Couple of questions...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheKid99, May 7, 2014.

  1. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    So I left Purple as a courier for Brown

    I'm going to be a Seasonal Preloader

    At the interview I asked the HR lady how long would it take to become a driver she replied 1-2 years.. Do you think that's true? I hope she is right but at the interview she only asked me one question about package handling and why do I want to leave FedEx for UPS I replied I'm looking for a career, lol.

    She asked me are you 21, do I have a chauffeurs license, can I drive a stick if so how long have I drive a stick and etc...

    So is it a good thing she asked me all these questions? She said I can drive part time while I'm a package handler is that true? I think this station is looking to hire a couple of people off the street but I can't drive until September because of this improper turn I've received.
     
  2. im_tired

    im_tired New Member

    i started working preload 2 years ago and am now a saturday air driver. they originally told us the wait to go driving for our building was 2-5 years, and that's looking true.

    i went driving for last peak and then kept doing saturdays once i went back to preload. just recently they've been having me run air after preload, too. in my building a bunch of guys with 2011 hire dates just got the full-time call. and in the recently acquired annex across the street, there are some 2013 hires that somehow slipped into full-time (or so goes the angry rumor). i'm hoping i'll get my chance within a year.

    i live in a city where there are something like 110 new people moving in every day, so we're growing. i don't know what it's like in your building, but we have a lotta work coming to us.
     
  3. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    1-2 years would be very quick / highly unlikely

    What does improper turn I've received even mean?
     
  4. Tough Guy

    Tough Guy Active Member

    Probably a citation for turning without a blinker, or making an illegal turn ( turned on a no turn on red, made an illegal uturn, etc. )
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you are sitting in a real good place if FT driving is where you want to go. Gaining experience everyday on the DIAD and driving package cars. UPS still has to honor seniority to attempt to qualify, but you will be way ahead in experience when your time comes. You may be surprised how many people don't qualify first time around. They think all they have to have is seniority to get the job.
     
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We can't answer how things are in your building. I've seen drivers start after 3 months inside but then I've seen drivers start after 6 years. It's all timing.
     
  7. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    In bigger cities a full time spot can be had in 1-2 years. After you start full time driving it can be another 2-4 years of cover driving before you can bid a route.

    When I started part time 9 years ago they told me driving was 5-6 years away. Then the recession fugged all that up and they froze all full time jobs. No upward movement!

    A good friend of mine even went backup feeder at year 6.... he got in right before the recession. Lucky dog.

    It depends on where u live... and how groovy the economy is in your area.

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  8. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Member

    I've seen people wait years and some people get a shot at PKG car after 6 months. The company is on a hiring spree right now we've got 5 people in my center trying to qualify right now. Put your time in do some Saturday air & learn the ropes , your time will come 100 grand a year is more then worth it.
     
  9. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    I started pre-loading a year ago and I am about to start classes to become a full-time driver in less than a month
     
  10. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    WOW !!! 10 years at least in my building 2 become full time!
     
  11. Go Brown Or Go Home!

    Go Brown Or Go Home! Active Member

    To go permanent or seasonal?

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  12. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    Either or, they told me that theres openings for either. I would like to go full time though
     
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You would've had to sign a bid, what did the bid say?
     
  14. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    no bid, just wrote my name on a paper asking if I wanted to be a driver, they called within a week. I didn't know how to drive stick shift so they trained me. They need drivers BAD, at least that's what I heard.
     
  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    aka the bid sheet.
     
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  16. Go Brown Or Go Home!

    Go Brown Or Go Home! Active Member

    What center you at?

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  17. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    lol all I know is pre-loading but I'm in Harvey, il
     
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I never signed a bid. They simply said you're next do u want to drive?
     
  19. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Didn't know they would do that...Small center? How long ago? Seems if a person change their mind they could say they never asked them.
     
  20. Go Brown Or Go Home!

    Go Brown Or Go Home! Active Member

    I didnt sign a bid sheet either. I signed an intent sheet. Now just waiting.

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