Being sent home 3 days in a row

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Scuderia1, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    I am new it has been 2 weeks of me driving myself. It's really hard to miss days because of bills and stuff. I am on the training run, they say my centre has the most hours and is the busiest. They say we are understaffed by 3-4 ppl. There is one training class going on right now.

    My first 2 weeks were solid day here there. But is this normal when your new.

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  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

  3. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    You're understaffed, but you've been sent home the past three days?
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yes it's normal to be sent home if they don't need you. But if your center is understaffed...why aren't they sending you out?
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Something ain't jiving here?
  6. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    That's what I heard that my centre is understaffed through another sup and a couple of other ppl. This is stressful but I guess it's part of the process right?

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  7. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    You in Canada?????
  8. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member


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  9. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    Different rules in the states, you need to speak to HR or someone.
  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Watcha ya talkin about? Willis!
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  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You might suck and they just don't want you to work. I'd ask around and see if there are any sups working or if any FT drivers would like the day off.
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  12. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    I would say it is normal except for the under staffed part. I started May 6 and have only worked on solid week. 2 of the other weeks I worked 4 days and last week I only worked 3 days. Of course one of those 2 days I was off one was Memorial Day here in the US.

    In my center it is not uncommon for new guys to get sent home. There are also drivers in my center that have been driving for 3+ years that still get sent home.

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  13. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    OP is in CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    I know sir but the only thing that matters for is when I mentioned I had off Memorial Day. I did state that was a US holiday. However being sent home is being sent home. I don't give a damn if he lives on Mars.

    I also stated I was off another day last week and several others in prior weeks.

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  15. English a second or third language?
  16. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    It's normal to be off a lot your first year.

    EVERYBODY above you in seniority needs to work before you. Not to mention you can only cover 1 route so its easy to get bumped off.
  17. MethodsMan

    MethodsMan Active Member

    Way to stomp on the kids already crushed confidence.
  18. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    It would prepare him for far worse if he stays long enough.
  19. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    Jack I'm killing it according to the other drivers. 1 day I sucked. I asked around, drivers are getting ticked. Their like take it easy lol. I'm not shyet.

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  20. Theking30

    Theking30 SHORTY

    It is all a game. Keep up with everyday you drive. Write it down and keep good records. It could be a hard year for you. Keep in mind today you want to work and can not get enough hours. 5 years from now you can not get a day off and work 11 plus hours a day. Use the methods and ride on.