Where to Bid for driver job...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigBrownTown, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. BigBrownTown

    BigBrownTown Member

    I know i'm probably just not looking in the right places. What is the process to bid for a job as a driver? Where do I start and how do I proceed?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You need to find out where they post the bid sheets in your center/hub. You then need to read the bid sheets to see what the qualifications are. If you meet their criteria you then sign the bid sheet(s). Jobs are awarded on a seniority basis to those who are qualified for the position(s).
     
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  3. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Ask your steward. All it is is a list of names and seniority dates.
     
  4. BigBrownTown

    BigBrownTown Member

    Thanks!
     
  5. BigBrownTown

    BigBrownTown Member

    Ah, so its similar to a list for double shift and things of that nature.
     
  6. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Not quite. I simplified the procedure too much. In my hub it's not an actual list, but a form you fill out similar to the online application from which the list is generated. Every place is different, that's why you should ask your steward.
     
  7. greengrenades

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

    Sign the bid sheets. If you don't know where it is then you need to ask someone at your building.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    TTKU
     
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Ask you shop steward. In my building, you can only bid on a driving job when the bid sheet is posted. There is no list, no intent paper or anything like that. Just a green sheet that a PT employee signs to go FT that is only posted when there is a FT opening.
     
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey


    To add to this, sign EVERY bid even if you think you aren't qualified for it. We get bids that say they are for FTers only but if no FTer signs it then it would get awarded to the top PTer that signed it. And even if you sign a bid that someone with more seniority signed, sign it anyway. Just because they signed it doesn't mean they will take it. Some people just sign bids to sign bids with no intention of ever actually taking it.

    SIGN EVERYTHING!!!
     
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  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that if they post a bid sheet specifically for FTers and no FTers sign it that they would have to post a new bid sheet allowing PTers to sign.
     
  12. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Correct

    I signed a bid before and it was only for Full time employees and my name got marked off with a black marker
     
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    There is a bid sheet in my bedroom. Want to come over and sign up?
     
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I disagree. Here, if I sign a bid for a route, win the bid and decide I do not want it, I cannot sign another bid for a year. I only sign bids on routes that I want to work.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is the way it should be throughout the company. Often times if a senior driver signs a bid sheet the younger drivers won't even bother and would then be out of luck if the senior driver passes on the bid.
     
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We can sign all the bids we want but we can only change routes twice in one year's time.
     
  17. BigBrownTown

    BigBrownTown Member

    So...asked my steward. Didn't get quite the answer I expected or wanted. He said that our hub was too large, he didn't knowwhere to specifically bid for Driver here and that "I wouldn't be interested in that job anyways.." but he is living up to his reputation at least..