My first day as a Helper/Coordinator.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mandarin, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Mandarin

    Mandarin New Member

    So I started today as a dreaded seasonal helper/coordinator...had a blast. I thrive on chaos so I felt right at home lol.
    I know several of the drivers from my days in business, I know lots of the names on the driver helper call lists too. Looking forward to tomorrow, got a great group of folks in that office.
    Its a nice change of pace.
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Chaos? Lmao you have no clue....
     
  4. Mandarin

    Mandarin New Member

    lol, yeah on this scale your probably right, my last business had 53 employees and I was the head babysitter, psychiatrist, and father figure to about half of them.
    Odd as hell working for someone else and watching their management style.
     
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  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Management style? Do what I say or you're fired is a style?
     
  6. mixyo

    mixyo Active Member

    coordinator??
     
  7. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    That means he calls them on the phone in the morning and tells them where to show up
     
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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Tough job....those phone receivers are really heavy.
     
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  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Disagree all you want...lol
     
  10. TheNewKid

    TheNewKid Member

    At least you get called.. :/ Almost four weeks and haven't been called once...
     
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Quit giving drivers that piece of paper telling them how long the day should take. It's not too realistic.
     
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  12. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    It just goes along with everything else around here that isn't realistic...
     
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  13. Mandarin

    Mandarin New Member

    Funny thing is everyone there treated me with respect and courtesy, of course that may be because im big and ugly, or maybe their setting me up for a scapegoat lol.
     
  14. Mandarin

    Mandarin New Member

    It is, its quite prevelent in business.
     
  15. Mandarin

    Mandarin New Member

    Not mine, got lucky with an ultralight model.
     
  16. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    "hey driver, you get a helper for 1.99 hours"

    I make sure to let them know that they need to tell the helper that...
     
  17. andrsnbkj

    andrsnbkj Member

    That's why helpers don't last they want a 40 hour week not 10 hours for :censored2: money it's gonna be a long 3 weeks
     
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That is the way I see it. Working 40 hours a week at $15/hr equals $600/week. Then they find out they are working 10 to 15 hours a week for $200/week.
     
  19. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    You mean the helper time card? You actually read that?

    I quickly glance at the planned helper hours box, chuckle and put the paper in my pocket (like when I was in an Orion center how I would quickly look at how Orion wanted me to run the first 8 stops, chuckle & turn it off).
     
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  20. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Maybe the first day is about right, but that ridiculous daily ratcheting up the expectations is completely not aligned with the $10 an hour crew that gets hired.