Headed to Intergrad

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

  1. Retiree

    Retiree Active Member

    Seasonal drivers don't get the same training as a full service provider...standards are not as high....your job ends January 15th.
     
  2. BigD Bri

    BigD Bri Member

    Fair enough, but still doesn't make any sense to me. Seems, as a company, you would develop the best training system possible, and simply use that criteria for training anyone you put behind the wheel. Integrad is a one week program regardless, so why wouldn't you?
     
  3. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Welcome to ups , longer you are here you will see the dumbest things
     
  4. BigD Bri

    BigD Bri Member

    Appears to be the case so far..

    One day of Integrad in the books. Gotta give it to you guys, it was basically a combination of everything everyone here told me it would be. My first impression was how uptight the instructors appeared to be, but I started to understand why as the day went on (not sure if these guys are labor or mgmt, I'm assuming labor). It was shocking to me how little respect some of these people were showing this kind of opportunity. I'm convinced that some of them, had they not been required to show up in browns, would have shown up wearing sweats and beaters. Has to frustrate these 30 year guys when guys show up with a day and a half old goatee, and act like no one told them, so I get it..

    I'm putting the over/under on washouts at 7, and taking the over..
     
  5. BigD Bri

    BigD Bri Member

    Finished up driving school this morning, contacted HR as instructed, and was told told to attend, "Compliance Training" on Monday morning at HR.. Anyone know what this is, or how long?
     
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    You get trained to be compliant (wink, wink) and it only takes as long as it takes for you to give in.
     
  7. BigD Bri

    BigD Bri Member

    Okay.. Tell them what they want to hear.. I can do that..
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Bring extra lube.
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Probably hazmat training. Take about an hour.
     
  10. BigD Bri

    BigD Bri Member

    The hazmat module was the one section the Integrad instructors were a bit lenient on, nobody was getting 100% on all that. Outside of that, was pretty rigid. I have to say, the hub in McKinney, TX is pristine. Looks like someone goes over the entire facility with a buffer every morning.. My hub looks like a WW I battleground..
     
  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Get out the lube?
     
  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Newark?
     
  13. The Chosen 1

    The Chosen 1 God, Family, UPSer

    Congrats @BigD Bri!!! The Compliance Monday morning is the driver hazmat training on the computer. Glad you made it through. My buddy was in the same class as you but he was DQ'd Thursday... Yes ,it does look like they buff the floors every morning at that place.
     
  14. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Sabbra Cadabra

    I buy mine at Olivia's . Good selection
     
  15. BigD Bri

    BigD Bri Member

    If your buddy's name starts with a G, I was suprised not to see him there on Thursday. Seemed like a pretty solid guy, but don't think he even looked at the 5's and 10's before he got there..
     
  16. The Chosen 1

    The Chosen 1 God, Family, UPSer

    Nah... His first name starts with a "A" and last name with an "R".
     
  17. BigD Bri

    BigD Bri Member

    Not placing him then.. Didn't think there was anyone else from our hub there but me.. What was your sched like this week?
     
  18. The Chosen 1

    The Chosen 1 God, Family, UPSer

    I went back to my normal preload shift as usual.. After I did the compliance training I was told what center I would be driving for. I also spoke to my FT sup who informed they are short of On Road supes so she had no sort of time frame as to maybe when I would start driving.
     
  19. BigD Bri

    BigD Bri Member

    I see.. Not exactly what I wanted to hear.. Out of curiousity, did they send you to Chalk Hill?
     
  20. The Chosen 1

    The Chosen 1 God, Family, UPSer

    Me either.. She said it shouldn't be anymore than a week or so before they call me to drive so I'm just preparing for the worst hoping for the best. No they didn't send me to Chalk hill.