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Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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I am having a little trouble getting things at home arranged to leave, I have a dog that I am trying to find a home OR find a roommate that will live in my apartment and help with expenses and take care of her. I dread calling central and changing my date, does anyone know if they mind doing this? My start date is April 8 and it would be best for me if I had until the end of May to begin. I could change it for a couple of weeks, but if I don't have arrangements made by then I would have to postpone again. So surly if I call my recruiter and give myself a couple of months to get all my home obligations in order, I would be more settled. Will this put me in a bad light as far as the company is concerned? I didn't think it would be that hard to get things lined out, but I work full time and I am quickly running out of time.embarrassed.gif

crazy rebel's Comment
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Call ur recruiter and explain it to them they will understand.

Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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I will, I just don't want them to not take me seriously. Leaving from home for that far away and for that long takes some major planning! Thanks CR!!!

kayakngal's Comment
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I will, I just don't want them to not take me seriously. Leaving from home for that far away and for that long takes some major planning! Thanks CR!!!

Yes, it really does when you're solo. I'm fortunate to have a mom who loves my dog. Would your family help you with your dog? Also, the things I lined out were a PO Box for mail to go to, change all your bills to paperless so they come to your email (at least the ones that offer this). Call everyone who sends mail and change your address with them. And someone to house sit was a huge issue because nobody wants to stay away from their own home. I had an alarm system installed, I have friends who stay at my place periodically plus all my neighbors are really aware of what goes on around our here. Ask people you trust to help you. You'll be surprised how many are willing to help out until you get your new "system" figured out.

If you haven't given your two weeks then don't stress. Once that's done you'll feel the heat big time so make sure you're ready before you do. :)

Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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confused.gif Thanks Kgal, I really don't have anyone that can stay with her or keep her. All the family (other than distant family) that I have is my daughter, and she has a three year old and Dixie has never been around children and she is a nervous dog, so I would kinda be worried about that. I was thinking about putting an ad in the local paper for a roommate, someone that would live here and pay 1/2 the rent. I will only be in about 4 days out of the month, so to me that seems to be a reasonable solution. Most of my bills are already set up with web bill pay, so that isn't a biggie. If I don't do the roommate thing then I will have to store my furniture and find her a home and give up my apartment. Right at first I don't think it would be practicle to keep it financilally. I don't know. If I do all this then I don't pass the class I will be up Sh** Creek without a paddle! Breath Kathy Breath....talk about over thinking things, can you tell I am a list person, ha ha

kayakngal's Comment
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Kathy I can tell because I'm the same way. Planners or, I prefer survivalist. We've gotta do what we've gotta do to get it done according to our ideal so we feel safer.

The room mate idea is a good one. I thought about it but I like having my house to myself so, maybe down the road. But, if you don't mind having a room mate that's a real good idea so you don't have to move all your stuff and you have a comfy bed for your days off.

Maybe your room mate would dog sit too if you gave them a little break on the rent? It's so hard to find a pet a good home. Better think hard about putting your two weeks in until you have all these details outlined. A lot less stressfull for you if you plan accordingly. And, even then you'll be stressed just because it's somehow written in the stars that way.

You will pass the CDL school. Especially if you have a friend who will let you practice driving in a semi but, even without. The most difficult part is memorization but if you get ahead of the game and start studying you'll have that aced. I was where you are now and it is very stressfull but, once you know you have a job with a decent company (at least one people say is decent) then the stress eases tremendously.

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  • 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.
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Doxy W.'s Comment
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I am having a little trouble getting things at home arranged to leave, I have a dog that I am trying to find a home OR find a roommate that will live in my apartment and help with expenses and take care of her. I dread calling central and changing my date, does anyone know if they mind doing this? My start date is April 8 and it would be best for me if I had until the end of May to begin. I could change it for a couple of weeks, but if I don't have arrangements made by then I would have to postpone again. So surly if I call my recruiter and give myself a couple of months to get all my home obligations in order, I would be more settled. Will this put me in a bad light as far as the company is concerned? I didn't think it would be that hard to get things lined out, but I work full time and I am quickly running out of time.embarrassed.gif

Kathy where do you live? I long term petsitting and would be willing to travel to where you are, give it some thought and let me know, :) I would be happy to help you out!:)

Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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DoxY I live very very far away! Southeast Kentucky as a matter of fact! I appreciate your offer though! That is the main thing I was hoping to accomplish with a roommate, being able to leave my dog at home, I'll just have to see how it works out. It will turn out the way it is suspossed to, just a little patience on my part!

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