2019 Driver Helpers

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

  1. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Ha ha. Lol. Fair representation. Real smooth last season, no Dogs, decent weather, few Customer gripes, I really did enjoy it. The Driver that I worked with was super laid back and professional. I liked that I didn’t take the job home with me and when I wasn’t delivering I could just sit back and day dream about Hawaii and the great “scenery” there. Thanks.
     
  2. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Wow, I’m glad that wasn’t my experience last season. I’m just impatient. For me, leaving my vehicle in a vulnerable spot did suck, but truly that’s my only gripe. A driver did call me last year and wanted to meet at an area no where near me so I told him that I couldn’t make it. I got used regularly 3-8 hrs most days up until Jan. 12th or around there. Thanks
     
  3. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    I bought my own Brown Hoodie too!
     
  4. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    At least you’re workin!
     
  5. ZeroHandicapper

    ZeroHandicapper New Member

    We started using helpers yesterday. 5 preloaders all went out for 5-9 hours each. Only two went out today.
     
  6. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    Hmm, interesting. I guess it’s just not that busy out here, yet. Thanks
     
  7. ZeroHandicapper

    ZeroHandicapper New Member

    I am preload and it is coming man. I know at our facility, they ask the preload before anyone, then call the helpers. I have my own business and only there part time, but wanted to do it to see what it was like. It was boring, but man I was as sore, if not more, than my first day or preload. Mad props to those drivers that do it every single day. I know its like anything else, get some reps in and muscle memory. It was real and it was fun, but not real fun.
    Give it another week and you will be busting your butt man!
     
  8. ZeroHandicapper

    ZeroHandicapper New Member

    Also...the driver helper coordinator was training yesterday. So they are for sure getting ready to start calling people.
     
  9. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    The rules vary from area to area. I was just using the ones for my area as a for instance. We're being told they are having a hard time finding helpers in my center, so planning sounds like it'll be a nightmare.

    If they send me out with the normal peak numbers without a helper, I'm pretty sure I'll be working 70 hrs/week.
     
  10. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

     
  11. Willie C

    Willie C I’ve got my Beard

    I need it Brother, I’m getting fat just sitting around. I really do enjoy it and I know I’m just being impatient. It is different from last season, but that’s the way things go. $16.80 this season plus the weekly attendance bonus, so not too shabby. Thanks
     
  12. MattM

    MattM Member

    Also. Many in my building who say NO once never get called again for days or weeks. You miss their call and you won't get a call for weeks. It was frustrating waiting around a phone days on end. If you can get in and hook up with a driver, it's easier dealing directly with them.

    Overall, I would not recommend that job to anyone. Too much work for too much run-around.
     
  13. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    It's easier to do helpers as an inside preloader here because the building helper coordinator and the region helper coordinator are in the same building and you can just like... physically talk to them about available work.
    It's been a cakewalk ever since they put in the peak routes. Shame I did not qualify. Less than 9 hours of work for the majority of drivers. 240 average piece count and most of them are turning into amazon envelopes. Hopefully it stays good.

    PVDs are starting to quit, but nothing too terrifying yet. Our center is not utilizing PVDs. It is a project given to an adjacent center.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I have worked with many helpers over the years------some were really good and others not so good. I was able to get 3 of them hired on after Peak. I think a big part of that was using my helper as more than a "point at house and have them drop off" worker. I taught them the basics of the DIAD and most were able to work independently.

    There is no reason that a helper should have to drive 25 miles or more just to meet up with their driver.

    The way our center worked it was they would assign us a helper and set everything up for the first day and it was then up to the driver to take it from there.

    I did have one kid who worked on the inside who was supposed to be my helper after his shift-----he made the mistake of going home and laying down "just for a moment" and ended up sleeping through our shift.
     
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  15. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I hope that you issued a warning letter. Lol.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    No but Tre and I had a very one sided chat the next morning.
     
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    too bad he didn’t tell you to F* off
     
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  18. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Tell us the story again about when you had the center manager's daughter as a helper.
     
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  19. She was the one that hit him in the crosswalk....
     
  20. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    Don't worry, I'm sure UPS will have you out on the road and helping by St. Patrick's Day at the latest.