Considering not being a package delivery driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dillinger4, May 19, 2016.

  1. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Member

    I've been attending class most of this week and it has just been insane. I have been doing quite well being pretty much at the top of the class but everyday is like a torture session. Knowing the ten point commentary, the eight keys to lifting and lowering, the five keys to preventing slips and falls and the backing rules is not enough. We have to be able to rattle off any part of any one of them exactly word for word and if not we get grilled to the nth degree. Some guys in class get so nervous they turn red and start sweating. Then management starting talking about "stealing his time" if we can't run scratch and getting written up for a tier one after someone whacks the truck because it could of been avoided by parking in a different area while making a delivery.
     
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  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    And your point is?
     
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  3. scooby0048

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    Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya! You're not telling us anything we don't already know, we already work here remember? But anyways, good luck with whatever you do!
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    @scooby0048, you're becoming damned near as helpful as @Turdferguson.

    I like it.
     
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  5. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Member

    Obviously I am looking for feedback. Are drivers constantly under a massive amount of stress? If you could do it all over again would you?
     
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Yes. More than you could even imagine.

    I don't know.
     
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  7. scooby0048

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    After 2200hrs this place turns into the people of walmart
     
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  8. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    I don't care about their 10 point commentary.

    It is stupid.

    Cant name any of them.

    They will not help you drive safer.

    Just more MAKE WORK from some cubicle jockey in Atlanta.
     
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  9. scooby0048

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    That little box with the word "search..." It will give you years of reading for the exact questions you just asked!
     
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  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Yeah, but it's after midnight here.
     
  11. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Member

    Yeah I read through some of the threads. One of them said some dude left his car in the back of the hub with a note on it saying he quit. :ohmy:
     
  12. scooby0048

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    I'll tell ya this...the job has gotten more stressful and making 20-30 years is going to be quite tough in this day and age. Good luck to ya though!
     
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  13. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    Yes, it's stressful when you start out. Then you finish your 30 days on road and start getting thrown out blind on random routes. There's added stress for you. But then you reach a point where you find a groove, and things just don't stress you as much. It'll take time, if you're willing to put in the time (and have the intestinal fortitude).
     
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  14. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Member

    That's my concern. Between the metrics and route mapping the job just seems like a pain in the ass.
     
  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You do realize, don't you, that one of the objectives of driving school is to weed out the ones who won't make it as drivers.
     
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  16. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    you'll be pushing cardboard not brain surgery..... easy money
     
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  17. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Member

    I get that. I just don't see the need to interject added stress when trying to get students to learn something. Perfect example. Your trying to get the students to utilize the ten point commentary while driving. So why put them in a stick truck? On top of that who knows if your going to get grilled while driving?
     
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  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

  19. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Every job is hard and stressful in the beginning. Relax, when you're out there your supervisor won't be there breathing down your neck. Doing a route blind is only stressful if you let it be. Deliver one stop at a time and drive safely.

    I tell the new guys all the time. It takes 3 days to know a route. If you need help that's on them not you. The OR could have taken his butt out with you if he cared enough. So don't try and be a super hero and just do your best.
     
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  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Hold on they make you drive a manual transmission?


    I think that's actually a form of torture in some states.
     
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