New guy here...

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by toxickiwi, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. toxickiwi

    toxickiwi New Member

    So ive lurked these forums for a few days, trying to get answers to some questions pertaining to UPS.

    I applied a few days ago and had a group tour the following Monday. I got scheduled for a 1 on 1 interview today and left not really knowing what was going to happen next. Granted, he told me he was going to move me forward (aka he's going to give me the package handling job) but what exactly is the next step? When should i be expecting a call? When would be my first day of training?

    I'm rather lost. Thanks for your help, in advance.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    At this point you should put your life on hold as you sit by the phone. Your phone is now your best friend. Take it with you when you go to the bathroom, get the mail, etc. UPS will call when they are good and ready to call. The key is that you need to be ready when they are finally ready.
     
  3. toxickiwi

    toxickiwi New Member

    So how long should i expect to wait? 2 days? 20 days? a year? (oh god i hope not).

    I guess my main concern is time. I'm a patient guy, but i don't want to be idling while still working my craptastic retail job if I don't have to.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How long you decide to wait is in direct relation to how badly you want this job.
     
  5. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Two things.

    1) Time frame depends solely on job openings and available trainers. You most likely will get a call within a few days, but it could be 6 weeks.

    2) If you think your going from a crap job to a better one. Wake up and smell the roses. The grass ain't always greener on the other side of the fence.(even if it looks like it!)
     
  6. toxickiwi

    toxickiwi New Member

    Im not hopping aboard this job just because i hate the one i'm holding now. No, no. Granted, that is PART of the reason. I want this UPS job really badly. Like, really badly. I just want to say goodbye to the one I have now, since it's just sucking the life out of me and really not worth it anymore, seeing as how they only have me on 1 to 2 days a week max. :/
     
  7. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Just be aware, UPS will push you to the mental and physical limits for $8hr 3.5hrs a day. Wait lists for full time jobs are usually 2-7 years depending on location. Sometimes longer. Oh and no benefits for the first year!!!
     
  8. toxickiwi

    toxickiwi New Member

    Trust me when I say this - .... I'm prepared to take on that responsibility. :) I'm just really anxious for that phone call! I want it nowww!!
     
  9. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Good Luck, I hope it works out for ya soon.