Becoming a driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by RyanfrmTN, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. RyanfrmTN

    RyanfrmTN New Member

    I'm looking at becoming a driver. I already have my DoT exam scheduled. They are expecting me to have the 5 seeing habits and 10 point commentary verbatim by the first week of March. Do they truly expect us to have it ALL memorized word for word that quick?
     
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  2. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Boy are you in for a surprise.
     
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  3. RyanfrmTN

    RyanfrmTN New Member

    Care to elaborate? Lol.
     
  4. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    That quick? Its 2 weeks.
     
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  5. RyanfrmTN

    RyanfrmTN New Member

    Yeah. I don't necessarily have all the time to sit down and memorize that. I can try.
     
  6. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    If you really want the job then memorize it. As stupid as it is you must know it.
     
  7. RyanfrmTN

    RyanfrmTN New Member

    All I needed to know. Thanks.
     
  8. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    2 weeks and you are out of time?? Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww.. how will you have time to work 12+ hrs..
     
  9. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Two weeks? I was given the interview on a Thursday, told class started on the following Monday and to have the stuff memorized...all while having a 3 week old at home. Two weeks would have been a lifetime in the situation I was in.
     
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  10. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    Went i went to training they told us you have to memorize it word by word, couple of guys messed up and didnt make it out of class, plus the actual test date noone got to go home until everyone tried and pass/fail.
    Class of 22 still waiting at 1930 hours for 3 guys to give it a go.
     
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  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Verbatim. And if you DO get the job, they will make you memorize all kinds of other :censored3:. As long as you're there. Forever and ever. Amen.
     
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  12. RyanfrmTN

    RyanfrmTN New Member

    I got it. Thanks. Ask a question and some people want to be a smartass. I work in a hub. Just trying to get info. Thanks.
     
  13. Wheeler

    Wheeler "King"

    I had 2 days and I did it and was working preload at the time just buckle down and you can do it
     
  14. RyanfrmTN

    RyanfrmTN New Member

    Thank you. I got this.
     
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  15. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Welcome to BC. Your question was answered.
     
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  16. Dough99

    Dough99 Member

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  17. RyanfrmTN

    RyanfrmTN New Member

    You must be a driver.
     
  18. It pays the rent
     
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  19. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Coronavirus? What coronavirus?

    C'mon, man. Management told you to learn the stuff. And you come on here asking if you really do have to learn the stuff.
    That's why they're roughing you up a bit.

    You should toughen up a bit, and stick around. Some of these old geezers do have valuable info if you're willing to listen.
     
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  20. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    He has two choices.

    Buckle down, lose the attitude and memorize the crap
    OR
    Keep living in mom's basement, smoking weed and complaining that it's too hard.

    If he thinks we are being ruff, he will never make it.

    We are trying to clue him in that it is going to get real very soon.

    It is no picnic for the first few months.
    Weed out the slackers.