Cold Feet Normal?

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Lowry F.'s Comment
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So I take my driving test tomorrow and I've been pre hired with Schneider Walmart dedicated and I am starting to get the "cold feet" of being gone 6 days from my family. Is this typical?

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Yes and it should be. Especially if you’re have normally been around the house and family all the time. It’s a culture shock to now be basically living apart. It’s also a career decision that needs full support of your partner/spouse. But with a strong family relationship it’s a career that can be very rewarding.

G-Town's Comment
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You'll be running out of the Bedford Grocery DC. Best of luck with that. Study the trip sheets thoroughly, the "secret sauce" required to safely enterand exit the stores is contained in the text.

Lowry F.'s Comment
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You'll be running out of the Bedford Grocery DC. Best of luck with that. Study the trip sheets thoroughly, the "secret sauce" required to safely enterand exit the stores is contained in the text.

They gave me the choice of 5 and 2 with weekdays off out of Bedford or 6 and 2 out of wintersville oh so I took the wintersville. Thanks gtown I'm excited about the job but not about not being home. Thanks parrothead thats what i keep trying to remind myself that it will benefit my family

Slowpoke's Comment
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Lowry, Of course some nervous anticipation is normal. Your life is changing and you do not know at this point if it will be a positive or negative change because you have nothing to compare it to. The only piece of advice I can offer is there are hundreds of thousands out there just like you that have made it a positive change and are doing just fine. Yes there will be a period of adjustment and I will not begin to tell you life from this point on is going to be all roses, but I can tell you it will be what you make it. As with everything in life if you focus on the positive you will find there is a lot of positive to be had.

Sure wish you the best in all your adventures, Slowpoke

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