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Old 02-08-2008, 08:42 AM
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Ha Ha Ha.
Maybe not "big bucks", but much more comfortable than the job I'm doing right now.
And if I wanted to have a job with a big ego, I would rather have gone to college, straight out of high school, and became a doctor.
Aside from punk-lawyers, I could've put people in their place quite fast.

Patient-"You suck."
Myself, if doctor-"No prescription for you dipwad!!"

Oh, and I spoke with Robertson's Transport today.
I told them about the accident and they said that as long as there were no points on my H6, that they would be able to train/hire me.
Since I still don't have any points, it looks like there's still hope for me after all.
The job is also local, and shift-work.
A plus and a minus, but I'll still be able to shuffle in a college class, or two and not have to resort to Socialist-Aid.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:44 PM
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Just curious...did you ever find a job? My husband rolled his truck after he hit the mud on a rain soaked median and tried to bring the truck back onto the highway. Rookie mistake but it cost him his job, his confidence and his career. He did pest control for a while till the company went belly up, now he is back calling trucking companies and seeing if one will hire him. Some mistakes just can't be forgiven it seems. Trucking is such an dangerous job, with absolutely no room for error. The companies expect so much out of their drivers, but there is no second chances!
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:46 AM
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Well, I stumbled onto a host of local companies, some of them posted on an EDD website.
I tried out this team-operation in Van Nuys, but the first-seaters they had available were all ex-cons for the most part, drug-abusers at that, so I left after a week.
I'm going to continue looking into a few other companies I spotted while I also try and get my old, security posting back.

If anything, I'll probably have to go to school and get a degree of some sort.
Best part of that is I could always seek out part-time work that pays $20,000-30,000/year, just for having a piece of paper.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:13 AM
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All i can say is GoodLuck man. Keep trying and somewhere doors will open.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:09 AM
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Well, I've been with this smaller, rail-container hauling company out of Montebello for the last month.
It's been working out very good, and the runs are healthy enough for me.
It's local, but 1 month down, 5 more to go before I'm able to get my old position back.

To sum it all up, persistence pays off in the end.
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:58 PM
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Well, keeping things in line, I've had six months with this current carrier and I'm not really feeling them.
I've tried to get on with some larger, Qualcomm-equipped companies and Swift keeps sending them the negative feedback in regards to the accidents I've had.

Currently, I have zero accidents listed on my MVR/DMV H6 printout, and I ordered a report from DAC/USIS that showed, "We have no information on you at this time.".

There were two, minor backing accidents that were non-DOT reportable and were assumingly rectified after taking a few, Smith-system courses.

Then there was the rollover which was DOT-reportable, but it's been more than a year, and still no record of it on my MVR/H6.

However, Swift seems to be intent on not wanting me to drive anywhere else, and with the economy in such a rough state, that seems to have produced "no dice" as far as trying to get back on with them.

For now, as repeated in other posts, I'm sticking to this 40 unit, community college, EMT-Basic-to-Paramedic certification program.

At least here, I'll get to focus on studying with other individuals trying to go to school for a better career.

Instead of say, a university where I would probably end up going to jail for attacking a hippie.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:45 PM
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There ARE no "hippies" left at universities. Well..... maybe at Berkely.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:33 PM
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There ARE no "hippies" left at universities. Well..... maybe at Berkely.
I'm not 100% against a university-education, I'm just disappointed they lead to office/desk jobs 80% of the time.
As far as UC Berkeley goes, I'm not Mormon, but BYU should over-run that God-Awful place and reform it.

Not to get off subject, but I also hate when I'm not only suggested to apply to a university, but one in "No-Cal".

Sorry, but I'll stick to desert areas where no one debates packing heat.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:26 PM
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I'm not 100% against a university-education, I'm just disappointed they lead to office/desk jobs 80% of the time.
Only because 80% of graduates will take the first "office job" they can get! Think outside the box. Architectural engineering, Civil engineering, Structural engineering brings to mind Resort development or some major project like, say.... Hoover Dam.

Geophysical, Geological, Metallurgy, Earth Sciences..... outdoor work in the oil exploration field.

Oceanography, Marine Biology, Forestry, Climatology..... all outdoor workplaces.

I could go on.... but, I think you get my drift.

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As far as UC Berkeley goes, I'm not Mormon, but BYU should over-run that God-Awful place and reform it.
Independent thought NEEDS no "reformation." The very root of the word implies forced manipulation to mold something or someone to CONform to ones own ideals. If you feel the need to play GOD, try Playdough!

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Not to get off subject, but I also hate when I'm not only suggested to apply to a university, but one in "No-Cal".
I did neither. I referred to Berkely ONLY in jest. But one could do worse than "NO-CAL" for a location to live, study, or work in.

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Sorry, but I'll stick to desert areas where no one debates packing heat.
O.J. would tell you otherwise concerning Nevada. I suggest you try Baghdad U. :lol2:

I didn't see any smilies in your post, but I assume you were just having fun, as I was/am. If not.... oh, well. :roll:
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:43 PM
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Nice suggestions, but my math-level is currently nowhere near it should be to get into those programs.

It would probably take at least 3-4 years of refreshing and repeating courses to get me up to speed.
Last I checked, there were at least 6-8 different math courses required for any "hard-science" degree.

Then there would also be the threat of a recently graduated, 34-37 year old engineer wanting to choke out the 22 year old PhD bossing him around.

Hopefully by the time that ever happens, trucking will still be around, then I could just ditch that and go back to company driving .

And I also plan on paying out of pocket for any schooling I receive, I dunno about you, but financial aid is just a form of welfare/socialism that needs to be eliminated, ASAP!!

Hence getting the EMT-B certification first.
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