For all new hires, go here (on topic)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I am going to try to compile a faq page for all new hires.

    New UPSers, feel free to post your questions here in this thread if you haven't found your answer elsewhere.
     
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  2. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Let me give it a shot.

    Welcome to UPS. You have found the site HR has warned you about. Brown Cafe is a place for UPS employees to gather and share information about the company and to blow off steam. Most people here have been there, done that, got the bad knees to show it. Before asking questions check out the search function. Most issues have been discussed and while it may seem new to you, most of us have heard it all before. If we don't take your concern seriously, relax and join in the fun.

    Again, welcome to Big Brown and remember, it's just cardboard.
     
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  3. In the central region if you become full time as an off the street hire once your thirty days is over and you are a seniority employee you have to work eight calendar weeks to be vested for you Teamcare health benefits. This is obviously for permanent full time employees and does not apply to part timers.
     
  4. Before you post it. We do not have the phone number to H.R. or your Union steward.
     
  5. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    For drivers: Stay hydrated. Get organized. Always keep your next few stops set up and ready to go on the shelf. Set up the bulk stops at the back on the floor so you can push them right out onto your cart at the stop. Keep your air deliveries, ground deliveries, air pickups, and ground pickups segregated. if you can, concentrate on businesses earlier in the day until you become accustomed to your route. You can always come back for residentials. Get a good flashlight or spotlight for finding house numbers in the dark and so you can see where you're walking. Take note of where you should be along the route at certain times of day to keep things running smooth. When in doubt, call for an air recovery, it's not worth getting back to the building with your air pickups late. Don't deliver late air, don't have missed pieces, don't have accidents or injuries, and follow the methods. As long as you do those four there's not much they can do to you.

    For belt workers: Stay hydrated. You will be sore for the first couple weeks but your muscles will get used to it. Work as quick as you can but don't overexert yourself. You have nothing to prove; get help lifting heavier stuff. Make a game out of it: have races, tell jokes, or play jenga; it makes the time go much faster and more enjoyable.
     
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  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    We don't know when HR will call you after an interview or when you're starting work. Or what to do to "guarantee" UPS will keep you on permanently in January.
     
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  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    We also don't know the number for your building so you can call in sick. You should ask your sup during your first week of work for a contact number to call.
     
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    To all helpers!

    Keep looking for another job.

    Your chances of becoming permanent are slim to none.

    I know you work hard but in all honesty the driver is probably the only person at UPS that knows your name.

    The driver CANNOT get you hired permanently so stop txting us.

    Good luck
     
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  9. Brownslave688

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

    HR will call you if you are hired and when they need you.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your last sentence is not necessarily true.
     
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  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    If you are a female helper, the pants they issue you will NOT fit properly. They will sag badly in the back and hang so low that your butt crack and undies are exposed. Dont worry about it, just wear jeans or khaki pants instead. Your driver wont care what you are wearing as long as you show up on time and are a good worker!
     
  12. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Listen to your supervisor and take what you read here with a grain of salt.
     
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  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Ok would you agree that 98% of the time it is true? I know we can give them a referral and put in a good word for them which I think 50% of all drivers do. But unless you are in a small hub it doesn't carry much weight.
     
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  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    No there is no pre-employment
    Drug screen. But if your a driver and
    you crash the Brown truck good chance they ARE going to test you
     
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  15. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    #1) I had a pre-employment drug test.
    #2) Do drivers really not care what the helpers wear? I'm wearing my uniform as a first-time helper tomorrow. Is this a mistake?
     
  16. Dont use your real name,as your Brown Cafe name.
     
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  17. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    No you need to be in uniform, for now. Last few days if you show up, with a heartbeat, thats good,
     
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  18. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    anyone know if they allow long sleeve undershirts for driver helper? i have eczema and dont want to flare up on the road due to uniform.
     
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Wear a brown one if possible.

    I'm surprised you have short sleeve uniform?
     
  20. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    You need to wear your uniform if it fits properly, but if the pants dont fit then just wear clean jeans or khakis. Your driver will be far more concerned with your ability and work ethic than he will be with your uniform.
     
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