I can almost hear the groaning through my monitor. Looking through this website, it seems that helpers and drivers really have a love/hate relationship. Some say helpers slow you down, others say otherwise. I plan on telling my driver on my first day that he should utilize me in whatever way he sees as beneficial and I only want to make things more efficient. The last thing I want to do is be a wrench in the gears. Anyhow, I have a bit of a grievance already. My interview was yesterday (and I waited in line behind a guy in a three-piece, but that's another story) and I provided all pertinent documentation to them and things went well. They told me to go back onto my UPSjobs account and complete some forms and that they'd give me a call that evening to tell me when to be there for orientation. Well, evening turned into night with no call, no email. I figured maybe they'd call me this morning. No call/email as of noon. I called down there, got the front desk, and they forwarded me to HR. The phone in HR rang off the hook for 4 minutes until I was disconnected. I called the front desk again 5 minutes later and then they didn't even pick up. I realize it's Peak and everything, but I don't think they were *that* swamped. I decided to go down there and talk to them in person. I got there at 2:45, discovered the office was closed until 3:00, so I sat in my car until it opened. Once inside, the guy at the counter informed me that the HR lady goes home at 3:00. I'm a little miffed about the lack of communication, especially how it has kept me off of the payroll for a day and the number of days I will work are already limited. That being said, I'm still excited to get in there and do some work. I've read numerous threads about driver helpers and have gleaned plenty of information about what to do/what not to do. Do: be on time, be ready to work at a brisk pace, and pay attention. Don't: bring a giant bag of food with you, ask to drive the truck, or be a douche. I suppose that about covers it. I'm excited to sit in orientation for however long and watch suspiciously diverse videos about lifting with your legs and staying clear of the bulkhead door.