New Driver Helper quick questions!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by movingincircles, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. movingincircles

    movingincircles New Member

    I've just scheduled for a wednesday interview.

    First question:
    What questions are they going to ask me? I have a hard time coming up answers right on the spot
    What do I wear to the interview?

    How much do I get paid? Are they going to ask me? How much should I say?

    Can I wear my usual nike shoes during the job (those are ultra comfortable!)? I only have nike shoes and one pair of dress shoes

    About the uniform, it's going to be cold, and I want to wear at least something that covers most of my skin. Is the uniform long sleeve (or do I get a jacket?)? Are the pants long as well?

    During the job, is it hard to use the electronic thingy for people to sign? I'm generally a quick learner, but when a problem arises, I panic!

    What are the hours like? I am going to be off from school this whole month, so I want to work as long as possible (12 hours possible? or is that illegal?). Need cash!

    Also, I only have three weeks to work (probably up until the day before christmas eve). Do you think they would hire me for only three weeks?

    What happens if I need to go to the restroom during the job?

    Is the job more cardial vascular or more muscle oriented?

  2. movingincircles

    movingincircles New Member

    oh yeah and another thing

    am I going to use a trolley?
  3. aspenleaf

    aspenleaf New Member

  4. movingincircles

    movingincircles New Member

    wow thanks for the reply. I feel much better now (was a bit shaky of taking this job)!
  5. aspenleaf

    aspenleaf New Member

    Just know you will work hard. I am a preloader and have not done the helper job. One of the guys I preload with is also a helper so the info I gave you is from him with a few exceptions. Goodluck oh and really you need to respect your driver (they work hard all year long). I was joking about blaming them (however they do get blamed for a lot of stuff). If you are going to be a helper be a good one. I am sure the drivers on this board can tell you what they like in a helper.
  6. movingincircles

    movingincircles New Member

    yeah, I am a hard worker (effort wise), as long as I understand what to do and as long as my muscles don't die out on me.
  7. BigBrownBear

    BigBrownBear New Member

    Thanks for the info aspen! Actually answered some of the questions I had myself. I've been browsing around for a while and actually tried my hand at preload back in May. That didn't work out so hot, but I just wanted to come back to UPS! (call me crazy.) I start driver helper tomorrow :thumbup1:
  8. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Remember you will work hard, it will also feel like the driver is abusing you,
    but he/she isn't, they'll will be working as hard if not harder than you, delivering, and planning your next move, so they are in reality planning your day and their day...