I Am Poison To Most Trucking Companies

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Patrick 's Comment
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With USA Truck I waited until we were almost out of food and the rent was just one week ahead when Werner called. With Werner I could get a cash advance after orientation, which would buy us groceries and help pay the rent. I had to think of the best solution at the time. USA Truck was too damn slow.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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And to Errol V. it sounds like you are talking about that Jesus person, and I don't need the religious garbage.

Based on your negative attitude, your unwillingness to face the issues you create for yourself, your anger and hostility to others, and your constant criticism of everyone but yourself, I'd say that is exactly what you need.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick 's Comment
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If you think I need religion then you are as limited in your mind as many others are. Religion is a mental drug.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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If you think I need religion then you are as limited in your mind as many others are. Religion is a mental drug.

You're right Patrick, it is like medicine. I was just like you in my 20s, and I despised even the thought of organized religion. At the same time my life was a mess, I hooped around from job to job, and I had anger and anxiety issues. I thought I knew it all and I could do it all on my own. I was "open-minded" and had some very flawed views of the world and how people should behave. Then, after an extremely long and complicated process, I was finally baptized as a Catholic 2 years ago. Now, I have a steady job earning more than I've ever made, my relationship with my wife is better than ever (still not without its problems of course, but we're working on it), I feel no anger or anxiety, I am confident, relaxed, at peace with myself and others, things don't get to me the way they did before, and I am able to accept the inevitable challenges and suffering that life always throws at people, because I understand what it's all about and my life has true meaning and purpose. If you want to call that a mental drug, then I'll gladly pop that pill for the rest of my life. Nothing bad has come from my choice to become religious, only good.

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To the Persian Conversion: I absolutely loved your letter to me, because we have a lot in common. I spent 12 years in Catholic school as a child. It definitely showed me how NOT to live my life. It showed me a fantasy world that I did not like in any way. Living as a Catholic for the first few years of my life showed me a world that did not exist. That is what made me an atheist by the time I was 15. Now I am 66 and I have a very successful marriage. My wife married me because I am a very proud member of the 3 smallest minority groups around. I don't drink at all and never have. I thoroughly have no interest in any sports. I think sports are the biggest waste of time imaginable. And I am an atheist proudly. My wife and I have been married for 37 years, and we prize education and science above everything else. While I am driving a truck around the country I find a lot of religious programs on the radio, including Catholic channel, which brings me a lot of laughs.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I think I speak for everyone when I say this.

Patrick, I'll be praying for you buddy! I really have nothing to say to you (not that you would listen) and I won't criticize you and the way you choose to live your life. But I will pray for you.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Patrick 's Comment
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To Daniel B, I want to thank you for telling me that you will pray for me, but to tell you the truth, that is the one magic statement that helps me stay an atheist. I have been told by so many hundreds of people throughout the last 40 years that they will pray that i find the Lord, and so far NOTHING has happened, that I am totally 100% confident that there is no God. It is specifically because of people like you. Thank you again. Because to put it in my wife's words, the invisible man up in the sky lives in people's imaginations, and that is where he belongs.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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To Daniel B, I want to thank you for telling me that you will pray for me, but to tell you the truth, that is the one magic statement that helps me stay an atheist. I have been told by so many hundreds of people throughout the last 40 years that they will pray that i find the Lord, and so far NOTHING has happened, that I am totally 100% confident that there is no God. It is specifically because of people like you. Thank you again. Because to put it in my wife's words, the invisible man up in the sky lives in people's imaginations, and that is where he belongs.

Yeah, you've been living your life the way you want to live it... And look where it's gotten you... You're taking advances just to put food on the table, job hopping, and now no company in a blue-collar work force wants to hire you. Youre getting "hurt" walking and trying to exploit workmans comp. You're doing super good for yourself and your family. Keep it up, depend on yourself and continue to fail at life.

Bleemus's Comment
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Patrick,

With your penchant for being sick or injured and not lasting with any trucking company for more than two or three months I bet that most wouldn't hire you. I think you best option is to consider a career outside of trucking. For the sake of all of us here I hope you do.

And please remove the experienced driver tag from your profile. In the two years you have been yanking companies around with you workmans comp claims and bad attitude I don't think you have driven enough days to be considered experienced.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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All the prayers in the world won't help someone who is not willing to accept their part in the matter. But, like Daniel, I will keep you in my prayers also, in the hopes that your eyes will be opened. At 66 years old, I'm sure you've started contemplating the end of your life, and since there have been countless deathbed conversions, there is always hope.

As an aside, in case anyone was wondering, my username stems from the fact that I am a 1st-generation Iranian-American ("Persian") who became Catholic ("Conversion")

Wow, sorry for getting this thread so far off topic, let's get back to discussing all the evil employers Patrick has worked for! Oh wait, God doesn't exist so there's no such thing as "evil" right?

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