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Old 08-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #21
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Most of those are OTR jobs, and since most people don't want to be away from thier families for weeks or months at a time those jobs will always be open. I did it for awhile and it was very hard, put a strain on my marriage and I missed the first 9 months of my sons life.

Local companies usually require 2 years of commercial truck driving experience so its difficult to get into anything but OTR starting out. You really just have to bite the bullet and do it and then look for something local when you get some experience in.
U got to do what u got to do tho to make money its tough better missing out on little part of life then the whole thing my friend won't get a job so his old lady took of to Kentucky with His kids cause thats were she found work. Glad to see your doing what u got to props to u man
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Wifey got her tubes tied this morning. Add that in to everything I'm years behind on. Everything.went well so I can't complain.

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U got to do what u got to do tho to make money its tough better missing out on little part of life then the whole thing my friend won't get a job so his old lady took of to Kentucky with His kids cause thats were she found work. Glad to see your doing what u got to props to u man
Yeah I'm just warning ya. When I got my cdl I didn't know any better, didn't know it would be so hard for a newly issued cdl holder to get a job. The recruiters at the school made it sound like I'd have a shoe-in.

But now I do, last time I was jobless I only went 4 days without a job. I won't give up my class a cdl for nothing. I have a full time job and I know of two other companies were I could go work tomorrow plus a couple places looking for part time drivers.

Edit: Also should add that while some companies will pay for you to get your license they will make you enter into a contract saying you'll drive for them long enough to pay off the cost of your schooling, which can cost up to 5800 bucks. Cost me 4800 for which I payer for myself.
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Working all week and trying to get some people together for a range trip on Thursday. Ive got a new lc9 and ruger mk3 to try out!

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Yeah I'm just warning ya. When I got my cdl I didn't know any better, didn't know it would be so hard for a newly issued cdl holder to get a job. The recruiters at the school made it sound like I'd have a shoe-in.

But now I do, last time I was jobless I only went 4 days without a job. I won't give up my class a cdl for nothing. I have a full time job and I know of two other companies were I could go work tomorrow plus a couple places looking for part time drivers.

Edit: Also should add that while some companies will pay for you to get your license they will make you enter into a contract saying you'll drive for them long enough to pay off the cost of your schooling, which can cost up to 5800 bucks. Cost me 4800 for which I payer for myself.
Here in mi u can get most that in a grant and go to truck driving school so u can snag it in a student loan so no contract with any company just a student loan you have to pay back
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Your name cracks me up. Every time I see it I read Beagle Slam by mistake.
I think of the serial killer "Son of Sam" who claimed the neighbors Beagle dog named Same told him to go out and kill people.

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Uncle Sam is hiring j/k I just get tired of hearing everyone say there are no jobs. They are out there, you just have to plug away and keep applying. When it comes to no work experience you have to start somewhere and volunteering may be the answer to get some experience to put on your resume. What are you looking at doing? Plus aren't you in school?
I find the best way to find a job is to network. Tell everyone you know you're looking for a job. Ask them if there are any openings where they work. Make phone calls to people who you may know who work doing what you'd like to do. Let them know you are looking and available immediately. It's worked for me every time.
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Here in mi u can get most that in a grant and go to truck driving school so u can snag it in a student loan so no contract with any company just a student loan you have to pay back
Yea I got a student loan, in a sort. My wife works at at my bank so they refinanced my truck loan and added the 4800 to it. They gave me a lower rate because I was furthering my education then I deducted it from my taxes.
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I find the best way to find a job is to network. Tell everyone you know you're looking for a job. Ask them if there are any openings where they work. Make phone calls to people who you may know who work doing what you'd like to do. Let them know you are looking and available immediately. It's worked for me every time.
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Have you tailored your resume to each specific job when applying and included a cover page? If you want me to take a look at it and give you some helpful tips send it to my silverado email.
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I think of the serial killer "Son of Sam" who claimed the neighbors Beagle dog named Same told him to go out and kill people.
Really, never heard that. I have owned several beagles. My favorite was named Samantha.
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Plan to spend the next few days praying that no more bills / checks hit the old bank account! Had to skip my range trip this week, grrrr...

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