To be a casual or not

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by fdxvet123, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. fdxvet123

    fdxvet123 New Member

    Looking for honest opinions from anyone in the know about becoming a casual in the Feeder position. I currently work for the competition and have tenure with benefits and vacation but I would love to finish my career with UPS. Right now may have opportunity to become a casual,question is,am I risking to much to take a chance? Is this the only way to get in Full time eventually?
     
  2. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Dont do it unless you have absolutely zero responsibility.
     
  3. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Those answers are different building to building.
    Some buildings are begging for drivers, others are just covering vacations.
    You will have to ask these questions at your interview.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Can you go to the interview without risking your current position?
     
  5. fdxvet123

    fdxvet123 New Member

    I have done the interview alrdy..next step would be road test but he said wasn't sure if I would want to risk what I have now. I would risk it if I knew the end game was a ft position even though I'd be taking a paycut to start
     
  6. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Seems like the interviewer was quite honest to you about your end game.
     
  7. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    That end game could very well be years away. Be careful.
     
  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Also consider that if you were to go full time after some years, it could be under a different contract with less favorable terms than what you imagined you'd be getting when you were looking at it now, in 2016.
     
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  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Guess he found the one honest HR hiring supervisor.
     
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  10. fdxvet123

    fdxvet123 New Member

    He did say it could be a year before ft could be possible. Just looking to see from your experiences what anyone has seen how this works. Any other way to get into a ft position? Also said there was an expansion coming to the area
     
  11. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Do you mind saying what state or city you are looking to work? Like others have said it varies and one area may be a bad idea where others might be worth while.
     
  12. fdxvet123

    fdxvet123 New Member

    Eastern PA
     
  13. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    No way. Only apply if there is a permanent full time posting. Going seasonal is just throwing away what you have. Just keep checking upsjobs.com
     
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  14. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Yeah don't be anything other driver than a FT driver at UPS. You will be jerked around, made promises that will be broken, and laid off at a whim.

    DON"T DO IT STAY WHERE YOU ARE UNTIL A FT POSITION COMES OPEN
     
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    So, only do it if you work in HR?
     
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  16. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    As a casual in my 1st 10 yrs. Don't do it. Stay where you are. The union or ups couldn't care less
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and why should they...?
     
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Was lumping them together. The union concedes to ups. I expect ups to get all they can. Not for the union to just give away
     
  19. fdxvet123

    fdxvet123 New Member

    Thanks for the input...I'm still really on the fence about it because I feel like I may be letting an opportunity go by with the aforementioned expansion going on...decisions decisions