Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rich01987, Nov 25, 2013.
What is the fastest way to become a driver?
start working part-time
Move to North Dakota.
Buy sturdy kneepads........perform "favors" for management...wipe your chin when finished. Repeat. lol
Well...if you're a gal or a minority, management. Anything else, part time.
I already work part time 2yrs in i just started driving on saturday but want a full time position
If you have been with UPS 2 years, you know the answer already.
I think most would agree that your lucky to be driving even on Saturday with only 2 years of service. It took me 5!
My center sent 20 drivers home today that were "extra". 20, and it's peak. Tomorrow our projections are calling for 10 more trips. That's it. That's 10 extra drivers tomorrow, and an entire center that will be blown out. Good luck driving. Low man on the totem pole is gonna go home a lot around these parts, or get stuck back inside getting screwed on hours.
Run, Forrest. Run!
I'm sorry, what?
There is not fast way to becoming a driver. It's a waiting game get used to playing.....
Yeah there is. : )
March will be 6 years for me in the preload. Rumor has is 4 full timers will be hired by the end of peak, then another outside (management hire). That would be the 3rd management outside hire in the past 6 months, and none of the guys were there for more than a year. I kick myself every time for not taking that route but as it stands I will be next in line for full time promotion.
Giving it some more thought.
The fastest way to drive is go to FE Ground or HD. They hire off the street all the time. If you are in the midwest, Spee Dee Delivery is hiring all the time too.
Sign every driving bid. That is the only guaranteed way to get that job.
To tag on to this thread, I am at the point where I am very close to full time. I have a full time job so i am not a TCD. I was told if i sign the bid but pass it up after realizing i would not make the fulltime cut, that they could wait a year before they offered it to me again. If i would have signed and not made the cut for full time i would have been top TCD, but i have a full time job and need the income. We have so many full timers that TCDs do touch a car. Our bottom rung full timers are getting their 8 by working preload and local sort evenings and bumping lower seniority part timers. Any advice and the best way for me to slide into full time without loosing seniority to those who are currently TCDs but with less time than me? Do i have to finish 30 day pacage as TCD before going into full time? Or should i wait it out and go in without driving TCD? I was also told that doing the later would put me in at same pay as ooutside hire, 16 per hr.
Once more, this time in better English, punctuation and paragraph breaks.
Darn near impossible to figure out what you are asking.
Yes, I stopped reading after the second sentence....walls of text make my eyes cross....lol
We would need more info like what local you are in. Best thing is talk to a steward or your BA.
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