How long before I start as a driver helper?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by floatsmyboat, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. floatsmyboat

    floatsmyboat New Member

    So I recently got hired as a driver helper, my orientation was last Friday and I haven't been called out yet so I'm just curious as to when I can expect to receive that call. Do any of you drivers have helpers with you yet or is it too early in the season? Also any advice/tips for when I do start would be appreciated!
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    any day now. just keep that phone by your side.
  3. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    The rental trucks are already on our staging area .
    Volume will soon be increasing .
  4. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    stay off cell phone
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    They will call you today. That's what they told me yesterday.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Show up at meet point dressed and ready to work.

    Work as directed.
  7. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    It could be a few days before the center calls you. Just keep your cell phone handy and be ready with pen and paper. I know you get a little "itchy" waiting to be called, but they'll call. They have orientation going on all the time and trying to get the one's before us out.

    Mine was on Thursday and I got called on yesterday with my drivers name, place to meet and time. Normally I would go and find that place so I know where it's at so I am not late, but I already know exactly where it's at. Make sure you write the info down and READ IT BACK to the person on the phone and if you're unsure ask for the cross street. There is no harm asking questions.
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That would have been a fantastic question to ask at orientation.

    How the hell is a bunch of strangers on a message board supposed to know when a helper would start for who knows where?????

    Why are noobs allowed to start threads??????????
  9. floatsmyboat

    floatsmyboat New Member

    I actually did ask this question at orientation but I wasn't given a straight answer so I posted this thread in hopes of getting a better answer, possibly from a driver who has experience with this.
  10. floatsmyboat

    floatsmyboat New Member

    Also, should I be expecting a call throughout the entire day or will the only time I'll be receiving a call be in the morning before 10:00 am?
    (Sorry about all the questions, I just want to know what to expect)
  11. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    I got my call from the center at 5pm
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    They told me they called you but you didn't pick up.
  13. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    You are so naughty:happy-very: