Help! They fired me.

Last week I was doing a haul and the dispatcher told me I had to make it by 6 that night. It was my own STUPID fault but I drove faster than I ever do. I just really wanted to shut him the hell up and make it there. Well it rained hard earlier that day and I hit a big puddle. The truck skid and I flipped it onto its side. I called it in right away and then yesterday my boss told me I am fired. I couldn’t believe it!!!!! Anyone else ever get into…

You are the captain of the ship, it is not worth it to make it. Call carriers and explain, without excuses. You will find one.

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Gratitude: The Trait That Defines Perspective

Hey Jobcasers,

Today I'd like to talk about something that seems a little difficult in our search for the next best employment opportunity: Gratitude.

Gratitude is perhaps one of the most difficult things to muster up during a rigorous and harrowing experience such as unemployment, homelessness, and similar events, but I would argue that it is perhaps the most important thing to muster up--more than hope, more than tenacity, more than even…

Very nicely put Gage. I have had allot of opportunity to go into sales and I chose not to because of just what you said. I am a…

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Terminated without warning

Hi folks. I was wondering what can I do about my recent termination. I was a sanitation tech for a major drink distributor in my area. I was contracted to work there. I did my job for 2 and a half years with little to no complaints. None of the people I started with are there any more. They have high turnover rates and most people have quit and a few were fired.

To make a long story short. Our point of contact person was a small Indian guy that…

Sue Them. Defamation of Character, Mental Stress, no complaints

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How to reply: "When did you graduate from high school?"

If this question arises during an interview, politely reply: Apparently you have a reason for asking, may I ask what it is? It is more tactful that saying:Why?and shifts the question back to the employer. Another tip,Oh, I could obtain a copy of my diploma (transcript, etc) if necessary."

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I don’t quite remember it. The only thing that I remember that it was tough. And I don’t know whether I can do it again. You can’t…

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Dispatcher wanted me to drive when I was tired

So last week I had to change sleep schedules a few times because of the timing of the loads. I ended up having a 10hr break and was able to grab a full nights sleep but then a half hour into my drive I was told to take another 10hr break. Of course I couldn’t sleep again so soon so when that ended and my dispatcher sent me out with a new load I was dead tired a few hours into the route. I pulled into the next stop and called in to let them know I…

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Same here no complaints just stay in the sleeper in bed laying around

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He went through my personal belongings!!

Last week after passing the scale I was pulled over for a DOT inspection. Figured it was routine when the officer asked if could see the inside of my truck. I got nothing to hide so I said sure. I was not carrying anything I shouldn't, but all of a sudden he starts rifling through my stuff and finds a large plastic cooking knife that was next to a spatula and some seasonings under my seat. I have a microwave in the back and sometimes I cook stuff…

From true legality. Ifknife was under front seatsyes he could of. Front seats are common ground and yes he has right to search…

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I really need some help here. I've been a manager for about 16 years, so to me that's pretty easy. I also have a disabled son in middle school and the transition is hard for him. Very hard. Right now and for the last year I've been jobless due to my son and his transitioning. I've been throwing around ideas about trying to open a business, or something like that to help the community in some type of way, in these areas or something…

Have you ever heard of the PBS series Startup? It shows successful small businesses around the country and what they did to make…

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I am so lonely

How does everyone here deal with being away from your families? My husband is gone so much out on long hauls that I feel like our kids are growing up without him. I know he is out there making money for us, but it's fricken HARD being a truck driver's wife. Most of the time I feel like a single parent.

Hi. We all feel loneliness at times. Have you told your husband? When my wife and I were separated for a time in the military, we…

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Interview Questions

  1. What should I say when I'm asked in an interview to say something brief about myself please?

  2. How should I dress for an interview (is it compulsory I wear shoes and tucked in or wear locally made clothes with slippers...though not a bathroom slippers) please?

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A suit and people that you are serious about getting a job. When you are asked to talk abut yourself briefly, say…

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Im not going to give up

I cry every night wish i had a job i tried everything nothing happend

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I believe you can also!!!

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Just Done!!!!!!

I read these posts on here. I have been looking for months. I have lost my home I cannot afford any bills. I can't even put gas in my car and thank God I own that. People talk about hold your head up high there's more out there for you move ahead. Well that's easier said than done. I have looked for months and that one thing. I can't even afford to go to school cuz I don't have nowhere to live I have two sons and one is autistic. Now you tell me…

Praying for all of us without ceasing. God is in control. Remember that!!

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