best hubs to work at in Philadelphia/ West Chester area?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cyguy, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. cyguy

    cyguy New Member

    Been working as a preloaded out in California for a couple years while going to school out here. Finishing up school this summer and looking to transfer back to my home town. I was wondering if anybody has input on what hubs are best to work at around the Philadelphia area? My hometown is West Chester. I want to eventually become a driver and was wondering how many years of working as a preloader it takes to become a driver in that area? I know at my current hub it only takes a year or two. Thanks for your help
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The only transfer available to hourlies is the educational transfer. You would most likely have to quit and hope to be re-hired.
     
  3. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    There is a building in both West Chester and Willow Grove. They both put on alot of new drivers this fall.
    There are also alot of package car drivers retiring in those 2 buildings the next 3 to 4 years. If you have a clean
    record and are well thought of in your current building I'd talk to your current sup now and have him put
    in a good word for you at the West Chester building. They're always looking for good people. You're probably
    going to have to quit though and get rehired. Be surprised if they let you transfer any time you have in the company.
     
  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    What are you studying?
     
  5. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    Why does UPS make it so difficult to transfer???? Seems like if your a good employee with senioriy it wouldn't be near
    Impossible to transfer but it is.
     
  6. JWProudDad

    JWProudDad New Member

    It's because of the seniority system. Imagine working at a center for 8 years and 3 months, you're next in line, then someone who's been with UPS 8 years and 4 months transfers to your center. Bumped
     
  7. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    Ya that part I get you should lose building seniority but still have the option of transferring is all I am saying.
     
  8. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't everyone transfer to Hawaii or Key West if it were easy?
     
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You're finishing up college and want to be a driver?
     
  10. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Well, no. I never wanted to live in Key West or Hawaii.
     
  11. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Hmmm tropical storms from time to time with the occasional hurricane -vs- beautiful temps, pig roasts, luaus and volcanoes.... damn either sounds cool at the moment! LOL!
     
  12. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Volcanoes are better to deliver in than blizzards
     
  13. Bren_dan

    Bren_dan New Member

    ..I would.

    Does anyone here work in Hawaii or some other tropical location? I'm curious what it would be like.
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Hawaii is a great place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there. Tourism is the number 1 industry there and they want visitors spending their money but not living there.