UPS Feeder qualifications

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jeddy, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Jeddy

    Jeddy New Member

    Question for all you feeder people. Can a UPS employee that has been in a clerk position for 25 years be qualified to bid on a feeder position?
     
  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Look at the bid list, see if you meet all of the requirements, and if you do, sign your name on the line
     
  3. Jeddy

    Jeddy New Member

    Thanks for the answer but I had heard that you had to have at least 1 year of safe driving before you could sign up.
     
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Not exactly, you need to have not had an accident in one year.

    We just had people jump from PT to FT, so not exactly.
     
  5. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Yea you need 1 year of safe driving in general, that doesn't mean in package. That means no tickets or accidents at all. That is at least what HR told me when I went into feeders last year. I went PT to FT feeders. Just sign it, you might be in a category as off the street hire. Worth a shot though.
     
  6. Jeddy

    Jeddy New Member

    So this person I know has not even been driving package just working as a clerk for the past 25 years and now wants to go into feeder. By the answers it appears if he has not even been driving he would not qualify.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    From driving a desk to driving a big rig----that should be a smooth transition.
     
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Things change all the time. In the olden days, you couldn't go in to feeders from PT anything. And I don't believe clerks were allowed to bid. Like I tell my son, who works in a hub "if you want a job, sign on it. You never can tell."
     
  9. Jeddy

    Jeddy New Member

    Yeah- It should be interesting to say the least. Let's see how the 2week of jammed pack training goes. It's like boot camp!
     
  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    We've been hiring folks off the street, so clearly you don't need 1 year of safe driving at UPS just a clean driving record.
     
  11. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    What answers did you read that lead to that conclusion? One year of no speeding tickets or the like. People bypassed delivery and went right into feeders, so you don't need to do delivery first. Usually yes, but not recently
     
  12. SafeYARDdog

    SafeYARDdog Member

    To be eligible you must be a FT Combo/ FT package car driver + Seniority.
    BTW, Signing your name on the bid list won't hurt anything...Your seniority is a PLUS so Let see what is going on.
     
  13. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Wrong.
     
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  14. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Could depend on the bid posted.
    We have feeder bid sheets that state only F/T package/combo are eligible.
    When not enough full timers sign it they start pulling from the P/T to F/T bid sheet, supposedly.
    I just sign them all anyways and let HR deal with it.
     
  15. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Jones is 100% correct. He was responding to a post stating that you HAVE to be some kind of FT. That is incorrect. Like you say, it depends on what the bid says. That is not what Jones was arguing
     
  16. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Depends on what supplement you are under. In the Central, no. You need to have 1 year of UPS safe driving.
     
  17. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Not in the Central. You need 1 year UPS safe driving. In other supplements, it does say 1 year without an accident, but not in the Central.
     
  18. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    This is true if no FT employee bids. They then can open it up to PT and you need the same qualifications as an off the street hire.
     
  19. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Sucks to be in the Central
     
  20. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Ya gotta take the bad with the good.