Male Trainers Or Female Trainers...which Do I Choose?

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Wendy W.'s Comment
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so, I was wondering... as a female is it required or assumed that I should have a female trainer at whatever company I am accepted with? Am I able to request a male? Maybe a male more of my age? ( no offense to the "kids" here) :)

Also, what about personality conflicts.... how does a company match a trainee to a trainer? Luck of the draw?

Thanks Wendy

Old School's Comment
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Wendy this will all depend on the company you go to work for. Some companies don't train females with male trainers, but most of them will now days.

Training has the potential to be a very difficult time, but it's best to just stick it out and realize that it's just a short time that will soon be over. You can still learn a lot from someone that you may not really enjoy being around very much. Four weeks stuck in the cab of a big truck with a complete stranger can get very tiresome though. You can read about some of the trials I went through with my crazy trainer and maybe that will give you an idea about what it can be like.

As far as companies trying to match you up with someone that they think you will enjoy being around, they all have their own way of matching a student up with a trainer, but sometimes one of the more important things is the proximity of your home addresses. That way if the trainer needs to go home for the weekend you don't get stuck at the truck stop in your trainers hometown waiting for them to finish up their home-time. The only thing that I remember my company asking me, in the way of trying to pair me up with a trainer, was if I was a smoker or not. There are some companies out there that make a better effort than mine at pairing you up though.

Also, if you want a male trainer it may get you going quicker as often times the females have to wait until a female trainer is available.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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In response to your "kids" sentence...

I don't think age has a whole lot to do with how well training goes. I'm 22 and my student is 52, we get along good even though he's a redneck and I'm a russian.

Jopa's Comment
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I don't think age has a whole lot to do with how well training goes. I'm 22 and my student is 52, we get along good even though he's a redneck and I'm a russian.

. . . yes, Daniel, he is 52 BUT you gotta take into account Ken's a kid at heart, right? BTW, have you kicked him to the curb yet or are you still hanging in there??



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