didn't show up

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by driverhelpermaybe, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. driverhelpermaybe

    driverhelpermaybe New Member

    So as the title states I didn't show up to the spot where I was "supposed" to be, now I never got a call the day of until around 2 to 230 one of the dispatchers called me and asked if I was with my driver. I then explained that no I was not and I was not aware I was going to be working that day. She then asked if I could meet him asap as I was apparently scheduled to meet him at 130. and I was not available to as it was already 230 and I had gone on with my day having thought I didn't have any work. Now it's a week later and I have not received a call from anyone. So my question is am I fired, was I put to the bottom of the list? Should I be expecting to work again and if so how soon? Thanks for your time
  2. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    If you want to work call your building and let them know that. If your waiting on them to call it might not happen. It's chaos right now.
  3. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    WUT? You were suppose to be there at 130, but you didnt know, and you went on with your day? Your name is not on any list, it is :censored2:canned. We run a time sensitive business.
    The driver usually goes somewhat out of his way to pick you up and has prepared his day in such manner to use your help effectively.
    You screwed him/her. See ya
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you must the part where he/she said "I was not aware I was going to be working that day"?

    I do agree, however, that even though it was not his/her fault, they have taken his/her name off the list.
  5. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    We have so many that don't show or just don't answer their phones when ups calls, it really screws the driver.
  6. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    The Irish restaurant is hiring (Mcdonalds).....they can bend there work schedule around your busy life!
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  7. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    It looks to me like the helper coordinator is the one who screwed the driver.
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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is why I let them set up the meet for the first day and then I set it up from that point forward.
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Unless the helper in question is a total zero.

  10. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Yesterday I had a light dispatch and told the helper coordinator that I didn't need a helper. She insisted that I needed a helper. I told her again I was light and I didn't need a helper and she said it wasn't her call and I needed a helper. So I relented and told to set the meet time at 5:00.

    I go through my day and by 2:30 if was clear I would only have five stops after pick ups. I call in and they put me in touch with the helper coordinator.

    "This is Joeboodog, I will only have five stops left at 5:00. I don't need a helper."

    "Okay, I call the helper and cancel the meet but I don't know if I can make the decision."

  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sorry man, we have so many helpers that once you no show you get booted off the list.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So rather than let the helper work with another driver they let him sit at home only to be told he wasn't needed? Yet they wonder why helpers quit.
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Even though it wasn't his fault?
  14. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    This only works when you get the same helper every day. I've had 5 helpers so far this season.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Apparently, you are not going to be working at UPS this year.
    It was a seasonal job anyways and you should put your efforts into finding more permanent employment.
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  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    There probably isn't a quicker way to piss off a driver than have a helper not show up. The driver is dispatched with extra stops because of the supposed helper and he loses time going to meet a helper who doesn't show up so he gets double screwed. Helper no shows are far too common though. I would guess 1/3 of the time they show up late or don't show up at all.
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I kept telling them I didn't need a helper and to assign him to someone else. I guess my 30 years seniority, 27 years driving, and 20 years on my route means I don't know how I do my job.
  18. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I will give the helper 10 minutes and then I roll. Got things to do.
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Then you will get a message from the coordinator saying you have to use a helper and set up a meet point for a second helper. So you lose time. Again.
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    So who cares? Take the helper and just have him run everything.