applying for an amazon position

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by mitchel, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. mitchel

    mitchel Member

    not saying that i would per say....but how would one go about finding out more? leads that ive seen, seem to be for contractor type inquiries, not for actual driving positions
  2. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    Get in NOW while it's on the ground floor and opportunities abound. UPS, Express, and Ground, as well as the USPS will soon be put out of business by the Monolith that is Amazon! Beg, borrow, buy, and steal every penny you can to invest in this opportunity. This is a once in a lifetime chance to grab the golden ring and make it YOURS! And if perchance I'm wrong and you go bankrupt, or to prison.......oops, my bad.
  3. ILuvPandas

    ILuvPandas New Member

    They have multiple positions in 3 different locations in Massachusetts on craigslist
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    There is a lot of The Weasel in Mr. Bezos. I hear the Amazon distribution centers are not a good place to work.
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  5. TheJerk

    TheJerk Porch Pirate

    I heard they pay better than Ground contractors tho. lol
  6. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    'Contractor' type jobs here pay $18-$25/hr using your own car. You pay your own gas, insurance and any other expenses.
  7. Serf

    Serf Active Member

    Amazon Drivers are in my city 7 days a week, many making 19$ an hour to start. Amazon warehouse workers are making 15$ an hour full time with benefits. However, I hear the reputation of it being an intense work environment is simply because of the sheer volume and the fact that it is a results driven company. If you aren't pulling your weight, consequences set in. Unlike X's current labor model of "must have 4 limbs and a pulse."
  8. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    People will figure out putting hundreds of miles in their car a week for 20 bucks and hr isn't worth it. I'd start charging full price on Amazon while I could and bury them this peak.
    I had 85 stops yesterday. 6 were amazon. Not that big of deal.
  9. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    Amazon hiring driver's to work out of their own car's. $15 to 25 per hour
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    At least 1/3 of my resis are Amazon.
  11. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    It might be a little tougher on ups and ground guys but as an express guy we usually deal with less amazon. At least in my case. All three companies need to work to stomp this guy out tho
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...which is ironic considering we helped him get started...
  13. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    Yep. This guy wants the world and everything in it. He's a scary guy and people need to think about it.
  14. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    The IRS standard mileage rate for using your own car is .52 cpm. Which is about right using the standard size car. If you are driving 150 miles in a 10 hour period at $ 18 per hour you have about 100 bucks left or about $10-11 per hour. But remember the real killer in this is having to pay both the employer and employee of Social Security It might be ok if you are a retired person looking for a few extra bucks plus the loading depot and delivery area are close to home but if you have a decent car why wear it out sooner than you need to?
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Amazon is roughly 7-9% of our total revenue. That figure would be higher if they paid published rates. Would losing them hurt? Absolutely but over time we would more than make up the lost revenue.
  16. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    Companies will catch up to Amazon I remember the Walmart craze

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Lose Amazon and a lot of jobs will be lost. Something the union neither wants nor does it benefit it's members.
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Walmart's purchase of may slow them down a bit. More national chains are starting to price match Amazon.
  19. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    The standard mileage rate is what you take off your gross. So if you gross $180 a day you are taxed on less than $90. Buy a used Prius. They're reliable.
  20. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    From where?