nov. 20 first day

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by patonegro, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. patonegro

    patonegro New Member

    so I started on a Wednesday

    it went well for the first day.... had the honor of helping one driver...

    the next day honor of helping two drivers..... one of them payed for my lunch before we took off

    and on friday,

    I was told id have a daily driver helper duty.... I was cool with it
    until my pick up truck overheated and ran out of gas on my way to
    the meet up point. didnt recover to make it on time.

    later in the afternoon I received a phone call letting me know that I
    wouldnt have a daily driver duty anymore, but to still call monday to
    see where I stsnd.

    did I hurt my chances of actually being able to stick around for a part
    time job after peak season?
  2. JakeD

    JakeD Member

    well you didn't do yourself any favors. Driver is :censored2: you didn't get to the meet point and that got passed on to HR. Now if you get called you need to bust your ass to make up for screwing up.

    how does one run out of gas when the Fuel light comes on with like 50mi to spare..
  3. patonegro

    patonegro New Member

    well I didnt do it on purpose.

    I called.this morning and there would be no answer. I guess I threw my one chance out
    the window. damn it. no union for:sick: me
  4. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    You first need money to put gas in when the light comes on.
  5. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    ^Basically this.^

    I admire his dedication, though. If I woke up to a gas light coming on and no funds to put in the tank, I'd probably just call in sick and sleep in.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why are you assuming his truck has a low gas light? I had never heard of a low gas light until I bought a vehicle made in this century.
  7. JakeD

    JakeD Member

    sorry for assuming he had a modern vehicle.. whatever. he didn't show up and the driver told HR so he's probably at the bottom of the list now.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One of the first things the HR rep asks potential employees is if they have a reliable means of transportation for either getting back and forth from work or, in the case of a helper, meeting the driver on road. One of the worst things you can do is "blow off", whether intentionally or through no fault of your own, your driver, especially on the first day. Peak dispatches are based on whether the driver has a helper or not-----drivers with helpers naturally get more work than those without. Your chances of being assigned to a driver for the rest of Peak are slim at best as you have proven to be unreliable.

    A few years ago, my helper, who was also a preloader, didn't show up at the meet point. I spent the next 5 minutes basically blowing up his cellphone. I finally called our helper coordinator and she was able to scramble and get me a helper. Turns out my helper had made the mistake of laying down on the couch "for a minute" and fell asleep.
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I agree. He will move to the bottom of the list. If he is even still on the list. Good news come back in the spring and apply again. Can't hire enough people to replace the ones that quit. Sure you want this job?
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My 91 Honda doesn't have a gas light.
  11. cosmo1

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

    My '95 Nissan p/u did.:anxious:

    And, it was one of the few dash warning lights and gauges that worked!
  12. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

  13. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    My 91 CRX Si doesn't either. Wouldn't have it any other way. I live 2.5 miles from work . The 40 mpg club beats the hell out of the Mile High Club. Not that I would know, but but I imagine it is.

    As for the OP . Timing is everything, now its a roll of the dice. And if you would have put the money you saved on lunch in your tank, probably a coin toss. Good Luck !!!
  14. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Wow. You screwed that driver. They load up the routes anticipating that 2 people will be delivering.

    I take it you are an automotive genius in addition to being unreliable. Overheating and running out of gas at the same time is an amazing coincidence. I wish I was the one who got to fire you.
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The driver got double screwed. Besides having extra work but no helper he lost time waiting for the helper that didn't show.
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ​Could you share pics of said CRX? Mine is a '91 CRX Si as well. tahitian green
  17. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    It will be fitted with 14 inch Enkei's and an OEM spoiler next week. Its my mid life crisis .
    Lasted edited by : Nov 25, 2013
  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    WOW. So super clean!!!
    I'm over on CRX Community Forum • Index page as well. Lots of knowledge there as well.

    FYI, There never truly was an OEM spoiler here in the States, but there were EDM and JDM models.

    I actually have another '91 DX that was just given to me. Has a bit of damage to it and needs a bit of love. Once I get to finally dig into it, I'll find out if I have to scrap it or not.
  19. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Your right, I meant JDM. Driver seat with no tear at 262,000, I had to have it.
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ​And when you grow out of your mid-life crisis, let me know. I could give it a good home.