Gene works fine for now
Hey there. well, on April 30th, was my last day at work. Yes, I too felt the crunch of being laid-off, but it's not as bad as the first time!
First time?? Yes, can you believe it?? I've been laid off twice in just 3 (Well...a tad over three years (Last time was March 1, 2006) I tell you, the impact wasn't hard as I had about 3 months pay/vac/sick coming to me.
This time, I'm older, but no better off. I will receive my severance and my unused vac pay..That's it..About $500 and unemployment has yet to kick in. So, I'm seriously considering this field.
Why? Well, having no family, makes it more likely I'll be sticking around in it longer then those with families. Hey, not putting them down, but I'm recalling a recent article of trucking companies now being able to take you or leave you.
Some guys admitted that "Home Life" was the reason they quit trucking. Frankly, that's why I'm here. To learn and understand that I will be away for long periods of time. Not something that bothers me a whit.
I'm sure it's changed since my younger days (I was trained in 1985, but so many outfits bit the dust then, finding a trucking job wasn't possible) Delta/Coast/3 others I cannot recall died in that time frame. So the ads went from "Trainees welcome" to 3 years otr REQUIRED!!
Well, that was then, this is now. So ends my first submission..I'll be back to do more research and pondering..Thank goodness for TAA!!!