new hires / please come to work :)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by helpwantedbadly, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Just curious what the p/t workforce situation is around the country. Is retaining / hiring as impossible as it is here in the midwest? Yes I know the pay is low, work hard and potential for f/t employment wayyyyy off down the road but the pool of workers being brought in seems to show the pond is ummmmm DRY. We just had an employee qualify but it took him oh about 8 months to get there after the call offs and lates. I fear for our future when I see what awaits to replace the 20-30 year seniority employees...
     
  2. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    here in the northeast things are bad also. ups is even hiring your family memebers.( the ones you hate). alot of our p/t ers would no call no show which took the pressure off of the full-timers. ups wants these kids to show up so bad that they would not do anything to them if they did not come to work. so how could they get on the f/t ers backs for the same thing.
     
  3. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    We had a local sorter quit last week. we cant keep them. Years ago, I was suspended for two days for missing my stop count by +7. Now, we have one guy that misses his regularly by +40 and has been late 75 times in one year......not even a warning letter. Whats that tell you?!
     
  4. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    Hell, we have a driver that with that many occurences. A few years ago when I saw her Form 1000 during a talk with, I was astounded. Out of the roughly 150 days not counting vacations she had less than 10 days wihout some kind of accurence (late, callin, no show no call, missed deilvery and customer complaints). She didnot deny any of them but could care less.
     
  5. As a new hire package car driver (8 months now) I can tell you I will not be here long, I am fed up with the incompetent management at my center and being threatened with my job weekly. What they offer is not worth what you have to put up wiyh daily
     
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    In my experience it has been the seniority employees that don't come to work. Especially in the hub I worked in. After about a week I was under the impression that if you had 5 or more years in then your sups would look the other way no matter how many times you didn't come to work or showed up late. I was on the smalls platform and our sorters (most of which had 5, 10, even 15 years in) would show up late or not all. It was kind of frustrating trying to sort and bag three belts as a new hire. Three belts required 9 people but instead we had 3 or 4 trying to keep up until the sorters decided they were ready to come to work. If they came at all. That ran many of our new hires off. I still say that is the hardest job I've ever had at UPS and most of the reason was because of those more senior employees not comming to work. They made it hard on the rest of us. Smalls is supposed to be a cake walk but because of them it was more so frustrating I actually thought loading and unloading and driving were better jobs. With all that being said....we had plenty of newbies behave the same way once they got their 30 days in. But on average it was mainly senior employees that had attendance problems.
     
  7. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    We have trouble getting quality p/t people also. Useta be when the company paid a good p/t wage there was a line at the door to get hired & QUALITY people came on board because the company could take their pick. The centers in my area are growing & some drivers are quiting/retiring & these POS p/t are becoming drivers. Guess who STILL calls in sick or gets the complaints??
     
  8. mittam

    mittam Member

    they get treated so bad everywhere excapt Louisville they have to treat part-timers good there with so many people, and if they can do it there they can everywhere, then pters wuold stay and things would get better
     
  9. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    Is that an excuse to call in sick???
     
  10. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    Ya work 4 hours a day---dig deep
     
  11. txminer

    txminer Go Sox

    We are so short handed that 6 drivers are loading. In Texas the new hires see the 8.00 starting pay work one day then go straight into oilfield and make 18.00 starting pay. I told a sup that you need to to start to pay the part timers more, he said the contract won't let him. I said good luck finding new workers for the next two years.
     
  12. BC sucks

    BC sucks Guest

    That's fine.

    In 1981 I made over $114.00/hr as a journeyman electrician working offshore platforms.

    That lasted about four years. It wasn't steady work but I'd make more in 72 hours than most people did in four months.

    Cast your lot with the oil industry and you're going to be unemployed about three decades out of three-point-five.

    Make sure that $18.00/hr tides you over or you're going to be BACK at UPS begging work in eight months.

    Been there - seen it - done it.
     
  13. Hangingon

    Hangingon New Member

    The contract won't let them? I thought the contract set minimum rates, but if the company wanted to pay more the union isn't going to argue.
     
  14. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    That is true. the contract says that the amount listed is a minimum, not the max. UPS could pay 15 an hour to the part timers, but the problem would be that once the pay is 15, it will never go back down. So what they do is hire more part time sups. That way the man hours per sort does not go up, and you have management loading the cars.

    Shame really, when you can go to Wendy's in our area and make 7 bucks an hour for 6-8 hours a day, but UPS will only pay 6 and cut you to as short a day as possible.

    Its no wonder as the driver pool ages, why UPS feels like they need PAS. With the upcoming wave of new employees..........

    d
     
  15. OK does anyone else see the plan here...as BAD as it sounds PAS is the investment for a DUMBER workforce, no not DUMB but DUMBER. These are the same individuals who will be asked to be a swing driver for several years in unknown areas in cars loaded by a generation probably even dumber than them. Will someone, anyone in corporate realize this before its to late???? Did anyone see the cover a few years back with Mike Eskew and the CEO of Enron? It can and WILL be our destiny if corporate doesnt wake up!!!!
     
  16. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Last I heard my building's turnover rate was over 100%. This starting pay rate needs to be fixed and soon.
     
  17. paco

    paco New Member

    Back in march, I was told that since beginning of the year they'd hired 60 people, 64 quit so far.
     
  18. cashmen

    cashmen Member

    How can a pt timer complain when they get full medical benefits for you and your family after 180 days.........hell, I dont know of any pt jobs that give full medical benefits....it is why i stuck around UPS for so long as a part timer......medical benefits make a hell of a lot of difference when ya have a family!
    I know that 8 an hour is not alot nowadays, but that is just starting pay, you can get raises by taking a sort test and drive on Saturdays and not to mention Full Medical benefits for you and your family!
    I just think that kids nowadays dont want to work anymore and want the high paying office job right away instead of working for it!
     
  19. I was hired back in May to be a full time driver off the street I worked preload for a month on a on call basis (every morning at 0300) I did it and never complained I went to drivers school and came back to preload on call it took me quiting to have management realize that I was hired as a driver. Now I drvie one day a week and am scheduled 3 days a week but my manager has me call in every day at 0730 to see if I need to come in I thought if you were scheduled to work you worked and layoffs were layoffs here a layoff is just a scheduling mistake no one seems to communicate and no one seems to care. Is this really how this is supposed to work? I call HR to only get voice mail and no one will tell me who the union rep is. I think communication is key and I do not seem to be on the recieving end of any.
     
  20. paco

    paco New Member

    As far as I am concerned, I am definitely not complaining. Sure, I have those rough days but who doesn't? I work UPS (other than a wage) for educational benefits. Health benefits are a bonus. It wasn't even the part of the equation when I applied. I'd never expected it.
    What I have learned is that if you do your job properly, they (sups or upper level mgmt) rarely hassle me. The health benefits are nice, I like the workout and if I want an extra buck, I can double shift any day I want to.


    P.S: It is very easy to go from 8:50/hr to 10/hr, all you gotta do is work for 90 days and pass the sort test.