Monday, February 28, 2011
Two Steps Back
Oct 7, 2010
I drove 600 miles to Chattanooga. I was finally going to work for the evil company known as Covenant Transportation. When I got there things went a little better than they had the last time I went there. First, there weren’t near as many people as there were last time. The atmosphere was a little more relaxed. That may have been due to the fact that I had done all this before. I was very lucky in that, my roommate was much more sane than the last one I had. In fact, he was downright kind and nice. It surprised me since most truckers bitch and complain nonstop.
On Monday I went to orientation. That’s when my luck ran out. I was medically disqualified from my job due to a medication I take. I was thinking, “Where’s the “American’s With Disabilities Act” when you need it? How can they say my medication is not D.O.T. approved when I ask for the D.O.T. approved medication list, and they say and I quote, “There’s not a list, per se.” Really?
It’s not the D.O.T. that has a problem, its Covenant’s insurance company that does. So I will have to see my doctor, and get my medications sorted out. Until then, I am back at home working on my wood projects.
The only thing I could think of when I was being told all this was the quote from the movie “Friday.” They kept asking Ice Cube’s character, “How can you get fired from a job on your day off?” Well, I was thinking, “How can I get fired from a job I don’t even have?"