CFI Finisher Help!

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Cece's Comment
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Hope everyone remembers me 🀟🏾😎

Recap: I did orientation in Joplin, MO. November 18. We were informed their wasnt enough trainers for everyone to go out. I was sent him and told to wait 3 or so weeks and to check in everyday before 0830. I've been doing so and the training department has thanked me for my patience.

In the meantime I have been doing my boxing thing πŸ₯Š working out and hanging out with my husband. Well I kinda hurt my foot but no Biggie I'm thinking. WELL MY PODIATRIST CALLED she wants to do a surgery she said it can wait. We can schedule sometime in February. Same day (today) Training department CFI emails me saying they have a finisher and can I be back in Joplin by Thursday for my 3 week finisher training.

My experienced and smart trucking family do i tell CFI they want to do a surgery in the future and head out with my finisher or..... ??? Idk what to do honestly. Help!

PackRat's Comment
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How bad is your foot?

After surgery, how long will the complete recovery be?

PackRat's Comment
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Is this the same foot injury from 2 1/2 months ago, before you were getting ready to attend orientation at Crete?

Cece's Comment
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Packrat,

Yesss πŸ™ƒπŸ₯΄ Podiatrist says it didnt heal properly. The surgery they want to do has a 3 week recovery. She said that USUALLY makes things better but if I'm in the rare group where it doesnt a more invasive surgery will need to be done but that is a 3 month recovery in full hard cast. Hoping i wont need that one.

As far as how bad my foot is it only hurts when I'm working out or if I for some reason made a whole day of walking like an amusement park or something.

I'm worried because all I've gotten is CDL School and my CDL out of the way. I havent touched a truck since November. This would be a huge setback. Would I need to go through school all over again ? I also dont want to screw CFI

Is this the same foot injury from 2 1/2 months ago, before you were getting ready to attend orientation at Crete?

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PackRat's Comment
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Forgive my abruptness, but what is more important right now: Getting a career started or some hobby to stay fit?

If it were me, I would get in gear with learning how to operate an 18 wheeler, prior to ending up with a Class A CDL , and nobody will hire me because I have a stale license. I would tough out that injury if at all possible, then maybe six months after going SOLO IN YOUR OWN TRUCK, go back to the doctors for a reevaluation.

CDL:

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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If you want to go out with your trainer, then be solo for a few a few months CFI will work with you either way, however proving your value goes a long way. Best of luck. You can talk to training about it if you feel you need to. Good luck.

Cece's Comment
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Nothing to be forgiven, truly. I hear you. And I appreciate someone who is straight to the point in their speech.

3 weeks with a trainer then I'm on the road solo, very intimidating but I'm ready to learn! I'll definitely just relax on working out. I'm not skinny but I'm not close to being overweight. I really was pushing it because I'm nervous about gaining weight on the road.

Thank you for the advice.

Forgive my abruptness, but what is more important right now: Getting a career started or some hobby to stay fit?

If it were me, I would get in gear with learning how to operate an 18 wheeler, prior to ending up with a Class A CDL , and nobody will hire me because I have a stale license. I would tough out that injury if at all possible, then maybe six months after going SOLO IN YOUR OWN TRUCK, go back to the doctors for a reevaluation.

CDL:

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.
Bird-one's Comment
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Hey Cecilia, I was just about to post seeing how you were doing. These things happen. Good on you for staying in shape. Just had some bad luck sounds like. Last year I was walking to my truck, walked off a step and my foot went sideways into a crack. I was positive I broke it but was okay. Iced it and wore a brace for a few days. You can get a lot of helpful stuff at a Walgreen's. Personally I would tough it out if at all possible. At least till you're solo.

Maybe even mention it too them now so its not a surprise later. Or maybe not. Not sure on that one.

Hillman's Comment
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How long were you home before they emailed about a trainer? I'm heading there the 23rd. I dont want to be sent home with no money earned.

Cece's Comment
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Hillman, Idk your gender but the women we all had to wait longer one because I went right around the holidays and two CFI has a policy where a male trainer has to be certified and go through certain prerequisites to train a women . And there just arent alot of trainers that are women. The gentlemen from my orientation all got out with a trainer either that week or the following. I wouldn't worry. My orientation was organized and made sense. Also I requested a non smoker and no pets. So the holidays and me being more specific caused my wIt to be prolonged. Cfi Is a smart choice 😊

How long were you home before they emailed about a trainer? I'm heading there the 23rd. I dont want to be sent home with no money earned.

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