Probably asked a million times by a UPSer wife but,

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nagginwife, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. nagginwife

    nagginwife New Member

    My husband's start date was Oct 1 2010 I believe. We live in Twin Falls, ID. I know it's different for each area but can someone give a ballpark figure of how long of the PT till he has an opportunity to be a driver? He's working two jobs now and I'm working too, I hate to see him so worn out and busting his a** like this. Also... I wanna start having kids sooner or later, and actually be able to afford to take care of them.
     
  2. funkytownhub

    funkytownhub New Member

    Just depends on the area. I'm out of Dallas Ft worth and the wait seems to be 5-8 years, but Waco which is about an hour and half away is less than a year.
     
  3. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    It all depends on the demand. If there is a need for another driver then the opportunity is available and he will have a crack at it. There was a 10 year stretch at my center when another driver wasn't needed. In the last 5 yrs we have hired 8 drivers as growth and retirements have occurred. There is no certain length of service before you can become a driver from PT. Your center is large enough that there should be ample opportunity for advancement....
     
  4. Brownslave688

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

    If he's been there 2 years he should be able to give u a ball park of how long it will be.
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If you think he's worn out from busting his ass now.................................
     
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    The Canadian Border is just north of you, so is Alberta.
    Since you don't have kids , yet - a 6 mths working and temporary resident visa is very simple to get (6 months at a time).
    Both Calgary and Edmonton hire UPS drivers off the street, and many other job openings are available (can't pass a store or an establishment here without a "Help Wanted Sign" on it's door or windows.
    Many companies are so frustrated that they hire from overseas.

    Just a thought !
     
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

     
  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    ......don't worry too much about that.
    Obama will take care of us.
     
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    My first thought as well.
     
  10. undies

    undies Active Member

    Took me 4.5 years to go full time 6 years ago. The most recent cover driver had to wait 11 years and he started 3 months ago. That's out where I'm at.
     
  11. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Twenty years, at least.
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I always thought you guys were kidding! You mean some people really have to wait to be a driver????
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not if you're hired off the street during a period of growth.:happy-very:
     
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I went in, and told them I wanted to drive. Think I started the next day.
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    My old center has had 8 drivers retire since I retired 11 years ago. They have hired only 4 drivers to replace us. (I know what you are all thinking) but the truth is is that they just plain don't want to hire more even though those still working are putting in some hellasious hours.
     
  16. Enforcerx

    Enforcerx New Member

    its between 5-8 years to go full-time. Im from so cal. Best advice is not to go driving, take a inside combo job it pays about the same minus the worn out body 15 years later. So in the long run inside building is the way to go. Hope this helps.


     
  17. Justaname

    Justaname Member

    My girlfriend says the same thing. I've been preloading 5 years and looks like itll be awhile longer. Tell him to hang in there.
     
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Usually periods inhibit growth for at least 7-10 days.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or any activity for that matter...
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    If Obama gets re-elected, that will be a long, long time....