Accepted PT am air job but...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by opie, May 8, 2016.

  1. opie

    opie Member

    I accepted a PT eam air bid. Was told by HR/union I can bid on another job at any time, a PM air job, when it comes up. But after reading my supplement, I actually have to wait six months. So I was misinformed. So now I want to turn it down. So I should be able to go back to my shift, and not be penalized?
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Do you know there will be a PM air driver job bid in the next 6 months? Do you know you will win the bid if it does come up? What pays more your inside job or air driver job?Take the AM job because at least you will be in the classification if a PM job is bid.
  3. opie

    opie Member

    PM job will likely open in the next month or two. Took AM in the meantime, but prefer PM. I would likely win the PM bid if and when it comes up. I'm air driving now, but it's not permanent. I'm supposed to start this week with the AM job. Not sure if I should come in, because I don't want to be stuck in the AM.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you turn the bid down you will have to wait at least a year before you can bid again.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Six months is nothing. Wasn't Christmas like yesterday?
  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Somewhere around 132 days ago, give or take.....
  7. opie

    opie Member

    There probably won't be another PM bid after 6 months time. They are really rare in my building.
  8. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Do you plan on going into FT driving? If so then I would stay with am air so you get experience delivering and working the diad. I know at our center all the pm air driver does is take the air to the airport and doesn't actually deliver anything. Just a thought
  9. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I wonder why HR/Union feel you can bid on another job at any time.......probably because you can. You may not get the next bid but you sure can put your name on that there list partner! You can bid the pm air driver job and might get it. If it has a higher rate of may come with a shift differential. This makes the hourly rate more. Call your local and get this clarified with your business agent.
  10. Box Ox

    Box Ox Would rather be driving an E-frame

    Yep. For an aspiring FT driver, PM air is good if you've already done AM air and/or seasonal full time driving and want an experience as close as you can get to feeder driving in package when it comes to physical exertion. You're in, you're out, you're barely even working. But you're not making much either. PM on its own will in no way get you ready for any other driving job.
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  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The PM air driver may also sweep drop boxes but you are right in that the AM job would be better if the goal is to become a FT driver.
  12. Arch

    Arch Member

    How many years of seniority does it usually take to get into air driving? How about Saturdays?

    I'm thinking about doing it for the experience, but if the wait is as long as FT ground driving (10 yrs at my area) then forget it.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The wait to become an air driver is considerably shorter.