Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

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millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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Millionmiler, I will keep you posted.

Thanks I appreciate it. 😜

Bird-one's Comment
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Any updates Doug?

Doug C.'s Comment
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Nothing to report. Sent letter to CRST H.R. about a week and a half ago, no reply. No school expense statement either.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Hey guys, know it been a while. I submitted letters to CRST HR on August 8 and have never received a reply, nor have I received a school bill. I specifically asked exactly what were my obligations to the school because I wanted to know what I owed, and if I was under any obligation not to go to any other company. No response to date. Thanks.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Banks's Comment
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Hey guys, know it been a while. I submitted letters to CRST HR on August 8 and have never received a reply, nor have I received a school bill. I specifically asked exactly what were my obligations to the school because I wanted to know what I owed, and if I was under any obligation not to go to any other company. No response to date. Thanks.

Would you have to mention CRST to another company? You were never an employee and I don't think you owe them anything since you didn't complete the program. Have you tried applying to other companies?

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I'm almost wondering if they are leery of saying anything to you one way or the other for legal reasons? Maybe some of the more experienced guys on here can weigh in on this thought?

Also wondering Doug if you have talked to a lawyer about this?

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I'm wondering if Mr. JRod from G.O.E. might be able to weigh in on this?!?!? Curious as well. Doug C., you sure got the shaft on this, in more ways than one.

Keep us in the loop...dang. Sorry.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Thanks guys for taking the time to respond to my update. The support here is the greatest. Good luck to each of you in your endeavors. I hope the best for all of you.

Callie S.'s Comment
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Omg....iOmg....i had these things happen too....itoo....i actually have pictures of dangerous equipment ( tires with bolts and bulging in them) that I was told would be a learning experience......things I found during pretrips...also during one test as I got in I noticed the check engine light was on, I informed the instructor and was told it was ok and to continue the test...i got halfway through my alley dock and the motor shut down...i immediately pull the breaks and put it in neutral and called the instructor over...the next time I tested as I was walking back from a GOAL I noticed the electrical connection and glad hands were not attached to the trailer...i immediately notified the instructor who was testing me...i was told to climb into the truck and that they would fix them...this is very strange as I was also told I couldn't return. I tested out all 10 tests...but I observed others who got to continue or return after having failed multiple times.

Errol, here is the situation, they dismissed me and I can't go back to finish. I wrote the school director and asked him to explain why this happened when two of my instructors told me I was improving. In fact on my last mock test I passed with 9 points and was told if it had been the actual test I would have passed. However, I was not allowed to take the test again. To date I have not received any statement from the school or a reply to explain the situation.

Everything seemed to be going fine until I witnessed a serious safety violation where one of the students could have been seriously injured or worse. I reported this to the instructor and he blew me off. I then reported the incident to the lead instructor for the day. That was Saturday, I was called into the office and dismissed early Monday morning.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'll preface this by saying I have not attended that school, but the private school I attended didnt have the trucks in greatest shape either. The trucks we had also had defects that weren't fixed for a couple reasons. First, they were yard trucks...they were used for practicing pretrip and backing maneuvers. If they didnt pass pretrip it wasnt a big deal as they only moved maybe 5 mph in the yard. Second, it helped us actually learn pretrip instead of just memorizing a script. The school knew of the defects and actually kept track of who found the most to see who was actually putting in the effort. The truck we used for state testing (pretrip, backing, drive) was in better condition but not by much. It passed pretrip but it was also pretty beat up. Callie, im sorry it didnt work out at CRST. I'd suggest you find out if you owe money and then move on.

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