5 Commandments for using a helper (On Topic)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    I tried many times also ...not 2 have one ...
  2. They don't listen to part timers...
  3. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    I hate having a helper
  4. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    I would rather have a preloader as a helper than some :censored2: that dont know nothing about UPS
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  5. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I had a young nursing student as a helper for 4 years straight.
    She was smoking hot.
    She still is......went to her wedding this summer.
    Her husband is a lucky guy.
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  6. Over disciplined0123

    Over disciplined0123 Active Member

    Exactly it is all about the driver. Every helper I had in the last 10 years I actually still talk to through texting we would always try to have fun to make the best I’d prob one of the worst :censored2:ty experiences this new DH ever had . Sometimes you have to Cuz if they quit on you your pretty much by yourself that day till they find you a new helper (been there done that and it sucks ). People don’t realize your truck is so packed that almost impossible to find a box at times so you skip to next stop .. Can’t do that too much or you will be driving back to everywhere .. most years I will dump my 6000 and 8000
  7. Tommygunner

    Tommygunner New Member

    I’m 2/4 year progression as a FT driver... so I’m not making that “5 times that much on overtime” than what helpers make. That’s not to say I still don’t make good money, but since I have no pick ups on my peak trip (huge split) because it’s mostly all Residential, 75% resi, 25% commercial, I don’t get tips. Besides buying them lunch/dinner, what else can I possibly give them? I can’t share half of zero tips with my helper...
  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Good lord

    Along with cursive writing

    Have we given up on paragraphs and sentences
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  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Look I use to be helpful.
  10. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    That's creative thinking.
  11. Chaos

    Chaos I Am The Devil

    I refused to take a helper and they oblidged me surprisingly.
  12. ColdHarvest

    ColdHarvest Member

    You'd prefer some junkie on meth who puts NDA under bulk?

  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Isn’t that where it goes
  14. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    I refuse to accept responsibility for an employee of UPS who was, knowingly (by UPS), not TRAINED PROPERLY by the company that hired them. I have never, and will never, sign or give my helper any forms or safety materials. I will drive safely, do the job as I do it the rest of the 11 months of the year, but you will be riding at your own risk.
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  15. Mr.Blonde

    Mr.Blonde Active Member

    The only tip I give my helper is the daily safety tip.
  16. DowntownTillman

    DowntownTillman Disco gypsy

    I don't care how cool you are with a driver.. if you miss a day and a family member didn't pass then you are a *! Commitment is everything. Retraining sucks!
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  17. Bill phillips

    Bill phillips New Member

    I always took care of my helper and i always gave them a Christmas card with a healthy tip
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  18. NTGhost

    NTGhost Member

    Is there a "how to" list for helpers? If not I want to write one tonight
  19. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

  20. The season is near! Last peak I actually worked less hours than normal, ugh. I kept telling myself to just send my helper on their way after their guaranteed hours were reached but by the end of the day I kept them even to deliver my misroutes at the end. I got lazy AF.

    Reliability and safety supersedes all else. Gimme the 80 year, I ain't trippin. Last year had a lovely older gal who everyone else complained about but I was fine with.

    My only advice is never invite your significant other to help you. I did that once and the arguments we had in between stops in the dark, wet weather, while customers were complaining why their ham-in-a-box was melting and wet is a nightmare I will never forget.
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