Army Vet joining UPS

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Michalzpl, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!

    Evening everyone

    I'm Mike and I had just gotten out of Active Duty after 8 1/2 years of service. I had recently applied to join the team, to become a "AIR RAMP PERSON." This morning I took care of the fingerprints and the extra documents on the UPS site. My question is, how long after, do I get hired? (Note: Honorable Discharge) And is it easier for a veteran to join after so many years of service?

    Thank you


    Sky Soldiers!
     
  2. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I would assume like any job, putting military on your resume puts you high up on the list. As for when they will call you it varies. I was called in for a meeting one day and working the next week. There isn't really a set time frame.
     
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  3. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!

    I do appreciate the knowledge Greengrenades. What is it you do for UPS?
    I have applied at the Ontario Hub.
     
  4. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    The others know a lot more than I do. I'm just a show up punch in do my job and go home kind of guy. I don't really keep up with the workings of UPS. I am a feeder driver. I hope you get the job though, it kind of sucks starting out, but once you get the hang of it and learn to play the game it's actually pretty easy. You were military though so it should be a cake walk.

    Forgot to add this. When you do start, management will come to you after a while and tell you how amazing you are. They will offer you a chance to go into supervision. Don't do it. They are going to tell you how great you are, how much they need you etc. They do this with every single person, so you aren't special. If you do it you will be taking a step back and will be miserable. Just remember this, you will think of me when it happens, and it WILL happen.
     
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  5. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!

    I feel you brother. The beginning sucks. But afterwards, it's a piece of cake. I'm just used to high stress and long hours. I just need this while I attend school starting this fall.
    Just this morning, a guy at the HR office came in to resign. A younger kid wanted to join up. I told him to not get discouraged. It works for some and for not for others. But it is true what the HR Rep was mentioning, it is a work out.
     
  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Down here in Texas, ramp people who work at the airport aren't UPS employees. UPS subs that work out to a company called evergreen services. Hell, it may even be a shell company owned by the company so the can pay lower wages. Wouldn't put it past them. Good luck to you, sir, and thank you for your service.
     
  7. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!

    Thank you retiredTxfeeder! It means a lot. Have to admit, Texas is a pretty awesome state after being stationed in Louisiana. lol Take care brother!
     
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    What is over there, Ft. Polk? I visit Louisiana regularly and leave deposits at their casinos for sure haha
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Thank you for your service. As a vet (8 years Air Force) I can tell you that former military are most certainly given preference during the hiring process.
     
  10. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!

    @retiredTxfeeder

    Ft. Polk is located in central Louisiana. In a city called Leesville. But there are no casino's up there. So, I am going to guess, either you go the casino's in Shreveport or Lake Charles, since those are the 2 nearest along the Texas Border. Every so often, I'd go to one of these cities and just see every veteran blow their money on the tables. But they are experts by now on how it all works. lol
     
  11. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!


    Thank you very much sir. Thank you for your service as well. I am going guess you work on the flight line, since I am going to assume you were once a Load master in the Air Force. Am i right for the daily double!? lol
    Have a good one brother!
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are right on the flight line part but wrong on the AFSC. I used to put gas on planes.
     
  13. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!


    There is only so many things you can do in the Air Force. Took my stab and lost.
    So you are ramp guy then. What is a shift for you look like?
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am former military. 25 years @ UPS.


    Resident know-it-all.
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I thought Texas only has steers and ....
     
  16. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!

    Well thank you for your service Mr. AirForce.
    What is you role at UPS if I may ask?
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I deliver QVC to hoarders.
     
  18. Michalzpl

    Michalzpl Sky Soldiers!