“On Topic” Driver Helper question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Newguy2001, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Newguy2001

    Newguy2001 New Member

    I was recently hired this Wednesday and was told I would be called in for work friday after thanksgiving. Its already monday and still no calls. I made sure all my information was perfectly stated. I have my uniform and everything. Although I don’t have a number to call but I can drive up to HR. What should I do?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Drive up to HR dressed and ready to work.
  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    They wouldn't call you on Friday, and it is six in the morning. Relax, have some patience
  4. scooby0048

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    Sitting by eagerly anticipating an update. OP, don't leave us hanging. Did you drive up to HR and work or not>?
  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Only to be told to drive 30 miles back the other way to help.
  6. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    That is not how UPS rolls
  7. Newguy2001

    Newguy2001 New Member

    Update, an hour later after posting I was called. Eager to work I got ready and on my way to the meet off point I was called off by being texted by the driver with a possible call for tomorrow. Oh well.
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  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like you will be called up soon. I had to let my golf cart go today, 26 stops in six hours? We have helpers quit, you should see some action soon.

    Edit: just saw above post. Good luck
  9. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Amazing how these helper coordinators think it's the drivers job to communicate with the helpers.

    Give me the same helper every day and I have no problem communicating times with them, but this year they seem to think it's ok to send me a phone number and have me do their job for them. Gtfo
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Same helper? I will absolutely take care of everything.

    Different helper? Do your damn job, helper coordinator.
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  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    You have a bad attitude, Young Man.
  12. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    The one day I helped so far this year my PDS gave me a 10am start. Driver called and changed it to 1030. A little later he called again and set a meet for 11am. Eager to work I started stretching and received yet another call for a meet at 1130. Told him if he calls to change my start again I was going to go home and take a nap. He shows up at 1145 and I still couldn't get my foot in the bulkhead door.
  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Part of the problem is the company restricting helper hours so the driver has to break off twice to pick up they let go.
  14. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    call them a few times a day
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I give mine cab fare.
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  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    I just ignored the mandated hours and kept the helper all day.

    Never heard a peep about it.
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  17. el blanco

    el blanco Guest

    whadda they gonna do?

    take your birthday away
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I should have had one today (180 stops) but was told no. GLOD—-they need me to help. I had not planned on taking my meal break but that changed my mind. Full lunch, full break, 1900 eta.

    We had 21K today and only rolled 2 trailers.
  19. scooby0048

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    Boy times are a changin'. I had a helper for a whopping 1.97 hrs last year and they threw a fit because I kept her for like and extra half hour while I brought her back to her car.
  20. el blanco

    el blanco Guest


    that cat will be pissed when u get home