Full Time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Light Beer, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Light Beer

    Light Beer New Member

    Was told by HR and Supervisor yesterday that I will be offered a full time position on Sep 14. I am a casual right now, so this is awesome news. I love the job and the challeneges that come with it. I look forward to improving and learning more about it. But I also want money. I did a search through google and through this website (hopefully I looked in the right places) but I can't find the pay rates. I make 16.10 right now as a casual, do I get a raise right when I start full time? Every 6 months? Every year? Thanks guys.
     
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Congrats. You are now free to move up to regular beer.
     
  3. Light Beer

    Light Beer New Member

    Hah! I heard it takes 3 years to move up to regular beer.
     
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    That is correct. The last raise is about 10 bucks an hour so it will be a while before you get the big coin.
     
  5. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    Dont do the common rookie mistake... Dont upgrade your house, buy a new car, or any other major purchase. Keep living life as if you were still making 16.10 an hour.
    We have had several drivers who have been driving for about 5 years who have filed bankruptcy, because they thought since they were making 30 bucks an hour, they were obligated to spend 30 an hour.
    Life is much more enjoyable when you make a lot more than you spend.
     
  6. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    (with the recession and the economy, these 5 year drivers are still getting layed off)
     
  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Reality check.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Progression is 3 years. You start at 75% of top rate or your current pay rate, whichever is higher. You get 5% pay raises every 6 months until you are at 90%. You will stay there until your progression is over where,as stated above, you will see a bump of at least $10/hr.

    Bradley gave some good advice. Live within your means.
     
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    75 percent of top rate from about 5 contracts ago.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No--it's 75% of the top rate at the time the current contract was ratified.
     
  11. JDoe123

    JDoe123 ad astra per aspera

    Light Beer,

    Start:  $16.10
    Seniority:  $17.25
    One Year:  $18.45
    Two Years:  $20.75
    Three Years:  Top Rate
     
  12. Light Beer

    Light Beer New Member

    Will do. Thanks for the info and advice. My family and I live very frugally and within our means. I took a huge pay cut when I left the Army and I am waiting for it to all even out. Thanks again for all the info.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You took a pay cut when you left the Army? I was 8 years Air Force and unless you were an officer you didn't make a whole lot of money.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    This is from the latest book. Start 16.10 Seniority 17.25 Twelve months 18.45 Twenty-Four months 20.75 Thirty-Six months Top Rate. Things have changed since our days.
     
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    Sorry, you guys are fast.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Fast would be wrapping things up before Carson finished his monologue.
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    It's a new world Dave. It's Leno or Letterman now.:greedy:
     
  18. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    I thought 24 months was long for top rate.
     
  19. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I have been a driver for not even 4 years, and me and my wife have 2 brand new SUV's, a slightly older truck and have MANY nice "toys", if you are not a complete idiot with your money, you can have nice things with your nice paycheck
     
  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    All paid for?