posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 03:35 PM
a reply to: DeepImpactX
Your raise some good points. There are opportunities in trucking.
What you are either unaware of or omit is the hours a trucker puts in. Legally, 70 hours on duty per 8 day week. That is fudged considerably, it's
more like 80-90....or more. Get home and your FUBAR'd. A couple of days later, bye, bye..again.
Now your 9-5 employee can go home, surf the net for jobs in the same industry, different fields altogether, improve his education/trade skills
on-line...plenty of opportunities out there for him IF he is motivated to do so.
Bottom line, opportunities are out there, perhaps more accessible than ever before.....
3 million miles as an o/o has gotten me lymphoma, diabetes, two detached retinas, 3 cataracts and an umbilical hernia...Otherwise, I'm fine...LMFAO.
Now I bank more as a hired driver in a 40-50 hour work-week than I ever did as an Owner-operator.
As far as the Wal-Mart issue goes, I like the prices I pay when I choose that route. The employees...err, sorry the "associates" at Wal-Mart have
those same opportunities as the 9-5 employee or even the trucker. IF MOTIVATED.
Move on from Wal-Mart. There's plenty out there to take his place....