Job Shadowing

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by fingerblast71, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. fingerblast71

    fingerblast71 New Member

    Anyone ever take their son/daughter with them for the day as part of their school project?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have drivers who have used their kids as Peak helpers.
  3. fingerblast71

    fingerblast71 New Member

    Just wanted to check before i asked if it was allowed. Be nice for my 15 yr old to see a day in the life....
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Not going to happen at 15 yrs old. UPS does not want the liability of another person(non employee) on car. In hub is possibility, but I highly doubt that as well. You are there to work, and not to show off your kids.
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  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    15 year old might not be allowed unless you work in an office because of safety regulations.
  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    My 6 year old rode in my truck last month as part of a charity thing. I had to sign a release.
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is a lot different than working.
  8. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Wait till he's 18 and make him your helper.
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  9. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    They won't even let us have our kids in the truck during a parade to throw out candy.
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We had a guy bring his daughter for the preload. She had to sit in the office and watch through the window. Looked like a sucky deal to me.
  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah that sucks.
  12. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    My kids met me on the route about 10 years ago. Had lunch, drove em' around the block for a few. They were thrilled. Would not recommend anybody doing that today though.
  13. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    Have your wife meet you on your route and follow you with your son in her car and have your son follow you to your deliveries. Do this for an hour or 2 on busiest commercial deliveries and your customers can meet your son. They will love it.
  14. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Back when I was a part-time air / Saturday driver I gave my Dad a ride in my package car. He was like a kid in a candy store ,and thought it was the coolest thing ever that he got to ride in a UPS package car. Like you I would not recommend doing that now, but the grin he had on his face is a priceless memory I will not ever forget.
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  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I used to take my wife along in the UPS truck when I drove nights to Fargo, ND-----but it wasn't for educational purposes.
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  16. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member


    Its always for educational purposes, you never know what you may learn:bigsmile2:.......or receive:devil3:.
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Oh we both knew what was going on.
  18. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    It always sucks when "something" comes up when your trying to work, doesn't it?
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

  20. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    UPS won't allow it, he's too young but if you really want to have him see a day in the life, take everything out of his room and jam it into a hall closet. Tell him he has 13 seconds to get his school books but he cant run. Do this at 745am if school starts at 800...if he doesn't get to school in time, ground him for being late even though it was someone else at fault. When he gets home from school, make sure you send him back to school to do another kid's homework.

    The next day, show him some paperwork of all his screw-ups the previous day and tell him what a horrible son he is and how his actions are making you and his mother look bad and that you expect him to improve or else there will be further discipline up to and including being walked out of the house. Last but not least, make sure you repeat this routine at least every few months but preferably monthly.

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