Helper Payday

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brain Genocide, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Brain Genocide

    Brain Genocide New Member

    Being a helper and today is day 10 ( second week) I finally get my first paycheck. Looking here on the forum, and knowing what I put on my W2, I am expecting a huge cut from my pay. I wonder how many Helpers are going to walk today when they see that Union Duee fee pulled out for the month. It's going to make for an interesting day. At least next week my driver will hand over a better check. Oh yeah - I commited myself til the 24th - :warriorsmiley:

    Here we lost 4 helpers for various reasons, 1 broken Pinkie, 1 twisted ankle, 1 no show, 1 left for a better paying job.
     
  2. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    my unloader also does driver helper. he stated he is not going to do it again because of the pay. They get 10.50 an hour and he told me the paycheck was pitiful this week
     
  3. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Strangely enough, an inside helper benefits more from helping than an outside hire. I, for example, only earn the 8.50/hr helper rate for the first 3 hours every day. After that I get overtime, at 12.75.
     
  4. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    We earn 12.88/hour here, but the OT makes it worth it. Since OT can't be pyramided, I earn OT as a helper after 15 hours (40 hours - 25 preload) in a week. Last week I worked 34 hours as a helper, so I earned - on average - 16.47/hour - about the same as a seasonal driver. I'll be lucky to hit 25 this week, but I'll likely top 30 the next two.
     
  5. Brain Genocide

    Brain Genocide New Member

    As a driver helper i get $8.50 an hour. OT after 8 hours. Not sure what I'll do come January if UPS calls and offers me a full time in the HUB. I hear that job sucks. Think i might go back to a kitchen for the winter.
     
  6. htown0721

    htown0721 Guest

    Good news is you won/t be offered full-time in the Hub, part-time...maybe
     
  7. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I think by full-time he/she meant, permanent.
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Helper got this check and yelled "what the **** is this?" Told me to stop the truck Nd he left. HaHa. It was pretty funny.
     
  9. AZBrown

    AZBrown Teamster by choice

    How can you do something like that, knowing the rate before diving in?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvCM_4We6K0
     
  10. BeachBoy

    BeachBoy New Member

    Orientated two weeks ago, but still haven't been called in to work. No driver = no check. Hopefully they'll see fit to mail it eventually, I'm really looking forward to that $20.
     
  11. Brain Genocide

    Brain Genocide New Member

    After all the post's I have read about deductions for Union Due's, I did the math and was mentally ready for my slap in the face check.
    But to my surprise it was not at all what I expected. I have no Due deductions ....probably because I am a seasonal helper - contracted???
    My Commit time runs out the 24th at midnight. I even got paid for the orientation.

    Bought my driver Lunch today
     
  12. stoni24

    stoni24 New Member

    I can't believe a driver would let u buy his lunch. He must b a great guy!
     
  13. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Your driver is a tool.. If he let you buy him lunch..
     
  14. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    A driver makes up to four times what a helper does, he should buy the lunch. Any driver thats lets his helper buy his lunch is a sorry excuse for a human being.
     
  15. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If I'm on OT it's 5 1/2 times what a helper in my area makes..

    I deliver a 146 pound safe to a customer last week they wanted me to go through the garage ans take it out of the box and put in there basement. It only took a couple of minutes with my helper and he made an extra $10. Happy customer and a little bonus for the helper.
     
  16. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    My center has never taken out union dues till this year and now we lost 7 helpers. According to our union they will get our money back after they are released on the 25.
     
  17. Ideliver

    Ideliver New Member

    I got paid today for 19 hours. Too bad it was 25 hours short of what I actually worked. Called the coordinator and was told "I can't help you. You need to come into the center". What a joy that will be. But, I actually look forward to seeing, face to face, the UPS sups that have no appreciation for the helpers.
     
  18. htown0721

    htown0721 Guest

    You might not get in the building, but if you do what would you say to said sup?
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    What if your helper is a retired millionaire looking to shed a few pounds before the holidays? My helper is on my truck when I'm working. I eat lunch alone.
     
  20. Ideliver

    Ideliver New Member

    I have a UPS uniform. oh wait I just a helper so I have the "costume" lol . I can get in. I have signed info notices of my hours worked from the drivers I worked with. What would I say........"pay me for the hours I worked".