It's Not My Fault I Failed

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

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

Sarcasm on my part...

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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I am confused. What does politics have to do with a student who is having trouble owning up to his own short comings? When someone has this issue it is usually fear that is driving it. Try addressing his fear of failure. Help him to understand that each time you fail you have more information and ability to succeed. You can not succeed if you do not experience failure. They coincide. One leads to the other. The trick is to do it gracefully.

Rainy 's Comment
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I am confused. What does politics have to do with a student who is having trouble owning up to his own short comings? When someone has this issue it is usually fear that is driving it. Try addressing his fear of failure. Help him to understand that each time you fail you have more information and ability to succeed. You can not succeed if you do not experience failure. They coincide. One leads to the other. The trick is to do it gracefully.

Stephanie, you are thinking too logically and too much like a responsible driver to understand lol

This guy's sense of entitlement was not fear. It was "It is everyone's fault but mine". We see this all the time as trainers and even in this forum.

It is the same type of attitude that comes with, "I deserve all drop and hooks, and shouldn't get short loads or have to drive in the dark, or on weekends. I'm too good for a starting pay of 49cpm, i want more."

Someone like this will never admit his own failure and therefore will never learn from it.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Hobo's Comment
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This guy's sense of entitlement was not fear. It was "It is everyone's fault but mine". We see this all the time as trainers and even in this forum.

Thank you, I was about to post basically the same thing. When I used to train new drivers I had a few like that and fear was not their problem, being spoiled was their problem. None of them were used to being told they were wrong and they all thought that they were smarter than everyone else and knew it all even if was their first day of OJT. When they made mistakes, and they all did, it was never their fault because they couldn't accept the fact that their way wasn't the best way so when they screwed up it was just because no one else realized they were really right, not wrong.

In other words, their parents didn't spank them enough.

Big T's Comment
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Fear of failure usually prevents people from trying things. Blaming everyone else doesn't change the fact that he failed.

B_Dawg's Comment
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Well, I ain't no trainer but I was a student ;). I certainly don't envy you those next 100 hours but I do applaud you from being professional and accepting the challenge. many trainers I am sure would request a new student. I always took responsibility for my mistakes. as far as I'm concerned, if you aren't prepared for the responsibility then don't even get in the seat, because once you grab that wheel that's exactly what you are doing...accepting responsibility. if you don't succeed, if you make mistakes, it's not anyone's fault but you. you are the driver.

the thing is, the "test" doesn't end. drivers are tested everyday by any number and combination of 1000 different things. if that dude is throwing a tantrum now, over a failed test, then how is he ever going to handle real situations when he's out there on his own? failure is an excellent teacher if we're willing to learn from it so we don't repeat the same mistakes.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big T's Comment
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I won't lie I definitely contemplated saying no. A part of me hoped that my hometime was going to have them find another trainer.

That being said; when I take a student I finish them unless there are circumstances beyond my control. His failure is just as much my failure. I did not prepare him well enough obviously to take the tests.

G-Town's Comment
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I won't lie I definitely contemplated saying no. A part of me hoped that my hometime was going to have them find another trainer.

That being said; when I take a student I finish them unless there are circumstances beyond my control. His failure is just as much my failure. I did not prepare him well enough obviously to take the tests.

You are a Man of integrity Big T.

Good luck!

Tractor Man's Comment
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In other words, their parents didn't spank them enough.

I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. There............now we are both in trouble with a certain segment of our society.

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PJ's Comment
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rofl-3.gif There are still some of us around that agree with the old saying “ spare the rod, spoil the child”.

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