I am wondering if I am wasting my time and wondering if anybody over there cares at all.
I am referring to the helper’s job I got at UPS.
Yesterday they called at 7:20 and told me they had a driver to set me up with. They gave his cell phone number and told me to call at 9.
I called at 9. I could barely understand “John”. He had a heavy Hispanic accent and I had to keep asking him to repeat what he said.
He said, “Do you know where Party City is?” I told him yes. “You can meet me there but I am not there yet…call me at 10 am.”
I waited the hour. He told me to meet him at a warehouse about 10 or 15 minutes from here.
I got to the site and he had the uniform. I also had with me a booklet they told us to give to the driver we are working with; in there is a checklist for the helper to see if he complies with rules: did the helper wear steet tip shoes, do they follow rules when exiting the truck, etc.
He said no. He said to me, “Go to Toys R Us and meet me there in about 20 minutes.”
It’s about quarter of 11 at this point.
He showed up at about 11:15. And told me I could change into my uniform in back of the truck!
I told him I’d go inside the store to change into the uniform, which I did.
He asked me if I knew how to use the scanner. We were shown nothing in orientation — we were told to be there at 7 am the next day and the bunch of us wound up waiting in a waiting room until they called us one by one to have a photo taken for the ID; we were seen in order of arrival — so by the time I got into the orientation meeting itself I missed a good 45 minutes of what was said! And the guys who came into the meeting after me missed more than I did.
Have us sit for the photos AFTER the meeting! How does that sound????
I worked with John for about 20 minutes when 2 more trucks with drivers pulled up — I don’t know what was up with that —and a third, with the guy who ran the orientation session.
“These guys will be working together. You can go home; we don’t want you out on a commercial route. We will call you at 3 pm and a driver will be assigned to you; you’ll do the residential area in your town,” he said.
So all told — including the wait from 9 until 10 and the time it took me to drive to the first site and the little bit of work I did with him — I worked 2 and a half hours.
I got no call at 3 yesterday and none today at 3.
I also still have not seen a check for orientation. Nobody seems to know where it is; the only answer I got was “it will be in the mail.” This is an orientation period that took place nearly 3 weeks ago! Why wasn’t this check dropped into the mail????
This is breaking about at least 2 or 3 labor laws. By law that paycheck needed to be given out within the week; I think that is the rule, anyway. (I will bet you that no check for me was cut and they only realized it today)
Today they told me it would be on the way. I called again and after playing Dodgephones with 2 or 3 people at the main office, I finally got somebody who said the check would be mailed. Should have been put into the mail 2 weeks ago when the pay period ended on the 20th.
She then said, “are you still interested in being a driver helper.”
Isn’t there any sidenote or notation or log on your end that shows I was out on the road with a driver, albeit for a very short time period, yesterday morning? What’s going on over there?
I have no idea how they will “mark” the hours I was in the mix yesterday. I would say that it should be 21/2 hours, starting with the call I made at 9am to see where I’d meet him. I saw no time card, no sheet with my name on it, no nothing. How is this any way to run a railroad???
None of this is well planned, nor well thought out. I will bet you that the main players on this board and I could run that company by ourselves in a far better way.
In other news:
Another dud interview. Very bad news. Wasted my time.
An email from atty today; the sheriff was coming out today. Bro left for work at 12:30; I saw no sheriff here at all and I am a nervous wreck.
Life sure SUCKS. I am at wit’s end here and I am racing against time.