Christmas for me this year was Tuesday. Of course, there were plenty of sick kids there and by Friday I was sick as well. Great. Tuesday the 31st I had a doctor's appointment already scheduled. I get there and the doctor wants to give me a flu shot. I tell her I am sick so she takes my temperature (99) and looks me over and says I just have a cold and since I don't have a temperature I can still get the flu shot. That was a huge mistake. The next day I felt horrible, fever and chills. Mind you, I'm off on the 1st so I could rest at home. Thursday comes around and I am still in bad shape but if I call off not only do I not get paid for Thursday but I also lost New Year's Eve and Day which are paid holidays here. UGH. We don't get any sick days. So, because of a company policy that puts freight ahead of drivers and safety, I went in. I am not one to call off, I rarely do but I considered it for Thursday. Today is Friday and I do feel a little better but I don't really have a voice because of all of the coughing I have been doing. So, no video again today. I am sorry for that but there is literally not much I can say do to no voice. The lesson here is do not under any circumstances get a flu shot unless you are 100% well. I still feel terrible and I was reading up on it. It won't be as effective because of the fact that I was sick when I got it. So, even after all this I could still get the flu. That would be just wonderful.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.