Advice: Part Time to Full Time

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BlackCoffee, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    I'd like to be a full time air driver. The problem is I must learn how to drive standard transmission (even though my hub has no standard transmission air driver vehicles).

    My question is should I learn stick first OR apply to go full time and learn stick in the meantime.
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Go take a test drive in a Mustang GT-350.

    You'll catch on real quick.
     
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  3. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    Do you answer any question seriously? I'm looking for advice.

    Why don't you go into the Non-UPS discussions here where your insecurities will be more accepted and less obvious to others.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I like this guy!

    To your question----are you sure that you are required to know how to drive a manual?
     
  5. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    Two people told me you need to be able to drive manual.

    The odd thing is that at my hub there are no manual air driver trucks.

    On a side note they are down to about 10 percent package car driver trucks that are manual.

    As usual UPS has me a little confused and flustered.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Have you spoken with anyone who actually has the authority to answer your question?
     
  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Well, sonny, if you must learn, then you must learn. Why do you think only automatics are available for Saturday air? What would you do if you came in for work and only manuals were available?


    BTW, I'm very secure in who I am and if you ask a serious question, I'll give a serious answer. Insecurity is asking questions of a bunch of strangers on the internet instead of asking locally and in person.
     
  8. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Wear the plastic if you don't know where it's been.
     
  9. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    Human Resources.
     
  10. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    OK, gramps :-)

    o_O

    I asked a serious question. I need advice. Couldn't get more serious. Work on your comprehension skills and we will talk some more down the road. ;)
     
  11. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    My building doesn't have manuals either but hr had one brought in from 100miles away. Our final ride was in a manual
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You need to talk to your mgt team.
     
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    If you can't drive a stick might as well turn in your man card
     
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  14. What is a full-time air driver?
    I want that job.
     
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  15. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    Wow. Another brilliant, intelligent answer. :thumbdown
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Gramps? Yeah, I am a grandfather. As a matter of fact, a new granddaughter entered this world two weeks ago today.

    You stated in your first post that you 'must' learn to drive standard. My comprehension skills indicate to me that you probably should go out and learn.

    As for a full-time air driving job, that sounds pretty damned desirable to me. Unless you've been around for twenty or more years, good luck, sonny.
     
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  17. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    Amazing how every UPS hub is run differently. We have full time Air Drivers. Not too difficult to understand.
     
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  18. I want one
     
  19. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee Member

    So is someone going to actually answer the question?

    My question is should I learn stick first OR apply to go full time and learn stick in the meantime?
     
  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hell, I'd go back for that.




    (And a derail? What a D*)