New Long Island NY Package Handler.

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by LongIslandNewbie, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Good Morning,

    I am a new package handler in long island NY. I completed my training and this week was out on my own route for 4 days and then sent home today? My truck along with 3 other drivers trucks were loaded and they split our packages amongst the rest of the drivers left. WHY? I was told its based on numbers. But what I don't understand is how this makes any sense? How do I avoid getting sent home in the future. Are they trying to prolong my 40 day mark before the holiday season? I was told I am full time and not seasonal when hired.

    Confused in Long Island
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Are you a driver or a package handler?
  3. They probably lied to you
    Being full time doesn't mean you will work every day, when you are on the bottom of the list.
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wah. Another must be a new hire out of my
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Probably seasonal driver. We hire summer seasonals.
  6. Driver, But I was told not seasonal? Not crying, just trying to understand. I have a family to support, just need to understand what to expect. I passed up some other roles to take this one. Want to make sure I made the right role. I am willing to stick it out if my chances are high for permanent but what are my chances?
  7. This is a hard place to break into if you are trying to support a family.
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Dude....they lied to you. They lie ALL the time. Best case scenario...they'll offer you a preload position making $11/hr after Labor day till Thanksgiving when they need you again.
    You in Nassau or Suffolk? Don't get more specific than that about your location.
  9. Can't live on $11 per hour.
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Suffolk here. Hey See what happens...but expect to be sent home and not work everyday until after Labor Day.

    I've heard too many guys who quit full time jobs to get hired as a driver....only to end up on preload when peak or summer peak is over.
  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

  12. So Frustrating. I am going to ride it out for now and hope for the best. Just one question, does anyone ever become a permanent Driver?
  13. Eventually.
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers depends on your building needs and how your numbers are....etc.
  15. What do numbers need to be? I asked the Manager and didn't get a clear answer. He was very vague.
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Don't worry about it. You'll never attain them anyway
    Just do your best and let the chips fall where they may
  17. But he is trying to get on. Different ballgame
  18. ??? What does this mean? But he is trying to get on. Different ballgame
  19. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The OP may want to go to an employment agency and apply for day jobs while working preload at night.

    Is he gonna like it? Probably not but when you've got a family to support you do what you gotta do.