Helper sitting today

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scisector9, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    So I had a helper today that was injured on the job last week with a different driver. Supposedly slipped and hurt shoulder is waiting to get MRI.

    With said injury helped had a weight restriction of 20 lbs. I started the day with helper looking at weight listed on every package. This wasted far too much time and we all know shippers are always honest with listed weights. Long story short by the end of the time with helper ( allowed 3.99 but helper limited to 3) said helper was just scanning for me, opening doors, and getting signatures.

    We all know if something were to happen to this helper again today this guy would be held responsible even though original injury was with another driver. Needless to say every lil step was observed by myself avoiding any liability if possible

    We also had a sup following us for several hours doing observations and interviewing helper.

    Can't wait to see my production numbers in the morning. I must have :censored2: someone off because I was also in one of our two cars without power steering with the 3 foot step.


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  2. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    So, why were you given a helper?
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Do you feel you were "set up to fail"?
  4. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    Set up to fail no. But why even bother giving me anyone? To avoid legal action? Just seems silly. And why a guy like myself with under a year driving? PITA

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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You should have just refused to take him.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Because you have less than a year driving. Just wanted to get him away from the building. Hoping to make his life miserable and he will forget about his "injury". Don't worry about your numbers.
  7. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    yep i would refused him on the spot.
  8. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    No doubt. Or if they wouldnt let me refuse I would work him for 20 min then say i'm all set for help and drop him off at his car/bicycle.

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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I had a substitute helper for two Mondays during Peak. She "couldn't" lift anything over 20lbs and was basically more of a hindrance than a help.

    I agree with the two members who said they would have refused to use that helper.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Drop him off in an office building with one stop for 3 hours. "I'll be right now".