Good afternoon. I've resisted posting this question as I realize every center is different, but I would appreciate some insight as to the process of driving for UPS. I attended driving school August 22-26. When I returned to my local center I was told I would receive a call in about two weeks regarding when I would start driving to begin my training and 30 day probationary period. I was called in the next week which I thought was a good sign. Since then (the beginning of September) I have been working very infrequently. There have been weeks where I have worked three days, two days, and several weeks of no work at all. I am including pre-sort work in this as well. If I don't get called in to drive I was told to call in at 4:00 PM to see if they needed me for pre-sort. I have done this every single day I was not driving and was not brought in once. One day they called me at 5:00 (after I called in at 4:00 and was told not to come in) and they requested I be there by 5:45 to work the pre-sort. I only worked until about 8:00 as a supervisor told me I would be driving the next morning. This morning I called in at 7:00 AM and was told to come in to drive. When I arrived at the facility at 8:00 I saw that I missed a call from my supervisor. I called him back and he stated that due to a situation (that he did not elaborate on) they would not need me today. My question is; is this type of schedule normal for new-hires? I feel that I am being patient regarding this situation, but the lack of work (and money) is becoming a concern for me. At this rate it will take me months to get 30 days in, and once I do who knows what will happen then.