My boss asked me if I would conduct an interview of a new truck driver yesterday. I was like “WHAT… Are You Serious!”. It’s never been asked of me nor have I been trained to do so. Boss said to use my intuitive nature and just go through items from a set list but also use my instincts to determine if there is a good fit with this guy.
Firstly, I was more excited than nervous to be honest. I have a great job already, so it’s up to this person to prove themselves. Answering honestly and using similar questions to gage the integrity by seeing if the answers are consistant.
Society is tough, especially right now at the economy has bottomed out. Many people will do what it takes to get a job, but walking the talk is another story. It was my privledge to interview a newbie driver today. I felt like the “King Of The Castle”. WHY?
My last partner would testify how difficult it was for me to learn to drive truck. I remember being in tears in a few times during my learning experience. My first real try took place on a dirt road in Arizona… I had never driven standard ever in my life. I just couldn’t get my clutching right, and continually stalling. I thought I was done! Here I am educated and get my truck to even roll down the road. I was horified.
So today… I felt like a coach helping this driver make the right decisions. I always envied people who could stand behind my truck and know I have my wheels turned in the wrong direction to back in. Patiently they would signal to turn the other way. Today… instinctively I did just that and voila… the driver was successful.
It felt good to know something that I have been trained in and to guide another person along. I know I don’t look like a trucker but there’s no denying this “biatch” knows what she’s doing (aka me).