Wah hoo!!! I was cleared to drive at about 1:30pm this afternoon, and OMG, I had Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues to learn my lesson. The lesson being that driving is, ironically, sooo much easier while being sooooo much better paid than any warehouse or operations gig.
I spent 3 1/2 days on the dock after my forklift mishap. 2 1/2 of those days, begging, "I've learned my lesson. Pleeeease let me drive again!"
Our dock lead / truck dispatcher walks the warehouse, the entire warehouse, for 8 solid hours per day, unloading and loading trucks. And has the unenviable job of standing on the necks of all the drivers, monitoring runs and break times, and pacing out the available equipment/supplies.
Plus, the dock lead maps out the dispatch day -- about 20 locations with 6 trucks and 5 drivers in an 11-hour spread. Plus plus, 2 trash trucks that run from 5:30am to about 9am, picking up illegally dumped donations/garbage at all our sites, every day, 7 days per week.
I had a 4 for 4 all-done dock week, and I got approval to return to the truck (thank you, clean urine sample, I love you!) ... I have learned my lesson!!! I promise.