Does this mean I will start working ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by new_upserMA, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. new_upserMA

    new_upserMA Member

    I worked as a seasonal helper thru Dec 24.. I said I was interested in working as a package handler in the hub and the HR person put my name on a list. Yesterday they called and asked me if I was interested in working morning shift starting 6:45am. I said yes and I was scheduled for a 'tour' Tuesday morning at 6:00am.. does that mean I will start working??
     
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    No. That means you are going on a tour.

    Jeez do you not read what you post???
     
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    No, that is the first step in the hiring process.
     
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    No. Just means that are interview people for 1 or more position open on that shift. This is that first step in the process to show people what you actually will be doing.
     
  5. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    First the tour and then the wait to be called or told when you will be able to come in for your start day. If they tell you "we will call if we need you" look for another job but apply for the package handler position every time it's posted.
     
  6. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Until you fill out papers there's really no guarantee but if they have you fill out papers that's a good sign. Goodluck
     
  7. newarkster

    newarkster Member

    A 3 hour tour....... A 3 hour tour
     
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  8. new_upserMA

    new_upserMA Member

    I worked as a seasonal helper so does that help me get hired
     
  9. new_upserMA

    new_upserMA Member

    so what should I do so I can get in?? The driver I worked with gave good feedback.. I always met him 10 minutes early did whatever he asked
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The reason UPS takes people on the tours first is to show you what will be expected of you. A lot of potential employees bail after the tour. A lot more bail after the first day.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Make sure you slip on a box strap and sue UPS.
     
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  12. new_upserMA

    new_upserMA Member

    I won't. I also heard many helpers don't last the full season, but it worked out pretty well. I let the driver I was working with know I was interested in working with UPS after the holiday season and he told me would give me a good recommendation
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Good for you. I hope you get the job because we sure could use the help. The job has a lot of potential down the road but the first couple years are pretty lean. You will need another PT or FT job on the side just to eat and live indoors.
     
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  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    yay....Barnyard's my fav mod...lol
     
  15. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    This is very true, I'm coming up on 2 years in June, & still just getting by with another PT job..Just waiting on some retirements. Good luck to you.

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  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I am still waiting.
     
  17. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Yes. You should be a center manager in no time.
     
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  18. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Just keep your head up, talk positive when you go on a tour or fill out a application, I would suggest trying everything possible, talk to the center manager and let he/she know you would like to work at the center as a package handler and ask when the next available position is expected to be, also ask if a position is open at the moment of course. Another thing that could potentially help (it helped me) is going to go talk to each PT shift sups, just stop by one day when their not busy and tell them your interested in working the shift they suprivise and ask them when they expect they will be hiring, if they don't know Deffinately expect to see applications posted next year around Christmas, try to apply ASAP. Hang in there, if there's a will there is Deffinately a way if you want it bad enough. I've also heard of a guy who would call the center asking every week for a job, he eventually got a job. Be persistent and let them know you plan on working there. On your application tell them you want to make a career out of the opportunity this job offers (if that's how you feel) just hang on, good luck bud
     
  19. throwbackk

    throwbackk Member

    If these old greedy :censored2:s would retire there would be plenty of driver jobs available. Our center has 11 drivers eligible for retirement. But they still keep working.
     
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  20. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    It is unfortunate those drivers are not thinking about you and only themselves.

    Good luck with that.