Military leave

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by peanutbuttermm, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. peanutbuttermm

    peanutbuttermm New Member

    If I was to go into the special forces and enlist for the 6 year req. Would ups keep my job past the 5 year requirement for military leave?
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Most likely no. For all their talk about supporting the country they will still only do the minimum required.
     
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  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Do you think it's fair that someone leaves to take an essentially FT job for 5 years and then come back right to their seniority spot? Don't get me wrong, I support the military members. Half of my sort is either reserve or former military. I've had a lot of Fridays where I'm missing someone because of drill. I've also had National Guard members deployed. But those guys are reserve. If you choose to join the military for a 5 year contract, you shouldn't expect your place to be held.
     
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  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Dont worry about it you would have much better job prospects coming out of the military then part time package handler
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Being gone that long would be considered a career move by UPS and they would not hold your job.
     
  6. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The original poster needs to personally speak with the unit legal office to find out what the law says not what some internet forum or some HR twit that fancies his/herself as an expert on all things brown.

    Have the legal officer show you in writing what the law says.
     
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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Special forces. You have 6 pack abs?
     
  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The OP may be yanking our chain.
    One doesn't just waltz right into SF. I understand there are stringent (I used a big word) requirements for SF.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is that 4 years active and 2 years reserve? If so, yes, UPS will hold your job.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    All depends how the 6 years is broken down-----if it is 4 years active and 2 years reserve, which is what most enlistments are, he should be all set.
     
  11. blkmamba

    blkmamba Active Member

    I thought (and I could be wrong) that you had to be in the military before being hired by UPS. If you joined afterwards, there was no obligation to hold ones job.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes.
     
  13. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    Are you trying to join as an 18X?
     
  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Correct you don't walk into a special force's position you have to earn it. You first enlist then apply to go to specific school depend on which branch your in. You have to meet requirements to get accepted and then you have to pass the schools.

    Also If you can't get a security clearance you have no chance that is a automatic disqualification...
     
  15. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    No
     
  16. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Unless you join the national guard if you enlist for 6 years it is all active. There are however certain MOS that are only attached to the national guard one being O9W which I was. Which is a warrant officer / Helicopter pilot.
     
  17. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It's possible that his recruiter is offering him a guaranteed slot at the Q course in exchange for a 6 year active duty contract, they have done that at various times over the years. You still have to complete basic training and your MOS school prior to getting the slot and there is no guarantee that you'll pass the course they have a pretty high attrition rate.
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Recruiters are not always honest about what they promise.
     
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  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yes and no. They might make it sound like they're guaranteeing you a specific job when all they're really guaranteeing is a chance to try out for it. Even if you don't make it they still have your ass for 6 years. It pays to read the fine print.
     
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Winner.