Peak Hires

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dragracer66, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    At my building they have begun to road test and hire peak package and feeder drivers. they started last month hiring for the hub. Anybody else seen this in there buildings? It gets earlier every year. They brought back 2 retired center managers to do this.....
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Yes for summer seasonal work
  3. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    Summer is almost over...
  4. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Not for UPS planning. They usually run 2-3 months behind on all their great plans
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  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    By time peak is here, they should be able to do 6 hours of work in less than 9 hours.
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  6. Brownslave688

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

    If you're lucky.
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  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    We had a driver who thought he was going to stay on after peak. He was 4+ hours over ,
  8. Brownslave688

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

    Yeah. I've heard all
    Kinda of stories. We started sending them out with just large bulk stops to free up room in the trucks for the guys that can get it done n
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    It was kind of funny. He thought they was going to keep him
  10. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    Felt bad for one lady...left a place she'd been with 15 years to come drive here...after a few days of them realizing she couldn't complete a route they just sent her out in the rental trucks with bulk stops...she kept talking about how much she loved it here and was glad she switched...poor soul
  11. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    We had a HR guy a few years back tell every helper that was hired for peak that it was a permanent full time job. Turns out he lied to them all so they wouldn't quit and go somewhere else.

    A lot of angry drivers at the end of the year having to break the truth to some of the seasonals.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hopefully they waited until the 24th to tell them.
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Sounds like Management.
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Actually only about a quarter of them didn't find out till the end. Most of the drivers found out about it while talking with helpers during peak. Still a low down thing to do to someone.
  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Be straight with your helper, you wouldn't want to be treated that way. I won't lie to him just to get them to go faster. At the same time if you know the facts and stay I expect the same level of work out of them I do. You wanna quit, there's the door.

    Being straight with people up front might not be what's going to get the best results, but it's the right thing to do, let the chips fall where they may. When the smoke clears everyone know where they stand and the expectations there of.
  16. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Yep. You can see it on their faces around the second week in December. The 'ol "oh :censored2:, peak season is here!" look.
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    "We have to deliver this all today"?
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Correct. I am strait up front also. Think of it as x Mas gift money. I was lucky when I first got hired as a cover (casual) . They had no truck for me. So I was a helper. The driver had a big yard wagon for me. Left for an hr as I lugged that stupid thing up hills. Just to come back and fill it again. Also was the coldest I ever got. Now my truck is awesome for heat. No matter how cold it is. Tell them 3 things. Seat belt always. Always cross behind the truck, make sure you walk out of the truck using the hand rail facing forward. Then turn to grab the box. To deliver. Oh yeah -- close the door so the heat stays in.