Wild speculation

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownslave688, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    What's up with the huge hiring spree?


    Put on your tinfoil hat and let us know what you think.
     
  2. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    We are taking over Fed Exs portion of Amazon. lol Wishful thinking but its just odd that the Amazon contract is coming up and we are hiring like no other
     
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I don't know that this could be offered without Union approval but I'll say a large buyout for early retirement to get some of these older guys to leave and take advantage of the 4 year progression.
     
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  4. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    That would be solid as I need to go full time haha
     
  5. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    Our hub has about 25 drivers that could retire. I just need 9 lol
     
  6. I think we are going to take on more Amazon after the good peak season we had and then I bet we are getting close to securing some big accounts. I haven't heard anything from the management side, but I know our HR guy has been on a hiring spree lately...
     
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  7. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    My human resource lady also told me if I wanted to drive I needed to do it last peak season, see I had a good 2nd job and didn't want to quit until I was closer to full time but she assured me that we would not be sending anyone else from inside our building to be certified for 3 more years
     
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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Chances are she was desperate for seasonal drivers.
     
  9. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    I agree with that completely, you have to take what they tell you with a grain of salt
     
  10. funnyfarm

    funnyfarm New Member

    After 31 years
    After 31 years offer me a buyout and see how long I stay. Plan on staying a couple of more years though till I'm 62 cause being a satellite driver is a not a bad gig. But still, if I could go tomorrow?......
     
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yeah whatever it is new accounts or whatever they already know.

    The deals done. We all know ups and they wouldn't spend all of this money on training if it wasn't something they absolutely KNEW was going to happen.

    That and the fact that I have heard many people say their HR has said something big will be announced this year. That is all we are getting but it's something.
     
  12. I don't understand it either. They keep cutting routes and not calling them in.
     
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  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    After years of our Supreme Leader, Barack Obama in charge, his glorious economic plan is taking effect expanding our economy ?
     
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  14. Unless they are just going to use them for the summer. Lay them off in the fall . Bring them back for peak and never let them make book.
     
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We have 20% of our drivers laid off this week. They already made book.
     
  16. I don't understand it.
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Really...we can't run enough routes in my center.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Whats the big deal? So they are hiring a few drivers. So what. The last I heard they hired 10,000 bodies for peak and only used about a half of them. Even if they are all trained drivers UPS will still not call them in and those already working will still be working a bazillion hours. They are probably hiring all those extras because some big shot made an error on his "What We Need to Hire In the Future" worksheet and nobody has the balls to tell him he's wrong. Then again as screwed up as things are now they probably have to hire that many because out of 100 newbies 95 of them will wash out.
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It is odd for them to go on a hiring spree after a peak where they supposedly hired too many.
     
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  20. It costs a lot of money to hire a new driver. They send them to school for a week and pay them. Then they baby them and give them a 6 hour dispatch.
    Plus all the safety time them pay them.