Wasnt able to make it to my location today. Am i fired?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sterben, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. sterben

    sterben New Member

    Hello, im a seasonal driver helper thats been working for the past week in my local area. Well today i get a call from my coordinator to have me drive over an hour away to a new location and meet my driver. I told the coordinator i wouldnt be able to make it even if i wanted to because of the snow storm and due to not having enough time to get there. The coordinator said "ok" and just hung up. Am i fired or will they call me again tomorrow?
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescil Vulnere Virtus

    If they’re wanting you to drive over an hour for a few hour’s work it sounds like you’d be better off if they DID fire you.
     
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  3. just chillin'

    just chillin' Active Member

    you seasonal helpers are totally disposable to ups. work and get paid or dont and dont. come january your all fired en masse including the temp they hired to coordinate you. until then they need you. you'll work tomorrow
     
  4. sterben

    sterben New Member

    I couldnt believe it when they told me, you would think they would have people in that area to help, but i guess not. But yeah it definitely wasnt worth the drive.
     
  5. sterben

    sterben New Member


    Oh for sure, im well aware im expendable. Im just doing this UPS job until my real job calls me back to work. I am layed off for a few months. Thanks for the answer.
     
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    No you're not fired. I'm sure many people told him no.
     
  7. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Sounds like you were a last resort. I wouldn’t worry about it.
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    No one gets fired during peak
     
  9. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    What’s your real job?
     
  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Yes.
    UPS demands that people be reliable. You've proved you are not. Don't bother showing up anymore
     
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  11. eats packages

    eats packages Crushing It

    I replaced you so you are good.
    We had one of those preloaders that randomly puts packages on the wrong shelf and illegibly scribbles the wrong hin number.
     
  12. PappyLand

    PappyLand Member

    Just call in tomorrow if they don’t call you. They’ll be begging you eventually
     
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  14. dudebro

    dudebro Well-Known Member

    I did that job. You try to marry up drivers and helpers because consistency reduces problems.

    It already sounds like you were at the bottom of the list getting sent to a new driver. My guess is you're still there. If you want some hours, it's better to call the helper coordinator and lobby for a spot reasonably close. I wouldn't drive an hour ever, you're losing money on that deal.

    If you don't want the hours, the coordinator will get to your name near the bottom, or not.
     
  15. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    How does @Future still have a job?
     
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    They will call you tomorrow. More than likely, the helpers in that area could not show up.
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  18. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker Mmm, Mombasa!

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  19. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    You're not really hired, anyways. Bring your driver coffee and donuts, if you are called back. It's the only chance for you to actually get hired permanently.