Are driver helpers allowed to pick which drivers they assist?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by barbara_stanwyck, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Johnny Rockets

    Johnny Rockets New Member

    Hi everyone, this is my first post here so please bare with me :)

    I've worked at my hub for 10 months (hired last peak) and have been a top preloader since. A bid sheet was put up this past Friday for driver helpers during the season, but before I sign it, I was wondering if I have the ability pick and choose my driver? I've "floated" around my entire center and have gotten to know a good portion of the drivers, many of which I wouldn't mind working with at all. (I'm sure, actually, that they would enjoy me helping them instead of some random outside hire.) There are a few drivers, however, that I would rather not see at all after sort.

    Also, do preload employees have a good chance at securing a helper position before an outside hire? Does anyone know how the OT works in situations when you swap job responsibilities during a shift?

    Should I talk to a few drivers about it on Monday? Or should I go to my business manager or union steward first?

    Thank you all! :)
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, you can list your preference for drivers, in order from most to least, when you sign the list; however, the best way to make sure that you are matched with the driver that you most prefer to work with is to get with that driver and ask him/her if he/she wants to work with you and, if so, to have them pass this along to HR and/or the helper coordinator.

    I will once again be using the son of our night sort manager as my Peak helper.
     
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  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    If that's your real name, probably should change it. This is a super secret website that you wouldn't want UPS to know about.............
     
  4. Johnny Rockets

    Johnny Rockets New Member


    It's not my real name, she was an actress in the 40's-50's. But I appreciate the concern and will probably change my ID.
     
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  5. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    I know who you are now.....
     
  6. Johnny Rockets

    Johnny Rockets New Member

    Forgot to include in the thread--

    I've seen in similar discussions that you're provided with a jacket and pants as a helper... Am I expected to go out in my preload clothes? Is there any possibility of me wearing shorts instead of long pants?
     
  7. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    Just double shift inside to earn more OT
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You will be provided with a jacket and long pants. You can change in the locker room after your shift. You will meet the driver on road. Shorts are not normally an option.
     
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Your best bet would be to approach the drivers that you would rather help, tell them you signed the interest sheet for helping and ask them to request you as a helper. In my center, drivers' opinions carry more weight.
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    OT starts after 5 unless you are scheduled for 8.
     
  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Depends on what your legs look like Barb

    Picture would help
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.




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  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Don't see any legs

    But thanks for playing
     
  14. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    We get to pick our off the street helpers, I try to pick the least looking criminal out of the line up, but as usual I'm always disappointed.
    The pre-loaders are the better helpers, they always go with the resi routes.
     
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  15. Johnny Rockets

    Johnny Rockets New Member


    Is there no overtime at all if you work 8 scheduled hours on preload then go out "driver helping"?
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you work 8 hours on the inside you most likely would not be asked to driver help.
     
  17. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    I pretty much just want to work as much as possible once peak season hits because ill likely be done landacaping for the year at that time. Whats my best bet for maximum $$$?
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Add snow removal to your business.
     
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  19. Johnny Rockets

    Johnny Rockets New Member

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  20. You can be my helper.
     
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