Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 10 2 go, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    We were informed there will be helpers tomorrow. Any of you other drivers hear this? We are all so screwed this peak.
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Where are you?

    I know I'm dreaming, but maybe starting them early so they can actually learn?
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  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I hope your local isn't that weak to allow helpers this early. How about promote some of these PT guys to go driving.
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  4. Don Spite

    Don Spite New Member

    What is the typical start time for helpers in SoCal?
  5. giggity

    giggity Member

    I'm in va, and we've had helpers for almost 2 weeks now. Lots of new guys too.

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  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Why do you say that? Load the truck up now and all I'm doing is driving around to get the bulk off. Since it's not tight like peak, it will be their numbers that get screwed.
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    No helpers here,till November 1st
  8. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Damn, that might be why I was called and asked to work on vacation.
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    November 1st here too
  10. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Are these helpers from your part timers in your building? Double shifting, they may make driver wage since its outside of peak?
  11. Are you in a right to work state?
  12. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I'd love for them to start helpers tomorrow. There would be a stack of grievances come Thursday.
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  13. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Here too. And we are a RTW State.
  14. Just a question
  15. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You need help!
  16. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    You mean they are running helpers at your center too?

    RTW doesn't mean anything in this case.
  17. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    For those of you with driver release routes, the earlier the better with helpers. I suggest writing down your stop counts early on in peak when they give you a helper, though. This way, when you're given that same stop count in the dead of summer without a helper, you'll be able wave it in their faces as you file 9.5 and there won't be anything they can do or say.

    Conversely, they may also give you a line of :censored2: saying "we need to work the helpers" even though your stop count is low. This is not at all true. Seasonal Helpers that have not made book (and that's all of them) are NOT entitled to an hourly guarantee. If you do not get your guaranteed 8 or they otherwise try to Code 5 you, this is grieveable as well.
  18. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    No. The response was to "Brown Texas" who said he wished they'd use helpers because there would be a stack of grievances. And I don't see how RTW is relevant either. That's why I mentioned it.
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    File file file.
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  20. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I could use it. I like my ass staying in the seat all day. But we have a lot of guys not working and they should "exhaust all workers" before starting helpers.
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