No call no show. Help!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by anthony contreras, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. anthony contreras

    anthony contreras New Member

    So last night on my way to work i had a flat tire. no phone on me so i wasnt able to call in. Ive only been working at UPS for 2 months on unload so im still on probation and im pretty worried about my job. Any have an idea to what might happen to me?
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Apologize profusely and assure them it won't happen again. You should have call or texted your sup at some point when you got home to explain what happened.
  3. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    I would have probably at least showed up, even if it was 4 hours into the sort, or at least try to find a business that would let you use their phone.
  4. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    No-call no-shows are pretty bad to do when you're on probation, but hey, man, I have a short story that might make you a bit more optimistic.

    I was hired August 2012, squeezed in right before they started hiring seasonals. I showed up every day 15min early at least, but I had an alarm clock :censored2:-up and a power outage cause me to miss work a single time in each of my last two weeks on probation. Both ended up being no-call no-shows. I went above and beyond calling and f***in' showed up around noon the first time it happened so I could speak in person with my manager (I only live a few miles from my center), but :censored2:in' nobody was there that I recognized, and when I asked the one person I saw that happened to be in browns if there were any of the preload management around, she said they had all either gone home or were on-road shuttling misloads.

    The second time I said :censored2: the hassle and just showed up early the next day to apologize and explain.

    Still with UPS, juuuuuuuust about 2 years later. I'm not sure if they liked me or just desperately needed bodies for the upcoming peak that year (it's really, really probably the latter), but I think you should be alright if you're a decent worker. I can only speak from my own experience, though, and outside of Christmas-time I've seen several people fired after a couple no-call no-shows, but I also remember at least two guys that randomly vanished for like 2 weeks and just popped up back on the preload one day, no questions asked (publicly, I mean).

    So yeah, it could go either way. Try to get in touch with your management as soon as you possibly can, though. Looks better when you're proactive about apologizing, you know?
  5. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Flat tire and no donut?? ........rrrriiiggghhht. :D
  6. TheFigurehead

    TheFigurehead Active Member

    Sure... because part time package handlers who just started, and are making, essentially, minimum wage, can all afford nice new vehicles with all of the proper safety equipment included. Have you seen the parking lot when the pt'ers are in? I can't believe half of their cars make it there on a regular basis...

    You are way out of touch.
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  7. Gumby

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    My wifes brand new car,didnt come with a spare tire!
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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Not even a donut?
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  10. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    Spare tire was an added option on my wife's Benz.

    I guess they figure her 'type' would be more apt to call AAA than change a flat and they're right.
  11. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    And you should see the super high tech transformer of a spare that it came with.

    I admit I was stumped when I first pulled it out of the hatch.
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wow....mine came with a donut...not a full sized spare.
  13. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Sooner or later during the course of the night you made it to someplace with a phone. Why didn't you call then?

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Some vehicles don't come with spares. Sometimes it depends on the vehicle pkg. I have Brembo brakes so donut spare won't fit over the calipers.

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  15. jeffpatterson

    jeffpatterson Member

    I probably have 40-50 NCNS in my 8 year UPS career.
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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    1 is too many.
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  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No excuse for that....been here 8 years also.....never NC/NS. I've been late maybe 4 times...and always called before my start time to let them know i was running a little late.
  18. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    Someone will approach you to discuss your NCNS.

    keep a good attitude, explain, apologize and do your best work.
  19. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Quick question; How old are you?
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I say nothing happens.