All these idiots write they’re hired when they haven’t even qualified yet.
I didn’t realize that, and was reading his post literally, which meant taking him at his word that he was hired FT last week.
Hey, OP - If you just went to school, and you got back last week to start driving:
Not only are you not full-time, you are not yet a driver, as you've not qualified yet.
Consider yourself like a candidate for package driver. Look at it like they are basically seeing if you've got 'the right stuff' to actually become a driver for UPS, and act accordingly.
Here's some tips to get you through qualification:
You should do what they ask of you within reason, by working as instructed within the methods they provided you, and try to do it safely above all else, while showing consistent improvement throughout this probationary period. Any accident or injury is an automatic DQ. Keep this in the back of your mind, but don't dwell on it.
Do NOT fret about this word 'scratch' they will have you hearing in your sleep, because as long as you are showing them you have the ability to become a near-scratch driver in the future, once you've got the necessary area knowledge, you are on the right track to qualify. Not many people are gonna step into the brown truck and onto an area they aren't intimately familiar with and start running scratch - hell, 90% of us have been at it and know our areas like the back of our hand, and still don't run scratch. Their numbers for most areas are unrealistic, and the day we all start making them is the day they'll change again in the company's favor.
Don't be afraid to talk to your co-workers and ask them questions, we were all new at one point, and we know how it feels to hear all this terminology and whatnot and have no clue what the
it is. Find out who the drivers are that run your area and get their phone numbers - use them. Gather all the knowledge you can from vets, we know things you don't know to make the job easier and pick up some time throughout the day...where people work, deliveries where you can make their pickup at the same time, the correct order the route should be run while disregarding that piece of
ORION, customers who like/are willing to come meet you on road and save you a trip, the customers who are a pain in the ass and who are looking/dying to call UPS to complain and how to keep them happy. Etc etc etc.
This will help insure you qualify, help you become a good/better driver, and get you started on the road to becoming a pro box monkey who has a successful career as a driver at UPS.
And don't get stressed, nobody's a natural born delivery prodigy, but at the same time it's not brain surgery either, so it will all get easier fairly quickly, and before you know it you'll be able to literally do the job without hardly thinking about much besides choosing where to park.