Air Driving?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DainGrant, May 5, 2012.

  1. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    Ive been a preloader for 2yrs now im stuck between choosing an air driver or management position but I wanna hear from the vets on this forum which one u think is better air driving or managment
     
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    What are your reasons for doing more? Are you planning on making this a career? Part time management full time? Sat air or everyday air? We need more info.
     
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Why are you stuck????
     
  4. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    The only good reason to join the dark side and go management is resume building.
     
  5. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    I agree. If you want a long career with UPS then stay hourly and go air driving. If UPS is just one stop in the journey of your career then PT management might be great experience for you!
     
  6. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    No im not stuck I just want to get out of preload its getting to me now. I want in in full time air driving
     
  7. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    I want to make UPS a career and driving is what I wanna do so help me out guys on this one.
     
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    ‚ÄčAIR!!!!!
     
  9. being a air driver is a huge building block to a f/t driver. u learn how to drive. reading a map book, learning different areas and most importantly learning the diad. in my eyes the biggest part of the job is the diad. i preloaded for 5 yrs and drove air for a yr. when i finally went package everything was pretty easy.
     
  10. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Is there a FT Air job open for bid or is there a Sat air job for PT that needs to be filled.. I would think that the FT air job will be taken by someone that has a lot more seniority then you at in my area that is the case. The Sat Air job is just that only Sat and you work PT the rest of the time on the shift you on now..
     
  11. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    air drivers have the easiest jobs ever, and if you want to be FT eventually it's an excellent stepping stone
     
  12. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Maybe where you are.............(ups guy)
     
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    The fluffenutter that has my old job is whining that he doesn't like the hours, anymore. Are you F*&$@!!g kidding me???????????????????? Whine ass.
     
  14. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    Ok thanks y'all and mentyou
     
  15. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    Whats the pay rate like for an air driver btw. I heard that ups promised the union not to create anymore 22.3 jobs
     
  16. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Also, under the current contract when/if you do decide to go full-time driving from a part-time stand alone air driving position, you will be red-lettered in at your current air driver pay rate instead of dropping down to starting rate.
     
  17. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    'Fluffey' is nuts. I would love to go back to the days of earning most of my paycheck before 2 pm.
     
  18. Minneapolis

    Minneapolis New Member

    I have a question.

    How is being an air driver a stepping stone to going FT? Isn't going FT biased solely on your seniority regardless of the job you're currently doing?
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is a stepping stone in that you will gain invaluable experience but, you are right--advancement is based solely on seniority.
     
  20. Minneapolis

    Minneapolis New Member

    Ok. That makes sense.