Staying In Touch With The Recruiter.

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well I have been in touch with the recruiter at Swift in Arizona. So I did the application thing and she said she got it. So a little time goes by and nothing. So I call her but she is very busy and goes to voice mail. So I email her and she responds and asked me about a cell phone ticket outcome. I can't find my copy of it so I go down to the court house and get it and it says it's cleared. So I email her the document. I follow this on Tenstreet, it says she got it. Then silence for a few days. So I called her yesterday and she informed me that she was waiting for me to give her a start date, and I told her I was waiting on the background check.

We both assumed that the other was not being informative to the other. She did say any time I want to start I can. So that is good news. I just thought i would throw this out there that you need to keep in touch with the recruiter because at this point in time you are just another person she has to deal with from the the hundreds that she has to deal with.

So I take that responsibility on myself of not keeping up with her and not the other way around.

This maybe a bad idea, but seeing training is going to be out of the Fontana(California) station, I'm going to drive down there instead of the bus. And seeing it is a straight shot down I-5 S. About a six and a half hour drive. Plus I'll have a vehicle to get around for the orientation.

Everyone have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. And let us all be thankful for getting home for the holidays and if you can't, be thankful that you are alive and safe.


Jamie's Comment
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It happens, I personally never had to contact my recruiter. She called me weekly after the first conversation and I agreed upon a start date then.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Maybe each company is different, IDK. I just need to pick a date she said.

Jamie's Comment
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Maybe each company is different, IDK. I just need to pick a date she said.

I'm sure it happens everywhere as you mentioned they deal with a lot of people. Would be easy to forget something.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I used the Tenstreet when I applied to West Side last year, I had to contact my recruiter there because we spoke and everything was good to go, then I saw my app was declined so I reached out to find out why and was able to get it fixed and start shortly after.

With Old Dominion I had to reach out to the recruiter since I had not heard anything on my start date that I was supposed to be given. Turns out I was rejected because I was off by 2 days on my start date with West Side, I put that I started on Monday but I wasn't officially hired until the end of orientation on Wednesday. After I got that fixed I was able to start, so yes don't be afraid to follow up but don't be a bad either.

David D.'s Comment
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I'm trying to figure out why 2 days would be that important, I sure don't keep track of the date I start any job. Month and year yes, but the exact date? Am I missing something?

Susan D. 's Comment
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It's important to give a company exactly what they ask for. Honesty is a BIG DEAL in this business. Make sure you have all your information written down and accuracy is important. So dig that stuff up. You don't want them to think you're attempting to hide anything or being dishonest.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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You're right, never forget anything. After I emailed the court document everything was a go. I just have to pick a date. Has anyone ever started a job in December? I'm only thinking of it as in taxes for that year and how it affects you. (Remember I haven't worked for eight and a half years because of my motorcycle accident.) If it's too much of a headache, then I'll wait 'til after the first of the year.

Anyway I'm babbling.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!



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Susan D. 's Comment
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If it we're me, I'd start as soon as possible. Get winter experience while you have the luxury of a trainer with you!

Big T's Comment
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At this point it won't really make a difference for taxes. You don't get officially hired by swift until the third week of school. You do two weeks of school then go to orientation and get hired. After orientation you go back to the school and test out.

Having a car at the school is nice because you can get an extra hour of sleep.

Good luck.

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