Need Drivers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rain Shield, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Rain Shield

    Rain Shield Member

    My building has posted flyers everywhere begging for drivers. I know it is a tough job. I truly believe this is a reflection of our society. Everybody wants to complain, but they do not want to work for anything. Our part-timers seem to only want to work about 3 days a week. Just enough for gas, cell phone, and probably some weed.

    I believe we are seeing first hand just how lazy the work force is here in the USA.

    I am also sick of hearing our Union and others preach about a living wage. It is here at UPS. Put on your big boy pants and go get it.
     
  2. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Which building? If I may ask....just curious.


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  3. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    What region? Im wondering too.

    When i hear of people walking in off the street and going fulltime it makes me vomit. cruel world

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  4. Rain Shield

    Rain Shield Member

    Southern Region. I heard a couple of weeks ago that one building in the region is hiring 60 Feeder Drivers and are having to go to the street. Also know that another building needs 30 feeder drivers and will have to go to the street.
     
  5. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    To be completely honest, if someone doesn't go package I don't blame them. That's just me, money is just green paper to me. I could live in a card board box and be happy. Package is just a :censored2: job, other than the money everything about it is :censored2:ty. Hell why be miserable with money, when you can be happy without it? I'm in feeders so I don't have to worry about that :censored2: but honestly F package.
     
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  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I don't understand this either. If the union really cared, why not demand more inside jobs?
     
  7. It certainly helps you learn how the whole operation works. I worked the preload for the minimum 6 months & the local sort a couple of times before going FT PC driving. We have a guy who just started off the street a few weeks ago that keeps leaving the building without all of his bulk volume for the straight truck portion of his training route, having late air, & etc. He should probably be DQ'd, but I'm sure they'll qualify him as long as he keeps showing up. His detail orientation is pure rubbish.


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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You don't have to know how to load 'em to deliver 'em.


    Resident know-it-all.
     
  9. Where I'm at people think they want the job. Once they get it and see what it entails they can't believe it and don't want it.

    I've seen some people qualify in the last year that are very bad. Tons of over fifty year old men just starting out from the bottom. It looks like a sad workforce.
     
  10. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Been sitting back watching the same thing happen in this area. We have a 75% failure rate for new drivers and they've gone thru most of the inside people who've been willing to try. Can't imagine trying to qualify with the way the numbers are now. We have people doing 22+ stops per hour running more than an hour over allowed. How's a new guy got a chance to beat that route following the methods. Word gets around fast in the hub it's not worth the effort to try.
     
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The problem with inside hires is it goes by seniority, not potential.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And you end up with all the PT crack heads who are now FT crack heads.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Are meth heads and crack heads the same thing?
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Not sure.
     
  15. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    The meth heads are faster, but tend to have expensive dental work needed. The crack heads disappear for a few days after every payday.
     
  16. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Going FT means 4 year progression, 10+ hour days, swing driving for 5+ years (varies) before getting a bid route. You will get abused being low seniority. Meh.

    I can see why PTs don't jump on the FT wagon.
     
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  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's Obamas fault.
     
  18. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    I hated this job when I started. But I could see the future. Our center services at least 5 cities and a huge rural area. Although I started on a bulk city business route, I could see that someday in the future I'd be able to deliver nice rural routes and resi routes. I would never be a UPS driver in an urban center that services one large city. That would suck. I need to somewhat enjoy what I'm doing.
     
  19. Rain Shield

    Rain Shield Member

    Like I said, the job is tough. I am just saying that it looks like UPS is a window to see how sorry the labor workforce is in our country. We have part-timers with 50 plus absences, and just as many lates per year. No call no shows everyday. Nothing but a verbal. Never a warning letter for attendance. They usualy send them a 48 hour notice after they have not heard from them in two weeks. Heck, some show back up for work.

    The sorts are over staffed by about 30% just to get enough bodies in the building. It is nuts. There are a few high seniority part-timers there every day, but the vast majority live with Momma, and only need enough to buy what they want, not what they need.
     
  20. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Unfortunately they have screwed up even the sweetest rural routes with their ridiculous time allowances. A route you used.to be able to run an hour early without brewking a sweat now has you scrambling just to run an hour late. I know, its their numbers blah blah blah but I don't like being bugged for something I can't control.