How I experience racism at an Arizona trucking company
Proof of racism....I guess that's a tough one. Here in AZ, it looks like this: The white guy who came into the company after you and has less experience than you gets the new truck and the best loads. I get the worn out truck or the truck with the jake brake that doesn't work and get sent up the most dangerous mountain roads in Colorado during the winter or the truck with the failing 5th wheel and the shop guy looks at me like I am crazy for bringing it in. I have to tell him I had 5 other drivers test it in case he doesn't believe a stupid Mexican like me. I also get the truck with A/C that doesn't work when its 115 outside everyday and they still look at me like I am crazy because I want it fixed so I don't sweat to death in the middle of the desert. How often have I had a truck with a failing 5th wheel...twice so far....so even if I weren't a christian, I wouldn't gamble with those odds. So then my truck needs to be in the shop for this and that, so I have to choose: suffer/risk my life/risk other people's lives or don't roll/don't get paid. Yet the white guys have the brand new trucks with no problems and they get the red carpet rolled out for them. The white guy cusses everyone out, yells at everyone and is picky about loads and everyone treats them like royalty. They dump all the crap on the Mexicans here so they can keep the white guys happy. The office staff won't even look in your direction when you come in for something and act like you have a nerve asking them anything. How dare I exist. Well I'm a legal resident, I speak good English, my record is good and clean, and I am a really good driver, twice as good as many white drivers but that isn't enough for them because I will always be what they hate. Thanks for listening. I will be back to read more on your site.