2019 Driver Helpers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Willie C, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS And So It Goes

    Washout Amazon pvd's...
     
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  2. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Thank you Union Brother. Received a text saying probably next week. Just antsy to work. Nice weather here so it makes me wanna get moving. Stay safe.
     
  3. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    That’s a shame. We, Helpers are willing and able to work, that’s why we applied. Wish they were better squared away. Antsy. Thanks.
     
  4. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Shameful. We applied to work. They’re silly sending me safety messages before I’ve even set foot in a PC this season. I’m surprised because my first season went pretty smooth.
     
  5. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Sure hope so, my Wife is tired of me complaining and sitting around. A Veteran who wants to work. Thanks
     
  6. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

     
  7. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Shameful. Just tell us something and use us, that’s why we applied. Thanks
     
  8. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Great weather, the snow doesn’t stay long. Expensive and lots of traffic. Anything, any attention from a UPS employee is welcome!
     
  9. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Don't discriminate against blind preloaders

    Little needy for my tastes. ;)
     
  10. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Just having a bit of fun. Bet you’re a full timer!
     
  11. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    The part time rider for my JC says helpers 11/15 - 12/31. They can use insiders as helpers at their discretion. They can also have helpers 1/1 - 1/15 but have to use bargaining unit employees.
     
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  12. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Don't discriminate against blind preloaders

    Nah. I'm a part timer.

    Don't worry, you'll be up to your eyes in hours in a matter of a couple weeks. Thanksgiving's probably when the floodgates will open wide.

    Before then, there'll be 50 helpers, and 10 routes needing them. After, 10 helpers still around, and 50 routes needing help.
     
  13. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Hope so. Just strange that last year, my first season went so smoothly coming onboard. This year seems wacky, big emphasis on PVD’s and Helpers are just kind of an after thought.
     
  14. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Thanks, that’s more info that I’ve gotten from most. We’ll see.
     
  15. MattM

    MattM Member

    Are PVDs getting the easier residental stops? They need someone to Exclusively do pickups. That's what killed my driver and myself years ago. Going out of your way for pickups when you already have 200 more deliveries.

    Right now, the inside union guys who signed up to driver help are getting the run around, let alone new blood. So I want to say be patient. But I just don't know

    They will literally call you at 10am or even as late as 4 wanting you to meet up somewhere, leaving your car in vulnerable spots. It's always at their convenience. I know most inside guys quit helping after a week or two. So the floodgates should be opening up soon.

    One guy drives 25 miles out of his way. They won't pair him with someone in his home area. They wanted me to drive across the city during rush hour to meet a guy, even though I'm two miles from their hub. They could with a touch of effort make easier and better pairs. I would love to driver help in my neighborhood. But they threw me across town. Never again. I didn't get a call for a solid 2-3 weeks. Week of christmas they finally wanted me.

    Oh and they were out of uniforms so I went out and bought a brown jacket.
    Total amateur hour many years back. And nothing's changed.

    I hear one guy in our building is getting 8hrs/day helping. So the work is out there apparently. He's one of maybe 12 that signed, 2-3 remain.

    Being on call is the worst. More stable peak hours/jobs are all around. Go there. Don't wait for ups IMHO.
     
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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you are really looking forward to this job.

    If you want to practice before they call you, here's what you should do:

    Go in to your garage and grab 3-4 boxes of varying size and weight. Throw them in to the back seat of your car. Ask your wife to drive you to the nearest cul de sac. Have her pull the car over, you get out, grab the packages and ask her to point at which houses they go to. Once they have all been "delivered" gather them all up, drive a bit further down the street and do it all over again.

    Now you are all set to be the ideal helper.
     
  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    SMH.
     
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  18. Don't forget to look left, right, left!
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I wasn't the one hit by a car.
     
  20. Me either!