Thank you for setting him straight about truck drivers and the transportation industry in general. I remember many years ago when most outfits were union. The people panicked at the thought of a possible truck drivers strike. They ran to the stores to stock up on items like they are today with guns and ammunition. Nobody knew if or when they would be able to purchase the products they were used to buying every week.<quoted text>Why in the world do you use 'truck driver' as a derogatory term? Except for public transportation IE: buses & taxis, EVERYTHING Is carried by TRUCK at some time which means that you couldn't buy groceries without a truck driver. That means that you would starve to death which is not an unpleasant thought.
I guess Mr.Canton believes that since he works in a steel factory of some kind, he is above people of different careers. Of course, working in a steel company is not a career. General manual labor is on it's way out the door. While you don't need a masters degree to drive a truck, at least I was smart enough to learn a profession; a profession that many people can't (or don't have the guts) to do; a profession where I don't have to worry about being on unemployment because the skills I acquired at my last job were only good at my last job and nowhere else. I can move job to job or state to state. As long as I maintain my outstanding safety record, my skills are always in demand even in this terrible economy. I don't want to be like those UAW people who screwed nuts onto bolts complaining that my occupation no longer pays livable wages at other companies.