Another Newbie Driver Helper question....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownnie, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!

    I recently signed up for the seasonal driver helper gig (went through the hiring/orientation process, applied near the end of November this year). The day after Thanksgiving I received my first call by the coordinator asking if I could start the next Monday, I said yes no problem. This person said to call back first thing Monday morning (yesterday) around 6-7 am. (coolio bring it on!). Like any good old sucka I was in standby the phone at 5:50am, no call came in at all. I said to myself ok no biggie and went about my business the rest of the day. By chance, my next door neighbor received a UPS package and I notice that particular driver already had a helper. Today Tuesday no call again.

    A couple of questions. What should I expect? Is there a waiting in line that I'm in? I don't quite remember if they told us not to call the coordinator during orientation to double check but from what I've read is one of those things that is damned if you do or damned if you don't. I'm just trying to get a wider perspective of things. Any ideas or comments are welcome.

    Thanks!
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Call the coordinator and bug the crap out
    of’em
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Applied end of November (last week?).

    I'm guessing he/she is pretty close to the bottom of the list.
     
  4. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    Indeed, about 3 1/2 weeks ago to be more precise.

    Who's bottom list I'm in? who's getting first dibs?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

    You may be 'in' but you're not there yet...
     
  6. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    What else is needed to get there? :-) . During orientation the manager kept talking about being overwhelmed because of the amount of work they had this year.
     
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    They are only allowed to use so many no matter how much work they have, and it is not his call, but someone somewhere else who dictates how many people they get to use. First come first serve is how helpers are assigned
     
  8. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    Fair enough. It's just a little puzzling and threw me off that they called Friday for me to be ready on Monday. For those that are not used to this methodology it can get a bit confusing but by now I'm assuming they do it all of the time ???
     
  9. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Why do you have so much free time?
     
  10. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    There is no particular reason, I just do.
     
  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    I thought you might be between jobs because your last boss was screwing you over?
     
  12. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    Not at all, I really just want to try something new, different.
    But I'm used to the good old ways where someone tells you a time and a date and bam, one is there. Old-school maybe? :happy-very:
     
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  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    No kids at home to care for?
     
  14. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    No, no criminal background, no high maintenance employee, no hurting for monies, no drugs ("Winners Don't Use Drugs"),no smoke, available 24/7, zero, zip zilch, nada!
     
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  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Just trying to get a full time job at UPS?
     
  16. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    Not necessarily but if it happens, I welcome it with open arms. Also, I totally understand the whole concept of one must walk before flying.

    I was just reading another thread and the OP wrote the following: "At the end of the day I feel a sense of accomplishment, a sense of being a hard worker for my money, and a sense of comradery."

    I think something like this is what I'm after.
     
  17. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    call them
     
  18. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    That's probably what I'll do in the end, I hate bothering people. I'm assuming this is one of the high peak weeks when it comes to deliveries but I'm sure "Turdferguson" is right about the whole: "They are only allowed to use so many no matter how much work they have".

    I want to see some action. I've even contemplating working there from free ,but that's totally ilegal :laughing:
     
  19. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    call and say can i speak with the driver coordinator
     
  20. Brownnie

    Brownnie Member

    Thanks for the pointer. I'm not entirely too familiar with the position titles there, is this a different coordinator that I'm supposed to talk to? Thanks again!