Road Test Attire

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Analbumcover, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover Member

    Hey everyone

    I've got my road test on Monday and aside from not showing up in flip-flops and a three piece Versace suit, are there any recommendations you have about what to/ what to not wear?

    The reason I ask is that during our interview session, the dress code ran the gambit from full suits to "pants on the ground." I'm guessing that utilitarian is the way to go.

    Thanks.
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    As long as all "parts" are well covered, and proper footwear, anything is fine.
     
  3. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Black is generally preferred since you're kissing your life good-bye! ;D
     
  4. Don't forget to shave
     
  5. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover Member

    I'm getting that impression. I once asked a UPS driver in a DQ parking lot if he liked his job and he laughed and said "where to begin..."
     
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  6. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    Flash a little skin. It will distract from all the gears you're going to grind.
     
  7. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Short sleeves, shorts, closed toed shoes and shaved. Utilitarian is correct.
     
  8. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Your v hole?????
     
  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Job's not the worst you could have.

    But in the morning you'll be on the road next to people who woke up an hour later than you who you'll see coming back home and enjoying time with their families late afternoon while you've still got a few hours of work left. Every day, year round.

    I only do it for the pay and the truly great customers who see the UPS guy as a friend.
     
  10. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover Member

    Thanks for all the feedback.

    I'm probably the most concerned about downshifting in a PC. I'm a bad manual owner who brakes instead of downshifting so it's an ingrained habit.
     
  11. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    "Utilitarian" would be a good approach. Slacks/trousers in a darker color (tan/khaki will instantly show the dirt you'll pick up from the truck) and a plain or simple pattern button up short sleeve shirt with a white Tshirt underneath.
     
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    When I took the test many moons ago, they frowned on downshifting.
     
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  13. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    You and me both. I always pop it into neutral slowing down. Fortunately my on car only cared that I gave him a safe and smooth ride around the area.
     
  14. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Yeah, I've never heard about any downshifting concerns.
     
  15. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    That's for after you've got a mortgage and are hooked. :-)
     
  16. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

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  17. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Do not hit clutch(while braking) until PC is about to die, then you should be slow enough not to have to downshift, until stopped, then put emergency brake on, and put in neutral. Then when about to start up, put in first, release ebrake, and off you go.
     
  18. I did grind a gear or three
     
  19. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

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  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    That was a gold medal response, 100% better than anything thing you spouted off.