Mental Health Disqualifiers

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Rick said...

Company training is FREE - in that, you make a commitment (not that kind of commitment - sorry, couldn't help myself)

That kinda did come across as snide. Sorry guys....but coming from a family with a father who blew his brains out in front of me and a schizophrenic sister who killed herself by OD.... No....i did not think that line was funny either. And he knew it was inappropriate with the "sorry couldn't help myself"

Mental illness and hospitalization is not a joking matter.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Thanks Kearsey. I knew it had to do with my lack of knowledge over terms. I try to stay out of discussions when it's something I don't have any knowledge of. I am seriously lacking in good information concerning mental illness. I am so glad we have people here who can be helpful on that subject, but I would probably miss it if they made a snide remark.

I don't know Rick personally, but my first reaction is that he said something in jest. It's quite possible for humor to be considered offensive to one person while at the same time it is funny to another. Let's lighten up a bit folks and give each other a little grace. Rick was extremely helpful in his response. The O/P admits as much. People want to exhibit all kinds of offense on the internet. Personally I think it is a new form of mental illness.

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.
Jammer a's Comment
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Yeah I don’t see where you got snide from he explained and lined scenarios both for and against you in the eyes of dot and how to navigate around them!! How about saying thank you?? If somewhere in his advice was something you didn’t want to hear ! That’s just part of getting truthful non biased advice!!

Hello Rick.

Thanks for your input but your two little digs at me are uncalled for in totality. Your assistance could be considered useful if it weren't for the snide comments. I hope you consider seeking professional help regarding kindness. Surely though, remarks like you make must give you a sense a superiority, so, good for maintaining your level of pride necessary to survive, unless of course you can justify your remarks any other way?

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Jammer a's Comment
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Well I didn’t see that part I’ll put my own foot in my big mouth!! Thanks Rick

Yeah I don’t see where you got snide from he explained and lined scenarios both for and against you in the eyes of dot and how to navigate around them!! How about saying thank you?? If somewhere in his advice was something you didn’t want to hear ! That’s just part of getting truthful non biased advice!!

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Hello Rick.

Thanks for your input but your two little digs at me are uncalled for in totality. Your assistance could be considered useful if it weren't for the snide comments. I hope you consider seeking professional help regarding kindness. Surely though, remarks like you make must give you a sense a superiority, so, good for maintaining your level of pride necessary to survive, unless of course you can justify your remarks any other way?

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Guess I'll take my sense of humor where folks can appreciate it and take a moment to chuckle at themselves.

Later....

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Guess I'll take my sense of humor where folks can appreciate it and take a moment to chuckle at themselves.

Later....

I can handle the Facebook jabs, Rick.. I can SURE handle YOU here!!

Losing YOU is the epitome of disgrace.

Base it all on 'one person' .. ?? Hmmm...that person was NOT me.

~ Anne ~

ps: Perhaps others see it my way. I sure hope so. Thin skinned as I am, I saw NOTHING wrong with anything.. AS i mentioned.

pps; Please think & sleep this thru. I did when y'all PICKED on me. I got over it. Quickly.

~ Anne ~

Thanks Kearsey. I knew it had to do with my lack of knowledge over terms. I try to stay out of discussions when it's something I don't have any knowledge of. I am seriously lacking in good information concerning mental illness. I am so glad we have people here who can be helpful on that subject, but I would probably miss it if they made a snide remark.

I don't know Rick personally, but my first reaction is that he said something in jest. It's quite possible for humor to be considered offensive to one person while at the same time it is funny to another. Let's lighten up a bit folks and give each other a little grace. Rick was extremely helpful in his response. The O/P admits as much. People want to exhibit all kinds of offense on the internet. Personally I think it is a new form of mental illness.

Now you have ME in a quandry .. what's the new form of mental illness?? Did you see the jabs I made at you?? ALL in jest; all to reiterate the conundrum.

DID YOU NOT CATCH the jest? Hoping you did.

Did you snap at me, NO you didn't. Pink shirt, loads, c'mon. I WAS USING YOU AS AN EXAMPLE to how things CAN and WILL be taken DIFFERENTLY!

For some 'driver' to snap at Rick, our long time 'everything' here, gives ME pause. That Prime driver is 'great' ... and so are you, O/S. This is effed, imho.

Y'all push Rickipedia away, y'all lose . . . IMHO.

EVEN THO he picks on me incessantly, .. I'll take it. I don't HAVE the knowledge he does.

IMHO: Rick 3 ... others 0.

Carry on.

