Not what i thought when i qualified

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UrFellowUpser, May 17, 2017.

  1. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    I know im low in seniority but is it the norm of a newly qualified driver to drive only two or one day out of the week? Im starting to regret taking this leap but im trying to be patient. I ask for work from other drivers but my sup seems not to want me to work in the blind at all. I feel like i qualified to work local sort because most days thats what i do.
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  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    The first year or so is petty much like that. Don't be defeated though. think about the end goal. Don't focus so much on the present.
  4. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    A very very rare thing, but when one driver at our center qualified he only drove like 12 days the entire year outside of peak.
  5. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    I need to find a PT job
  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Next week kicks off vacation season. You'll be working plenty
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  7. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    I might have to start working 5 days a week :(
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  8. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    Yea a driver was telling me hes taking off in june and my FT time sup told me he was going to train me on this satellite route out in the backwoods somewhere
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  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Work in the hub when work isn't offered to you to drive.
  10. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    How's the wifey.
  11. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    Those are the best routes. Consider yourself lucky, many drivers wait decades to get off the industrial routes and into the country.
  12. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Does depend on where you are and the center's situation. I didn't miss a single day my first year. Even worked all my sick and option days because I didn't want to call out as a new driver. So I worked more days than any other driver. I have to say I was lucky. It did take me 6 years to get the shot at driving though!
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  13. Brownslave688

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

    Wife has been on my ass a little. I've been offered every day off for almost the last month. And I've taken most of them lol I keep telling her there's literally no one or only 1 person on vacation.

    Next week we have 8 on vacation.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    Ideal PT jobs this time of year would be anything outdoors, like landscaping or lawn care. You need to find an employer willing to work around your UPS schedule and ideally willing to pay you under the table.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    Got my vacation check this morning for Memorial Day week.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Find out who goes home everyday and learn his route.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Always make sure you get your 8 hours.
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Not guaranteed 8 hours when bumping into the hub. Only 3.5 hours per sort.
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Full time does have a 8 hour guarantee.