Driver hiring frenzy causing more work!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    With UPS putting more new drivers on the road, in our center, it's causing more work for those drivers in training route loops! These new drivers are going out very, very light, even into their second week. ORION is causing added stress to an already stressful job for these guys. We can assume that this trend will continue until UPS sees fit. One driver in our loop almost ran out of hours on Friday. We've been turning in our 8 hour request just to have a decent day.
    My hope is for our new drivers to become very good at this job but be careful what you wish for. We're all dealing with a new animal here, turning more aggressive almost on a daily basis.
     
  2. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    At our location, a retired supervisor was subcontracted to come back and train new drivers. This sup the last several peak seasons has come back as subcontractor to help management during peak from October thru February. This year he came back in late June. He wasn't sure he wanted to do it so he laid down what he thought might be "deal breaker" demands and to his shock, UPS met every demand without batting an eye.

    Even heard with my own ears a discussion of subcontracting retired drivers to help out during peak. It was a discussion, not actual fact, just surprised such option was having to even be considered. Seems to me not a bad idea but I also understand the larger ramifications and hurdles, so did they. Will be interesting to see where this goes if it even goes anywhere. Subcontracting a retired management person is one thing but a retired hourly seems a whole other realm.
     
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    They tried recruiting retired drivers here for peak. But, it was at only $27 hr plus your pension would stop while you were working.

    Needless to say there were no takers.
     
  4. Seriously?
     
  5. undies

    undies Active Member

    We cannot disappoint our overlords that are amazon and nordstrom this peak!
     
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  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    What part of their :censored2: did they pull out the number 27?? lol
     
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  7. That would be like working,for about 5 bucks an hour.

    They need to make some kind of a deal with the union.
     
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    As a feeder diet induced heart attack.
     
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  9. How much per month at age 55 with 30 years pension be? In you local?
     
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You would enjoy something called GloBalls.
     
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    As of today, $3240 plus $ for any pt years.
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Lmao...nah....that's a feedah snack!
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  15. I doubt any retirees,will come back for peak.
    They wouldn't be making very much money.
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    "GloBalls" is what ET would have if he were horny.
     
  17. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    A few drivers in our center got so sick of hearing about amazon service failures this last peak that they taped an amazon emblem over the UPS shield on their shirts. Took a couple days but the building manager came down and told them they were out of uniform.

    My days of caring enough to even think up something like that are well behind me. I work as directed and could careless about the rest of it. Let them run the company into the ground, since they seem hellbent on doing just that.


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  18. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Our center seems to be training new hires differently.

    These drivers are running training routes with 100+ stops but with no pickups, when the same route normally has 30+ pickups.

    I think they are just setting these guys up. Showing them an unrealistic part of the job.

    I started with the whole route day one. Maybe not full resi's but all businesses and all pickups.
     
  19. Some of these new guys,are going to have a meltdown. when peak hits!
     
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  20. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I know. I can't wait to sit back and watch the fireworks. Lol.