Need prior emplyoment information and can't get it.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by JacobVorpahl, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. JacobVorpahl

    JacobVorpahl New Member

    Hi. If anyone can help me with this problem, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    I used to work for UPS back in high school, sometime the first half of 2001. I'm applying for a job that requires precise information of your work history and I wanted to get my hire/termination dates from UPS along with my supervisor's name and for the life of me I can't get a hold of anyone that can give it to me. Is there no other way besides PAYING for an account with theworknumber.com? Am I really going to have to pay to get my own information? I was hoping to talk to someone in HR but when I called the UPS main number and the woman, who I was sorry I had to pry and pry for information, would only give me the number to theworknumber.com.

    Anyone got an ideas where I can go besides paying?
     
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I would start with going to the center you worked at.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Don't you still have your tax records for '01? Look at the dates on your pay stubs.

    ...and if you don't, just estimate! If you can't get your own records from UPS, do you think your new employer will be able to?!??!?
     
  4. JacobVorpahl

    JacobVorpahl New Member

    No, I don't have tax records from '01. And sadly, estimating won't do. They use background investigators that will probably pay for the records, which I'm trying to avoid doing because I'd be paying a good chunk of money for my own information, of which I only need a few dates and names.
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    How much is that "worknumber" place? Too bad if you have to do that.

    Keep checking back here, tho. Lots of good people here, someone may come up with an idea for you.
     
  6. sweetpea

    sweetpea New Member

    where did you work?
     
  7. JacobVorpahl

    JacobVorpahl New Member

    Jacksonville FL at the center in the Imeson industrial center. PD9 specifically.
     
  8. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    What number did ya call?
     
  9. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Speaking of the Jax Hub.....What ever happened to IggyIam?
     
  10. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Hmmmm, well, I believe FL is a RTW state, so if you didn't join the union, I doubt they would have records (of dues/fees). So either:

    1. Make your best guess at when you started/ended, and enter as month/2001 to month/2001 with a disclaimer that it is to the best of your recollection (it has been 8 years).
    2. Spend the $$. If you don't get this job, at least you'll have the info for your next application/resume/C.V. etc.
    As I recall, it wasn't all that expensive for verification, I think it was about $30 about 18 mos. ago (but I didn't actually need to use it, just researched it and set it up so the enquiring party could have access if they chose to pay for it).
     
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Jacob, I am not getting you. Do you no longer live in the area? That I would understand. Call the 800#. I know it's a PITA but you seem to need the information. If you aren't in the area anymore go to a local center. The hubs will have an HR on site, the smaller centers will still have an office with people that you can talk to face to face. You will get faster results. They have access to numbers that you need. You may have to do some leg work, call this number to get that number, etc.
     
  12. sweetpea

    sweetpea New Member

    hang on Jacob working on getting you that number, do you have a zip code
     
  13. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Zipcode for the JaxHub is 32219
     
  14. JacobVorpahl

    JacobVorpahl New Member

    Thanks for the help. I appreciate it. I live in the area, but my work hours don't give me a good time to get over there. If need be, I may just have to take the hit to go over there, but it seems kind of overkill and unnecessary if I can get it done with a phone call. I called the verification people and got their voice menu, but I was able to get them to send me a report, but it will take 15 days or more and this is a bit more time sensitive than that.

    Again, thanks for the help.
     
  15. sweetpea

    sweetpea New Member

    Jacob, try this number 904 693 8510/8214/8207- if this is the not the right number they can give you the right number it's in the area, not sure how long your info is kept for HR to see may only be 5 years
     
  16. wisedragonfly

    wisedragonfly New Member

    You might want to try this phone #

    UPS HR at 1-800-UPS-1508 (1-800-877-1508)
     
  17. JacobVorpahl

    JacobVorpahl New Member

    Sweeetpea, thank you! Through those numbers I was able to talk to someone who, within seconds, gave me the information I needed. Thanks so much.
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent!
     
  19. sweetpea

    sweetpea New Member

    you are welcome Jacob glad i could help