Demands of Driver on Driver's Helper

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hesse2020, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Hesse2020

    Hesse2020 New Member

    Hello;
    Is there a minimum amount of hours a helper can ask to work, or can a driver demand and expect the helper to work whatever hours the driver wants; a driver today said he needed someone to go out until 9:30 pm and I couldn't do it, but this refusal also foreclosed on my chances of getting a "second" driver that might have had less hours needed. Seems a little harsh. Any help would be appreciated...
     
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  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    1. NO
    2. YES

    The driver needs you and the company allows it. You work. If you can't they will find someone else.

    But... where are you that they are using helpers already?
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    So you thought this was a 9 to 5 job ? :-)
     
  4. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    millennials want to make there own schedule..
     
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  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I figured out a long time ago that they only take a job so the can have an excuse to take a day off.
     
  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Why bother

    You can make more slingin weed in the parking lot
     
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  7. Jstpeachy

    Jstpeachy Active Member

    I wondered about this too, folks on preload are talking about jumping during peak but idk about signing up to being on road til god knows when after working 10 hour preload shifts like they are talking about we will have at PCM...
     
  8. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Don't discriminate against blind preloaders

    Lol. What a problem.
    You know we're hourly, right?

    I make just about as much during peak as I do the whole rest of the year.
    Pack a sandwich, and grow a work ethic.
     
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  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    It's all about the OT. It's not easy. I had a guy who looked like a zombie one year but he showed up every day. I greeted him with a large coffee and a power bar every morning.
     
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  10. Jstpeachy

    Jstpeachy Active Member

    That’s true. I’ve heard about drivers being on road still at 10pm in peak lol I’m just not sure a 2 hr nap in the parking lot before the next 20 hr day is gonna cut it for me. We’ll see. If preload is legitimately going to be 50 hours a week that’s already gonna be a sweet check plus our center begs us to work 6th punch. I’ll probably just do that lol
     
  11. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Oh... I know I couldn't do it unless I really really needed the money. I don't blame someone for not doing it. Talk to the center and see if you can jump for someone that doesn't need a helper for that many hours. They will usually work with someone that's reliable l. But if you don't show up they will cut your ass loose.
     
  12. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    I stoppex doing it when they kept messing my check up
     
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  13. That's why a lot of the part timers won't jump anymore
     
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  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Most of ours wouldn't because it was only 9.50 for the longest time. Finally they changed it a few years back.
     
  15. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    What are talking about?
    Corporate only authorized helpers to work 2.9 hours this week
     
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  16. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    drivers dont turn their :censored2: in, imagine working 40 hours and getting a check with it not there
     
  17. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    They so not care and you will be tired AF on your next shift but it's still worth it if you sleep in your car overnight.
     
  18. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering the same thing right now! ;)
     
  19. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    Most people ignore this and cut their helpers loose at the end. You would be lucky if the driver allowed you off prior to the last handful of split resis and misloads.
    If you are a bad helper. You'll get tossed out around pick-ups.

    Mgmt does not seem to care around here.
     
  20. That's definitely not worth it.