Mentor Is Out Of Control. Is This Stuff Typical?

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Ann S.'s Comment
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I'm a 32 year old woman in her mentorship. They placed me with my first Mentor, and I had a hard time with him. He yelled at me, berated me, and I felt like I couldn't drive with him. He told me straight-up that women shouldn't be driving. I told the Company, and they issued me a second trainer. They told me this guy was much better, and would be much easier to work with.

So they placed me with another trainer, but this guy is completely out of control. I'm talking blow, hookers, gambling, he does it all. I've never met somebody so off-the-chain like this guy. He's a 26 year old from Russia. He respects me, has never propositioned to me or anything, but he has kicked me out of the truck for hookers before. I have so many stories.

Last night he gave me forty bucks to go dine at the buffet while he used the sleeper to have sex with a hooker.

We were at a stop-light, and he was ****ed off about something the Office said to him. So he picked a fight with another driver over the radio, they both pulled over, and they both went at each other like rock-em-sockem robots, shook hands and he just goes back to driving. I had never seen any **** like this before.

We stopped at a Hotel in Amarillo, it was just a little way from a strip-club. I tagged along to play some pool. I go to the back and he's snorting a line off of this girls back.

We were at a truckstop, and him and a few others throw a chair, a small table, and start playing Poker. So more illegal gambling. He lost like $700 that night.

We were at a Wal-Mart, and he has me pretend to be his sister to get this girls number. He dissapeared for a day and a half at this girls House when we should have been on the road.

He's a lease-operator, so I know he pays the money on the truck, but is this typical for mentors? I learn alot more from him than I did the previous trainer. He's shown me alot of different tricks, saved me in NYC and NJ. (He thinks NYC is 'easy' and men who don't drive it are pussies). My Shifting has gotten so much better with him. So I mean he's a great trainer, but is the other stuff normal or is it just the 'price of learning'?

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Definitely not typical. He probably takes on trainees so he can afford his "habits".

PackRat's Comment
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What?!?! If this is true, run away from that guy NOW!

G-Town's Comment
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Not typical and very hard to believe. What company?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Wait...im lost. you went to a hotel near a strip club then followed him to the strip club to play pool?

You were surprised a guy at a strip club was snorting coke off a girl. Surprised at the coke, or the stripper in the club? or did you go to the back of the hotel with a pool table? im ot understanding if you went ti the strip club.

My biggest problem would be him snorting, duh..and the hookers in a bed im sharing near my stuff that could be stolen. then he went to the one chicks place and disappeared and you didnt like that either.

as a trainee, it wouldnt be my business if he has a truck payment, gambles his check, or bangs hookers outside of my environment. my trainers took home time or even 34s and i couldnt have cared less when they disappeared.they coukd have been banging hookers too, who knows? i got paid by the day whether we sat or not.

you said you learned a lot from him and he has lots of tips and saved you in NYC. "hes a great trainer"... so why are you telling us this bothers you instead of him? it could be quite possible he has no clue whatsoever some of this bothers you. after all, IF i read this right and you followed him to a strip club...well then he thinks you are fine with this stuff.

absolutely drugs, hookers, and fighting are illegal. you could video it and have him terminated and possibly arrested with an "anonymous" phone call. you could call the company and ask for a "random" drug test for him.

i would insisted on safety, but i wouldnt care if he got his butt beat at poker.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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We were at a stop-light, and he was ****ed off about something the Office said to him. So he picked a fight with another driver over the radio, they both pulled over, and they both went at each other like rock-em-sockem robots, shook hands and he just goes back to driving. I had never seen any **** like this before.

As a fellow Russian this is completely normal behavior. Have you ever Youtube'd fights on the side of the road? Or road rage videos? All those videos are Russians. In my culture it is totally normal and understandable to pull off the side of the road abruptly and fist fight.

In fact, if you didn't tell us this, then I would be very worried.

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Cwc's Comment
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We were at a stop-light, and he was ****ed off about something the Office said to him. So he picked a fight with another driver over the radio, they both pulled over, and they both went at each other like rock-em-sockem robots, shook hands and he just goes back to driving. I had never seen any **** like this before.

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As a fellow Russian this is completely normal behavior. Have you ever Youtube'd fights on the side of the road? Or road rage videos? All those videos are Russians. In my culture it is totally normal and understandable to pull off the side of the road abruptly and fist fight.

In fact, if you didn't tell us this, then I would be very worried.

I needed a good chuckle.😁

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joe M.'s Comment
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Get the hell away from him. If he is entertaining hookers in the truck not only is that disgusting as you have to live there too, but you have no idea if and what they may or may not drop leave behind. Also if were to be searched by LE they can and will charge you with anything they find unless he admits its his.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
icecold24k's Comment
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All I can say to this is that you will have one amazing story to tell your friends and family once your training is complete.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Sounds like a disturbing soap opera. And as a lifelong American, having a fist fight at a stoplight sounds like, SERIOUSLY?! Stopping your truck to have a random fist fight?

This is why so many people get ticked that we no longer expect assimilation.

If all the events (in the original post) really happened, we’d all love to know the name of the company that allows it.

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