Recruiting Tricks

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Marc Lee's Comment
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NOT saying I believe it... Just passing on what I was told...

The story was a company loaded up a bus load of heavy alcohol and other drug users, knowing most would fail the test on day one or two and they supposedly picked up something like $4,000 in State and Fed. training $ and more like $6,000 - $7,000 if they were Veterans.

PLEASE DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Marc, these major carriers make billions in revenues. The idea that they're going to pull some kind of seedy scam which makes them look bad for a matter of thousands in revenue makes no sense whatsoever. They have to pay for the bus tickets, the marketing expenses associated with recruiting, their own employees, and all kinds of other expenses. In the end they wouldn't make anything doing stupid things like that.

Trust me, these large carriers didn't become the elite in this industry doing stupid, scammy things like that. That's not how you get ahead in this industry or any other industry for that matter.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Marc, these major carriers make billions in revenues. The idea that they're going to pull some kind of seedy scam which makes them look bad for a matter of thousands in revenue makes no sense whatsoever. They have to pay for the bus tickets, the marketing expenses associated with recruiting, their own employees, and all kinds of other expenses. In the end they wouldn't make anything doing stupid things like that.

Trust me, these large carriers didn't become the elite in this industry doing stupid, scammy things like that. That's not how you get ahead in this industry or any other industry for that matter.

To add to Brett’s thought. Most recruiters are paid commission to get you to the company. Usually that commission isn’t paid until you deliver your first load successfully. So it wouldn’t pay for a recruiter to waste their time on prospects that would not make it.

If I’m wrong I’ll stand corrected.

Brad C.'s Comment
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Again, I appreciate everyone’s responses. I stumbled across this and was a bit concerned even though it didn’t quite add up. Neither the video nor the article mentioned any companies which raised a red flag for credibility. I figure if it where a valid story such as what was published about the port drivers at least one company would have a black eye. Just checked in here for confirmation seeing as the whiners usually get shut down pretty quick. I will head back to the shadows for now until I either have a nice chunk of humble pie in school or a diary for training. Thanks again, have a great day!

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