preload/TCD

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by antrejo05, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. antrejo05

    antrejo05 New Member

    Was hired as permanent preload/TCD. Went straight to driver school. Completed school week ago. Have not been called in to preload. Sup says she will call when she needs me. Is this how this normally works? How long should I wait for her to call? I called last Friday for schedule as instructed be HR and will continue to do so every Friday. I think she us upset that permanent employees were hired.
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Silly season.
     
  3. She probably has PMS. and hates men!
    no worries.
     
  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah, it's normal and peak hasn't really started yet. You'll get called to work but it may not be until November. If they're not working you now even part time, don't expect to be working after Christmas.
     
  5. Drop back 10,and punt. Or take a knee. Your choice.
     
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe after spending time and money to send you to school and you passed UPS will not use you in one way or another. Always need pre loaders or air drivers.
     
  7. We have "new guys" sitting at home. No more training money.

    Oh what a fun peak,this will be!
     
  8. antrejo05

    antrejo05 New Member


    Even as a perm employee I will not work after Christmas?
     
  9. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Did you honestly just rate my response to you disagree then have the balls to ask me another question?
     
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hey, he's a new guy!;)
     
  11. antrejo05

    antrejo05 New Member

    I did not rate disagree... New here. If did it was an accident.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Get out the dip stick.
     
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    K, then I'll answer you. You are not a permanent employee. You are a pre-seniority employee candidate. You have to complete your qualification/probation period before you can make seniority. If they claim to be hiring you as a preloader, then that means you'll have to work 30-90 working days (depending on where you are in the country) performing at the level they want you to perform before you make seniority and become a permanent employee. You can't make seniority during the "free period" which is the last couple months of the year. I think you'll find this thread helpful.

    They will likely use you as a preloader, cover driver or both as peak ramps up. Here's the thing...If they're not using you now a week into October, they likely won't need you after the first of the year because mid January to late spring is our slowest time of the year.

    To summarize, you could get a call any day to start working, but you won't make seniority and become a permanent employee by the deadline so you could be let go after Christmas for any or no reason...OR they could end up needing you/liking the way you work and making room for you.
     
  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    IOW, give it up now.
     
  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Nah, if he has nothing else going on it could pan out and turn into a permanent part time job, but just want him to have realistic expectations.

    @antrejo05, if it makes you feel any better...back when I started at UPS as a part time package handler I did it looking for a second job to help pay the bills and wanted permanent. They hired me as a seasonal employee in October and I knew full well there was a chance I'd only work until Christmas. In January they ended up granting me seniority and making me a permanent part time employee because they liked how I worked and ended up needing me.
     
  16. antrejo05

    antrejo05 New Member

    Thanks for the info. One more question, how us being hired as perm pt different from seasonal if I could be out of work after Christmas?
     
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You are absolutely right. A long time ago, I was hired for peak, and my center manager miscounted my days when I got called back in January.

    The problem (for him) is that it doesn't always work out. He could work, regardless of what he was promised, every day between now and Christmas and never be heard from again. It's a harsh reality.
     
  18. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Technically if you're hired as a permanent employee it means they intend to keep you on permanently. The problem is you have to make seniority to be permanent and with being hired this time of year they can easily throw you away as cosmo said in the post above this one. Management is only in it for themselves and will do whatever they have to do to serve their own interests.

    Until you make seniority they can get rid of you any time they want.
     
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Permanent PT may only be laid off for a day or two after Christmas. Seasonal will have to go through the re-hire process and start at day one.
     
  20. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    In other words if you were truly hired to be perm, you'd have a better shot of staying after peak than someone who was told they are a seasonal hire.