New Driver here

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSer171, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. UPSer171

    UPSer171 New Member

    Hey everyone, I have one question regarding routes. I start officially driving full time next Wednesday coming up, and what I would like to know is that do they give your route before you start, or did you just get a route right on the spot once you started? I already talked to HR about that, and they said they will call me before this weekend to see what I have. Really hoping they do so I can get an idea of where I'll be driving at...but if not I'll know the day I start. I was also told that once I start, the first 3 days a driver sup will be with me on my route and then I'll be on my own. Has anyone gotten their route a few days before or on when they started? Much help will be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. You go where every they stick you.
    They will put you on a traing route for 30 days.
    Then they will teach you some more routes
     
  3. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    Yeah, this is funny.

    Did training route, got kicked off to start new trainee on area, covered vacations, sick days, etc, finally bidding on area after a few years. In the mean time, they asked if I wanted to be "X-Man", local term for peon covering, um, WHAT I WAS ALREADY COVERING! I said no, I want my bid route. They pleaded. I then said, "OK, only if I get rider on every new run. Don't wanna run blind, anymore." They: "Why, soitanly, everytime" (I should known, then, by that tone, that it wasn't gonna go as planned)

    The very next day, they said, "You're covering Xes area". Me: "Who's going with me". After much laughter they said, "We don't have anybody, you're going to figger it out yerself".

    And so went my career as an "X-Man". Never did get rider. On ANY new area.
     
  4. Xexys

    Xexys Retired and Happy

    I always loved it when they pointed in the direction of the office to the file cabinet where they stored all the maps for "some" of the routes. Back in the day we drivers had to learn the routes on our own and nobody ever dared to go with you (mgmt). I did learn 56 routes like this, all on my own. It took me over 4 years to get my own route. And you guys keep saying it's harder now...
     
  5. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    In our center there are only a few training routes and they usually will tell the part timer a short time before which one they will get. You could be an off the street hire I'm not sure so if you are ask your center team where you are scheduled.
     
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    If that's you in your avatar I would change it. Most try to stay anonymous on here.
     
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    An x man means you choose what routes you cover.
     
  8. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    And try not to post your personal picture here--- depending on your views it could get you in the unemployment line. They are watching.
     
  9. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    Here, it meant SENIOR "X-Man" gets to choose. Which meant, at the time, I got NO choice.
     
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    X men bid by seniority order so sometimes it is not a great route but there's still some choice. It also means you give up your right to a 4th move giveaway.
     
  11. I only know,one route.
    Dont plan on learning anymore!
     
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  12. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    The less you know the better off you will be
     
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  13. They never have enough people,but always manage to send 1 or 2 home!
     
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  14. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    Usually the co-ksuckers
     
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  15. I seen two of them walking out the building,when I was going In.

    Told them to wipe the :censored2:,off their face.
    You should have seen the look,they gave me! lol
     
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  16. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    I bet Dave has to wipe his face every morning but he forget the jizz in the corners of his mouth
     
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  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    What? No that's toothpaste.....
     
  18. Those are not knee pads.
    They are knee braces!
     
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers


    CAM00184.jpgToothpaste huh? Kinda ironic, wouldn't you say? Lmao
     
  20. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    At the time (well, had to be 35 years ago), only the runners, slugs, those that couldn't handle a regular bid route and ALL the newbies (ME) were the only ones to go X. It wasn't bid X job then but I think it is now. We did get that changed in feeders a few years ago also. When I came up, I ran vacations, options, etc. for years until I could get bid run. Now, we have bid feeder cover jobs. Well, THEY do. I'm OUTTA there.