I'm not so new enough to the game to not know the deal anymore about driving for UPS. Plus reading here on this forum has set a good perspective in my mind. I've even slowed down in the last week or so to set a nice pace. Still getting scratch. Only 18 clicks under Thursday. So I'm finding a good safe pace. I was 118 clicks under one day a few weeks ago hustling too much...
I'm older. Almost 50. I kind of considered myself too old for the job in managements eyes and figured that I would never get full time. But I'm in pretty decent shape after losing 90lbs working out hard at the gym in the previous 2 seasons to get in shape for myself and this job. Got some abs and biceps now. Eating strict. Lean meats and low glycemic veggies for a year. I cheated a lot too though when my wife and I hung out with friends on the weekends.
Well the question is that they offered me full time a few days ago and I'm not sure what it really means as far as a timeline goes. I actually mentioned it to the manager in passing one morning that I would like to get a full time position if one opens up. They mentioned that they are going to try to get me on full time like a week later. I'm seasonal right now until labor day supposedly. But I was like "hell ya! I love this job". I really do love it. I should have been more professional like "yes sir thank you for your consideration". But I got a little excited. LOL. Well does my 30 day clock start when they offered me the job? Or are they just pushing to get me in with the union vs management hiring rules? They said that they are going to ask for like 5 drivers for management this time I heard from the office. We just had 3 guys retire last week.
Yes I love the job. Running around outside all day. Dodging mean dogs. And saying hello to customers. I think it's fun. Sure beats hitting a gym on a treadmill to stay in shape. Plus we get $$$ for it. And a little prestige being a UPS delivery driver. Let me know what you think. I appreciate your feedback.
Probably took three seasons to hire you cause of your age unfortunately. Don’t even worry about scratching or clicks (whatever the that means) just work and follow the methods . You’ll be getting oput on different routes everyday anyways.