Driver Helper Update

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ColeCressman, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. ColeCressman

    ColeCressman New Member

    Well it was my second day as a helper, got a whole whopping 2 hours in again. Yesterday my driver was cool, to the point, lots of stop and go. The guy I had today was a swing driver, on a different route, who was covering for someone out of vacation. this guy was a hack, smoking in the truck, talking on his cell phone, told me he stopped at the same street 3 times because he kept screwing up, forgot to scan packages. I couldnt believe it really. Well luckily he is only covering till the end of the week and by Monday I should have the normal driver back who i have yet to meet. With UPSs standards on appearance, are you even allowed to smoke in your truck!? just seems odd for a company to let you smoke, but you cant have sideburns longer than your ear lobe!
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You can't smoke in my pkg car.

    It's good in a way that you are being exposed to more than one driver so that you will appreciate the ones that do a good job and the others so much.
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    There is no smoking in the truck that I drive.

    In defense of the cover driver......

    If you are the 1st helper that he was with this year, that can explain some of it. All year, we do our routes with noone else in the cab. It is a bunch easier to concentrate with no one in the cab.

    Using the cell phone, though, while driving, will get you a day off.

  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    UpState "You can't smoke in my pkg car."

    Barnyard"There is no smoking in the truck that I drive."

    I never covered your route or you couldn't say that.
  5. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    Only reason I smoke in my car is that there is no time to get out & smoke.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To hell I couldn't.
  7. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    What's ya gonna do, follow me around the whole time you are on vac with a water gun?
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I thought I would get one of those little battery operated fans.

    It is just common courtesy.

    I am thankful that both of the cover drivers for my area don't smoke, although one has an obsession with seeds and hasn't figured out how to dispose of them other than on the floor.
  9. seawalocal174

    seawalocal174 New Member

    frebreeze works as well
  10. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    say a driver is doing wrong all i have to say mind your own bussniess do your job and take your opinions home. Remember they ask us if you should be rehired. two 2 hour shifts dont give you the right to say nothing. The driver your with paid his dues. TO be a cover driver... Some day if you want this job you will understand. AND to you upstate nyer *******ands thats putting it nice you show your true colors more everyday.I WISH YOU WOULD GET OFF BROWN CAFE you think i busted your chops 6 months ago get ready and hold on for the ride.
    Lasted edited by : Nov 26, 2008
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Elton, go for it--I have my Rocket Man to English dictionary sitting by my laptop.
  12. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    Oh this is rich..... I can't wait.... Not only is there a Superbowl this year, but also this feud. I think the ratings should be about the same for both events.

    I hope Rocket doesn't get banned before he really starts the fireworks.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Don't get too excited---he is about to go back in to the corner, I mean on the ignore list. Sorry.
  14. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    BANNED for what free speech opinions this whole site is opinions . THERES peole who dont like me on this , SHOULD they be banned.? SO let upsnyer do his thing BUT i will rebutt all he says including him correcting my grammar.:happy2:.
  15. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    I smoke in the cab of my truck. I do not smoke in the back. If I had a helper that had a problem with it, I would give them two options, suck it up and finish the day with me and request a new driver the next day or they could get out at the next stop. To be honest, any helper I had would barely notice if I smoked or not as they would spend more time out of my truck delivering stops than watching to see if I am smoking. Of course I only get a puff or two off of each cigarette as I'm pretty busy to say the least.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My situation would be 100% reversed. I don't smoke and if the helper wanted to smoke he would have 2 options. Smoke when we take a break or find another driver.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Elton, buh-bye. Life is too short to deal with *******yourself. Enjoy your return to my ignore list.
    Lasted edited by : Nov 26, 2008
  18. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Great...customers love the ash tray smell!
  19. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    here in Ohio we're not permitted to smoke in the Pkg. cars there are several notices in each car
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    UNY- I'm not sure what rocket's problem is with you. if it''s this post about smoking than he must dislike me too. I've even had supervisors put their cigs away. I'm sorry but you're in my space and I don't smoke and I appreciate if you respect that. I cant really stop a cover driver from smoking in my truck but I know the guys that run my trip don't smoke so i am pretty safe there.