new hire question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scisector9, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    greetings all!
    I was just hired recently from the outside as a ft permanant package car driver . I have been asking around my hub to see ifwith the new pending contract how my scheduled pay raises would work . if my hire date was before august 1 but I don't have seniority date until after Aug 1 will I be on the 3year or 4 year plan ? if it helps I am in central plains district and I know we voted down contract. happy to be part of the team.

    cheers
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You would be covered by the current agreement.

    Upstate was also an off-the-street hire (Apr 1989). You can expect to deal with resentment for other FTers and PTers who were close to getting a driving bid job. Ignore all of that and do the job to the best of your ability.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Upstate rarely talks about himself here...
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ....but when he does it is normally in the third person....
     
  5. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    I'd advise you to contact your HR rep.

    Have you worked for UPS before? We're currently in a free period at UPS. It's rare that UPS offers permanent employee to anybody during the free period, instead choosing to "audition" a group of seasonal hires, then picking the one it likes most. Even if you're selected early on, you likely won't receive a hire date until after Labor Day.

    Quite honestly, we receive a large number of new posters every summer & peak season who make the same claim. UPS management loves to tell seasonal hires this, or that they're front runners for a FT opening, even when no such opening exists. (They also like to tell PTers they're next in line to go into driving/they'll pull strings for them, even though it's a lie). Most of these people never post again... wonder why, ? :P
     
  6. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    Thanks guys. And yes I would hope I was listed in "driver class" as a full time perm employee. I gave up a decent union job to come to this one, so I will keep my fingers crossed. Hope to be posting more in the future. Appreciate the help.

    ​Cheers
     
  7. Tracey Zimmer

    Tracey Zimmer New Member

    My husband has been told he's next to drive full time for the past several years, and we are still waiting, lol.
     
  8. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    "We're currently in a free period at UPS". Huh it's summer, Free period isn't until October 15th
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The free period is not the same in every district.
     
  10. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Summer is also a free period in most supplements.
     
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Free period used to be just around Christmas. Then was extended for summer months. Its is getting so bad its unfair for new employees trying to achieve seniority.
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    It has gotten really bad. I'd rather see these guys hired full time then laid off when volume is low. Mid August - November will be a disaster at my center. We need to hire 4-5 drivers at least. They will load us all up for a few months and do everything they can to hold off until another seasonal period.

    I blame the drivers that willingly do seasonal also though. If all of these guys would refuse seasonal and say no only if its full time. They would have to hire.
     
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    If frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their butt either.

    You ​appear to be serious. If so, this is really a pretty silly statement.