Headed to Intergrad

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HFolb23, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. HR Lady told me it is a 75% fail rate
    Is that true or is she full of it?
    She said there will be 96 in my class that would mean 72 would fail I just can’t imagine UPS throwing away their money like that
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Believe it

    It happens everyday
     
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  3. Hot Carl

    Hot Carl Member

    Oh it's true. And trust me UPS LOVES to throw away money. You have to see it for yourself to fully grasp it though.
     
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  4. scooby0048

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    They act like Integrad is the boot camp of UPS. And, prior to attending Integrad, the attendees have been vetted and are beyond reproach when in actuality, some of the people they hire are druggies, thieves, dropouts, minor felons, and drunks.

    They fail people because the shoes are dull, the uniform gig line is off, and because you cannot spout off the bland, emotionless statements like a robot. Makes no sense does it? Well that's exactly what happens and it's their money and they spend it freely. Some of these people they fail would have been excellent drivers but they worry more about little things than they do about practical experience and application. Good luck hope you stay in the 25%.
     
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  5. Hot Carl

    Hot Carl Member

    All true. Very few people in our center who get sent to Integrad ever pass. We have one driver who went there and was literally the only person who made it out. They had stopped sending our people there for a while because of that and sent them to the local class instead. They only recently started sending people back there with predictable results. One guy failed because of his shorts. One guy damn near made it only to fall short near the end. They're sending a girl there for Saturday Air soon and I think I know what's gonna happen, though I am pulling for her.

    I think my favorite part of Integrad is where they check everyone's arms for visible tattoos every single morning. Like, they'e not allowed to go anywhere at night. Are they worried they're giving them to each other in their hotel rooms?
     
  6. scooby0048

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    Integrad, much like Orion, is a failure the company created to make itself look untouchable. The same drivers that "fail" Integrad are the same drivers who later attend the local driver school and excel on the road. They are not runners, they have a good grasp on their directional awareness, they can multi-task, and almost never require additional supervision. They can remember any address and can run any route after learning it once.
     
  7. Hot Carl

    Hot Carl Member

    Exactly. I've seen people fail Integrad and then pass the local class a year later and run scratch early on in their 30 days without breaking a sweat. Meanwhile, one of the few people we've had pass Integrad ended up failing miserably out on the road. But at least their boots were shiny.

    Passing Integrad has virtually nothing to do with whether or not you're cut out for the job and it's an enormous disservice to the qualified candidates they send home.
     
  8. RaiderNando

    RaiderNando New Member

    I have been with UPS for about 4 and a half years. I decided to go ahead and sign the 22.4 bid sheet even though a lot of our old timers say its bad news. Meaning you’ll work long days and do the :censored2: routes nobody wants to do. I already work long days and get :censored2: on in the hub everyday so nothing new there . Instead of sending me to the local school which I believe they stopped a few months back, I am getting sent to the Integrad driving school in Chicago. I’ve heard many different stories of it being rough and tough, but I wanted to see if anybody on here has actually gone to Integrad. Maybe offer some advice on what to expect and what they are looking for. What would be good to bring with you that would help out during the week. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Did you not see the thread at the top of this forum?
    https://www.browncafe.com/community/threads/headed-to-intergrad.370797/
     
  10. RaiderNando

    RaiderNando New Member

    Yeah I saw that the post was 3 years old so I decided to start a new one. Not sure if things have changed or not. Just trying to figure out how to be successful at Integrad, what I should do to prepare, things people brought with them that helped them out.
     
  11. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Its pretty detailed and accurate description and there are newer posts about going to Integrad
     
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    The only thing that has changed in 3 years is now we all have facial hair waivers.
     
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  13. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    I don't even have a waiver. I just stopped shaving last week and nobody even cares. I'm on vacation next week and going to see how long I can let it grow before anyone says anything to me about it.
     
  14. BestSupEver

    BestSupEver Hot girl summer

    Nothings different in Integrad. Only thing that may have changed is the trucks may have cradles In them since it's apart of the 340 methods as of this week.
     
  15. Don't we have more than 340 methods now?
     
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  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

  17. Bluefootedoobie

    Bluefootedoobie Damage Inc.

    Raider, this:
     
  18. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    Every minute I look at people getting graded in this fake little obsticle course the stupider it looks.
     
  19. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    You did not pull all the way forward before backing :O I counted 3 seconds before your last honk. DQ
     
  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

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