Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by iDontWorkAtUps, Oct 24, 2015.
And when will drivers start to need helpers, and is there any training needed?
Yes but your hours may be limited.
Your driver will train you.
Ill stop when I hit 12 or before?
Not your call. You will work what they tell you. Maybe 2 hours, maybe 10 hours. The only thing is the worse the weather or volume the more you will work.
If you have Upstate train you, after peak they will make you a District manager because you will know everything.
No and no.
At my location management generally prefers to pull volunteer insiders as helpers over off streeters. Which is rare as peak preload shifts are killer. And they're certainly scrambling to find enough helpers as the season progresses. Would be surprised if you couldn't help every day you wanted to.
Think there is mandatory one time helper training for liability purposes, etc. You might have to watch some cheesy videos and do a packet or two.
My center has a sign up sheet for PT people that want to be helpers. If you do not sign the sheet, it is guaranteed that you will not be a helper.
It depends on your supplement language.
Yep. 2 hours long, but you get helper pay.
But, what's a packet. And, do I need socks?
"Guarantee" is dependent on your supplement. For example, in Central it says (I'm paraphrasing) that insiders get first crack and helping and get to choose the route they want to work on by seniority order BUT total hours may not exceed 8 per day. Guess how enforceable this is when you're working 6 hours on the inside ? In practice, management lets drivers pick a person they want to work with and often plum routes (like malls) go to management favorites. AT BEST, you'll get to pick from what's left over -- best to find a driver you get along with and ask if you can work together.
Maximum hours may be covered in your supplement (mine's 8, like I said above) and enforcement is at management's discretion. Here, some years it's been 8, some it's been 12 and in others they haven't given a dang. 5 years ago they fired a pair of PTers for working over 12 (one got his job back, the other didn't pursue it) and then 2 years later I wound up working at least 80 hours per week...
Our center manager discourages the use of insiders as helpers by capping their total hours at 12 per day.
It isn't necessarily guaranteed. With that said, never seen anyone that wanted to work at peak from the inside denied an opportunity.
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