Got an interview thursday.....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HollandMan73, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Hello there potential brother Teamsters! I have an interview this coming Thursday in Hodgkins as a sleeper driver. Could you guys give me some insight on the job? Hours...average pay for a bottom feeder like myself...chances of getting out of sleepers within a year or 3? I've been at Usf Holland for about 20 years so now...time to part ways now I think. And if I go on to a road test. ...any do's and don't s I should watch for? Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Wear your seat belt and be willing to learn the ups way. Sounds like you've been driving a long time but ups wants you to do everything "their way" it's not so bad just don't be stuck on your ways. Good luck!

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  3. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

  4. HubShifter03

    HubShifter03 New Member

    If its for a position for a sleeper team then your pay is based on mileage not based on $/hr.
  5. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Rumor has it; these runs are scheduled/paid hourly as 4x10 hour days, no OT, even though you're in the truck 80 hours.
    Local 710 jurisdiction, still under extension of old contract; so starting pay is probably $16.10/hr. New contract was voted down once. That Local is now in trusteeship. No idea if this will be addressed in subsequent negotiations.

    Tips: keep both hands on the wheel; and if they send you through a shopping center parking lot, follow the marked lanes of travel.
  6. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Thanks for the info. Hondo....So far I have been told by HR that it will start at 40cpm and 5th day work is available at ot rate of $24/hr so yes sounds like $16 rate. After reading through the contract though.....I see it says ant time worked after Nov 1st will not count towards seniority. ...I have potential start date of Sept. 22. Can I make the 30/90 by Nov 1st? If I'm short 1 day of the 30 then I have to work untill January to get the Seniority correct?
  7. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Also says 4x10 workweek shall count as 5 day week....would be fine then I guess.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    OT doesn't start until you work 10 hours, not 8.
  9. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Right....same as where I'm at now. Gotta get my foot in the door somehow....might as well be sleepers I guess. I'm just looking long term at the pension.....retirement is nicer with a decent pension from what I've seen. I would just stay where I'm currently employed (Holland) but they stopped paying the pension AND cut our pay 15%. Gotta look at the future....