Working a second job at fedex

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Damondogg, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Damondogg

    Damondogg Member

    I'm a 21 year Union employee, and I'm interested in a part time job at FedEx for some extra money. Choosing FedEx since it's close by me, & the shift would work for me. Will there be any issues with working both jobs? Conflict of interest? My steward said there isn't a problem. He knows of a few who work for both as it is.
  2. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    From what others have told me, they would consider it a conflict of interest.
  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Just don't tell anyone. Loading a car at FedEx and UPS is hardly a "conflict of interest". The way I see it, you have a learned skill (loading), so why not put it to use as best you can
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  4. I know FedEx won't allow you to do it. I've had a couple guys attempt to do it but FedEx said it was one or the other.
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Agreed. UPS is moderately against it but not obsessively so but FedEx would throw a fit about it.
  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    If FedEx has the same amount of problems keeping part time employees as UPS does, it seems like it would be to their benefit to hire a UPS employee. My .02.
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I had a co-worker join the USPS back in the 1980's .
    Back then they didn't care .
    Now he got over 30 yrs at both ( UPS p/t & USPS F/T )
  8. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Try it and see. There's no reason to let either company know you work for both.
  9. I guess I've never asked if we allow it. I don't really care. Nobody at the hourly level knows anything that can be considered proprietary. I know they're a competitor, but there isn't a whole lot to live on as a PTer.
  10. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    I see FedEx pitching a fit only because there might be union influence directed to non-union shop..... Can't have that happening!
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  11. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    You ever hear less is more. Keep your business your business. If they don't know just work keep your mouth shut.
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    This guy really will be "FedUp"!
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  13. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Damn bro, you must have got to love boxes. Arent there anymore jobs near you besides Fedex?
  14. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You don't need to ask. You should know the UPS Code of Business Conduct. You are management, right?

    Loading for UPS and FedEx is not a conflict of interest.
    Driving for UPS and FedEx is not a conflict of interest.
    Management for UPS and FedEx is not necessarily a conflict of interest.
    Sales in both companies is a conflict of interest.

    Doing Business with UPS

    A conflict of interest could arise if an employee, a spouse, a relative, or a
    close personal friend, has a personal stake in a business that supplies or
    seeks to supply goods or services to UPS, is a UPS customer or potential
    customer, or competes with UPS. Accordingly, the following standards
    apply in such situations:

    • If a UPS employee, spouse, relative, or close personal friend is an
    employee of, or has a significant interest in a business that provides
    or is seeking to provide goods or services to UPS, the UPS employee
    must not attempt to use his or her position with UPS to influence the
    bidding process or negotiation in any way. Similarly, the UPS employee
    must not use personal relationships to improperly influence dealings
    with a customer or a potential customer.

    • If the position of a relative or friend who works for a competitor is
    such that a potential conflict of interest could arise, the UPS employee
    should seek guidance from a manager.

    Employment Outside of UPS

    Although employment outside of UPS is not necessarily a conflict of interest,
    depending upon an individual’s position with UPS and UPS’s relationship
    with the other organization, a conflict could arise. Outside employment also
    could be a conflict of interest if it causes, or might be perceived by others to
    cause, an employee to choose between that interest and the interests of UPS.
    If a situation arises, either through scheduling or other potential conflicts,
    our undivided business loyalty requires that we resolve the conflict in favor
    of UPS.

    We should not, without approval of the Corporate Secretary, serve as directors
    or officers of, or consultants to, any organization that supplies goods or
    services to UPS, buys goods or services from UPS, or competes with UPS. If a
    position outside the company could present a conflict of interest, discuss the
    situation with a manager.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Am I the only one who noticed he said "union employee", not UPS union employee?
  16. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

  17. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    When the application asks if you are currently employed and if so where, what do you suggest the person enters in that space?
    Just sign the extra work bidlist for UPS and get the extra $ there.
  18. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Is it really a good idea to post a picture of yourself on here?
  19. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    I really have nothing to hide...