Driving School Dropout

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Maria W.'s Comment
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So I had to drop out of driving school yesterday after a day and a half. Not because I wanted to, I was doing awesome. (Discovered that I'm quite good at this stuff!) In the drivers seat on day one, and aced the double shifting the 10 speed, etc. However, I got a call from the company that was going to hire my husband and I as a team and they wanted to go over a few things, like my driving record. I had an accident 1 1/2 years ago (rear-ended someone but the cause was from another driver who wasn't even aware and kept going). I got the ticket and it was an instant disqualification for employment with this major carrier. Worst news possible because I had just left my job at the post office and paid for school in full. After lunch I stayed back at the school to start calling other companies but was at a dead end. Found out the school would refund me the tuition since I hadn't completed day 3 of training yet, and I was able to get my job back at the PO since I was still 'technically' on vacation. Anyway, I know have a copy of the accident report and it does not say what speed I was going (apparently if I was going 25 or less it would be ok). Not sure what to do next. This is the only thing I've got on my record and I thought I was going to be fine.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Wow... i did 17 years at the usps in NJ. mailhandler and clerk.

that sucks but you got your job back. You may have to wait another 1.5 years if the trucking companies wont take you. they usually go back 3 years.

good luck

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