Orientation info

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Zack, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Zack

    Zack New Member

    I know that not all UPS centers run the same, however I recently applied for a Driver Helper position and got a call to come in for the orientation, you may remember when I posted here about a week ago.

    Should I dress nice, or dress to work? How long will I be there? Also, what is the general time orientation starts? The lady hung up before I could register what time she said. If I remember correctly, I think she said 9:00 or 9:30. Not entirely sure.
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Wear whatever. You will receive your uni when you get hired. Call her again, or it maybe on upsjobs.com under your profile.
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Here's a winning solution...show up at 9:00. Better early than late....jfc.
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    No matter what time you show up you will end up waiting. Wear something nice and be clean shaven and make a nice appearance. No need to wear a suit or anything fancy. Sometimes on building tours you will see guys more dressed up then the Division Manager.
  5. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    You will be getting paid. Dress to work (boots are all that matters) and maintain grooming standards.
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Don't think he is hired yet. He said he recently applied.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Driver helper position. Most likely will not be working steady until after Thanksgiving. Zack, you should have applied as a package handler. More steady hours Monday through Friday.
  8. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Orientation is paid. He's been hired.
  9. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Thus it begins. Remember that this site is not part of UPS. For accurate information call your contact in HR. Take anything posted here with a grain of salt.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Lot of people call initial meeting orientation, thus not paid, he said he just filled out application.
  11. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    Call her back and say you do not want to make plans that interfere with the orientation.. she should then tell you how long it will last.. then ask her to verify the start time.
  12. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    8:30 with a suit and tie. Now watch how every other driver helper that comes after you have that "oh fk!" look. :D

    By the end though, you will feel like a silly goose :/
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  13. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    I must not know lot of people.
  14. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    Dress for success. Its the UPS way.
  15. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    be there at 830.

    dress for work in clean clothes ( you will be surprised how many do not )

    shower, use deodorant, brush your teeth ( ditto from above )

    listen. ( ditto from above again )

    take notes if necessary and ask questions if anything is not clear.

    dont bring your gun ( kidding )
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Yea....but a job is a job. Even going to a McDonalds interview...nothing wrong with over dressing and being prompt. It beats showing up 20 min late looking like you rolled out of bed.
  17. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Here's to hoping you one of those who can sleep with your eyes open. If not you will be bored to death. Btw -- Sups gives you all the answers. Don't worry about passing
  18. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    Really your a body. You will meet the driver be his all day. Work hard be respectful, and don't throw the packages. And when peak is over so are you. Return your uniform collect last check.
  19. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    You can never go wrong with business casual if you're not sure. :)
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Rent a costume and wear that. HR loves Star Wars stuff!
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