Just a quick one. Whilst being dicked about something fierce in work this morning, I was walking across the yard from one department to another. I met up with Nick, the union rep for the drivers, (he who said he would clear it with the management for me to get some practise in at my reverse in one of the works trucks. Which, after some arsing around he duly did.)
Well, I was minding my own business, and was in a fairly foul mood due to the aforementioned dicking- about- ness, when he pulled up alongside me and congratulated me on passing. I thanked him and said it was about time. He then said, unbidden, that he been in to the transport office on my behalf, and they (the transport management) were on about setting up a training scheme for me!
Happy days! Frown upside down.
As I say, it was unbidden so he had no need to invent it, so I’m hoping it is genuine, and that the deed follows the intent.
That would be perfect. Whatever they have in mind, and however long it takes, I have my foot in the door.
I have been on professional drivers websites where newly qualified drivers were offering to work for free to get experience. That’s how tough it can be. If they come good on this, it would be ideal. Work to their standard, get known, then when they need me I’m there. The drivers all reckon our place is the best paid driving job in the area, and they don’t ask for nights out, sleeping in your cab. Most of the jobs on the interweb expect it.
This is before my license has come back from darkest Wales, and therefore before I’ve stepped into the office to present my case.
There is hope for me. Yay!
I’m going to leave it there, just a quick but really hopeful entry.