Rick. I need advice to assure my wife about me becoming a trucker
by Rick Pyles
I have always wanted to be a Trucker, or at lest as long as I can remember. I have been a traveling electrician for over 6 years now and recently ( back in 2008 ) was laid off. This to me was a blessing in disguise. I finally got the opportunity to go to school locally and will start on the 16th of June.
I will be in school for 6 weeks, and then I'm sure that I will be given to a trainer for 6-10 weeks with this company that I am trying to drive for.
I know that this will make me happy and i will enjoy doing this. but my wife on the other hand is not all that happy about it. My kids told me "we need a man at the house daddy, your the man of the house" they are 10 and 8 both Girls.
My wife is worried that I will fall in love with the road and stay out there forever, but this is not what I want. I wish to run dedicated routs. I have tried to tell her that to do this you have to put in OTR experience.
She is afraid that i will run into a "LOT GIRL" (for the lack of better words) or find my self in a bad situation like getting robbed or in a wreck. I understand that with any job comes a risk, and that there was greater risk as an electrician. She on the other hand don't see it that way.
We have a great relationship, we never argue or fight, we are always loving, and have been together for 11 years. I am 27 and I want a better life and financial standings.
How can i reassure her that everything will work out? How can i put her at ease?