Newbies 2015 Edition

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cosmo1, Nov 10, 2015.


Should I play nice with all the new members or not.

Poll closed Nov 17, 2015.
  1. Play nice.

    9 vote(s)
  2. Jump all over them.

    21 vote(s)
  1. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    With peak coming, we all know the new hires and wannabe hires will be coming in droves.

    Help me in my decision.
  2. Brown_Star

    Brown_Star Methods Man

    Lol work them like Damn dogs!
  3. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Tis the season for a gazillion repetitive questions and phenom workers who work better than anyone else. At least I can take a break now and let the hard-charging jumpers and drivers do their thing!
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  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    If you can't handle some random person blasting you for not using the search tool, it's going to be a hard 2 months with 90% of drivers.
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    HR told me I was for sure going to get a FT spot after peak is over. How long until I get 9 weeks of vacation and the best bid route in the building? 6 months or so?
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  6. HxC MADxMAN

    HxC MADxMAN You're not my supervisor

    Other than repetitive questions, what are the annoying things seasonal drivers do?

    I'm seasonal driving and want to make extra sure to step (stomp) on everyone's toes.
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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I tell them my handcart is out of order as I hand them over 70lbs to walk 100 yard driveways.
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If you have a newbie you don't need to waste your time messing with the handcart. He is your pack animal.
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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that as a retiree your decision would be a fairly easy one to make----"don't care".
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I think you should switch it up, keep them on their toes.
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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Really, I don't. Hence, my proclivity to 'jump all over them.'

    Did you vote?
  12. I did!
  13. capers8

    capers8 Member

    Went to orientation yesterday for my 3rd season as a helper. This year's group seemed extra special...

  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "Don't care" was not an option.
  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    So this means you will not answer any newbie threads this year?

    You know you can't resist to impart all your knowledge, Dave.
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  16. If they want the real answer, I will give it to them
  17. Next week.
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Perfect. Thank you internet stranger who would never lie to me.
  19. You're welcome.
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  20. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    Since Im a mechanic Im going to mess with the regular drivers. I'll do every dumb thing the seasonal driver asks and write "parts on order" for every regular driver. You know, change things up a bit. When the seasonal driver wants new tires when his tires are 15/32", he's going to get new tires. When the regular drivers want new tires, when his tires are 5/32", I'll write, "tires legal, ok to drive." So when you see the seasonal driver rolling out with the new tires, shiny rims, and heat so hot he has the windows open, I might just be your mechanic.
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