Almost Got Into Trucking...

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Kevin B.'s Comment
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Okay, I'll try and keep this short...

I've lurked on this site and poked around the various information for a while. Have come very close to pulling the trigger a couple of times.

I work in hospitality at the hotel level for some thirty years now. I enjoy it although like every industry it has its moments. I recently got pushed out of my most recent hotel on account of a falling out between myself, a guy, and another person, a girl. When it involves work, a guy and a girl you can imagine how it doesn't work out well for the guy.

But anyway. I've been looking for some three months and if I hadn't found anything by September I really was going to pull the trigger this time. Had even reached out to Millis. But one of the hotel management companies I've been taking through just came through with an offer letter! I'm very likely to accept and it'll make me what they call a Traveling AGM, basically a temp whom helps properties in need.

Alternatively I'd have become a trucker. But I enjoy hospitality and don't want what forced me out to be on my career tombstone metaphorically speaking. If I don't do this first, I have this thought I'll be holed up somewhere on my truck having a night and wondering what could've been.

That and I've seen talk here and elsewhere about how freight is slowing down, pay is kind of ugh for new drivers, and now with Yellow folding I've heard there's about to be some 20,000(?) folks looking for jobs with however many of them being drivers. Why necessarily hire an inexperienced driver when you can hire experienced drivers.

Oh and the pay is pretty good to for this job.

So I hope folks don't think ill of me. I intend to stay lurking and speaking up every so often. But I'm big on hindsight and don't want to be in some lot somewhere wondering what could've possibly been vs what was.

Okay, I've said my peace. Have a good day and thanks for letting me comment.


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Banks's Comment
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Nobody here will think ill of you. In the end, it's your love and you have to do what's best for you. It took me a few years to pull the trigger on this career path for numerous reasons.

When you're ready, we'll still be here to help and answer any questions you may have.

Good luck on your new gig.

BK's Comment
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No doubt a good decision on your part. Not a good time to start a driving career

Good luck to you!

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