Summer ending = vacations ending. How is ups planning on training mass temp hires???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Johnnyfootball2014, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    With low seniority drivers being laid off in fall , due to vacation fall off ,how do they plan on training all these masses of temp hires they plan on hiring?
     
  2. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Very carefully.
     
  3. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    If they were smart, no driver would ever have over an 8 to 8 1/2 hour day until peak hits. This would give plenty of opportunity to keep summer drivers going right through to the new year. Might even make it worth someone's trouble to help us out.
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Never understood the lets send the guy home making 16 and hr and work the guy making 33+. Plus time and a half. Plus grievance pay.
     
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  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    By letting the "I'm happy getting by" drivers to home. Gone are the days of fighting over the right to work, it's fighting to see who doesn't work around here.

    Generation "skating by" is here ladies and gentlemen. Hopefully those of you with kids teach your kids work ethic and desire to work, it will be a very valuable commodity in the future.
     
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  6. Who cares NFL college and high school football is apon us.
     
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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    The union really needs to start pushing these 9.5 to arbitrators. From what I see guys are going home not because they are lazy but because they are being killed from over dispatches. Nice the company pays 9.5 but you think these older guys knees and backs care a bout the money? This :censored2: needs to stop.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Never worry about fall layoff here. Students come back and there is plenty of volume to go around.
     
  9. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member


    That's the same problem we have in my center.

    We have the " I am going to run your run and blow it up" junior drivers.....who don't come to work for the next week... then complain that they just lost their house because they are behind on the mortgage drivers!
     
  10. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Amen!
     
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Penn State vs Rutgers, September 13.
     
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    It has to start with the drivers that are doing the whole 9.5 thing to not go home when they are over dispatched, it plays right into managements hands. Nothing will change for those drivers if they go home 2-3 days and junior drivers take the 11hr day out.

    Why would management fix a dispatch that they can run two drivers on the same route at 10.5 -11 hr dispatches 5 days a week.
     
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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The problem is the newer drivers can not do a 10 hour planned day in 10 hours. or 11 or 12 hours. Not because they are bums or lazy, just a lack of experience. Most have only been driving for a couple months on a couple of routes.
     
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    In my old center we had kind of the opposite situation but still kind of resulted in the same thing. One of our guys hates to work. He has quite a bit of seniority and runs a semi-rural WAD route that they only put in 3 days a week. He lets them load him up and then runs his ass off those 3 days a week for 11-12 hours a day then takes dead days every monday & tuesday. Management loves this and lets him drive into every driveway and deliver to mailboxes, etc and virtually never says a word to him.

    The way he works it...with OT the pay comes out to almost 40 hours of straight time for working 3 days, but when a cover guy tries to run his route with the same dispatch they can't get it all delivered because they're not DR'ing next to mailboxes on the side of the road, etc.
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That is a management thing.
     
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Management doesn't understand this concept at all. Have drivers being chewed out everyday for being 1-2 hours over when they sent out totally blind with
    Crap for a load.
     
  17. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    Same ish round here
     
  18. SoonerClint

    SoonerClint New Member

    No clue how they are planning to do this...my center is supposed to bring in 20 drivers in preparation for peak. I drive four days a week max. I am a ft coverage driver, I get sent out with 190-215 stops. They say I need more area knowledge to be able to work a full week. So I have no clue how they will train all the new drivers, when they have ft drivers with only two routes under their belt.
     
  19. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    What I'm saying is they can't send home 3 ft cover drivers and say no work then turn around and try to train 3 temp hire drivers on same day. A grievance would = a free days pay every time.
     
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my building there is no problem finding people who will take a day or week off with out pay.
     
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