Our center has the worst driver helpers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Air Recovery, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    Our driver helpers are literally useless. We've had driver helpers show up drunk. High as a kite. Dressed in literal pajmas. 200 lbs overweight. We had one dude who literally smelled like :censored2:. We have helpers who clearly don't know what the job entails and burn out in the first 2 hours. Some who need to pee every 10 minutes.

    Has anyone actually had a good driver helper? I'm grateful season is ending because I feel like I'm :censored2:ing babysitting with these idiots in the car with me.
     
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  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I haven't had a decent Helper in over ten years, they move like slugs now. I have a 17 year old kid on my car presently and at least his mommy drops him off and picks him up on time. A long time ago we would get Helpers who were college kids home for the holidays.
     
  3. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    I have a good one this year. He’s a pothead but the higher he is the more he concentrates so I tell him do what ya gotta do before we meet up. I bring a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos which keeps him motivated.
     
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  4. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Yes.
     
  5. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    You pat him on the head and say good doggie each time he runs off a stop?
     
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  6. LeaveIt2Griever

    LeaveIt2Griever FileFileFile

    I have a 19 year old kid who played WR in high school. He’s so fast he can run off 3 stops before I finish sipping my water.
     
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  7. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I'm old enough to remember when UPS paid their peak season helpers 1/2 of the top rate.

    We seemed to attract slightly higher caliber individuals back then.
     
  8. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    Here we have trouble attracting slightly higher caliber individuals at top rate.
     
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  9. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I finally got a good one, had him the last few weeks now. First week and a half I had 3 helpers that lasted 2 days each and a few no shows. Guy I have now works out well, just took a few to get there.
     
  10. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    I had a girl 2 years ago who was the best I've ever had. Could select the packages herself. Help me find ones on the wrong shelf quick as ever. Never complained. Showed up on time. Worked all night until we got done. It was like having another competent driver on the truck with you. Then last year despite me showering her with praise and telling them.how great she was they wouldn't hire her back. Instead they kept hiring kids that would last 2 days before they quit.
     
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  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We have a couple drivers that are using their daughters again this year. Years ago we had a driver use his wife. I always wondered if he would load her car up with deliveries while he delivered out of the package car.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You just described my ex
     
  13. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    Actual pic of my helper this year.

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  14. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    In our center, they ask us to turn in referrals and let us have the helper we refer.
     
  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I got you all beat....

    My helper :censored2: himself Thursday... it was horrible.
     
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  16. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    It is not your center, it is every center. They should be called driver anchors, not driver helpers. I never had one competent helper my entire time in package. It was always something.
     
  17. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Which head? @Indecisi0n would like to know.
     
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  18. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    The worst helper I ever had was the son of another driver. He was an absolutely useless know-it-all. I hate know-it-alls. His dad just laughed when I told him I had his kid as a helper. All he said was -good luck. :-)
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I know mostly everything .
     
  20. You worked with Upstates dad?
     
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