Question about qualifying

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Safebychoice, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Safebychoice

    Safebychoice Member

    I have a buddy in another center trying to qualify. The supervisor trained him for two days and then threw him on the route alone. He probably drove 3 or 4 days and struggled a bit so the supervisor told him that he was going to go on road with him and see what was slowing him down. He told him that last week and it still hasn’t happened. Everyday the supervisor texts my buddy with an excuse as to why he can’t work. This week it’s been vacations are light, last week it was the center was short staffed and the supervisor couldn’t take him out. Can UPS do this? Does my buddy have anything he can do here? He’d like to make some money.
  2. Adahowfarms

    Adahowfarms New Member

    Unfortunately yes they can do that it sucks but that’s part of being at the bottom of the totem pole.
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Your buddy needs to save those texts from his boss.
    When your buddy gets DQ'ed he can use those texts as a reason he didn't improve enough.
  4. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Drive fast, take chances!
  5. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    General rule: If you’re trying to FT qualify near or between new Contracts, it’s highly likely you’ll be :censored2:ed with.
  6. LeftRS1

    LeftRS1 One of those Millennials Drivers

    Is your buddy trying to qualify as a TCD first?
    If so they may be holding out to force him into a 22.4 spot.
  7. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    When I did my 30 I didnt even have a supervisor with me once. I did my observation ride with another driver a month before going to school and that was it.

    I struggled for 2 days then it clicked on day 3.

    Great folks in my center but if a new driver isn't getting it they won't hesitate to pull them off and throw me back on it. I always thought you were supposed to keep the driver on the training route and let them fail their way to success.