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Marc Lee's Comment
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Got this from my original recruiter at JBH:

Hey Marc,

Good morning.

I believe we have things straightened out, so we can bring you back in to continue your training.

My manager has been in contact with the Amazon account manager, and they would like to hire you back.

We’re now working out the details of when we can reschedule your training. Currently, our trainers for a new driver coming in on that account are backed up until the end of May. Management is communicating to see about expediting your training since you’re not starting at the beginning. Once I have more concrete information on dates, we can get you hard dated again.

You will be working with another recruiter on my team. His name is {deleted for post}. He is out today, but I will bring him up to speed on everything tomorrow.

Thank you,

(end pasted email)

Now this will be after my surgery for PC but the timing will probably be perfect - as long as it happens within 6 months of my 12/19 graduation from CDL school!


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.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Marc! That's great news!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I am happy to hear it

Rainy 's Comment
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G-Town's Comment
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Persistence overcomes resistance.

Congratulations Marc!

Susan D. 's Comment
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Excellent and awesome news.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks everyone (Old School, Bobcat Bob, Rainy D, Susan D., G-Town).

Yes Indeed! I think there may be multiple lessons here, besides the obvious couple:(3 points of GOOD NON-SLIP contact / caution at all times), know ongoing medical documentation requirements (blood testing 3x/day forever for me if not on Continuous Glucose Monitor)...

But if I may... owning and accepting responsibility for my mistake, apologizing for it, staying in touch, staying positive and professional and sticking with it all seem to have paid off.

I really felt I had found a great opportunity (for me and what I want to do in trucking). I was really upset about scre!@#$ it up. The prospect of having to take a "lesser" (to me) position, starting over and already being on my 2nd company (while still being lucky to have THAT opportunity) - was all really upsetting.

Looks like it will all work out here.

As for my training funding... looks like I am even getting my cap and gown paid for! (It was a one liner... "cap and gown and diploma".

Being reimbursed as a "graduation expense".

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks Grumpy!

Got a nice voice message from my new Recruiter. He said I will be in their prayers for my surgery. Later spoke with him.

He said I just need to keep him posted on my schedule and progress and they will do whatever they need to do to coordinate my return to training.


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