When I was a little girl, I used to daydream of being a gypsy, because the idea of wandering the roads appealed to me so much. I couldn’t find a job that paid me to wander around the country, though, and I ended up job-hopping for years.
My sister used to complain to me, “Why can’t you get a girl job instead of a job for guys?” My job history includes fueling and unloading aircraft and working as an EMT.
A few years before our son graduated high school, my husband got his CDL. When he started coming home from work happy and excited about all the places he’d been, I realized he was a paid gypsy. He had my dream job!
After our son married, I got my CDL and joined my husband on the road. I couldn’t wait to see the look on my sister’s face when I told her I had the ultimate guy job.
It didn’t take me long to realize that this guy job is a woman’s dream job. No washing dishes, no housecleaning, no taking out the trash. It’s no wonder that more women are joining men out on the road.
Getting paid to cruise around the country and no household chores for weeks on end? Hey! The secret is out!
Gypsy Elf, you’ve got the right attitude and perspective about trucking. Should you come across a discouraging day or week, remember more often than not someone else is serving you and cleaning up after each meal.
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