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goobster  ·  869 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 10, 2018

I kinda work in the over-the-road trucking/transportation industry, and the guys who are on the road 26 days of the month are weird. Almost none of them have a hobby. Or "do" anything, when they aren't driving. The Hours of Service regulations limit the number of hours a day they can drive, so they spend the rest of the time... in cafes eating... in the sleeper berth watching movies on a iPad or TV...

That's it.

Seems like you take a drawing class (Lynda.com, or whatever), and use the iPad to learn how to draw. Or program. Or write. Or... anything.

Then, when they DO get home, they have their easy chair in the living room, and they... sit. And watch TV. Until they get their next load, and are on the road again.

It's a life I just can't fathom.

user-inactivated  ·  869 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah it's the same for the coworker I work with, if we aren't on the job they are in the hotel room sitting. I've picked up photography and since it is easy and portable and have started drawabox.com lesson. I'm enjoying it and will keep the hobbies after I leave this job but it starts to feel weird not having anything concrete. Someone asked me where I lived last week and I hesitated on what to say cause i'm home so rarely it doesn't feel like home anymore. I'm just gonna start looking at other employment options. There's not much in the way of advancement from my current position income or experience wise unless someone dies or retires. which seems unlikely currently, so I should have been looking somewhere else anyways maybe.