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Brian's Comment
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Damn man at first I was giving you the benefit of the doubt with these recruiters and like a classic ignorant self entitled veteran you went and acted like that. I know EXACTLY what kind of person you were in the military. And it's funny you compare Brett to a POG when that's exactly what you're acting like. And only a POG would mention that term on a forum like this. If Brett doesn't indeed block you that a testament to his character and I would have the up most respect for him. You have 3 options 1. Try and get back into the military. You shouldnt have left in the first place. 2. Go contract overseas and do firewatch at leatherneck or 3. Live off your benefits and at **** sporting goods with some fellow rednecks. Good job and good luck.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I speak my mind, if someone doesn't like it, they are free to ignore me, block me, boot me, And my life will go on.

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Yes, your miserable life will go on.

It goes on without a job or a career in trucking. Should some company be so bold to give you a shot at this, you will soon discover how obviously right the insights you ignored in this conversation really were. You will struggle greatly as a trucker, eventually quit, and still be vainly spewing venom about how you were treated.

Unfortunately that will mean you learned nothing from us or from your experience and exposure to a career that rewards those who know how to get things accomplished. You'll still be scratching your head and wondering how such a wonderful person as yourself could ever be treated so unfairly to the point of people completely "blocking" them from social media sites.

Old School, you are correct.

However, I was speaking about dealing with posting online, and private conversations, not dealing with employers and the general public.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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I hope all the recruiters "disrespect" you. Dont need a hot head like you behind the wheel.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I speak my mind, if someone doesn't like it, they are free to ignore me, block me, boot me, And my life will go on.

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Yes, your miserable life will go on.

It goes on without a job or a career in trucking. Should some company be so bold to give you a shot at this, you will soon discover how obviously right the insights you ignored in this conversation really were. You will struggle greatly as a trucker, eventually quit, and still be vainly spewing venom about how you were treated.

Unfortunately that will mean you learned nothing from us or from your experience and exposure to a career that rewards those who know how to get things accomplished. You'll still be scratching your head and wondering how such a wonderful person as yourself could ever be treated so unfairly to the point of people completely "blocking" them from social media sites.

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Old School, you are correct.

However, I was speaking about dealing with posting online, and private conversations, not dealing with employers and the general public.

To be clear, that was my quote in response to the "get off his d*** comment. That was not a comment by the original poster.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Grumpy, I apologize. I got confused and thought I was quoting Josh. Once again I should get some rest before jumping into these conversations.

Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Josh, here are a few more things to consider that stuck out while reading this thread.

Might as well delete this thread, delete my account and block me, definitely won't be back to take advice from you

I left sent a message to then on Facebook asking for another recruiter to contact me, and was blocked from their Facebook page.

Well, why ever could that be?

I treat everyone with respect until they give me a reason not too. It's just pretty crappy when I put 110% into something and don't get the same in return. 

When a person is going to a company looking for a job they have to realize that the company is effectively their customer and the potential employee is the business offering services for sale. How many times has anyone here seen a customer treating a proprietor like absolute dirt? How many times do the proprietors let it roll off their back with a smile on their face and then continue to provide their services to a person anyone else would toss out of their home? Josh, you have to treat them with respect and like they are your best friend EVEN THOUGH they give you reason, perhaps multiple reasons not to. That is the nature of being the one offering services. Of course there are limits, but in your case it looks like you might want to reevaluate and adjust those limits to allow for more success in your endeavors.

You say that you have a thick skin. From the looks of things, it's not thick enough. Consider what people are saying here. From the limited time I've been reading here, they aren't going to blow smoke up your butt. (Would your really want them to?) It would be really great if you took that to heart so that you can eventually succeed.

Your first words from this thread were right:

So maybe it's me

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy, I apologize. I got confused and thought I was quoting Josh. Once again I should get some rest before jumping into these conversations.

No need to apologize, you are absolutely correct. There are consequences for your (my) actions. While I do speak my mind, I have, after many times suffering the consequences, learned to eat a little crow, to put it nicely, when dealing with employers and the public. Or at least weigh the consequences against the level of satisfaction obtained. smile.gifsmile.gif

And for the record, I knew you were confused, probably due to my attempt to edit the forum quoting. No offense was taken, nor warranted.

G-Town's Comment
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I read this earlier and decided to let others reply.

Josh I believe you were referring to me; the “Swift day cab driver”, because Brett never drove for Swift. What I drive is not a day cab, it’s an LW with a deep setback front axle that is a highly effective truck for negotiating the close quarter maneuvering I am frequently faced with running Walmart.

If somehow running a day cab for Swift diminishes the viability and validity of my advice, I’ll let the hundreds of newbies, students and drivers I have effectively and willingly helped over the years answer to that. The ones that got their CDL , survived road training and professional driving experience beyond their first year. Things that you may never experience with any company.

Why would you insult me or anyone else like you did? No right...it was totally Chicken****.

Honestly though, I seriously could care less what you have to say...about Swift, Brett, me, Stevens...whatever. You come across as a bitter, vulgar, and extremely belligerent human being, very easy to ignore and walk away from. Obviously the issue we see with your behavior is only the tip of your iceberg.

If you are what you claim to be, we’d all expect you to be respectful, open-minded and not exhibit the shameful and immature behavior bestowed upon us today. It’s likely how you treated all of the recruiters who have turned a deaf ear and a blind eye towards your application. You reap what you sow Josh. You proved that in spades.

It’s a real shame, we are here to help you and all that you managed to demonstrate is somewhere along the way you learned to not only shoot your mouth off,... but both of your feet as well.

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Josh's Comment
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I read this earlier and decided to let others reply.

Josh I believe you were referring to me; the “Swift day cab driver”, because Brett never drove for Swift. What I drive is not a day cab, it’s an LW with a deep setback front axle that is a highly effective truck for negotiating the close quarter maneuvering I am frequently faced with running Walmart.

If somehow running a day cab for Swift diminishes the viability and validity of my advice, I’ll let the hundreds of newbies, students and drivers I have effectively and willingly helped over the years answer to that. The ones that got their CDL , survived road training and professional driving experience beyond their first year. Things that you may never experience with any company.

Why would you insult me or anyone else like you did? No right...it was totally Chicken****.

Honestly though, I seriously could care less what you have to say...about Swift, Brett, me, Stevens...whatever. You come across as a bitter, vulgar, and extremely belligerent human being, very easy to ignore and walk away from. Obviously the issue we see with your behavior is only the tip of your iceberg.

If you are what you claim to be, we’d all expect you to be respectful, open-minded and not exhibit the shameful and immature behavior bestowed upon us today. It’s likely how you treated all of the recruiters who have turned a deaf ear and a blind eye towards your application. You reap what you sow Josh. You proved that in spades.

It’s a real shame, we are here to help you and all that you managed to demonstrate is somewhere along the way you learned to not only shoot your mouth off,... but both of your feet as well.

Nope, not how treated any of the recruiters, send me an email and I'll show you exactly how I acted with them. I'll even send ya dd214 to prove I'm who I say I am..

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Josh's Comment
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I hope all the recruiters "disrespect" you. Dont need a hot head like you behind the wheel.

Yeah because you know so much about me because of my actions on a forum lol.. your a putz.

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