This takes the cake

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DS, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Today my OMS told me she left work at 11:00PM with one helper diad board unaccounted for.
    She sent off several emails after searching every car in the lineup for that one diad that was missing.
    When she called today everyone thought she was losing it because the board was in it's slot,right where it was supposed to be.
    Turns out,a FT driver left his area at around 8:00 PM and left his helper an undetermined amount of stops to deliver in his own personal vehicle.
    This helper worked until 12:00 PM delivering,came back to the building all on his own,sheeted 7 stops as missed and punched out.
    The FT driver called in sick today.What will he be facing upon his return?
    Should they hire this helper as a driver out of his shear determination and dedication?
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You worked today? Apparently Thanksgiving is an American thing.
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Canada has its own Thankgiving Day -----on a different day----2nd Monday of October I believe
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Do you call your trash cans wheelie bins?
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Wow. Will not end well for the driver, I would bet.
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The driver worked until 8 which is wrong. The helper delivered until midnight. Nice plan put together by your Center team.
  7. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Sounds like he made a management decision. He should be promoted ASAP. He's got quality management written all over him.
  8. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    why didn't the OMS call the driver? a good OMS should have every phone number in the center

    fire that driver, what a :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:ing :censored2:

    and yeah, hire that helper, he sounds like he can work on his own better than the driver
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    And that way, due to Double Standards, no action would be taken!

    Gawd I love Double Standards!!!
  10. IslandGirl

    IslandGirl Guest

    If there is a 'list' with current phone numbers of all employees?..instead of on someone's phone?

    Drivers in our centre routinely work past 8pm..
    And are over dispatched..always..

    Canadian Thanksgiving is second Monday of October.

    Our garbage cans are just that..wheelie bins can be the big ones that a garbage truck picks up with the front hydraulic forks(which spread oil all over our parking lot,and employee vehicles the other day btw)..

    Hire the helper!..the driver?..what happened I wonder? he a long term employee?..did something happen onroad?..
    He should not have done that,period..that explains the sick call the next day(sick and tired of it no doubt)
    But not much will happen to him,maybe a 3 day suspension,at the company's convenience(read:after peak)

    OMS did what she could do..checking the trucks etc..the helper boards cannot be messaged...

    Consider what the helper is making per hour..and the responsibility ...and how he acted after a frustrating day..was he at work today?..again,hire the helper!
  11. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    That's my thought,his initiative speaks volumes.
  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    This thread has nothing to do with Thanksgiving.
  13. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Warning Letter !!!
  14. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Unless he's a TCD, than a talk with !!!
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Good because I ate to much and I'm done with thanksgiving.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  17. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    That isn't going to turn out good for anyone involved.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The helper just may have earned a permanent position--I know I would hire him.

    The FT driver----not so much.

    I would love to be a fly on the wall in the center manager's office to hear his explanation.
  19. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    That's a good business decision. Drivers helper makes considerably less than driver and helper does not earn time and a half, the driver saved the company somewhere in the area of $130 if the pay scale is the same there as it is here.
  20. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    What exactly should the driver be fired for? being stupid? That itself wouldnt stand....

    How many hours did the helper end up working? We have helpers that dont work out of their cars but do work off of golf carts and work out of a portable storage unit. No contact with the driver at all.

    Pretty insensitive of the driver though