Hello all, I applied for various jobs at campus temporary job fair and I got to be a UPS Helper. I got assigned to a driver and so far, 6-7 hrs a day. Hopefully I can keep >6hrs each day. The route is mostly wealthy suburban residential stops with a few commercial stops and there's already plenty of early Christmas deliveries. I read some posts here about some drivers who got to clock out rather early because their helper was very efficient, but I am not sure if that meant shaving off helper hours as well. What efficiency level should I strive for to get maximum hours for me while ensuring I stay in the desirable helper pool? We got to play with DIAD at the center for a little bit, but it wasn't too helpful. It was assuming non EDD and manually keying in address. On the route, all the packages were already entered. The driver uses DIAD V and "helper board" is DIAD IV. The driver operates both DIADs for the most part and he likes to do all commercial stops and most signature required stops himself. Is this typical? For non-sig required packages at houses, driver runs the DIAD in the truck and have me ring door bell, leave package at door and walk back to truck. We can't DR FD at apartments for an obvious security reason, so if the recipient isn't home, I NI1 it (for one or two times in the day I get to use the DIAD IV lol). So far, I just hand the package I Ni1 back to the driver. The instruction I got from center says to write D.I.R.T on the package. Is this still practiced and if so where on the package and who's initial (mine or driver's?) go on the package? The driver says I have to get signature for all apartment deliveries. If we can DR FD for houses whether or not anyone's home, why can't we DR MC at apartment to someone who answers the door? Also, I ran into one situation at an apartment. Some bratty kid answered the door. She didn't want to sign for it because she is not her step dad or whatever. I got driver's attention, managed to get the kid to sign it, but in the future, should I handle this as NA1 or NR1? All these questions should be asked to driver, but he seems to busy to answer them. I'm just trying to train in "train to survive" environment in order to keep myself in desirable helper pool so I can get my hours... I spent like two hours on my own at home, studying the DIAD IV manual.