Wednesday, June 20, 2018

If someone asks me if I want to work, I'm going to tell them no.  My manager does this to me sometimes and I'm caught off guard.  I need to work, I should be saying yes. But she'll text me out of the blue and ask the question, do you want to work tomorrow.  I'm going to have to get more discipline and tell her yes, I need to work, doesn't matter what some other driver wants, I'm obviously the next in line, let's go. 

I'm just tired of working weekends and rest assured, I will be working another full weekend.  I don't know why I have to get dumped with weekend work all the time, it is what it is.  So, I really should have gone to work yesterday and I did ask her about it cause that's when I wanted to go get a run.  No, you are off duty until tomorrow.  That's what threw me off. Oh, I mean this morning. I could have gone out today. I wanted to.  I need the routine. I get all whacked out of line when I dont work when I should.

So, I am going to have to start doing what other drivers do. Just ask.  But I have another way of asking the question: Where am I going tomorrow?  Instead of asking IF, ask where, as if implied that she is sending me out. 

Anyway, I gave up whatever she had available. It's  a weakness i didn't know I had.  I mean, what manager asks you if you want to work? They have hired more new people since I got in there and this is the result. They have more drivers than work available.   They are trying to secure contracts and they have to have the drivers to cover all of it - but - they don't have the specialized trailers to cover this stuff. 

Ugh, forget it. It's late, I have been racking my brains out about stuff all day long, I'm going to sleep. 

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