anything and everthing about Willow Grove?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by newguy2026, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. newguy2026

    newguy2026 Member

    So what's the Buzz around the center ?
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    What happened and where is Willow Grove? Inquiring minds want to know and make completely off topic comments.
     
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  3. newguy2026

    newguy2026 Member

    well last I heard its the number one hub that feeds Philadelphia area.
     
  4. newguy2026

    newguy2026 Member

    Also known as Horsham
     
  5. There's always more to the truth than meets the eye.
     
  6. newguy2026

    newguy2026 Member

    So is it really that busy that there hiring feeders of the street
     
  7. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Very true. Same thing with pc drivers. Hiring spree going on which hasn't been seen since the 80's. If
    you go around that building and check all the driver seniority lists you'll see they all have a bunch of people hired in the 80's.
    Alot of people coming up on 30 years.
    I was told by an old center manager of mine they got the word to hire. Besides that, they don't want a repeat of the mess that was
    last Christmas.
     
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  8. newguy2026

    newguy2026 Member

    So most likely if you have a cdl off the street and are clean your a shoe in for the feeder spot .
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and after a few months you may need a shoe horn to get in to your uniform pants?
     
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  10. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    MV5BMTM3MjE1MTE4MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDQ1NzU2._V1_SX214_AL_.jpgWillowgrove is 5 clicks away from Walnut grove [quoItwts2te="scratch, post: 1371531, member: 1674"]What happened and where is Willow Grove? Inquiring minds want to know and make completely off topic comments.[/quote]
     
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Probably after any PC drivers, FT hub folks, PT hub folks. Maybe.
     
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Probably pretty easy to stay slim trying to outrun cars in the street.
     
  13. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Just to answer your question Scratch. Willow Grove is a major east coast hub about a half hour out of Philly.
    Pretty much runs 24/7. Major feeder runs in all directions, daily and sleeper teams.
     
  14. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Pretty much. I've been told that's happening already.
     
  15. newguy2026

    newguy2026 Member

    So is the feeders job different or more difficult at Willow Grove then say a different hub ?
     
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Not necessarily hiring off the street. They are having these new hires get hired to be in the HUB for a day and then sign the list for feeders and taken out almost immediately. That way they aren't casuals and they just jump right into FT driver positions.
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    you can't use 'feeder job' and 'difficult' in the same sentence. It's an oxymoron.
     
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  18. newguy2026

    newguy2026 Member

    ? please elaborate
     
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Not sure how to explain it better.

    If you get hired off the street for a feeder position and already possess a CDL, they usually get hired as casuals. You have no bid and you have no guarantee of hours. You're UPS's bitch (but aren't we all).

    Now if you get hired as an inside employee then you start gaining seniority and you can sign a bid list for other jobs including feeders. Once qualified for feeders you now have seniority and now are on the Q list and can bid routes and vacations with all the rest of the feeder drivers.
     
  20. newguy2026

    newguy2026 Member

    Oh I heard they were full time and made seniority I guess that's what got me