Contrary to the title, I am not fluent in Spanish. I don't own an acoustic guitar or bongos, or a pair of tonsils. If that doesn't paint a clear picture of who I am, I don't know what will. I've browsed through the forums looking at the FAQ's for new hires, the hiring process, application status and such. While many of those threads were helpful, I have yet to come across a situation that is similar to mine; so I will include the question with my Introduction and Welcome thread. I applied last week for a seasonal drivers position at my local UPS. I then scheduled a phone interview for the next day. I was extremely confident with the way the interview went. I was told during the interview that I should expect a minimum of 40hrs a week as some days could be easily 12 hours long during peak season. I was asked if I would be able to attend a one week training session in another city and I said yes. I was told I would be required to take a roads test, so I asked what would be expected during the test so I could be prepared. I was then told my information would be reviewed and that I should receive a call from another rep in a few days. 3 days later I received the call. They asked if I was still interested in the position and I said yes. They said "this is an official offer of employment," and I accepted. I gave them the information needed to start my background check which is squeaky clean. I then asked to verify "so this is an official job offer?" again they "yes it is." I was confused because I hadn't had an in person interview or taken the roads test. They said they would start the background check and then contact me again soon to set things up to get me on over at my location as soon as possible, and if they don't call soon, to feel free to call them. I asked, "just call you at this number?" and they said yes again. Well two days later I haven't received the call, so I call the number and the phone just rings forever. I check my email and there's nothing regarding my app. I check the jobs site and my app still says active, but the title of the job has been changed to CASUAL PKG DVR. I texted the number for app updates, and it says Background Check Request Complete. I see in the forums it has taken anywhere from 1 day to several months to receive a response after starting the background check. So my question is, was this really an official job offer? Is the fact that they've invested in a background check a good sign that it was a serious offer? I know I still need to give them some more time, I'm just hoping for some input from people who have been through the process and know what it's like around peak season. When do they usually start working the seasonal drivers? I was surprised to receive a call from Wells Fargo today where we schedule a final interview for tomorrow where I'm sure I'll be offered a position. I thought that job was no longer available because I hadn't heard from them in two weeks. But the pay is $7per hour less and I'd have to quit and possibly burn that bridge in January when I go to school. I just want to make the most money I can before I go to school, so if there's a chance UPS won't send me off to training until sometime in November then I'll accept Wells Fargo to start right away. But if it sounds to you guys like I've really been offered the seasonal driver position and that the Background Check Request Complete status shows they are working to get me on soon, then I'll politely decline Wells Fargo.