The Official New Hire Bashing Thread

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by VelcroVestsAreTearable, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    It's almost that time of year where UPS is so desperate for bodies they lower their standards from "If you can read, you're hired." to "Blind, deaf, dumb? :censored3: it, you're hired." And thus the doors open to a fresh new hell every day till New Years and we can't do a thing about it but re-sort trucks, hand out crayons, and try not to hate the color blue.
    Until now....bash away my friends.

    Annnnnd before you say anything about how this topic could be covered in the Official Preload/Peak Bashing forums, I feel like the new hires deserve their own thread simply because they are the innocent, bright eyed, hopeful, very dumb and very naive children of UPS and you know what they say, "kids say the darnedest things."

    This happened today, which is what inspired this thread, and it's worth the read.

    On my boxline, I had one hypeactive little turd grabbing :censored3: out of the other loaders bins for almost an hour before I caught him and the 20+ misloads, tells me it's cause hes colorblind.

    Asked another sup to trade him with someone from their sort table, he brings me a 50ish year old woman barely clinging to life in her 'new hire' vest. "She's good." He says while looking at me DEAD in the eyes.
    Grandma works for 10 minutes before I trade her back cause I was afraid she was gonna stroke out and haunt my boxline for all of eternity.

    Stuck babysitting colorblind for a while before I felt confident that he was cured enough to check on the table real quick, turn my back for ONE SECOND and he had placed not one, not two, but five misloads including a package going to a different state and I just still can't explain how that happened.

    End of the sort, i'm wrapping up my area when I hear a driver from the boxline behind me raising hell about something. Normally, I mind my business but it's been one of those days and I was curious, so I walked over and whoever loaded his truck did it backwards. Literally. 1000's in the 7000's, 2000's in the 8000's, numerical order reversed as well, 1999-1000-5999-5000, you get the idea. All 3 trucks a new hire loaded were the same, except at some point in the last one they must have realized their mistake and tried to fix it before being sent home so it was just a total mess.
    Both of us stayed to help that driver reorganize his load and after he left, we discovered Grandma on the sort table, cleaning out trash in the bins waiting to be sent home so she could get ready for her second job.

    Peak is either going to be amazing, or the worst year ever.
     
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  2. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    Personally I feel the blue vests are cursed.
    The people that refuse to wear them on their first week are infinitely better than those who keep them on.

    Can we have a new hire training supervisor bashing thread?
     
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  3. Boxslinger11

    Boxslinger11 Next gen teamster

    Put newer guy on pickoff local sort now we have two sorters and there are more missorts than ever and the belts off even more smh
     
  4. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    For a while the vests we gave out were held together by velcro, I think 4 seperate pieces, and I literally thought it was a joke when they handed me a few to give out. I'd put it together and by the time the new hire could get one arm in it had already fell apart hah *Ahem* The story behind my username btw....but we don't use them anymore. Our hub must have gotten a budget increase, we can afford real vests now.
     
  5. Boxslinger11

    Boxslinger11 Next gen teamster

    Theyre tearable so when they get caught in something the person wearing it doesnt go with it
     
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  6. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    You know, I bet us sups complain about other sups more than you guys do. ESPECIALLY upper management and newbies who either don't try, or try too hard. Got a PT sup i'm training now I literally want to strangle. She's actually the first, and only person, I have ever yelled at and I think she may very well be the first person I ever fire.
     
  7. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    Well, yeah, I know that, its just that they are TOO tearable. I've seen it happen a couple of times where it was torn off accidentally by either the loader wearing it or a coworker and one of them will trip over it or slip on it, or it'll get stuck someone in the belt, it was a safety hazard that i'm sure OSHA didn't think all the way through at the time.
     
  8. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    Did your sup try telling them to read the label first?
     
  9. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    A blind man could load my package car better than the guy I have now
     
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  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    I doubt you’re firing anybody Sparky

    Can you bring it down just a notch
     
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  11. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    Considering we're at least 20 sups short for peak, you're probably right, but a girl can dream...
     
  12. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    It would help if new hires were properly trained.
     
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  13. Boxslinger11

    Boxslinger11 Next gen teamster

    Maybe if they didnt put the mouth breathers in the worst :censored2: pulls in the building it would run proper but hey what do i know
     
  14. Been In Brown Too Long

    Been In Brown Too Long Ex-Package Donkey

    Difficult because the people doing the training haven't been properly trained!
     
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  15. ixtab

    ixtab Member

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UPS drivers training to run back to their truck after they ring your doorbell <a href="Zac Newbell on Twitter">pic.twitter.com/5BBG9hrTCu</a></p>&mdash;  (@lowkeyclutch) <a href="">August 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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  16. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker Mmm, Mombasa!

    Maybe if they hired more people they could train the new hire loaders better. Instead at my hub they got this one new twig boy on three trucks with usually 700 or more packages. I think if they wanted better load quality in general two trucks per person. Specially when they give out three trucks to one guy and they average 1000+ every day. Note he is slow as hell, he walks back from the slide to the truck and usually carries two packages at a time, whether they are smalls or not.
     
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  17. Boxslinger11

    Boxslinger11 Next gen teamster

    Crazy thought here maybe pay the union members the training pay to properly teach the new guy how to do it
     
  18. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker Mmm, Mombasa!

    My training consisted of, "Here's a belt, a scanner, there's your trucks no misloads. Good luck" Then they get pissed when you do something wrong acting like you should have known already.
     
  19. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    I think that would be the BEST way to train someone. Put the new hire with the most experienced person in that particular work area for a week, the newbie get's properly trained, the worker can take it a little bit easier and get something added to their check that week. The turn over rate would probably drop dramatically, saving UPS money in the long run so I imagine corporate wouldn't care about giving training bonuses? Well...but then again....it is corporate...
     
  20. Big Package

    Big Package The Smuggle is Real

    Ours have "class" now, which I suppose is SWM modules and 8s and 5s now that the union (thankfully) no longer is responsible. Unfortunately these people do nothing for numbers so they crank the belt and overload everyone else doing 4-6 cars with sups working.