christmas 2012

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jalnar, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. jalnar

    jalnar Member

    How early are your seasonal drivers starting?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We don't use seasonal drivers in my center.
  3. johnoutdoors

    johnoutdoors Member

    About a month ago. And my helper shows up on the 15th.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Ours will probably start in early November. Helpers will probably start about the same time. Seems like every year more of us get a helper, even rural guys.
  5. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    *Fingers crossed* "Please get a hot helper! Please get a hot helper! Please get a hot helper!" But alas, being a swing driver I bet all I will get for the holidays is loads of frustration and frustrating loads.
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    no seasonal drivers here but helpers will start in the beginning of November.
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Ok your center really is in a bubble isn't it.
  8. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    No, it is in Upstate New York.
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have not ever had a chick helper. My best helper was a laid off IT guy. Picked up the board with in 2 or 3 stops. All my other helpers have had plusses and minuses, all but one stayed the whole season, so I think I have been very lucky.

    Had one helper that had just, as in the 2 weeks before, moved here from North Carolina. He was not ready for winter. That dude had layer, upon layer, upon layer.

    I am not sure if the route I am on now gets a helper. I'll have to ask on Monday. I would think so, it is half rural, half small town.
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    This peak is going to be ugly. Was talking to a sup today that said at one point last peak the post office almost told us to scrap surepost because they just couldn't handle it all. He also said they are expecting up to a 500% increase this year. If that's the case we will end up with a large amount of that volume and peak is gonna be nuts.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I hope it real nuts.
  12. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    should I return as a helper , even though I'm technically classified as DISABLED....I'll hold out for the highest bidder I'm quite certain I could dig through and sort a S H I T load as well as most current drivers
  13. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Then it's pointless to answer his question.
    Lasted edited by : Oct 6, 2012
  14. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    thank God for my van route!!! 35 commercial stops a day mostly to docks, and I never have to touch another residential package or deal with another helper.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    This would explain why the surepost changes are being implemented right now. Somewhere, someone knows or has a very good idea how many surepost packages are going to be delivered by us, instead of the PO. It would be interesting to see those numbers.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    The stop counts are already at what they were during peak last year. Routes that use to go out with 120 are going out at 170-180 (daily). I had to cover a training route yesterday and it was crazy. And UPS wonders why these new casuals keep quitting. We have gone through about 8 guys who have come and quit in a matter of only a few weeks. I can understand the theory of wanting to push a guy to make sure he is "tough enough" but they are going too far with guys that have no experience.
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yep we had a summer seasonal who was next in line to drive. He told them two weeks in he would finish the summer period but wanted nothing to do with driving after that.