New guy with questions

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Maple85, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Maple85

    Maple85 Member

    I have a phone interview for a Package Delivery position next Thursday. The position is located in Montana (I live in Oregon). I have never worked at UPS but I do have some delivery experience and just graduated from Oregon State. I'm hoping that my good driving record, degree and work ethic will get me a position. Do you guys have any tips as to what questions I should expect in the phone interview? Also assuming I pass that interview whats the next step and how should I go about excelling in the rest of the recruitment process? Thanks!
     
  2. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Moving to Montana soon?
     
  3. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I take it your last name isn't, Prefontaine, too bad for you. An interview is an interview, just give them all the info they ask for and you should do well. Are you sure you want to move to another state, for a driving job? What sort of degree do you have?
     
  4. Maple85

    Maple85 Member

    Yeah I have no real problem moving. I have never been to Montana but I know I would like it! My degree was in Consumer Behavior within the Liberal Arts College at OSU.
     
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    do you get along well with sheep?
     
  6. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member


    Realize if you become a driver in Montana you'll be in Montana forever. No transfers at UPS.
     
  7. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Keep in mind that you will have a 60 working day (days you actually work, not just 60 calendar days) probationary period. Any accidents will be an automatic disqualification which means you will be terminated. Because you are considered an outside hire, there is no moving you into a part-time position. I would advise staying in one of those extended stay hotels before relocating permanantly. Hate to see someone pay to relocate themselves, only to find out they don't have a job in a couple of weeks.

    Assuming you get hired, you will have to attend a week long class which covers driving, delivery procedures, and the use of the DIAD (the brown thing you sign your name on/handheld scanner/cpu). If you pass the class (most failures are because they cannot drive a stick shift), you begin your 60 working day probationary period.

    Godspeed
     
  8. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Be honest in the interview....Good luck :peaceful:
     
  9. barrycold

    barrycold New Member

    moving to Montana for a job at ups....LOL
     
  10. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Montana sounds like a place where stops are far and few between. Have you ever had buffalo burgers?
     
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Gonna be a dental floss tycoon.
     
  12. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    yippie yi yo ty aye!!!!
     
  13. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Oh, oh, oh montana give this child a home
    give him the love of a good family and a woman of his own
    give him a fire in his heart, give him a light in his eyes
    give him the wild wind for a brother
    and the wild montana skies

    chorus from a john denver song, wild montana skies( I don't know if he wrote it but he certainly performed it.) I don't know how to import u tube videos like some of you hipsters:sad-little:
     
  14. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Denver did writhe the song.
     
  15. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    How the hell is Montana hiring package car drivers? I could swear they are having layoffs right about now.
     
  16. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    A quick look on UPSjobs.com shows there are at least three PC driving jobs open.
     
  17. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

  18. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    So you wanna be a package car driver do ya ................ I gotta tip for ya


    'careful what you wish for
     
  19. Kraetos

    Kraetos Preload, Loader

    Got to love probationary periods. We had a pre-loader who has loaded for four years, finally they let him go to driving school and he went through all his courses/classes to become a driver. Third day driving, he gets in a wreck. A week later, he's back to loading cars and now he has a second job at K-Mart. Tough Luck :happy2:
     
  20. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Just start your post, then find your video on you tube. Copy the embed code and paste it in your post, Viola, you do'd it.