New Driver, which center would you pick?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownThunder, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Good morning BC world,

    I am starting my 30 day training tomorrow and I'm not sure which center I should pick. I work in a 3 center hub, one of the centers I for sure don't want.

    One center is for a city I live in ( city x ) and am familiar with, the other is a city I'm far less familiar with (city y ). Everyone tells me city Y is a much more exciting area than city x. I was a driver helper in city y and we ran into news people, a popular sports journalist, a few athletes and saw tons of um..... Talent.... Walking around.

    Kind of a silly question, but if you were me would you pick a city you know better or pick the city where you can see more?

    Also, after I finish my 30 days am I pretty much married to that center or can I switch after?
  2. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I would think they'll put you where they need you. What would stop everyone from picking the better center?
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  3. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    Tough call. I'm fortunate that I deliver in an area I neither live in nor visit for any other reasons. The whole town in a way is my work, and I feel like I'd get tired of seeing it if I lived there or went there for fun.

    In you're case though, I'd take city Y. Might make the day more exciting and it's nice to not associate where you live with work when you come home after being out thirteen hours.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I don't think you will have a choice as they will out you where they need you.
  5. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    I wasn't aware you had a choice, They put me where they needed me the most.
  6. rkctkc

    rkctkc Member

    Here in the southern supplement, in a multicenter hub, you choose which center you want considering they have an opening. You may be waiting a while. We have a driver who was assigned to a certain center when he started, and then after almost a year he wasn't getting to work, laid off alot, and starting filing grievances about not getting to choose his center. He won and got to move. They are going to try to put you where you are needed, but you do have a choice. You just may lose alot of seniority while you wait for the center you want.
  7. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    My last job I was a warehouse manager in an industrial area of city x. As it turns out, that area was city x's UPS training route. Before taking my manager role I was an outside sales (b2b) rep and I used to deliver and go on sales calls in that area.

    As much as I like being exposed to celebs and chicks in yoga pants, I think I'd rather look at my DIAD and say to myself "I know exactly how to get to that street", or "hey I already know the receiving clerk at this address by first name"
  8. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Choose the one with the oldest looking drivers.
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  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Here, we can bid between centers, and there is building seniority, but that is not everywhere.
  10. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Sorry to rain on your parade, it's not your choice. Sorry.
  11. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Member

    We had a guy turn down full time driving in my center because he wanted to work a different one. Well it worked for him, and now I'm thinking I should have done the same thing.
  12. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Not sure if it applies to everyone, but I get to choose which center I work in.
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You high enough in seniority and they took several people?
  14. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    You'll learn streets and addresses quickly. I'd pick yoga pants
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  15. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    My seniority is non existent, but I was told to talk to one of two ORS and I know they both work in different centers
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am 54 but people tell me I look 10 years younger so there goes your theory.
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  17. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

  18. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    I like your style bud. It's still a toss up and although I'm leaning towards my home town the other city and what I've witnessed has me very interested in working a route out there.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback!
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    This just in.....people lie.
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  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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