My Thoughts On Company Websites.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Another perspective. Other than my brief interlude circa 2005 in trucking I have been a chef, dietary manager, line cook etc I think if restaurant companies advertised in the same manner it could help some of its issues w hiring. Come work at Red Lobster. 40 hr week, 16$ hr. Sign-on bonus! PTO. Ha! Anne not sure what you are getting at in your reply... I ignore some of the users on here, espec the bigguns? Not offended or wanting an issue out of this, and if I am understanding your comment correctly I disagree. My original post was basically me thinking out loud. Or "things that make you go hmmmm" I could go on and on about advertisements, political crap, conspiracy theories,etc and how we can be manipulated by them both good and bad. My "rant" was a result of a company profile on a third party site. It piqued my interest so I clicked "company website" and it was a let down. No details. Just apply etc. Oh well! Click another profile go to website its all there. Broken on down to nitty gritty. And I ramble. In closing, I got the feeling I ruffled some feathers, not my intention. And Anne, I would give anything to have had this website when I was in trucking for a brief time. Wealth of information, good people and straight forward. I live a life in limbo. Many different issues. It 50/50 daily if I make to the next day. This site is one of my outlets to reflect on my life. Enough rambling. If I ruffle a feather or two, I apologize. Nothing but lovedancing-banana.gif thank-you.gif thank-you.gif

Chris K.,

None of my post was intended to be 'bashing,' quite contrare! For instance, I mentioned Kearsey's YT channel, as a good source of information. Looking up companies by their websites alone, doesn't yield much .. IMHO.

I'd rather read through old (er) posts & diaries on TT (here) and ... compare thens to nows as a benchmark, tbh. Also, anything by Old School is worth the read!!! (As are MANY posters 'up in here!')

Example: Your 'fake' Commpany ... got me thinking of this one (and maybe it is who you were referring to, LoL!)

Arcelor Mittal > Steel Workers This is 'local news' for me, but if you go to their website, it is bare bones. Their stock is dropping steadily, but their pristine website is all 'business as usual' and the 'come work for us, up to $35/hour' stuff.

Back atcha with luv; LOVE your diary, btw! (My guy started driving close to when you did; just never stopped, LoL!)

~ Anne ~

Drive thru any town and, based on the business names, it’s hard to tell Tifton, GA from Effingham, IL. All the retailers and food businesses are National chains.

I agree on the vagueness of many businesses. But the pay and benefits DO vary greatly. Some company dedicated driver positions pay much different than the same company OTR positions. Also, if my company advertises $.52/mile, lots of drivers would say that’s too low. But my company gets me home every week, sometimes multiple times, they have seven-day freight (believe it or not, some don’t), so I can keep rolling to make extra $ if I want. I’m making very good $. Many drivers make more, but most are either on the road more or doing more physical labor (than I am) as part of the job.

Schneider’s job site (schneiderjobs.com), in my opinion, is very good. It’ll show you the jobs they have for your area and enough information to make a phone call go easier.

Remember; what you’re looking for in a company is not necessarily what everyone is looking for. These companies are trying to attract the most candidates.

I hope this helps.

Except Tifton, GA is 'DRY!' LoLoL... How do I know? I used to deliver to Prestolite, there. . . when they existed~!!!

So correct in your last sentence, though. EXACTLY. "Tell the people what they wanna hear" kind of mentality. Indeed.

Peace, y'all ~!!!!!

~ Anne ~

ps: MIKEY . . . SPOT ON!!! :) Brett & a few others work diligently to keep THIS place updated.. and still, things change!

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OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Chris K.'s Comment
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All good Anne. I was not quite sure how to take it. I put the comment out for discussion. I probably should have worded it a lil different. All good. smile.gif

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