I'm exhausted, tired, wore out, and don't get paid enough, or enjoy work environment enough, to work all week, just to have one day of weekend stolen for pennies.
My one day off is worth 10 x's more to me than the maximum amount could earn if I had worked today.
Mindless labor is not fulfilling.
I dread that environment during the week, and would dread it even more on the weekend.
Everyone I work around appears to be handicapped, missing teeth, mentally impaired, physical impaired, the women look like men, the males are hairy or low IQ urban, or foreign, I mean there's just nothing inspiring about those I work around, nothing.
Sexy people who have it together just aren't attracted to this industry anymore, and I'll be darn if I want to be around that environment on the weekend.
Wow, like blow the dust off this section, I've been gone for a very long time, but now back to post this real quick.
The trucking culture is all but about dead, now it's composed of guys on their cell phones who have same mentality as '4 wheelers'.
And pay is stifled unless you kill yourself, but even now, can't really do that do to electronic logs, so the days of earning whatever you wanted to, are long gone, except for the most outlaw of outlaw drivers in the heartland who aren't monitored.
Sadly, most drivers now are old and balding and have grey hair, and are very dull and boring to be around, the age of renegade drivers is gone, the types Hollywood made movies about, the types Country and Western artist wrote songs about, those type of drivers are gone, for the most part.
Replaced by many immigrant drivers who could care the less about traditional American culture or society.
Craigslist is full of adds for drivers, cause no one really wants to do it anymore, at least not long haul.
And younger males are pursing other career paths, like coding, computer stuff, sit behind desk stuff, times are a changing for sure.
I use to Love it myself, but not anymore.
Also avoid any company that uses the terms 'Solutions'...example 'We provide solutions for our costumers' ect and BS.
What that means is management at that company thinks zero of you, and will sell your soul to satisfy some Asian client.
What I've learned is that everyone fumbles, even the corporate types do, their people to, and mess up plenty in their roles.
IN closing, just want to say the soul of trucking is gone, now you just have regular people, who need a job, who drive trucks, while glued to cell phone 24/7.