The Job Jumping Trucker
by Tom Leitch
(Clinton Township, MI)
I suffered from what I called "The Grass is Greener Syndrome".
Back twenty years ago trucking jobs were more than plentiful. If for some nit-picky reason I didn't like my employer I'd merely quit and have a new job the next day. I got plenty of scolding from my wife but she tolerated me.
I can only estimate that I had about 100 jobs in twenty some years. In time jobs got fewer and fewer. Although I had good experience men half my age were getting jobs that I wanted and very much needed. Eventually I was left to pick up the crumbs so to speak. No legitimate trucking company would hire me.
In time my rotator cups wore out and I couldn't pass a DOT physical. My exiting trucking was with a wimper and my wife became the bread winner by default.
C'est la vie.