what was your first route?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Heisenberg, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg New Member

    It seems like the first route they are teaching me (day 6 of training) is supposed to be "permanent" instead of what they hired me for --cover driver. The two days they have been training me on have been long assed days..9+ hours, and that's with another person (sup) driving the route. I don't even know the roads. In the book they gave me for training, it breaks down the days for in class, and then on the job training. It said that they are supposed to give 6.5hour route in the beginning to learn everything, but this seems like much longer than a 6.5 hour route since it takes 9 hours or so to complete. I seem to lose steam at around 2-3pm , there are so many heavy boxes to deliver and then receive at the end of the day. at the end of the day, the truck's full again...it's like being a preloader , but with added responsibility of driving. Not to mention getting all those signatures for businesses, hunting people down just so you can get them to sign takes time too.

    I've been told that 3 or 4 people have quit because of that route....so why am i being put into a difficult route head first? Most of the businesses have massive amounts of heavy packages they not only receive, but ship out everyday--one after another. (car dealers, etc). I don't think i can handle this physically day in an day out. It would be dangerous and stupid of me to be half asleep at the end of the day and operate a gigantic brown metal box.

    I applaud and respect all those who are doing this day in and day out, I guess this is not for me.
  2. softshoe

    softshoe Member

    It will only get worse during peak.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's sink or swim time Sally.
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  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Cmon Dude
    Be positive and be certain
    We don't like the Heisenberg Uncertainty around here.
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  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

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  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Throw bad weather and late loads into the mix. Yeah it only gets worse. Even when you think you will have a good day management decides to cut a route and give you a bunch of stops that you do not know.
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  7. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    There are some very messed up routes that I would not want day in/out. I am pretty sure most would agree.
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Yes, there are. But, he's new. He does what he is assigned.

    You obviously aren't a driver if you disagreed with me.
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Kid, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    New York, New York!
  11. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Omg,,,, pull up your big boy pants and suck it up !!!!
    We allllllll went through this!!
    How bad do you want this job ??
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  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    What a Nancy!!!

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  14. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    my first route was the worst route.........I think that's for most centers
  15. samandrewsone

    samandrewsone New Member

    Even when you think you'll have an excellent day control chooses to cut a path and provides you a lot of prevents that you do not know.
  16. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

  17. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    my first route I delivered 600-700 pkgs., and picked up over 1000 pkgs. back in the early 1980's
  18. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Be thankful you are at least young, dealing with that first route.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It sounds like this training route is designed to weed out those who may be not be up for the job.
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  20. Brownslave688

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

    Funny thing is 9 hours isn't too bad at all.
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