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Teacher to Trucker
August 12, 2012 05:03PM
Couldn't get the teaching degree in enough time to keep money coming in, so I've moved on to dream #2 - driving OTR. Signed up last week and already have a week of classes under my belt. Started backing trailers - omg more difficult than I ever imagined. Anyway, hopefully I'll be able to sign on with a company soon and then get my move to Oregon completed. Then it's off on the road where maybe I'll get a chance for a cup of coffee with some of my friends here.
Re: Teacher to Trucker
August 13, 2012 01:16AM
good luck with the driving/ I know teaching is a tougher job.



Gerald
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Re: Teacher to Trucker
August 13, 2012 02:58PM
I'm a teacher. My brother is a trucker. He makes way more money, but my job is more rewarding in so many other ways. I can't say which is the tougher job, but I know I "live" my job way more than he ever has - teaching is 24/7.
Re: Teacher to Trucker
August 14, 2012 12:33AM
Matt,

I wish you the BEST of everything in your new endeavor. It is a very difficult job, but you're a Badger, so I know you'll excel!

I try to tell EVERY trucker I meet "Thanks for bringin' me my 'stuff'", 'cause it is a thankless job in many ways.

Remember to keep the 'shiny side up' and watch out for the 'four wheelers'.

Bruce and I would love to have a cup o' joe with you too!

K




Bruce and Kathy
Suffolk, VA
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Re: Teacher to Trucker
August 14, 2012 12:37PM
Hey, Greenleaf, best of luck to you in your career as a truck driver. I'm reading a book right now about a Buddhist cab driver (which, like a truck driver, obviously involves long stretches of sitting and driving), and my one word of advice to you is keep VERY close eyes on your health.

It's easy and tempting to eat a lot of fast food drive-through, drink way too much coffee (and other caffeinated products), sacrifice your sleep, and not get any exercise. Before you know it, you'll be looking at yourself in a mirror 20 to 30 pounds heavier ... not to mention what's possibly taking place internally -- i.e., arteries that are clogging up, and adrenal glands that are burning out, and whatnot.

So remember to take care of yourself out there on the road.

Re: Teacher to Trucker
August 19, 2012 03:11PM
I hope you'll be happy with your new job, everything has it's bas and good sides, good luck !



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Re: Teacher to Trucker
August 24, 2012 11:23PM
Good luck!

Re: Teacher to Trucker
October 02, 2012 10:40PM
It always seems right when I see a bearded guy behind the wheel of a big rig. winking smiley Hope the new career works out well for you!



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Re: Teacher to Trucker
March 13, 2013 12:05PM
Furr wrote:

> It always seems right when I see a bearded guy behind the wheel
> of a big rig. winking smiley Hope the new career works out well for you!
>

Just the other day I heard a radio commercial from a trucking company trying to recruit new truckers. "We only hire 'clean cut' drivers. If this is you, and you want to succeed, give us a call." (Or something to that effect). It made me mad hearing it.

Kathy




Bruce and Kathy
Suffolk, VA
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