2019 Driver Helpers

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

  1. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Happened to me the year I was preload/porter. Preload for 8+ hours and drove for 6+.

    Center manager wasn't happy, but he got over it.
     
  2. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Don't discriminate against blind preloaders

    77, not 67.
     
  3. Slacker...
     
  4. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Don't discriminate against blind preloaders

    So close to a comma in that paycheck!
    Hopefully this year.
     
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  5. Brotherrr

    Brotherrr New Member

    Don't mean to step on your debate here, but are helpers ever going to be called in this peak? Its 12/2 and I contacted my coordinator this morning but didn't get a Yes or No answer. Was kinda looking forward to this job (and the money) but so far, no work.
    Thank you and again, I apologize if this post is inappropriate. I have enjoyed lurking on your forum. Lots of funny comments.
     
  6. My best was just a little over 67 hours... driving. That was brutal
     
  7. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    I have to make a correction. It wasn't 88 hours. It was only 85.91.
     

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  8. Mondays are a little slow with them running Saturday routes. I can't promise you anything but tomorrow or Wednesday the S* is going to hit the fan

    Good luck
     
  9. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    It wouldn't surprise me if you get a call tomorrow.
     
  10. Brotherrr

    Brotherrr New Member

    Thank you for the reply and info. I am ready to work. Christmas + 3 kids = need hours.
     
  11. Brotherrr

    Brotherrr New Member

    Thank you. I hesitated in contacting the coordinator because I wasnt sure if that would be frowned upon. But what the hell!
     
  12. Call!!
     
  13. Brotherrr

    Brotherrr New Member

    I used TextReach to contact him. He's the guy I picked up my vest from so I figured texting him would be my best bet.
     
  14. Hopefully they call you tomorrow!
     
  15. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    How far away are you from the center. I see helpers come in and start their shifts directly from the building and ride all day. It wouldn't hurt to show up and state your intent to work in person.
     
  16. We don't have have helpers that start at the center.
     
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  17. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    There is a couple that deploy from the center. They go out mostly with the bulk vans and mall trailers. A couple get lucky and ride all day in a package car and I see them come back in at night.
     
  18. They used to do that here. Not anymore
     
  19. Brotherrr

    Brotherrr New Member

    So No on just showing up? It's about 20 minutes from me and not a large city.
     
  20. MattM

    MattM Member

    Lots of helper drama at my building. When they need you, you have to answer and drop everything you are doing. If they don't need you, you still have to be on call for the entire day. One dependable guy missed a call and called back within 2 minutes, and they gave his helper route to someone else.

    Many call while we are still on our air Shift. They expect us to clock out early or something?

    I think we're down to maybe 4-5 helpers who get anywhere from 3 to 8 hours a day, on top of the 4-5 in the hub. Most drive considerably out of their way at odd hours. We had 15-20 sign up initially.

    I'd do it if they could get me with a guy in my neighborhood. But they loved dispatching me half way across the city for a undetermined time frame. Sometimes it was 2 hours. Sometimes 7-8.

    9 years later, it still hasn't changed for the better. They're still disorganized.

    Good luck. You may get a call. Be ready lol.

    My first peak, I was used for two days. I was on call for 5 weeks. Nice $100 check that year lol.

    Get in good with a driver and try to only have contact with him. Dispatch is a joke.
     
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