Want Ads in the Sunday Paper

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mattwtrs, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    While scanning the paper in the help wanted section I had to do a double take when I saw the ad for Seasonal Driver Helpers. This is only the second time in 20 years or so I have seen a UPS ad in our regional newspaper. Are there ad's in the Metropolitan Areas ferquently??
  2. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    About two years ago I saw an ad for UPS FEEDER drivers in a Chicago suburb paper...
  3. #1angelfan

    #1angelfan New Member

    we have adds in our pennysaver magazines pretty much every week here in so cal. can't keep people working at ups here.
  4. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I can't remember seeing want ads anywhere--Chicago, Denver or anywhere else. But I wouldn't be surprised if they put want ads out. How else do you reach your target audience? -Rocky
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    The package cars now have "help wanted" signs in the windshield. They say call or see this driver.
  6. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    Is this a joke? The only time I see 'help-wanted' signs on the road are on big-rigs--CFI, Werner, etc. I've never seen them on UPS equipment. Is UPS getting that desperate?? -Rocky
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    No joke. We've had them here for peak for the last couple years.
  8. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    Every District employs any technique they feel is necessary to get the help they need to staff their operations. Every area has local conditions that vary. So each HR department decides the best approach for hiring. These best practices are shared throughout the company.
  9. Dirty Savage

    Dirty Savage Paranoid Android

    This is how I got on here at UPS. Saw an ad in the paper and faxed my resume. Little did I know . . .
  10. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Now that's something i have never seen up here. UPS runs ads in the local newspapers and on the radio stations.
  11. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    LOL....I've seen those. I saw one from the U.S. government just last week extolling the virtues and benefits of living in metro DC--Virginia, etc. I'd like to visit Richmond and a couple other places in Virginia but living there....not so sure about that (no offense, Area 43). -Rocky
  12. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    I remember in my district they went by a homeless shelter seeking helpers. That was the year I got the alcoholic helper on my truck that took 4 tries to scan a barcode. One day with that guy felt like a year. I got so fed up with helpers I refused to use them the last few years on the job.
  13. ihadit

    ihadit Member

    Wait till you see what we get for employees in 2008 if this contract goes thru!
  14. wadep

    wadep New Member

    Here in Alberta Canada the basic stock job interview consists of a hand shake and a check for a pulse. Not just at U.P.S. but everywhere.
  15. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Was grabbing lunch friday on my day off..low and behold fedex is already sending driver helpers to help with deliveries
  16. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    It wasn't an ad in a major paper but one of those little neigborhood rags... I picked it up in a TGIFridays type places while waiting for a table... But they were looking for feeder drivers... I think I may have saved it because I was going to show some people down here how they do it up north... LOL
  17. Hangingon

    Hangingon New Member

    We have helpers already, have had them for a few days. According to the center manager this is a deal worked out with the local, but when this contract passes it will be nationwide.
  18. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    :scared:NO WAY!:w00t:
  19. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    What kind of a Local would want Helpers put on early so routes will be cut out and Driver's sent home? Thats what has been happening here, the Split Cars are not put in to load up Driver/Helper Teams. We still do not have the volume to use Helpers, IE forces our Center to put them on. Its total insanity. I have not seen anything in the Contract about using Helpers year round, that was refused by the Teamsters. I will quit if that insane plan happens.
  20. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I know the type you're talking about. There are something like a dozen in the western suburbs--Naperville, Lombard, etc--alone. Mostly ads BUT they did have a pretty good classifieds section. I stopped reading the one my parents got before I started high school in the Fall of '99. They were bad enough by that point. -Rocky