Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kojo D, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Kojo D

    Kojo D New Member

    I’m really confused. I finished my three days of training for UpS package Handler yesterday. I didn’t get a set schedule of when I’m supposed to come or when I actually start working. Who do I contact or do I just show up? All I know Is that I’m working twilight shifts. Management hasn’t told me when I come in? I’m a part time package handler btw.
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  2. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    I dunno, maybe... ask them?
  3. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    Start time is 17:00. Report to Big Mike in the outbounds.
  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

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  5. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Just to be might want to just show up. The worst that will happen is they send you home. If you don't show up you may not have a job.

    They didn't give you a list of phone numbers during your training?

    Helpful hint:
    get the names and phone numbers of your supervisors and put them in your cell directory.

    Hope this helps.
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  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut “They” are coming for us.

    Big Mike was the one that trained @Indecisi0n ! Trained him REAL good.
  7. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    Just report to work. Tell security you’re new and not sure exactly when you’re supposed to start. They should call a supervisor in to meet you, they’ll figure it out then. Welcome to UPS.
  8. PCLoadPackage

    PCLoadPackage New Member

    You got three days of training to be a package handler?! Is that normal? I got the mandatory hazmat video and the 5 minute computer simulation where you put like 3 packages on the correct shelves in an empty package car.
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    As for every position I ever worked at, be it inside or out, was done cold turkey. As for being a Haz Mat guy, I slept thru those videos and still got a 100.
  10. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

    Here, we are told not to write anything except our names on the test... at the end of the HAZMAT we go through it like a practice quiz. “Everyone needs 100%”
  11. Martini

    Martini Member

    The reason they don't give you a definite day and/or time to report to work is because they will only call you when they need someone to come in because, for example, another employee called off, etc.
    (They aren't going to tell you this though.)

    As someone mentioned, it doesn't hurt to just show up at whatever the start time is, but you may be sent home. This sucks if you don't live close by.

    Regarding training -- me and any other new hires had to arrive 15 minutes early for 15 days for training. (I mean days that we were called in to work, not necessarily 15 days in a row. When you're new, you may only work two or three days per week for the first month.)
    We had to wear a mesh, blue vest all day, and we covered one safety topic/rule/procedure per day and then signed a sheet to prove we completed that day's topic.
  12. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    2 questions- did they pay you for starting 15 minutes early and all the time you were learning about safety where they also screaming “ faster faster”. :-)
  13. Martini

    Martini Member

    Didn't get paid for training, and no one yelled.
  14. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    You should have been paid for training-yelling comes later
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  15. Martini

    Martini Member

    Yes and yes.
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    UPS has started cheating you out of your pay, any training is always on the clock. I would file a grievance for back pay with penalties if you made seniority already. They still try to cheat me after all these years from time to time, it’s got worse this past year.
  17. It all started with them taking away our turkeys

    What's next no food on Fridays... Oh wait
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  18. Dough99

    Dough99 Active Member

    Security? What is that
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  19. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    .38 snubnose
  20. dudebro

    dudebro Well-Known Member

    This tactic weeds out all non-hackers who don't pack the gear to serve our beloved shield...