Some of you might find my story comical, others might find it relatable, but ultimately I want it to be educational. I’ve worked in the pre-load for many years. I have excelled at it enough that I can make my drivers happy under even some of the worst circumstances. I recently applied for an air driver position and received training in my hometown and then additional training in Seattle. I had never done the position nor was directly told what it would involve. When questions were asked it was usually followed by “you’ll do fine”, or “you’ll learn it”. Upon my first day after a MONTH of undergoing my training I was tasked with learning the sort, auditing hazardous materials, memorizing a legit list of driver procedures, learning airport protocols, learning the Diad, and of course driving a UPS truck for the first time. I could give a rant about my training, but I’ll sum it up as a lot at the same time, and not enough showing. My supervisor asked me to train off the clock because they are not able to give me adequate amounts of training. I’m also a P/T student at a local college and don’t feel obliged to give 100% of my time towards a job that is PT when I have literally thousands of dollars in tuition reimbursement at stake. I showed up Day 2 of my training and was rushed through learning anything about my Daid, I still don’t know how to even turn it on. I was left to run a small sort on the twilight which I also have no idea how to do other than a quick 5 minute tutorial I learned the day before.