To become a driver in Las vegas area

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browniehound, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Just curious, is there anybody from th LV area that can tell me how long it would take me to get on-road if I quit here in MA and re-applied out in Vegas. I'm thinking about relocating and would like to continue to work for UPS. I understand I would lose all my senoirity, but if I could get back on-road in about a year I would consider taking the chance. Basically I would rather work when its 115 than -5 degrees and in snowstorms. I know Nevada is one of the fastest growing states and would like to believe getting a driver job should not take too long. Thanks in advance to all the UPSers in Nevada.:thumbup1:
  2. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    I have some good friends in Vegas whose son worked in the hub. His suggestion, go to and see what's available. You can leave your information on the site and they'll contact you when something opens up. Apparently there's a ton of jobs out there that pay well w/construction
    and at the many casino's...
  3. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Thanks Sammie,
    But I'm a driver in MA with 8 years seniority. I would leave this job and state if I knew I could be on the road in the Vegas area in a year or so I would take the risk. Otherwise I will stay where I am.:confused:1
  4. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    See if someone knows a driver in the area who could give you good info and maybe the phone number of the hub. Maybe someone could PM you with the number or name of someone willing to talk.
  5. Hangingon

    Hangingon New Member

    I'd love to drive in Vegas, but I know I'd be working for the casinos. Lets see, I blow at least a few grand every time I go up there for the weekend, so if I lived there, a few grand times 356 days.. I guess I'd better stay here and stick to scratch offs to finance my retirement plans.
  6. cast

    cast New Member

    Put in for a transfer,from what I understand they need help in the Vegas area and have you ever worked in 115 degree heat ? Its not fun.
  7. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I've worked in 105 degree heat with high humidity and honestly don't mind it. Once I start sweating it really doesn't bother me. Have you ever worked in minus 45 degree wind chill factor cold? That, my friend, is not fun.
  8. Zypher22

    Zypher22 New Member

    Right now the wait in Vegas is about 1-3 years, of course this depends on need, 2 years ago the wait was 3-5 years, last year is was less than a year.
  9. I know this guy who is still waiting to be transferred to las vegas. Might take awhile to be transferred.
  10. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Transferred?? How? I thought that you could only transfer within your district.
  11. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    ,So cold that you have to warm your hands on the heater after every stop or chance frostbite.So cold that the frikkin tracking labels wont stick and you have to tape them on.
    The worst is the freezing rain.My p800 window wipers
    cant handle the ice buildup.
    I`m in Toronto and it gets really hot here maybe 30 days a year...but the ice cold days are fewer with the global warming, and Christmas would not be the same with cacti instead of pine trees. I thought Nevada was for gamblers and retirement communities...thats a lot of seniority to lose over
    a climate issue ...I think...unless you are well off...
  12. AznDiablo

    AznDiablo Senior Member

    If you're worried about weather why don't you come to Southern Cali
  13. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Thanks DS and Anz, for your replies. S Cali would be nice also, but wouldn't I be living in poverty on a UPS wage with the cost of living out there?

    And DS, no I'm not well-off and yes I hate snow and cold that much. I know, call me a wus.
  14. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    Nah, you're not a wuss, Browniehound. Didn't I see something about a possible foot plus in MA, NY and other neighboring states for the next 18-24 hours? Drive safe!! -Rocky
  15. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Rocky, we got about a half a foot here in Boston, but if you head up towards Vermont I guess they are gonna get 2-3 feet. The storm is changing to rain here in Boston, but up north is going to get walluped. I rally hate working in the snow. I get so nervous driving such a big truck in such poor conditions because I know if I screw up I could hurt some people really bad. But you know all this being from Colorado