Late for work

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS the punx, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. UPS the punx

    UPS the punx New Member

    I was recently hired for peak season and have been loading for a week. On Friday I was 35 minutes late for work because my room mate blew a fuse by plugging in a heater to an overcrowded outlet and I lost power in my room, which killed my alarm clock. Luckily I woke up without my alarm. I had a voice mail message on my phone asking why I wasn't at work. I called him back on his personal cell number that he gave me. I told him the situation and he said don't worry about it and that it happens. I'm really worried because I'd like to get rehired after peak. I've been early every day besides this incident and have been working as hard as can. I even volunteered to be a driver helper to help me stand out as a hard worker. Am I totally screwed here or is there a chance I can still get rehired?
  2. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    turn the alarm clock on .... ON YOUR PHONE
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I wouldn't fret it too much. People are late every day.
  4. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. Things like that do happen. Just based on your initial post, it sounds to me as though you have an excellent chance to be rehired. But get a battery powered alarm clock in the meantime.
  5. UPS the punx

    UPS the punx New Member

    Definitely learned my lesson about having back up batteries in my alarm. I bought batteries for my clock the day it happened. I would have used a phone alarm but my girlfriend dropped my phone a couple of months ago and I haven't had sound since and don't have the money to buy a new one. Thanks for the responses, I've been freaking out about it. I've NEVER been late to work before and I really want to make a good impression.
  6. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    use your girlfriend's phone.. lol
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Just don't make a habit of it. Working preload people are late all the time.
  8. UPS the punx

    UPS the punx New Member

    Haha, thanks DR. Brown, you've got all the anwsers
  9. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    I recommend a new room mate, a new clock, and a new girlfriend........:)
  10. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Nobody's perfect. IMO you did the right thing by calling your sup as soon as you realized you were late. As long as you communicate before walking in the building and it does not happen often you should have no worries as long as you work hard
  11. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    i walked out on my supe loading 5 trucks and called out at least once a week

    now i send response-required messages to drivers even when i don't need a response!

  12. jaker

    jaker trolling

    And I answer those with aaaa or whatever button i hit first and send it back
  13. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    and a new..job?
  14. feeder05

    feeder05 Active Member

    you have a long as they are looking for workers you'll get hired. Good luck.
  15. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I find myself wishing there was a "?" key on the DIAD...

    As in, Response Acknowledged and Accepted, "?????????????".
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    real pain aint it, I was looking for a key one day, and it was not a ?............
  17. opie

    opie Member

    This time of year the start times are earlier. Some people come in late, because they may have school or work etc.