30 day probation... dqed for not running 0.00 or below

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by That_guy, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    Maybe you were in a location that didn't use the word.

    We had to scratch for the last week of probation ...yes that term was used...over 35 years ago.

    Wouldn't even consider you unless you did.
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  2. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    When I started Driver Training was 3 days with a Supervisor.
    I never once cared about numbers.
    The Union doesn't recognize production standards set by Management.
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  3. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    Blasphemy against the church I tell you!!!! If you cant run these imaginary numbers then what good are you??????
  4. Dough99

    Dough99 Member

    It’s all about if they like you or not and if you are going to be pain in the ass. Looks like you answered your own.question
  5. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I'm sure they'll ask you to be a seasonal. I'd tell them to get bent.
  6. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    It was 3 str8 days under allowed for me. Did you have weather delays? I was under 21 of my 30 days. Training routes are mostly cupcakes routes that should be easy to scratch after a week or 2.
  7. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    You’re so full of it, when we came up if you had that attitude in your 30 you’d of been shown the door by not only management but the drivers as well.

    Now today, yes we can enjoy the ability of telling them to pound dirt.
  8. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    My route is a training route and I average 2 hours over everyday. No one can come in under an hour over allowed on my route, it's impossible and my center manager knows it. Guys get qualified all the time on my garbage route.
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  9. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Dude, we’re entering a COVID-19 Depression, I doubt it’s because you’re a bad employee. They’re trimming fat.
  10. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Didn't have a 30 day probation when I started.
  11. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member


    You must have been clueless.

    The 30 day probation has been around since at least Jimmy Carter (1970s).

    Ask Scratch or Rod. They have been around even longer than me.

    Unless you started in some bldg with 20 employees.
  12. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    My training route was pretty brutal. I had to sprint all my resi's and take my breaks during long drives between stops in order to scratch.
  13. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    Around here it was really 22 days with 5 consecutive days under. And when you made it,

    "scratch or better" was the motto by ORS's. If they didn't like you....fail. No matter

    what. But then that was at least 30 years ago.
  14. pierregarcon

    pierregarcon New Member

    When I came through, we got paired up with a driver mentor. Not even sure it had an official title. But it was an OG driver who got like 30 mins OT each morning to talk with us, answer questions, etc. He laid it out for me. For your 30 days you don't have a lunch or 10 minute break. It belongs to the company. You use those 60 minutes to your advantage. Head out and deliver your air. Stop. Sort your 1000's. Code out the roughly 10 minutes. Deliver the 1000's. Stop. Code out another 10 minutes while you sort the 2000's. Deliver. Rinse Repeat. Obviously we don't get 80 minutes, but the more you this, the faster you get, and through time you are sorting the whole truck. And if you can't find a package? Dont sweat it. Move on. The runbacks will net you mileage which will help your cause. Even better you get some misloads. Adding more time. Now with the cradle, here's a little pro tip for misloads. Sheet em when you find them. When they say you have to deliver them, send them a message saying you don't know that area and need directions. Now they just transfer the misload stops to my board, and can just use the nav.
  15. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    This just proves that the system doesn't work without cheating and stealing. Co.

    knows it and condoned by the Union. This whole approach is just plain stealing

    from the employee. And dishonesty. This is exactly why UPS sucks.
  16. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    wtf u r not real
  17. Tom Jefferson

    Tom Jefferson Member

    if you did that at the center I’m currently running my probation on. They’d pass you instantly. I’m struggling with my probation though. A business route with 180 stops. Not all business but it’s still kicking my ass.. I almost scratched last week then went over the next day. I feel like I’ll be one of those people they dq on my 29th day. They all like me though because the sort manager pretty much told them to take care of me and that I work hard. I don’t think that’s enough though.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Those numbers should qualify him in every center.
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  19. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    It isn't all about "numbers".
    Too many missed deliveries and pick ups, time sensitive airs that aren't made on time, and valid negative customer comments to management will get you dq'd.

    On another note, did you check your AM and PM time on the few days that you missed running 0.00 to prove you were held up getting on the road in the morning by the preload or add/cuts at the last minute or you were stuck in line at the Air Recovery dock waiting to pull your airs and internationals?

    Are you coding over 70s in special counts when you pick them up?
  20. Yes I am.