New hire, package driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Inoscopedjfk, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    My first post, im a new hire off the street. I was hired to be a permanent package car driver. I start tomorrow. I went up there today to get my id card. Im kinda clueless on what ill be doing tomorrow since i am completely new. I finished training last week. I know ill find out tomorrow but i dont like not having a plan. Will i be riding with someone or supervisor riding with me...i been looking at threads to get tips and advice..i appreciate everything yall have posted.
     
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Ate you positive you are not a seasonal hire?
     
  3. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    They told me from the interview with h.r. that it is for permanent since people are retiring and some cant pass the qualifications.
     
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  4. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    I only ask because seasonal period starts Oct 15th
     
  5. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    When i did training, he even mentioned that is for permanent and not seasonal. And explained the dfference with seniority.
     
  6. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    I will ask again tomorrow morning but i was told its permanent from hr. If its seasonal, someone lied to me.
     
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    I hope it is, but you wouldn't be the first person HR has lied to. The threads are littered with stories about that
     
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  8. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    The training guy even explained the seasonal and permanent and it showed on his paper wh was perm and who was seasonal but yeah, ill ask when i get there. I just wish i knew more about the route or what im even doing..either riding with or having supervisor ride with me. Im trying to remember how to work the diad and functions from my notes..
     
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    You'll ride with a supervisor your first day or two
     
  10. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Take a water jug,notepad, the supervisor will be driving. Take notes of where to park at locations and what doors to go thru to get signatures. After a week you won't need the notes but it helps you get thru the week with all the thoughts you'll want to write down. Take some cash if you don't pack a lunch, but I'd pack a lunch.
     
  11. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    Thankyou for the advice and letting me know whats going on. He told me be there at 0840 so tomorrow I start.
     
  12. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Good luck, it will seem overwhelming to begin with....
    but like any new job, there is a learning curve.

    Be careful with that truck; drive it like it's in a bubble.
     
  13. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    If you really want to score some points be there....prepared at 8:15, first impression goes a long way with these guys.
     
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  14. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    Yea. I was nervous for the class but after the 3rd day and driving, i was relaxed and good to go.
     
  15. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    8:15 it is. I appreciate the tip.
     
  16. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    The first few days will seem overwhelming. By the end of your second week you'll have a surge of confidence and some days will come easy to you. Stay determined and highly attentive throughout. Best of luck
     
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    By December, the truck will be jammed beyond belief.
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to BrownCafe, and good luck with the new job!
     
  19. Inoscopedjfk

    Inoscopedjfk New Member

    Appreciate it.
     
  20. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Thanks