season help

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by skatebmx05, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. skatebmx05

    skatebmx05 New Member

    i was hired for the x-mas season and they said they take about half of the people and keep them for a permanent position is that true or something they just like to tell you to make you work extra hard to stand out
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This will vary depending upon the volume in your area after Peak. If you are in a growth area this may very well be true. If you are not and there are employees that have been laid off than this may very well not be true.

    I would make employment plans elsewhere if I were you.
  3. skatebmx05

    skatebmx05 New Member

    hmm yea the preload manager said they hired 30 employees and will keep 15 on after x-mas i from orlando and work in the main bulding are volume is pretty high
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Say hi to Mickey for us.:happy2:
  5. skatebmx05

    skatebmx05 New Member

    hahaha i try to stay away from the parks when you live here your whole live it gets old very fast.
  6. nightshiftscottie

    nightshiftscottie New Member

    We were sending people home before they brought back the laid off. Then they brought on eight temps--last night they had a class tour with sixty people. Where the heck will they stuff them?
  7. Harley Rider

    Harley Rider 30 yrs & counting

    They won't stuff them anywhere. They have to hire so many here because the attrition rate is terrible. Most quit after only getting 2 or 3 hours a day when they were led to believe that they would work 8 or more a day. Others will quit because they don't get called until 10 days or so before Christmas after they were hired mid November. More yet will quit because after working on a truck, decide that it is not worth the paltry money they are making for working their butts off.

    I have seen our center run out of helpers in the days before Christmas after hiring double the amount they ever needed to begin with.

  8. Oh, starting out PC, eh???

    Call it what it is; regardless of beliefs.................

    Here in the USA it is: THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

    Is that OK with everyone?????
  9. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    Has anybody had a problem with driver helpers not showing up, and when the center calls them about not making the meet point, they say they have no gas money? Today was the first day I was to have a helper. He didn't show. This is what he told mgmt. They tried to get 2 others and both used the same excuse.
    Is this really the sign of the times, or did they not want to work the day before the holiday?
  10. camel

    camel New Member

    Hey there,

    Does the same ring true for Driver helpers?
  11. skatebmx05

    skatebmx05 New Member

    From what I have heard driver helpers can get a inside Job after but it's not likely they want you to work hard that's it
  12. blue efficacy

    blue efficacy Active Member


    In other words, they are the exact same thing, and stop taking different terms as a personal insult to your religion.
  13. blue efficacy

    blue efficacy Active Member

    Some people really are that poor, especially those desperate enough to sign up for seasonal driver helper at 8.50/hr.

    I was still wary of signing on for it at 12.88/hr! But that's mainly because I work the night sort, when do i sleep, etc.

    Most people out there aren't making $30, remember that. lol.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Helpers have a better chance of winning the lottery than they do getting a permanent job after peak. Sorry- I know its not what you want to hear but thats the way it is. :sad-little: I'm surprised a big bolt of lightening hasn't struck them dead for telling such lies every year
  15. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    my helper got 2 hours yesterday. Didnt cover the gas to and from his house. Oh well he's old enough to be my grandfather