I hate this so much. Sups playing the game with the new drivers who don’t know any better because of the lack of experience. See these guys get their hopes up only to be strung along and thrown out or have an accident and get tossed.I feel as if I've failed because when I was with the instructor he had such high hopes for me on my first day. I'm actively looking over my route on maps right now and feel like such an idiot letting the diad guide me instead of just hitting airs and bulk first. I wanted to be cautious so I let the diad hold my hand and freaked out when I couldn't find .
I was talked up and let my supervisor and his manager down. I didn't even mention the talk the supervisor had with me, because I came back at 7 instead of 5. He was going to rip me a new one but saw how distressed I was and took the blow. I had to dirt like 12 business stops because they were closed by the time I got to them. 12 stops averaging 4-8 packages. That's almost 30 packages not counting the pickups I still had left on the truck when I got back to the hub. I know it happens to everyone but I can't make that same mistake again. I can't. I felt embarrassed when I opened up the back of my car when I came back. I feel even more like a because the projected stops for that day were only 62 deliveries with 32 pickups. Half of those pickups aren't smart pickups so it's a gamble if they have or not, but I had a relatively light day and still managed to it up.
Young pups don’t know what to think, run and bad things happen.
Kid, listen to the advice here and don’t take things to heart if things go wrong. Ask the drivers that do the route in your center. It’s a tough job and you don’t need the additional stress feeling bad when there’s absolutely no need for it. You shouldn’t be forced to push and make numbers that put your safety at risk.