“I wanna quit!”

Yes it’s easy to say, not so easy to do sometime’s. Especially if it’s not in your drive, your culture, your future. I’ve heard it a few time’s in this business’ the CDL training business. It’s sad, but I get it. Big truck, hard to shift, hard to back and term’s you have never ever heard of before. What the heck is a glad-hand? someone that is happy to shake your hand? or a slack adjuster, what’s that? a Marine Drill Sergeant in boot-camp? lot’s of strange stuff involved with a CDL.
But quitting? it come’s up. The one thing is, these guy’s and gals don’t want to quit, they don’t want you to quit them either. We all have heard it all. “I’ll never get this, shifting is to hard I don’t understand it. I cant back up, Ill never get it.” Here they come, into your office, or into the practice yard with that look. What are you going to do? What are you going to say?
I listen, I tell them I get it. Then I tell them to get right back out there and do it again. I also tell them I’m not letting them quit and we walk right back out the door together and head right back to the truck. 99.9% time I’m right on. Yesterday, the gentlemen you see in this picture passed his CDL Skills test. I had that talk with him 2 weeks ago. Yesterday, he told me I saved his life, you see he live’s in Houston and left right after the Hurricane. He left with only his car and some clothe’s. He has a job lined up and should be in driver orientation for a big carrier on Monday. See I know I didn’t save his life, he did. I just didn’t let him quit his life. WE just need to listen.

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