Seasonal Driver Helper, Part Time Package Handler, or Both?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 6String Expert, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. 6String Expert

    6String Expert New Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I am currently working as a seasonal driver's helper and I realize that as a temporary position, the time that I dedicate to this job means nothing in terms of gaining seniority and I understand that I will be laid off at the end of the year. With this in mind, is it advisable to switch to being a non-seasonal part time package handler so that I can start building seniority and working towards membership in the union? I have an orientation scheduled this week for a part time package handler position (sunrise shift) and I'd truly like to hear what you guys think is the best path to follow.
    Also,I have been told that it is not unheard of for part time supervisors to be recruited from the ranks of the seasonal driver helpers. Is this correct? Do the hub managers and/or the human resources representatives take notice of the seasonal employees that are the hardest and most diligent workers and ask them to stay on, or are seasonal employees indiscriminately cast aside once peak is over regardless of their performance at work? I am working out of a hub in northern New Jersey. Thank you for your help.

  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    It varies from hub to hub,but generally,your chances of getting ft are grim.
    Grab your guitar and play twice a week at your local pub,and make the same money
    doing what you really like.Oh wait! That's my retirement supplement idea.
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Next year you will be running the whole show.
  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Take a look at your bosses through the next month or so, I think you'll find the answers to most of your questions.
  5. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman