Slow helpers. Not my problem?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OptimusPrime, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    They have sent me two guys. One in his late 40's, the other guy was 55. Have not heard a single peep from management in terms of our production or hours. (I don't take them into my apartments, but I seriously don't think anyone would care. I made that call.) Assume I should just enjoy chilling in the truck, digging and sorting, while they deliver? Have repeatedly sent message in regards to how long they should stay on the clock. Only response was "as long as you need them".

    Hell, got back today, and my on car asked how it went. Before I could begin explaining the scenario, he said "Oh, it was you and X and there. He's slow but least he tries." I guess just enjoy the ride?
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You didn't hire them and you are not their boss. Who cares?
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    "as long as you need them" is never a response in our building. They used to tell me in my old route to keep my helper 3 hours and the next day they would say, "why did you keep your helper 5 hours after we told you 3?" I said, "Oh, I thought that was a minimum. My bad." Never heard another word about it and kept him 5 hours daily from there on out.
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I'm calling ARP if you don't get of these guys backs.
  5. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Like you, I don't take the helpers into my apartment. I also cannot think of a single person who would care if I did, except maybe my wife.

    How many apartments do you have?
  6. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    Cha-Ching!!! One stop at a time
  7. seamoose213

    seamoose213 New Member

    Sorry to hear about the slow helpers OP. I just got on as a helper at the end of last week, and my driver and I have been a killer team so far. It's my 4th day riding, I've learned to use two versions of the DIAD skillfully (we weren't taught at orientation whatsoever), organize & sort the entire truck by myself if need be, and deliver both safely & efficiently. I know most of that is just pure common sense, but I am happy to know my help is probably appreciated by my teammate!
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Don't worry about it, these guys are making 1/4 of what top pay drivers are, cut them some slack and treat them unlike what management treats us at times, human.
  9. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid


    Theres a big difference between $31 an hour slow and $9.50 an hour slow.
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My helper has no interest in learning the diad. None. I work around that. Yesterday, she was on car for a bit less than 4 hours and probably saved me a little over 2 hours of delivery time that would have been OT.
  11. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    For you guys saying that us helpers are to be treated with respected and like humans...thank you. I can't even put into words what that means.

    Barnyard, I wonder why she doesn't want to learn the diad? It's kinda cool when you feel like you're starting to understand things.
  12. undies

    undies Active Member

    I always buy my helpers lunch, everyday. It's a small gesture of thanks in my eyes. When we make as much as we do...we should be able to spare the $6 for a combo meal.
  13. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    OMG - since my meltdown on Monday, my driver bought me lunch, but told me it was my turn yesterday. So I bought him lunch. Oh well there goes my whole check - lol
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, he's a jerk.

    (Now tell him to read this thread)
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    That's cheesy. He shouldn't be having a helper buy him lunch.
  16. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    I'm thinking he said it jokingly and gingerkat took the bait. No shame in it, though, I probably would've grabbed him a McDouble, small fries and small cup of water if he asked, too.
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I always looked at getting a helper as a gift from above. I treated my helpers with respect, bought them a burger and made sure they had the proper clothes for the cold weather. That said I also let them do MOST of the running and I stayed in the truck and sorted , kept the DIADs up to date and STAYED WARM. Peak was my favorite time of year. Management seldom brought up "production numbers" and for the most part left you alone to make some sort of order with your blown out truck. I never paid any attention if they told me I could only have a helper fot X amount of hours. Once I had them they were mine until I felt comfortable that I could get off the rest of my stuff at a reasonable hour.
  18. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    I have zero problems with the helpers. They are doing what they do. I was asking more about catching flack from management. Basically saying I should have realized they were slow and not used them.
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Because she does not want to wear cheaters, so she has a hard time seeing the board and the addresses. Plus, she pointed out, "I do this for a couple of weeks a year, I will give you effort, but I will not learn that stupid thing."

    I can live with that.
  20. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    What are cheaters? (serious)