~ Anne ~

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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People with mental illness are disabled. Would you mock someone missing a limb? Or a blind person? Let's make fun of the hearing impaired while we are at it cause they do funny things with their hands to communicate. This was not someone from our group that we can pick on.... This is someone new and yes, even one remark could be taken offensively by a mentally ill person. Perhaps that person shouldn't be trucking but that is not for us to decide.

Maybe I just have too much compassion for disabled people.

I am done.

Don's Comment
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Maybe I just have too much compassion for disabled people.

I am done.

I spent 32 years caring for the physically and mentally ill and dying. I sat with those dying when no family was there so they did not die alone. The first few years of my career I worked at the Ohio State Hospital for the mentally ill in Massillon, OH. I witnessed acts that to this day, I won't forget.

So I will say, I think I know a thing or two about showing compassion to the disabled.

Based on his information, the OP was involuntarily committed via the Baker act for 48 hours. The Baker act is usually used when someone is experiencing a (acute) mental crisis, and does not in itself ndicate a diagnosed chronic mental illness or disability.

I do not know Rick, but from his replies in this thread, it is quite clear he was trying to be helpful, and I do not believe he was purposely trying to offend the OP. Today, taking offense at every perceived or actual "slight" is all the rage.

Life's experiences are a major part in molding someones perception of others words.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

August D.'s Comment
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Kearsey, your remarks are spot on. It's not his remarks towards a stranger, it's not the fact that when typing something a person must think through what their trying to convey, rather it's his clear unwillingness to recognize the matter. Instead, as the prideful do routinely, he flips the narrative back to himself, as it started out, which of course brought forward the defenders of the prideful, supported cleat by their statements. Rick says,"if my remarks aren't appreciated I'll move on!" I assumed the responses on this sight were from professional who also have tact. Rick, i'm glad you have supporters since the other gal stated,"your gonna let one person.....," She sure gave you what you were looking for. It wasn't just that one remark either, what a surprise that the,"defenders," didn't mention that. Listen, I'm not gonna say thank you AGAIN. So, here you have Anne manufacturing an insult of her own to double down her support for THE RICK. She stated that calling someone out for their COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY remarks is the problem ill??!! Wow! Anne, let's imagine you were wondering if their was a weight restriction for being an astronaut and you asked a forum a question. Would you be considered mentally ill if someone took a shot at you knowing you asked because your a cow? I'm sure you have an answer which supports only yourself, but grow up please and stay out of discussions when all you have to offer is childish remarks. Rick picks on you and you take it means that he does that with probably everyone. He's either gay or he has problems which can't be cured but which only worsen from people like you.

Old School you stated in your opinion; on the internet people exhibit all kinds of offenses and that's the new mental illness, did you notice that when I didn't bark at him like Anne claimed I did, rather I gave him an opportunity to recant and instead HE took offense and turned the matter back upon me, thereby doubling down. Old School I'm surprised that you don't recognize the prideful at your age, I guess because you neither have pride nor humility, IMO. Rick, good job for your childish rant of; if my comments arnt welcomed I'll move on." You knew Anne or another would shore you up. You knew this due to the customary lifestyle you lead. To the three who stuck together in pride:

What happened to recognizing the appropriate efforts of anger management?

I stated my matter with him kindly along with an opportunity for him to step down from himself. He didn't do it. I suppose Rick MAY be able to take someone picking on him back but he sure can't and refuses to take responsibility for lack of demonstrating humility.

Kearsy, sorry to hear about your dad and sister. I, unlike some people, won't take any pot shot at someone's issues certainly if I know them. Finally, I certainly wouldn't counter-punch after they reveal their complaint demonstrating more self-absorbtion. I'm glad you noticed the BIGGER picture to all of this.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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what's the new form of mental illness??

Don said it better than I did when he said...

Today, taking offense at every perceived or actual "slight" is all the rage.

Anne, humor doesn't always come across very well in a forum's format. That's unfortunate.

DID YOU NOT CATCH the jest? Hoping you did.

Of course I did! I get your humor. Not everyone does, but I do.

I'm sorry this thing kind of ran out of control. I tried to steer it back in, but I failed.

I mentioned the other day in a separate conversation about my wife and I's friend in a nursing home. We've not only been friends for 40 years, but we've been supporting her as if she were our own child. She has a lot of problems. She is highly intelligent, just as August here seems to be. She does suffer from mental illness though. We have loved here and cared for her as best we can. She will joke with us about her problems, and she gets giggly if we joke back with her. I apologize If I offended anyone by missing something here. If August was slighted, I honestly didn't see it as intentional or cruel.

Carry on folks, just try to lighten up a bit.

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