Designated Responder Questions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jfountain, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Jfountain

    Jfountain New Member

    So, I'm interested in potentially becoming a designated responder. What are the pros and cons? Are there any requirements? How do you go about becoming one?
     
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  2. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

    You have to get a respiratory physical.

    Take a class provided by UPS.

    *Bam* - you are a responder.
     
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  3. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

  4. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Has Matt what?
     
  5. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Don't make me kick your ass!
     
  6. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Don't threaten me with foreplay!
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Depending on the size of your building and how many other responders there are it can turn into almost a FT job at PT wages. Double shifting and working Holidays plus all the added training if you want the hours. Really hard to quit when you get burned out.
     
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  8. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I was just stroking you!
     
  9. Jfountain

    Jfountain New Member

    Holidays? I didn't think any parts of our hub operated on holidays? Without work there wouldn't be any leakers... please do clue me in if I'm wrong.
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Had to have a responder present on New Years Eve which was an Air only day. Also Christmas Eve and the Friday after Thanksgiving. One of the last to leave most nights. If you want lots of hours it is a good deal. The down side is getting out of the job.
     
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  11. Jfountain

    Jfountain New Member

    Ahh, thank you
     
  12. just chillin'

    just chillin' Active Member

    hope you like breathing raw diesel fumes and speedy dry. pretty much once a week some idiot driver forgets to cap his fuel tank and leaves a river of fuel behind him as he parks. took the responder about 4 hours of sweeping and shoveling to clean up the one tonight
     
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They can wake you up at any hour of the night .
     
  14. Boxline loader

    Boxline loader New Member

    I actually just bid on a Designated Responder Job at the Atlanta Smart Hub.
     
  15. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    UPS is good at giving you tons more responsibility for the same hourly pay.
     
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  16. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    In my local you have to do the job for 6 months, then you can give notice of resignation in writing. I was told you had to give six weeks notice of resignation of the responder position, but that must be a past practices issue, because I couldn't find that requirement in the contract.

    But, yes, management will lie and tell you that you can't quit until they train a replacement.
     
  17. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

    Our local. After 12 months you can write a letter stating you are resigning as a responder but you must find a replacement.
    No one ever wants the job but it is no big deal since we don't utilize our responders.
     
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  18. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

     
  19. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Sound like @Old Man Jingles and @Rack em carrying on with each other.
     
  20. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Why would it be your responsibility to find a replacement? That sounds like management work to me.