Shortage of trainers?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by murphyhead, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. murphyhead

    murphyhead New Member

    Hired off the street for package driver job. Been to NSPT a couple of weeks ago, now waiting to start. I'm raring to go, but my center has no trainers available. Waiting for the center manager to call and give me a start date. Is this normal? HR has been no help with anything, seems to be a real disorganized...

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  2. BigBrown3605

    BigBrown3605 Member

    UPS is one big wait..........:happy-very:
  3. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Must be a large hiring push in the Midwest. My supervisor has been on assignment down in Chicago for the past couple weeks helping to get the newbies through driver school.
  4. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    The trainer you speak of are called ORS (On Road Sups)

    In my area this is the year of the bids. Mean all FT driver (package and feeders and article 22.3) position go out to bid. When drivers bid different route they sometimes need to be trained on there new route if they never ran it before.. They will most likely train most of the driver that moved before you....

    Also are you sure that you got hired as a FT driver and not a casual that fills in for driver on Vacation ????
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Yes they are trying to kill us old guys. So they can get that young person on the road.
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  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Yes it is common because there is not to many on road sups that actually know how to drive or better yet teach someone else
  7. BigBrown3605

    BigBrown3605 Member

    Wow they actually do that....... In my center, you bid on a route you don't know, you will go out blind and learn on your own..........
  8. It would be classic if your center manager trained you.
  9. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

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  10. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    I'm an off the street full time driver fresh hire. My orientation got cancelled and I was called after 6 months.

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  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Posts such as these prove just how much of an asset you are to this forum.
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our center manager drove for 12 years so I am sure he knows of what he speaks.
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  13. Ours drove for about 5 weeks but he's one of the better center manager's I've ever seen.
  14. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    IN our center, a couple members of the safety committee happen to be cover drivers. In the name of SAFETY they are allowed to take new drivers out to train them on routes. They can do this until all safety hours for the month are used up.
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    center manager's almost never brown up except for a harassment ride. The on car sups are the overworked slaves that have to do it all (so a lot doesn't get done).
  16. That's why I said it would be classic.
  17. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is unusual for them to drive that long. Usually, it is just enough to apply for management.
  18. murphyhead

    murphyhead New Member

    Guess I'm just being impatient.

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  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I don't think our center manager even has a set of browns. Maybe he only wears them at Halloween.
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  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    My center manager was hired off the street as a driver...couldn't hack it.