Driver Helper Questions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheNewKid, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. TheNewKid

    TheNewKid Member

    Hello! About two and a half weeks ago I was hired by UPS to be a Driver Helper. I haven't been called in once. I'm just curious if there is a certain time Drivers start calling in help or if the drivers in my area are just not wanting to call in help? Note that I currently live close to Reno, NV which is quite a large place so I don't believe it's because the area is too small for necessary help.
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like they don't need you yet. Not enough of the first Helpers hired have quit yet, give it a little time.
     
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Don't stop looking for a better job and if you find one don't look back.
     
  4. TheNewKid

    TheNewKid Member

    Why would they advertise if they need so much help for peak if they're looking for new hires to quit?
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You answered your own question.
     
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The job sucks and you get treated like crap. But if you do a really good job UPS may hire you on FT after peak is over and employees are being let go by the thousands.
     
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  7. TheNewKid

    TheNewKid Member

    How do you get treated like crap? I don't mean to be so ignorant.
     
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  9. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    Do people really not like this job? They must hate being outside, or having the time fly by, or getting some exercise on UPS time. Being a helper is cake. Driving is even better.
     
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  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Call you at 1:00 PM to tell you to meet a driver in 45 minutes across town to work 2 hours. Call you two days later to meet a driver in 30 minutes to work 3 hours. Call you 2 days later to meet the driver and work 10 hours. Get the picture.
     
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    If you want to be outside and getting paid to exercise why not join the US Army and get paid to go back to Iraq?
     
  12. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    I was already in the Navy. UPS is beyond easy compared to the military, and as a driver/helper you aren't getting shot at or working the graveyard shift while getting paid less.
     
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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The job could be a lot easier then what management turns it into. Everyday.
     
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  14. TheNewKid

    TheNewKid Member

    To me it just sounds like you had a bad experience. I'm not trying to argue. Even though the job may be vigorous the money is too good to pass up. The re-hire would be nice too. Although the re-hire would be difficult to get.
     
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Well, like I would tell my helpers the first day, "Let's get something straight right from the get go. You're my b1tch for the next 2 months. If you have an issue with that you may as well quit now rather than break my heart later."
     
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  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have to respect your enthusiasm. You can make a lot of money working UPS if you hang in there. Best of luck to you but keep your options open.
     
  17. TheNewKid

    TheNewKid Member

    See but the thing is all helpers should expect to be worked hard by their drivers. As is the job title "Driver Helper"
     
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Answer your question.
     
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Driver helper team, not driver slave.
     
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  20. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    when u see that truck bricked out @ 830am, this occurs ^
     
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