Leaving 12/23 with minimum collateral damage

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HowNowBrownClown, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. HowNowBrownClown

    HowNowBrownClown New Member

    I'm a seasonal driver's helper who has been on the job for a couple of weeks. I have a regular driver. Recently some family obligations came up and I won't be able to work on Christmas Eve. What is the best way to handle this?

    If I tell UPS now, will they be likely to get another helper for my driver for that day, or at least lighten his load? I don't want to be a jerk and just not show up on Christmas Eve, but I also don't want my driver to be mad at me for the rest of my time if I tell him now. How and when should I approach the subject?

    Also, if I tell them I can't work after the 23rd, am I screwing up any possibility of coming back in the future? Currently it's not in the plans, but it's always nice to have options.

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  2. cosmo1

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

    Honestly, you'd be better off explaining to your driver and let him tell the company.

    If you two have a good working relationship, he/she should understand.
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  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Timing is a consideration
    I would tell my driver next Monday on area
    Be sincerely sorry as you seem to be
  4. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Tell your driver as soon as possible, it's refreshing that you actually care.
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  5. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    99.999999% chance you will never work at UPS again. They can't just hire another helper for 2 or 3 days of work. That driver will be screwed most likely
  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    That driver is screwed 365 days a year helper or no helper. Don't hate the helper hate ups
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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Did you say jerk and load in the same thread?
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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you read it as infantile and moronic?
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  9. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    also said Future
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To the OP-----yes, you should definitely tell your driver that you will be unavailable on the 24th.

    Yes, they will immediately put you on the "do not rehire" list.
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  11. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    I'm sure the driver would like to be off on Christmas Eve also. Do you think he will bail, or stay the course?
  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Hey, stuff happens. Let the driver know asap. Even though it will be Christmas eve, volumn will have tapered off by then to where it is manageable.
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you forgetting about all of the late air that we will either have shuttled out to us or will have to come back to the center for?

    The only saving grace is we don't do pickups that day.
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Morning Dave
  15. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    Tell the driver, very few helpers are needed in our center on Christmas Eve, I'm sure they'd find someone if needed.
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    UPS is paying you how much an hour? How fast would they cancel your job if the work dried up? Yep, don't think twice about it!

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Not sure where you all work but Christmas Eve has always been a busy day.
    Half the businesses are closed and no pickups but the truck is still slammed.
    Our only saving grace is that it's on a Thursday this year and most centers are working Sunday.
    The driver is screwed and will probably need help at the end of the day.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I always loved getting the message that I wouldn't be getting a helper.
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    That is better than expecting a helper and wasting time waiting for one that never shows up.
  20. capers8

    capers8 Member

    Tell your driver as early as possible. Don't worry, it will have no effect on whether or not you come back. UPS is desperate for helpers every peak. You missing one day won't change that.