Temp info

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Phillygeorge, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Phillygeorge

    Phillygeorge New Member

    ok here is my dilemma. I currently work for a driving company for the past 5 years the pay is just ok, benefits are just ok, i am comfortable there. I always told myself i would only leave for ups. well i applied for a full time package car driver . I sat down for the interview and was told that at the end of the year i would be evaluated on my performance to see if i will be kept. That is a huge risk for me considering i have two kids a spend wife and a mortgage. Like i said i work in a delivery service now and i also have 5 years at fed ex . and i am a route jumper and my job now so i know my area like the back of my hand. i know i can do the job . so my question is . do you guys think its worth the risk ? top rate at my job is 24$ :( and also do you guys know the percentage of temps they usually target to keep? and does anyone know the temp starting rate?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You would be taking a huge risk.

    Stay where you are.
     
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Can you take a leave of absence at your other jobs? If not, only you can decide if it is worth the risk.
     
  4. Phillygeorge

    Phillygeorge New Member

    Yes I believe I can but don't know how to go about it or what to say I'm leaving for
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The leave of absence would be unpaid and you could lose your benefits during that time.
     
  6. Phillygeorge

    Phillygeorge New Member

    I've looked into already And yes it would be unpaid but the whole idea is to go back if for some reason ups let's me go forgot to mention that I have someone on the inside who will be in the district mng ear lobbing for me
     
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    The position your friend is would make a difference. If high enough, you would most certainly be good. What does he say? He would know better his pull then we would.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Most men overstate their pull. Just sayin'.

    It's one thing to get his foot in the door---he still needs to perform.


    Resident know-it-all.
     
  9. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Huge risk unless you can get the time off from the other jobs

    Because even if you kicked but and work the season doesn't mean ups won't take 2 months or longer to hire you
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you skip over the part about his mortgage and having to support a wife and kids?


    Resident know-it-all.
     
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Nope.
     
  13. Phillygeorge

    Phillygeorge New Member

    He's a sr. Account manager
     
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    When you are hired as a "temp driver" (casual) you are not in a probationary slot where if you do well you will be made permanent. Your job will end period. The only way you can go perm full time regular driver is if they've exhausted all part timers who want to go driving first. Management can make an exception--usually every 6th driver they hire can be off the street like you but it is a long shot. Admittedly right now we are near record lows for the part timers on the list in much of the country.

    Sent from my 28 year old brown truck
     
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    It's a big risk....what's your backup plan if you do it and UPS doesn't keep you? Knowing brown...the fact that they're telling you at the interview that it may be temp....your chances of a perm spot are slim. A very wise driver once told me.....stick with the devil you know.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Probably not much pull.
     
  17. Phillygeorge

    Phillygeorge New Member

    Not what I wanted to hear !!!
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    TT speaks the truth.

    Stay where you are.


    Resident know-it-all.
     
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Agreed....it's enough to get his foot in the door, but not good for much else
     
  20. Phillygeorge

    Phillygeorge New Member

    All this telling me I can't makes me want it more . No doubt in my mind I can't beat the odds