Making a career out of UPS?

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by DustinM, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. DustinM

    DustinM New Member

    Hello My name is Dustin,I just got a job at UPS as seasonal unloader help but most likely they are gonna hire me back on at the beginning of the year. I'm just wondering If the requirements for being a driver are working every position at UPS? or Is It strictly based on seniority?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is not a requirement to work every position at UPS in order to become a driver but I do think that it gives you a better perspective of the operation if you do. Becoming a driver is all about seniority (unless you are hired off the street).
     
  3. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

    Welcome to the BrownCafe, DustinM!:peaceful:
     
  4. The Passenger

    The Passenger New Member

    Work as many positions as you can in the building. For peak season 2010, become a driver helper. Apart from working a double everyday and therefore having a fatter paycheck all through out peak season, you will have the opportunity to make an impression on the management at the package centers where the drivers work. I've seen people become drivers because of a great performance as a helper.

    Not that I'm saying that management pulls strings to get certain people hired as drivers...oh, no. Of course not. They would never. It's all about seniority.

    In short: You don't need to work every position to become a UPS driver. But, if you want to make a career out of it, you want to work in as many positions as you can. Besides, unloading really sucks.