Seniority

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Maple85, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Maple85

    Maple85 Member

    How exactly does seniority work at UPS? I want to become a driver but I know I first have to earn my wings. So is seniority just strictly based on how long you have been employed? Or are there other factors like work ethic, education, and driving experience?
     
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Seniority is based solely on your hire date.
     
  3. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member



    Highest seniority person over 21 and with a decent driving record. I don't know exactly what they look for in a driving record. Seniority is based soly on how long you have worked here and nothing else.
     
  4. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I think a couple of dui's on a driver's abstract can make things a tad harder.
     
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    having a couple of DUIs on you abstract will make having a valid drivers license a tad hard.
     
  6. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    In my building, Seniority is strictly by hire date. Your driving record will determine if you get the bid you sign. Then your seniority date changes when you change job classifications. I got my bid over someone with more seniority than me as he had a OUI. Now I'm ahead of him to bid routes and vacations, but he still has more tenure.
     
  7. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to add that senority is also based on job classification - ft vs. pt.

    You may become a driver before someone with more pt senority because at the time they didn't want to be full-time or they had a lousy driving record. They would always have more company senority than you but you would have more ft senority on the driver list.

    This also prevents a part-timer with 25 yrs from dovetailing into the driver senority list and bidding on an "easy" route. :-)) we had part-timer try this, thinking after all these years he could...not sure what he was thinking exactly)
     
  8. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    Funny you bring that up Ms. PM I'm working clerical now because of an injury & they had me putting seniority dates on the vaca. calender. I notice that the 2nd lowest guy on the list in our building has 10 yrs seniority, but just made his 30 days last summer. Thought it was a typo. It wasn't. he worked inside for 9 yrs then he decided to drive. BTW, thanks for adding info
     
  9. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    paid why you not at work

    i can call your center manager if ud like
     
  10. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    Now! Now! I go in at 13:00 so I can screw up the L/S numbers! Joe doesn't like that!
     
  11. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    paidover i have been classified light duty

    but they wont let me in the door

    afraid ill get hurt then it is comp issue

    my short term runs out in two weeks

    long term is bieng slow

    long term is UPS insurance not teamsters, so if UPS insurance is going to drag their feet i think i should be able to work.

    either pay me or let me do my light duty
     
  12. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    Can't...there's already 2 of us flipping a coin to see who gets to wash windows! J/K

    Ya, they wouldn't let me ride w/ a driver to learn a route when I was out on Dis. Said it was a liability.
     
  13. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    so how is your sup is he still all over people

    or has he come down a to earth yet

    i heard he went to some school
     
  14. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    ya, AzzH*** school. I try to avoid him. My opinion of him gets worse every day!
     
  15. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    i dont think he drove but about a month or so before they made him a sup.

    and he was a runner gunner.

    young dum and full of C
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Crap?
     
  17. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    no rhymes with young and dumb
     
  18. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    now that i think about it yea crap too
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Crumbs?
     
  20. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority