taking a trip to San Francisco for a interview

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by carlb, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. carlb

    carlb New Member

    Hey everyone .
    My name is Carl . I currently live in Orlando fl and I am looking to move to California . I currently work for pepsi as a Bay driver here in Florida, but seen a opening for a package delivery driver for ups
    I applied for it and right after they told me they wanted me to come in for a interview next week .
    Here's my question .. ....
    Most of the time it will say part time or full time or even seasonal delivery driver .
    Does this mean that they are hiring for different types of hours (full time ,part time, seasonal ect).
    Here is the post I applied for


    Position: Package Delivery DriverJob Group: DriverLocation: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103 - SAN FRANCISCODay (8:30 AM - 7:00 PM)

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Driver
    Ect ect ...
    I really would love to work for ups as a driver .
    Any insight would be nice .
    Should I take the trip ?
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You want to quit your job, move across country, and take a temp job? If you know what you are getting, then knock yourself out. I wouldn't do it because the move probably cost more than you'd make in a couple+ weeks. Remember it is a temp job, no guarantee of hours or longevity.
     
  3. carlb

    carlb New Member

    I am moving to cali regardless of a job . Just wanted to see if it was worth going out earlier for the interview .
    I don't know if the job is for full time
    Or part time. This is why I made this thread , for some help and insight .
    I can always get a transfer from my current job . But if I can get a better job (ups) than why not .
     
  4. carlb

    carlb New Member

    So the job that I applied for is a temp ?
     
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    That is what you said. That is the way most people get hired FT into driving, but is by no means a way that could assure you to get perm job any time soon. There is a ratio of hiring of drivers heavily weighted towards inside promotion over outside hires normally 6 to 1.
     
  6. carlb

    carlb New Member

    Ooo Oka .
    Well its understandable about the inside promotion . I guess the only way I would take that trip is , if I call there hr and find out if is a FT position .. Cause it wouldn't make sense to take a temp . Thanks for the clarification
     
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Sorry to burst your bubble. It probably is FT, but you want permanent FT.
     
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It's not a FT permanent position it is a FT temp / casual job. If you got the job it would be most likely from June 1 till the second week in Jan. to fill in for vacations and help with peak. You wouldn't be guaranteed 40 hrs a week meaning that if the package volume drop you most likely won't be working. You would basically be a on call employee.


    Sorry but UPS dosen't post FT permanent package car jobs online....
     
  9. Brownslave688

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

    Off at 7pm. Lolololololololol
     
  10. I worked till 8:25. It's a lonely feeling.
     
  11. carlb

    carlb New Member

    Thanks for the info guys . I guess il pass up on it
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Rather than pass on the job based on advice from strangers, why don't you do what you had planned on doing and call the HR person in SF and find out the particulars of the job?
     
  13. carlb

    carlb New Member

    I was plan on doing that today .
    I meant to add more to that last statement above lol .
    Would I just need to find out the number for that particular building and ask for the hr department ? Because there isn't a number in the email
     
  14. carlb

    carlb New Member

    The only info the gave me was the address to were I have to go
     
  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Why don't you transfer with your current job and go on the interview with UPS, that way you go in with the advantage of not needing the UPS job if it isn't what you thought. Negotiating from a position of strength makes you more desirable and less desperate.
     
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    .....be sure to wear, flowers in your hair.
     
  17. carlb

    carlb New Member

    With my job , I have to wait for a transfer .
    I just was looking to get out there a lil sooner
     
  18. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    Was it 2222 17th St in SF?
     
  19. carlb

    carlb New Member

    Yea , that's the one
     
  20. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    I started in that building in 1964!!!