Why bother? Does it really take 8 years to get full time?

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by I am laid off after peak, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. So yeah it seems like a good plan if your right out of high school. What about the 40 year old with experience from other companies? I was hired as a seasonal driver. I have 20 years of safe professional driving experience. I was a courier and airport shuttle driver for FedEx, Airborne Express and DHL. Those companies spent more than 16 hours training seasonal help. Honestly I am a bit disappointed in the half ass training UPS provided. I had maybe 20 mins of computer DIAD IV training and 2 days of 10 and 5 training?? I know how to drive a truck (package car) why did UPS spend so much time training 5 and 10 to someone that has practiced it for years. Today they had me shadow a driver. I was handed a Diad V and expected to know how to use it. The driver seemed :censored2: at management for sticking him with a helper un familiar with the Diad. Been lurking here a bit and see that most of you guys are complete :censored2:s and or trolls when a noob ask a question. So I am a bit stand offish and don't expect any real advice. But if someone knows were I can take a DIAD training course online that would be appreciated.
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  2. Billy Ray

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

    I am not aware of any online training for the diad.

    You will get more replies if you post this under UPS Discussions, however...., many of those will fall into this category:

  3. Billy Ray

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

    By the way, it took me over 12 years to go full time.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is no online DIAD training available although I do agree that there should be.

    I was hired off the street and was FT within a year.
  5. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    Just keep playing with it, you'll get the hang of it.

    Btw took me only a year and a half to go FT
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    igate is the only web based training that I know of, and only can be accessed from UPS computers.
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  7. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I don't know if they still use it or they use iGate but there used to be a dvd you could use on a computer and practice that way.But honestly, hands on, a few hours of real world using it and you will be pretty good with it.
  8. Brown_Star

    Brown_Star Methods Man

    Zip the finger sewer! You related to upstate?

    Today's theme is be nice and always use paragraphs.

    Ask again please ....
  9. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    1 year one day to FT
  10. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Talk to your management team about doing training in IGate. There is a module, I can't remember the code for the life of me. But it's a lot longer than 20 minutes. If I remember correctly it's almost 2 hours long.

    Honestly though, the DIAD training is pretty worthless. The best way to learn is just using it. Makes all the difference.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Any driver worth his salt could have you up to speed on the basics within an hour.