So Prime Denied Me...

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fatsy cline's Comment
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I've been calling my recruiter for weeks now and finally she emailed me to tell me that theyll be going with "more qualified drivers" at this time. I emailed back asking if there were problems with my application so that i can fix anything but I'm just about positive she will not respond. I dont know what it could be that is holding me back, only Stevens Transport has called me back and they're kind of my last choice right now. Im feeling extremely discouraged right now. I keep wondering if I'm being judged as a mother of a small child, wanting to leave home for work. I'm so disappointed and I just want to know why i was denied.

I guess my question is this: Have any of you ever felt discriminated against for being female, or being a mother? Is being female in a male dominated industry going to limit my number of job opportunities with quality companies?

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lil lightning's Comment
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Sorry to hear about your denial. As a female entering a male dominated field, sure, I feel discriminated against. I, too, am a mother, a single mother for 13 years now. So in a way, I expect the discrimination no matter what job I apply for. To me, it has always been there. I'm late to the 'career party,' so to say. I'm finding that some men in trucking are cool and some are jerks. Similarly, some women in trucking are cool and some are jerks. I figure this, I wouldn't want to work for misogynists anyway. If a company rejects me based on my sex, they're not my kind of company. And nobody can tell me I can't do a thing because I'm female. Regarding companies: I've applied to and spoken with TMC, Schneider, nuvarra, and halliburton to name a few. All are interested in employing me. I think it takes persistence, a good resume, and a can do attitude to get noticed. Rejection sucks, but companies do want to hire women capable of doing the job. Good luck and don't give up!

Idaho Mtn Gal's Comment
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Until Prime tells you, you really don't know why they denied you and you are just guessing. It could be because of your child or it could be something totally different.

I got out of trucking 23 yrs ago. It was more male dominated back then than it is now. I can attest that companies DO want women....I got lots of requests to check out companies, even tho I haven't driven for a long time. The big companies have no issue with my long ago driving time. The small company I went with, their insurance company only allowed me to go as a team with my brother for the next 6 mths...which is fine. We get along pretty well.

Call them back or write a note/email and bug the recruiter to see what the reason was that you were denied. Maybe they'll consider you persistent enough to be considered to be hired.....stranger things have happened.

fatsy cline's Comment
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Until Prime tells you, you really don't know why they denied you and you are just guessing. It could be because of your child or it could be something totally different.

I got out of trucking 23 yrs ago. It was more male dominated back then than it is now. I can attest that companies DO want women....I got lots of requests to check out companies, even tho I haven't driven for a long time. The big companies have no issue with my long ago driving time. The small company I went with, their insurance company only allowed me to go as a team with my brother for the next 6 mths...which is fine. We get along pretty well.

Call them back or write a note/email and bug the recruiter to see what the reason was that you were denied. Maybe they'll consider you persistent enough to be considered to be hired.....stranger things have happened.

I emailed the recruiter after receiving the denial email and she hasnt responded. But...

Just got an acceptance letter from celadon and training is in my home state so im pretty psyched!

Starcar's Comment
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I'll tell ya'll, and ID MTN Gal will back me up....In trucking, its a male oriented work environment....You will have to prove your worth, demand your respect, and do a better job than the man next to you EVERY DAY. Yes, trucking companies are now seeing that women make wonderful, dependable, respectable,and truthful drivers...We've come a LONG WAY baby !!!!!!

Rhonda's Comment
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Until Prime tells you, you really don't know why they denied you and you are just guessing. It could be because of your child or it could be something totally different.

I got out of trucking 23 yrs ago. It was more male dominated back then than it is now. I can attest that companies DO want women....I got lots of requests to check out companies, even tho I haven't driven for a long time. The big companies have no issue with my long ago driving time. The small company I went with, their insurance company only allowed me to go as a team with my brother for the next 6 mths...which is fine. We get along pretty well.

Call them back or write a note/email and bug the recruiter to see what the reason was that you were denied. Maybe they'll consider you persistent enough to be considered to be hired.....stranger things have happened.

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I emailed the recruiter after receiving the denial email and she hasnt responded. But...

Just got an acceptance letter from celadon and training is in my home state so im pretty psyched!

Awesome 😀

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