And So It Begins…..

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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He did great!

I won't read anymore of this so he can vent his frustration and curse his trainer here.

Although.... He did assault me! He threw a HUGE box at me. (Empty cigarette box 😂)

I was so traumatized I almost claimed workmen's comp.


G-Town's Comment
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George B.'s Comment
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Ditto on G-towns post!smile.gif

Dennis L's Comment
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Be careful Etch, she will lock you up in her dungeon if you are a bad boy.

Etch's Comment
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Day 4…or is it 5? I don’t remember anymore. At any rate it’s Thanksgiving. Hit the pad early this morning because what the hell else am I going to do? Spent 5 hours pre tripping any truck and trailer that would stop for 5 minutes. Later on when I met up with Kearsey I had her run me through whole thing test-style. Nailed it!! I’m not gonna lie, pretty damn proud of myself. All the hours of studying I put in before I even got here has paid off. It was a great feeling and I allowed myself to enjoy it for a minute.

Spent the rest of the time working on backing. Can’t say if I have one maneuver I like over another- each have their own style. I wouldnt even say one is more difficult that another, either. Each one starts with a perfect set up and then trusting the techniques being taught. Still need to clean it up a bit, but I’m fairly confident in doing each one.

I’m not gonna lie- my brain is getting a little fried. Lot of information got thrown at me this week with little time to absorb it before it was on to the next thing. The pad time has actually been both the most stressful and most satisfying. Kearsey isn’t one to anything just mediocre, which is fine with me. If I didn’t like the way I did a maneuver and wanted to run it again- then we run it again. If I put myself in a position that would cause me to fail a maneuver, we would stop and get out of the truck to break down how it happened and what to do to fix it. It was never stop and start over. So yeah, equal parts of stressful and satisfying.

But no time to dwell on the bad or even the good from today. Tomorrow morning is back to zero and do it again because this is the NFL. Nobody cares how you did yesterday. This is a what have you done today business. Stay humble. Stay hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.

FR8 M4N's Comment
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It's been a good read! Keep up the great work, Etch!

Kevin A. (Roguewar)'s Comment
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I enjoyed reading your experiences Etch. I don't know if I'll see you down there, but I will be starting my orientation on Monday. I'm hoping my class size is small as well.

George B.'s Comment
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Love it. Glad you are having fun and learning a great deal. Roguewar you should do a diary of your own. Best of luck to you, Etch, and of course Kearsey for her patience. embarrassed.gif

Etch's Comment
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I’ll still be here on Monday.

I enjoyed reading your experiences Etch. I don't know if I'll see you down there, but I will be starting my orientation on Monday. I'm hoping my class size is small as well.

Etch's Comment
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Day 5. So I’ve decided that Kearsey hates me. Got to hit the town and do some driving. Sounds great, right? Just a nice, relaxing cruise around town with no pressures or distractions……..yeah, not so much. No, instead this evil woman has me drive around the mall and every shopping center within a 50 mile area……at lunchtime……on Black Friday. Managed to get through it without killing anyone. Figured I’m just going to drive to my comfort level and not anyone else’s. Ride my ass all you want, it’s not like you’re going to push me out of the way.

Came back to the pad and knocked out some backing drills and some pre-trip. So far I’m picking everything up fairly easily. Hopefully I’ll be able to test soon. Getting kinda anxious to hit the road and start making some money. I’m soaking up all I can here and am really trying to get everything I can out of this experience.

Got a few that came in the same time as me that still don’t have trainers. They been wanting me to work with them on their pre-trip. That’s an area I will say I’m pretty confident in so I’ve been spending a few hours after my training helping them out. Hell, it benefits me as well. The more I go over it with them- the easier it gets for me to rattle it off.

Tomorrows an off day for me but I’ll still be hitting the pad to get some work in. I’m here and have access to it so I may as well take advantage of all the time I have. I’m not feeling as brain sore and decided that I need to take some pressure off myself. Now I can actually enjoy this time I have and have some fun with the training. Stay humble. Stay hungry. Always be the hardest worker in the room.

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