MUST READ WITHOUT FAILURE!
The joys of life are so precious that once it's damaged, you can't get it back to it's rightful form.
That's why in selecting true friendships you don't want to fall. So, listen to your parents so you can fly!
PROVEN POINTS TO REMEMBER:
True friendships will NOT...
- Endanger your health and welfare.
- Suffocate your futuristic dreams.
- Have a negative or toxic impact on you.
- Entrap you with troublesome lies.
- Jeopardize your family values.
- Reap havoc in your mindset.
- Cause you to lose hope in life.
Bad association" with the wrong people, can ruin your useful habits.
Parents, teach your children early in life how to fly and become successful. Don't allow the wrong friendships clip their wings.
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Many people will wait for that perfect moment, hoping that everything is just right.
Folks, guess what? There are no perfect magical moments in life. It's all about YOU making things happen.
When you wait too long to take positive steps in the right direction...guess what happens next?
The adversities of life will "slap you in the face."
How can you avoid these discomforts?
BE ON TOP OF YOUR GAME!
I Believe You Can...!
Must Read Without Failure!
The number of failures in 2023, were astonishing high.
According to Statistics 101, those numbers will not compare to the ratio projected in 2024.
POINT: Don't add your name to the upcoming list.
"When people fail to plan, they unknowingly plan to fail."
YOUR 2024 PROJECTION TIPS:
No 1. Write down 3 sweet simple goals.
No 2. Place them in order of importance.
No 3. Post them in sections of your home.
No 4. Expectation exceeds procrastination.
Call me when the coffee is ready, because everything else is about to fall-in-place.
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The idea of negotiating your salary and benefits might be a foreign concept.
... especially when you’re transitioning to the civilian workforce. After all, the military predetermines your compensation throughout your military career, and negotiation isn't typically a part of the process.
But negotiation is common in the civilian world.
If you don't want to leave money on the table, you’ll need to advocate for yourself. You can negotiate your salary and benefits package, and most organizations completely expect you to do so.
Here are 7 tips to help you navigate the negotiation process and get what you deserve:
- Do your research.
What’s the market value for your role? You’ll need to figure this out before you go into salary negotiations. Look at job boards to find out what other companies pay for similar roles in your local area. Most importantly, lean on the wisdom of mentors - people already working in the field you want to go into. Mentors can help you zero in on a fair salary range.
- Don’t immediately accept the first offer.
You’re probably excited to have a job offer, but don't feel pressured to accept it right away. Take some time to evaluate whether the offer meets your needs and expectations. Ask for 48 hours to respond to the offer and use this time to formulate your response. A reputable employer will be willing to wait a little longer to secure a good candidate.
- Consider your benefits.
Salary is only one piece of the compensation package. You can also negotiate for other benefits - things like vacation days, flexible working arrangements, a sign-on bonus, education/training, or relocation assistance. Knowing what benefits are important to you and being able to articulate why they’re important can help you negotiate a package that meets your needs.
- Leave your emotions at the door.
Emotional language can derail the negotiation process. Instead of saying “I won’t accept anything less than X salary,” try saying “Based on my research, the market rate for this position is higher than the initial offer. Can we discuss a more competitive salary?” When countering an offer, use language that’s appreciative of the opportunity yet direct, clear, and objective.
- Be prepared to compromise.
Remember that negotiations are a two-way street. If the employer can't increase your salary, they might be willing to offer more paid time off, for example. Focus on what matters most to you and be willing to give up some benefits in exchange for others. This can help you get a package that meets your needs without putting the company in a difficult position.
- Understand that there may be non-negotiables.
The initial offer might be the company’s best and final offer, and they may say “no” to your requests. But how the company responds to your counteroffer is still valuable information. If they handle the situation professionally and respectfully, it can be a positive sign of their company culture and how they treat their employees.
- Get everything in writing.
Once you’ve negotiated the job offer, make sure everything is put in writing. This will minimize the risk of future misunderstandings and ensure that everyone is on the same page. A written offer letter or contract should include all the details of the job offer, compensation, and benefits package. Review it carefully before signing and accepting it.
Commercial Driver Salaries
There are several ways commercial drivers can be compensated, but I will discuss the three main salaries drivers look for in their job search.
(Pay per mile), often listed as CPM (cents per mile) is one of the most common types of pay across the trucking industry. CPM is generally for Over The Road drivers that generally driver 300-700 on a daily bases. I have seen companies offer anywhere from 65 cents a mile to $5.00 a mile. These drivers tend to drive 2,500 miles a week minimum.
(Pay Per Load) is the least common type of driver base pay, it is generally best suited to carriers specializing in agriculture, oil, and gas industries, or local deliveries. With this pay scale, your drivers earn a flat rate of pay for each load they deliver regardless of hours or miles. Pay Per Load is used in the ports and can be good or be bad depending on the wait times at the ports.
(Hourly Pay) is a familiar standard in many industries, it’s not quite so common in trucking. Hourly pay is typically utilized by intrastate carriers that deliver their goods from point to point within a range of 150 miles or less from their hub. This pay structure is often offered by grocery chains, and retail chains of warehousing businesses such as UPS, and FedEx. Companies that offer hourly work often expect more from their drivers than just driving. Typical responsibilities include loading and unloading freight, direct customer interactions, and multiple stops per run.
I personally get paid hourly and I wouldn’t accept any other payment type for lots of reasons I have experienced with my own eyes. Pay Per Mile and Pay Per Load drivers always seem to be in a rush and stressed out when we get delayed inside the ports. They drive reckless and do not take lunches because they just want to make as much money as possible. I don’t ever want to put safety before money because someone can get seriously injured or die because a driver wants to be in a rush. I can always tell how a driver gets compensated by the way they drive.
As a commercial driver how would you want to get paid?
How to Negotiate Salary after you get a job offer .
Once you finish interviewing and they offer you the job , your work is still cut out for you . Next you have to negotiate your salary . This is a hard thing to do for most, because people are afraid to ask for money . However I say if the job isn’t afraid to ask you for work then why should you be afraid to ask for the salary you want ?
You need to become family with industry salary trends . Build your case as to why you want the pay you’re asking for . Tell the truth , honesty is always the best policy . Factor in your perks and benefits when asking for pay . Practice your delivery and be assertive and confident. Know when to wrap it up . Do not drone on and on . Get everything in writing that is promised to you and STAY POSITIVE!
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The framework and challenge of passing an interview has been around forever, as people phrase it today.
Fast-forward, today, people are still struggling with getting one foot in the door, and two-feet out to celebrate a win.
In March let's talk about a "corny expression" called: How to pass a "doggone" interview?
You'll learn some interesting things, and you'll be glad that you did.
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