Driver Helper Complaint

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jakehere, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. jakehere

    jakehere New Member

    I was hired as a seasonal driver helper for the month of December. I know that's not the top job but I went into it with 100% enthusiasm. I had one shift and did a great job. I'm really annoyed as for the entire month of December I was only called for a 4.5 hour shift @ $9.5 per hour. You would think that a company specializing in logistics could plan for how many helpers they need. I turned down another job for December as "JL" from Springfield (the guy doing the hiring and training) made a big deal about asking about my availability. This has given me a really bad impression about the company.
  2. cosmo1

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

  3. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I suppose you've learned your lesson about UPS.
  4. Hellio

    Hellio New Member

    Welcome to the wonderful world of UPS
  5. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    These people should just have there own forum or maybe I should just stay away until the new year because I just can't help but clicking on these threads.
  6. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    One of two things happen

    1. You where one of the last Helpers hired and where hired as a replacement helper meaning you would replace helpers that quit and not enough quit.

    or the most likely scenario

    2. That first and only day your worked may have been great in your mind but not the drivers.
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    If I had the chance to work for sure with one company or be a UPS Helper, I would take the sure thing. UPS hires more people than is needed for the season, because a lot of them will quit or be fired. The best helpers are kept busy working everyday. I have had five different ones so far this year. My current one lives on my area right where I start using one. My previous one was good, but he had trouble finding a way to get to work. I really hate that people get hired under the impression that they will work more than they do or that they will have a job after Christmas Eve.
  8. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Did you, by chance, contact the Helper Coordinator to see if there was a problem? I think that would have been my first inclination when the phone stopped ringing.
  9. Ideliver

    Ideliver New Member

  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Who cares just go away.
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You turned down a possible permanent job to be a temporary helper? So who are you really :censored2: at?
  12. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Let the guy vent. All you guys must not be getting any at home and taking it out on him.
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Look bud I get it every two weeks or so and I'm completely fine with it. I'm usually to tired anyway.
  14. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    They started you at 9.5?

    Consider that lucky in itself
  15. Ideliver

    Ideliver New Member

    two weeks? I get it every day as a helper :happy-very:
  16. stoni24

    stoni24 New Member

  17. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    BrownCafe should be restricted to drivers who desire to whine, cry and complain about how hard their job is.

    No other employee groups should be allowed to post, since they're inferior to drivers and have no idea what it's like to word hard. :greedy:
  18. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    motion has been made / is there a second
  19. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    second / discussion
  20. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Maybe he turned down the job because the "helper coordinator" hinted at greater things after peak? And how UPS is such a great company to work for?