was able to contact someone directly through the site that host the training and get the username and password situation straightened out. After this is done, I email my recruiter (after she'd sent me the email saying, you need to finish the Online Training Course so, you can get your CDL Permit..... if you need any help, please contact me at _____________________. < Is this lady even on the same planet as we all are?

Ok, ok, ok ..... moving right along. I email and let her know that I am almost finished with the Online Training Course. This was I think, ohhh Friday? Yeh, believe so.... well, I didn't complete Friday but, I did on Saturday.

Sooo, after this, she sends another email this morning saying, Subject: Still interested in a New Career? Body: Are you ready to get your career moving? Call me at to see how Swift can help.

Communicating anything with this woman is like ...... give me a minute, I'm thinking. Uh, like driving a freakin' nail into the end of your finger.

At this point, the only thing I should be doing is contacting her after I've completed the Online Training Course. There is actually an end video, just a minute long that says, ' you really should review Sections 11, 12 and 13, it will help you with your test. So, I'm doing this now. I plan on calling her after I'm done with that.

She should know all of this.....

whew.......

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Greg I think you are overreacting a little bit. The two emails you mentioned are generated automatically from Swift's On-boarding system. Your recruiter has nothing to-do with them.

Once your application and preliminaries are complete, the on-boarding emails will stop and a new set will begin to appear based on your school orientation date.

Nothing to worry about. You are doing the right thing...stay the course.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Greg I think you are overreacting a little bit. The two emails you mentioned are generated automatically from Swift's On-boarding system. Your recruiter has nothing to-do with them.

Once your application and preliminaries are complete, the on-boarding emails will stop and a new set will begin to appear based on your school orientation date.

Nothing to worry about. You are doing the right thing...stay the course.

I agree, and I thought of this. Still, she sends emails to me along the same lines as they do, instead of being up to speed with what I am doing.

Still, I appreciate the input. I didn't actually think of the automated system until I'd already sent my last post.

I guess I'll go ahead and write what I was going to. I will have to wait 2 minutes if I don't. :)

I'm having fun with all the tires. This morning makes my 4th flat this week. And you have to understand, I rarely get flats. And seeing how I've been trying to get money together for all of this, it gets a bit disturbing when I'm having to dish out money instead of receiving. 2 flats last week, Sunday something literally slashed the tire, and it was unrepairable, and I had to buy a new one, This morning a screw and I'm fixing this one myself. So, 4 tires either flat or needing to be fixed......

Moving right along ..... I go to a local place and buy this wind breaker, tag says $24.99, it was on sale from uh, $49.99. I get home, look at the receipt, and the receipt says, $29.99. No, this has nothing to do with tax. This is the ring up price before tax. And it would have cost me just as much money burning the fuel to drive back to the store so, I let it go.

Ok, moving right along again..... I was on my way home from running errands last week and decided to stop buy taco bell and get some tacos and a burrito. I really wanted to get home and study, and skip having to cook. Sooo, I get the box, get home, and no burrito. I was like, ' wha the wha wha? '.

So, there ya go.....

Greg H.'s Comment
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Just for the record.... sorry for burning everyone's ears up today. :) lol

I feel bad about accusing her of sending the email. I mean, regardless, no one deserves to be accused of something they did not do. So, I apologize to her and to the group.

I'm not really complaining... just a bit disturbed about it all. I've seen and been through worse, and the Lord always grants me the strength to get through whatever so, there ya go. :)

Greg H.'s Comment
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Oooo, doggie, that was blessed..... I just got off the phone with my recruiter. It all went without a hitch. I got all the information I needed and she was satisfied as well. I'm going for the medical here and then the test. I pretty much told her, which is the truth, that I'm still trying to get things together here and I would let her know exactly when I would be able to attend school. Sooo, as soon as I get my stuff done, we're off.......

Retired Army (soon)'s Comment
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Nice....finally a fairly positive post. Keep us posted.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Nice....finally a fairly positive post. Keep us posted.

well, you can't expect much from a diary.... sometimes you have 40 days of rain (we actually did down here in Texas back in ohhhh 2007 I believe) and sometimes you have 40 days of sunshine.

The reason I came up here is because I wanted to share something I thought was really funny. In the midst of my studying and taking the Online Course, I was talking with my Aunt and Mom one day. I got to explaining to them how Air Brakes work and how they don't work. My mom first commented, ' that would explain a lot '. And after I was done, she looked at me, her eyes got big around and said, ' boy! I'm going to be calling you every day asking, ' did you inspect your truck!? '. lol

Greg H.'s Comment
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What's up with you Retired Army. Says, Considering Career. I see your post every so often in the other forums. My dad served for 3 years, army. He was stationed in Korea for a year. He hated it..... He swears up and down that he should have never left but, I'm sort of glad he did. I almost enlisted myself, into any branch of the military. I made it into the Air force office and talked with the recruiter. He was really nice. I actually wanted to be a Marine. I'm more of a hands on type person or I at least use to be. Ok, let me reword all of this.... I was highly physically motivated in regards to self defense. Anyway, I'm glad I didn't because, I'm no longer highly physically motivated in regards to self defense. :) lol

Retired Army (soon)'s Comment
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Greg

I just completed my 18th year, and unfortunately my army career is getting cut a little short. They are medically boarding me, but it is what it is. I hope to be going to school in the next few months, as I get closer to a retirement date. My goal is to go to school, while I am in a military leave status, so I don't have the financial constraints. The military choice for me was probably the single most stable decision I made back in April of 2000. I have not had to worry about a thing, other than be at the right place, in the right uniform, at the right time. While I have missed somethings with my kids, I feel like they were better off having a dad with stable employment. I look forward to your blog, and wish you great success.

Retired (Almost)

Greg H.'s Comment
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Greg

I just completed my 18th year, and unfortunately my army career is getting cut a little short. They are medically boarding me, but it is what it is. I hope to be going to school in the next few months, as I get closer to a retirement date. My goal is to go to school, while I am in a military leave status, so I don't have the financial constraints. The military choice for me was probably the single most stable decision I made back in April of 2000. I have not had to worry about a thing, other than be at the right place, in the right uniform, at the right time. While I have missed somethings with my kids, I feel like they were better off having a dad with stable employment. I look forward to your blog, and wish you great success.

Retired (Almost)

Cool, good luck to you Retired. Yeh, with you on the, ' I have not had to worry about a thing, other than be at the right place, in the right uniform, at the right time. ' I'm not much on thinking out of the box or doing things on my own. Just tell me where to be! lol

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