Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by b1gj1m304, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. b1gj1m304

    b1gj1m304 New Member

    So I just had my first interview on Nov. 21st. I'm waiting for the background check. If I'm hired as a part time package handler and it's only seasonal meaning no work after Jan. 2015. Is it worth it to accept a part time position that may may only last about 6 weeks?
  2. DoctorMario

    DoctorMario Member

    If u need the money then by all means take the job. You can do worse.

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    That's up to you and your situation.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  5. b1gj1m304

    b1gj1m304 New Member

    I can't get away from you. Just kidding, I do appreciate your help.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    At least it will be some gas money and help out while you continue to look for another job.
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  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Just realized you already have a FT job. No it will not be worth the stress of working two jobs back to back. Plus you may be a bit old for the job.
  8. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    If you were hoping for a FT job after peak, no. PT, possibly lead to a permant pretty easy. The turnover rate is high and the benefits would be a big step forward. Then, thinking long term, FT could happen if you stuck it out from there.
  9. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Looks good on a resume or job application.

  10. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Just 6 weeks at any company looks bad on a resume
  11. b1gj1m304

    b1gj1m304 New Member

    A bit old for the job huh?? I'd love to hear someone in HR tell me that. I'm 46, is that too old?
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Too old to become permanent....most likely. UPS rarely keeps seasonals that old..that I've seen. It doesnn't mean you can't do the job....just means Brown views you as an injury liability.
  13. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Only, if you change jobs on a regular basis.

    Hired as temporary seasonal help @ UPS is a bonus.

  14. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    I'm in my 50s. I personally wouldn't want to start that old, but we're all different. This is really a job for a younger man, but like most jobs, it's about desire to succeed rather than just physical ability. If you want to be successful you will be. If you don't have that desire, then give it up now.
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    How would you feel having some 19 year old PT sup telling you "you are not working hard enough" and "you need to pick up the pace". Nobody ever works hard enough.
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    To be fair....if you can get it done..they don't bust your balls.
  17. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    "I am doing the best I can.... in the safest manner possible."

    "Could you provide a complete demonstration ?"

  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I was told once I was 99% effective and had better start working a lot harder.
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Most likely will not let you make seniority. The job can be very degrading.
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Depends on the job.