What's bidding mean

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 8rogan, May 9, 2015.

  1. 8rogan

    8rogan New Member

    I see people talk about bidding on jobs what does that mean?
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    They have an auction once a month
    Bring cash$$$
     
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    When a job opens up, a bid sheet is place on the info board. Everyone that wants that job, signs that sheet. Highest seniority person gets the job.
     
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  4. 8rogan

    8rogan New Member

    Not going to bring that much, since I know how much us pt unloaders make.
     
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  5. 8rogan

    8rogan New Member

    Oh thank you!
     
  6. Number24

    Number24 #24

    In specific for package car drivers.
     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    No, for any job at UPS.
     
  8. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    bid·ding
    ˈbidiNG/
    noun
    1. 1.
      the offering of particular prices for something, especially at an auction.
      "their first sale produced a wide range of lots and some energetic bidding"
      synonyms: command, order,instruction, decree,injunction, demand,mandate, direction,summons, call; More

    2. 2.
      the ordering or requesting of someone to do something.
      "the clandestine associations that would act at their bidding"
      synonyms: command, order,instruction, decree,injunction, demand,mandate, direction,summons, call; More
     
  9. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Well it's the most known for bidding. The most wanted job
     
  10. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Basically.... when a new or vacant job is posted for bid 85% of eligible employees will sign it and only 10% will have any real intention of taking the job. Half of the people that signed it will talk at length to anyone and everyone that will listen about why they will take the job. Then afterwards they will talk to the same people about why they didn't take the job. Someone in management/HR will have to contact people that signed starting in seniority order and, depending on his large your building is, that can take a while.

    EVENTUALLY the person that actually wanted the job will get the call and will start working in that position soon after all of the higher seniority power trippers have had their egos stroked at the expense (time) of those that were ACTUALLY genuinely interested in the job that was posted.

    In small buildings the process is basically the same only HR usually isn't involved but the trade off is you're almost guaranteed to have to listen to each and everyone one of those power trippers.
    :-)
     
  11. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

  12. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I don't know about it know, but they used to have to send them to district for them to figure out who would get the job. Don't know if that was because the local screwed up a couple times or what.
     
  13. greengrenades

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

    Listen to everyone in here. Also make sure to learn where they post the bid sheets and check frequently to see when they come out. It is your job to keep up with it, no one else will notify you. Sign every single thing that comes out. Even if you don't qualify sign it anyways. You never know if they will make an exception. I've seen it quite a few times.
     
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    That would primarily depend on where you work. I work in a pretty sizable hub and we have a couple FT inside bids that people wouldn't mind getting a hold of if they became available. And even in feeders there are a couple sleeper team bids that a couple guys wouldn't mind having either. I am neither one of those. I'll stay in package as long as my body allows me to.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This depends upon where you are at in your career.

    I am starting my 27th year and would love to have a 22.3 job.
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Even loading and unloading on midnight/preload with a $7/hr cut in pay and no OT?
     
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    $5/hr pay cut in Mass.
    lots of different 22.3 here ; 27 yrs could get you a Customer Counter bid . The last bid I got bumped from will be open soon ( retirement ) .
     
  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Our 22.3 jobs are pennies less than what package car drivers make.
     
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Our 22.3 jobs pay less then a high seniority PT and are the jobs only beginner PT do, loading and unloading.
     
  20. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Our 22.3 jobs have one shift that sucks unload/ load. And one shift in a prefered job. Clerk etc. I think they make 25$ an hour