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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Nathan, I was going to go comment by comment and respond to you, but what an utter waste of time that would be. Your attitude sucks and I very much doubt you would last two days in this industry because of it. You show no humility, no willingness to prove yourself to anyone, and you're a know-it-all even though you have no experience, no skills, and no ability to produce a profit for anyone at this point.

Why don't you come back when you're serious about becoming a truck driver. We're not going to waste our time on this.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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By the way, to everyone that responded to his initial inquiry, those were all fantastic responses and well thought out. They'll help a lot of people, no question about it. But we can't help people unless they're ready to do what it takes to succeed in this industry, and Nathan just isn't there yet. Maybe he'll come around, maybe not, but you guys did a great job.


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Pete M.'s Comment
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Well that went south rather quickly.


Nathan C.'s Comment
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Aww don't get butt hurt, it is truly unprofessional and indicative of your lack of education. I operated and worked on life saving equipment in the field as a bio-medical-technician, and saved the lives of soldiers who were fighting for democracy and your freedom to sit on your air-ride equipped throne and pass judgement. I have far more skills then you will ever dream of having and a military work history that speaks for itself. If you are an example of what the trucking industry has to offer, I'll take a hard pass. I'm sure you will not approve this to be published, hope to see you at a truck stop someday, so we can continue our discussion.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I just wanted to approve one last comment from Nathan so people can see for themselves the type of person we're dealing with here. I think his personality comes through quite clearly in his remarks so no need to say any more.

Best of luck Nathan.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Thank you for your feedback guys. And because opinions are like ...

And you asked for ours.

Heres my two cents. Judging me on my past abilities to keep an unrelated job is maybe not discrimination, it's short sited.

What you fail to realize though Nathan Is that ALL potenial employers will judge you on your inability to keep an unrelated job. The jobs you listed had NOTHING in common (they were unrelated) and you couldnt keep them.

What Swift and other companies fail to keep in mind is that drivers/employees are not the only ones being evaluated. If I were to judge Swift on their checkered past and $4.4 million dollar judgement for unfair hiring practices, or solely based on this forum and reports of their past failings in training facilities, material or lack there of being trained, trainers, mold infested accommodations, and empty promises made to other hopeful drivers, I too would be guilty of discrimination..umm short sightedness.

What you fail to keep in mind Nathan is that Swift does not care if you judge them, they are not searching you out, you are searching them out. You apparently think pretty poorly of them so why would you want to work for them? BTW their sight is not short, while looking at you it would be 20/20

The trucking industry will never meet the demand and will be swallowed up by drones because of this.

Most people with degrees and great resumes don't want to be drivers, Millennials don't want to be drivers.

IDK, my resume is pretty darn good as are many others I know.

This PTSD Veteran wants to be a driver. Wants the solitude of the road. I would not encounter the social anxieties, and office politics on the road. I would be successful as a driver.

A yes without defending the stupidity would have sufficed.

The only way you could be successful as a driver is with a MAJOR attitude adjustment.

I asked if you thought my spotty work history would make being hired as a driver unlikely.

YES unlikely but your attitude makes it impossible. See the difference?

Bird 's Comment
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As much as I want to I'm not going to touch the who "saving lives" comment. Anyways to be clear you haven't even applied anywhere yet right? Confused by what your motive here, reminds me of the high school booger eaters that would come into the recruiters office saying they were interested in joining up but we're already signed up for college. Way to justify what they were doing I guess, maybe you're doing the same.

Anyways as far as the spotty work record goes.... APPLY. Start applying man. Jamie is right, Schneider for example is far from picky. My resume prior was terrible but certainly wasnt the best. I had a conditional offer the next day.

And then the discrimination comments. I don't believe discrimination is a problem at all. Not one bit. Maybe in other fields. But you have companies like Schneider, Werner, jb hunt, boyd Bros etc driving trucks down the highway wrapped in camo. Point is they WANT veterans.

But another thing. And this is just my opinion and other veterans on here may disagree but, not being hired on your race is discrimination or gender. Or if a company decides their not hiring you because you're a veteran and MUST have PTSD that is discrimination. But if you have documented PTSD that's their right to decide plain and simple. Try being a police officer with documented PTSD, unfortunately it will be very difficult. Is that discrimination by the department? Subjective I guess. But like a police officer, and like Brett always says being a truck driver is a very important job.

Bird 's Comment
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Meant resume wasn't terrible but not the best.

Old School's Comment
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Wow, this conversation has been more entertaining than enlightening, but sometimes that's how these things shake out. I'm not even sure what to say at this point. Imagine that! smile.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I used to interview for salesmen positions, who came and went like the wind. If someone had applied with me that had 30 jobs in to years, I would have tossed the application. I only spent a week training, and no money, and no quarter million dollars worth of equipment, only about $30,000 (cars). I would not have wasted my time.

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