Got a position out in the yard, have some questions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Super 9, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Super 9

    Super 9 New Member

    Hi, I got hired back in November to work out in the yard as a "skid cleaner". Basically I just clean out empty trailers of pallets and trash after they were just finished being unloaded. I was originally seasonal but now being kept on. I want to stay for the benefits but just wondering if I could eventually move up in the company just as the people inside can, like if I wanted to be a package car driver or something would I still be able to? Or do I need to be inside doing package operations to be able to move up to something like that?
     
  2. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    You can certainly move up, you gain seniority with your "outside" position just like the "inside" people do. You still have to compete with the people inside though, it's not 2 sets of seniority bidding for the "outside" and "inside" people. You're all in the same PT seniority pool.
     
  3. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    you can move where your seniority dictates .
     
  4. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    He is an "inside" employee. "outside" is outside the gate i.e opertaing a package car
     
  5. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    At least at my location they classify shifting in the yard, and I believe car wash as "outside" at least in terms of 22.3 outside/inside or inside/outside. So it's not a big jump logically for me to go from someone working in the yard shifting to someone cleaning the trailers in the yard as both "outside" positions.
     
  6. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    Carwash is inside/inside our bkdg but they all got "eliminated" anyway!
     
  7. mensch

    mensch Banned

    You will need to build up some seniority before you can bid on other jobs.
     
  8. Super 9

    Super 9 New Member

    Ok thanks everyone, I'm aware of the seniority part but just wanted to make sure I could still possibly move up in the future if I stay outside in the yard. My position title officially is Car Washer actually but I don't drive the package cars.