Few questions from a possible UPS employee

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rynkrt3, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Rynkrt3

    Rynkrt3 New Member

    Hello everybody. I am 19 years old, I applied for a seasonal pt package handler position for the Charlotte, NC hub. My appointment is tomorrow at 1:30 PM. I plan to wear a collar shirt, jeans, and boots. Is this appropriate? What should I expect from this appointment? What sort of things can I do to improve my chances of being hired? Can I get hired back after the season is over? I am considering UPS as a long term employer, I hope to one day become a driver. I am a Type 1 diabetic, can I still become a driver or even work as a loader? What is the process of working at UPS for X amount of time and eventually becoming a driver? From what I understand the only job that UPS offers that pays decent is the driver position? I understand that this forum isn't for new people to ask all their questions, and I know you all probably see hundreds of these threads every time this time of year comes around. I apologize for that.

    Thank you for any replies
    -Ryan
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Since I've been appointed chairperson of the Welcome Wagon...I suppose I should respond. First of all, Ryan....you're playing it fast and loose with the term a "few" questions. Yes, your clothes are fine. It's a job interview....they will interview you...ask you questions about why you want to work for the devil...I mean, ups. Performing sexual favors on the HR person may improve your chances, I'm not sure, can't help you there. You may have to reapply early next year for a permanent PT package handler position....it depends on factors beyond my scope of knowledge. Yes, yes you want to be a driver, you and everyone else....get in line. The length of time to become a driver varies from hub to hub. I don't see why diabetes would prevent you from being a loader....not sure if it might affect your chances of becoming a driver. Wiser men than I can answer that question.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013
  3. Rynkrt3

    Rynkrt3 New Member

    I see what you did there -_-
     
  4. Howe909

    Howe909 Member

    welcome to Bc where there more friendly here then they are at the hub
     
  5. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    Type I should keep you out from driving. JMO
     
  6. thatsmypackage

    thatsmypackage New Member

    You will need to get a DOT medical card to be a driver... not sure if Type 1 will allow for this.
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I answered every one of your questions.....good luck.
     
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You would need a waiver from the FMSCA to get a DOT card.

    As for answering questions, they hear a lot of "I'm a hard worker" type answers, try to deviate from that, you'll stick out in their mind. Of course, don't say anything stupid.

    All full time employees get a "decent" wage (depending on your definition) after progression.

    Good luck.
     
  9. Brownslave688

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

    Pretty sure if your insulin dependent you can not be a driver. Sorry.
     
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Google would answer all your questions mucho faster, plus there is no registration.
     
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  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    lol.....goofball
     
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Not true, we have one in my center who is and driving, he is a good friend, and wears the patch. The waiver requires visits to the endo and opthamalogist, and a history of good control. They also want a minimum and maximum during work, frequent test through the day, and to stop(15mins and retest) if you are under 100 or over 180? maybe.

    Check the FMCSA website for further details, if they say its ok, then UPS can't dq you for that, or ADA lawsuit would follow.