It's Not My Fault I Failed

Topic 24658 | Page 1

Page 1 of 9 Next Page Go To Page:
Big T's Comment
member avatar

Friday was a very trying day for my patience. I got into jurupa valley late Thursday and did some practice and studying with my student so he could upgrade Friday.

Unfortunately he was not successful. He failed the driving and the backing. Uncommon for my students, but it does happen once in a while. The problem isn't the failure though. The problem was the reaction.

The other time I had a student fail the first words out of their mouth was "I screwed up". They owned it and knew what to fix. They were also given another chance to test that day.

This time however it turned into a few hours of him ranting about how he didn't screw up and the tester had it out for him. Even going so far as to claim the guy must get a cut of the bonus if he fails students and they have to train with another mentor.

Problem with that logic is I'm going to finish him. He has to do another 100 hours with me and I can guarantee you I don't cut my paycheck with anyone but my wife.

Hopefully the time off allowed him to check his attitude. Arguing with the tester is never a good idea. He is one of the few people that doesn't get overridden. His word is final.

This is just another example of how your attitude can make a difference. I can tell you now this driver will probably never make top tier status because top tier drivers don't make excuses. When we screw up we learn and correct.

Jamie's Comment
member avatar

Some people can't accept they failed for their own doings and have to blame anybody but themselves.

Tractor Man's Comment
member avatar

Good luck with the next 100 hours. If all else fails, this may be his only option.

0089566001550600251.jpg

PJ's Comment
member avatar

Your patience will be tested the entire 100 hours... People like that don’t and never will get it... He won’t have to worry about top tier status, he will be lucky to just pass. You can bet every tester has already heard about this guy. You can only do so much... Best wishes

RealDiehl's Comment
member avatar

rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Good luck with the next 100 hours. If all else fails, this may be his only option.

0089566001550600251.jpg

Good luck getting him ready to retest, Big T. I'm sure you've been doing your part. Hopefully your trainee gets it eventually.

Hobo's Comment
member avatar

This is just another example of how your attitude can make a difference. I can tell you now this driver will probably never make top tier status because top tier drivers don't make excuses. When we screw up we learn and correct.

What was your student like before he tested for the upgrade? Did you have any sense before the test that there was an attitude problem?

Big T's Comment
member avatar

Hobo he has a problem making excuses or as Brett would say "planning to fail", but not to the extreme he took it Friday.

Some people listen to respond and not to learn. I figured that out and was still able to teach him.

double-quotes-start.png

This is just another example of how your attitude can make a difference. I can tell you now this driver will probably never make top tier status because top tier drivers don't make excuses. When we screw up we learn and correct.

double-quotes-end.png

What was your student like before he tested for the upgrade? Did you have any sense before the test that there was an attitude problem?

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

He is lucky they didn’t fire him...

Be careful with him. Sounds like a “wing-nut”.

Mik D.'s Comment
member avatar

Friday was a very trying day for my patience. I got into jurupa valley late Thursday and did some practice and studying with my student so he could upgrade Friday.

Unfortunately he was not successful. He failed the driving and the backing. Uncommon for my students, but it does happen once in a while. The problem isn't the failure though. The problem was the reaction.

The other time I had a student fail the first words out of their mouth was "I screwed up". They owned it and knew what to fix. They were also given another chance to test that day.

This time however it turned into a few hours of him ranting about how he didn't screw up and the tester had it out for him. Even going so far as to claim the guy must get a cut of the bonus if he fails students and they have to train with another mentor.

Problem with that logic is I'm going to finish him. He has to do another 100 hours with me and I can guarantee you I don't cut my paycheck with anyone but my wife.

Hopefully the time off allowed him to check his attitude. Arguing with the tester is never a good idea. He is one of the few people that doesn't get overridden. His word is final.

This is just another example of how your attitude can make a difference. I can tell you now this driver will probably never make top tier status because top tier drivers don't make excuses. When we screw up we learn and correct.

If he's unwilling to work, he can still get paid right, that has been approved by congress?

Tractor Man's Comment
member avatar
If he's unwilling to work, he can still get paid right, that has been approved by congress?

Not approved by Congress (never will be), but proposed by a self proclaimed Socialist freshman Congresswoman from New York.

Page 1 of 9 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More