New job at ups

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jprinzz, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. jprinzz

    jprinzz New Member

    So I am just wondering how I can find out my hubs seniority list in depth. I start Monday in the hub and was wondering that it must be a good time where I am to shoot for the driver position. They are doubling the ups center in size. So is there a way to find out where seniority is?

    I came from oilfield/ refinery work. I left a job making good money but I am tired of chasing it. Making it to pck car driver seems like a good career maybe. (Some people think I'm crazy.)
     
  2. The seniority lists are posted.
     
  3. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....


    How old are you now?
    How long do you expect to drive?
     
  4. jprinzz

    jprinzz New Member


    Posted on the same board they out the bids or what?
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Look for the union bulletin board---if there is one it would be posted there.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not in my center.
     
  7. jprinzz

    jprinzz New Member

    I am 27. I got some experience driving 18 wheelers hauling equipment (have a Cdl) . Not that it matters. It's just finding a consistent job. Nothing like being in an industry where u gotta chase it depending on commodity prices
     
  8. Not on the bid board, at least not at my location. We have a separate bulletin board with the whole buildings seniority. Just ask one of your co-workers.
     
  9. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    How long would you expect to drive package?
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    While we don't have anywhere near the volatility of the oil industry, our staffing is volume dependent.
     
  11. jprinzz

    jprinzz New Member

    I'm not sure but if it tops out in 3 yrs at 33 an hour . I'd say id do it for the long term. Plus from what I gather y'all get lots of overtime. Which is great. If I can make descent money
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    4 year top off.

    $36/hr top rate at completion.
     
  13. jprinzz

    jprinzz New Member

    That's great! Is that across the board or does it vary by state?
     
  14. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    The wait time to become a driver is a big uncertainty; but you are still relatively young.

    This job has a way of beating you down, and a 30 year pkg. career will be extremely tough. They keep adding more layers of responsibility, more restrictions on what you can and cannot do, and always more stops.

    The cubic size and weight of the pkgs. we handle now is absurd when compared to 20-25 years ago.
     
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  15. Yes. But the progression doesn't start until you start driving.
     
  16. jprinzz

    jprinzz New Member

    I understand. I gurantee the oil industry isn't either tho. Iv seen 60 year old on old Kelly rigs still slinging chain to make up a connection. So the hard work I think I can handle. My hub here in Tx is under construction. And doubling in size. So I just hope I can get in faster.
     
  17. jprinzz

    jprinzz New Member

    Yea I realize that. It's why I hope my center expanding speeds up the process
     
  18. Good luck it usually takes a good while to start working steady driving.

    It's not an income you can depend on when you first start out.
     
  19. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Talk to some of the pkg. drivers there and ask for their feedback. Just make sure you know what you are getting into. The work is not just physical; big portion of what you do is time management, which creates stress.
     
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    The driver rate varies but only by pennies. As of tomorrow our rate in Central PA is $34.80 but there are other areas that make a few pennies more and others that make a few pennies less.