Am I seasonal, or permanent hire?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SAC_NIGHT_SUCKS, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. SAC_NIGHT_SUCKS

    SAC_NIGHT_SUCKS New Member

    So I just started working at UPS last month (October).how do I know if I'm a permenant hire or not? And what's up with with those red and gold cards?
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The UPS Soccer team is not covered under the Teamster's contract.

    If you were hired in a Teamster represented position, you are Seasonal.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My 8-ball says "ask again later."
     
  4. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Ask hr when the free period started at your center. If you started b4 than u should be perm. Don't quote me on that. Red and gold cards? Hmm maybe sumthin to do with the sort destinations
     
  5. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

  6. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    I am on the safety committee and mentor new hires. I tell them the 5 keys to be retained after peak is done. 1. Tell them to treat this as "try out" to make the "team". 2. Show up every night and on time. 3. Work hard. 4.Positive attitude. 5.Don't screw up. Follow those guidelines and you might be hired after peak.
     
  7. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    "Don't screw up"? That should make him feel good, term used too loosely
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  8. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    THATS THE BEST QUESTION IVE SEEN ON THIS IN a WHILE. I know drivers who have 20 years and more asking the same question you asked
     
  9. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I celebrate 22 years tomorrow and I still don't know if I am seasonal. Part-timers work more hours than I do.
     
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You will find out for sure in late December.
     
  11. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    show up every day, don't give an attitude without cause, and work as hard as the pace allows

    you'd be surprised how hard those are for most people..
     
  12. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

  13. kdogg788

    kdogg788 New Member

    1. They should tell you up front which one you are, but if they haven't said anything, I'm assuming you're permanent.
    2. The red and gold cards are like little progress reports almost. The fill out a red one when you do something wrong, and a gold one when you do something right. They don't mean a whole lot once you are done training. I suppose they keep track of how many red cards you get before seniority and possibly it influences whether or not they keep you. After seniority they may occasionally still give you a gold card. Here if you get one, your name gets put in a drawing for free swag like t shirts and water bottles. In other words they don't mean a whole lot.

    -k
     
  14. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Simply put. Ask HR