Advice for Seasonal Driver wishing to become Full Time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BriGuy, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. BriGuy

    BriGuy New Member

    Hey everyone. I was hired from outside as a seasonal driver on 11/1... I’d estimate that there were about 15 of us, and now that the holidays are over we are down to maybe 6 or less. I came from USPS as a rural carrier and hated it, but I love this (so far) and am extremely interested in becoming a FT driver. My supervisor says I’m “on the good list” in terms of scratching my routes and driving safely. I even got recognized at one of the PCMs for my safe driving by our GM. What’s the best way to get to a FT position? Do I absolutely need to take an inside position to get a shot at a driver position? I was told that as long as the casual drivers get through peak without any accidents that you’ll get called back in the summer to cover vacations and such... and I’ve met some drivers that went from casual to “cover drivers” without needing to work inside at all. Just looking for any advice, including how I bring this up to my supervisors in a professional manor so they consider me for any open positions. TIA
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    “on the good list”
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  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Better start looking at booking a place soon. The nice ones will really start to fill up as we get closer to the spring.
  4. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    If you don’t have a driving job by next week you probably weren’t high on the “good boy list”
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Geez, if only there were a search function where one could search and see if this were asked before. Man, that would be helpful.
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  6. BriGuy

    BriGuy New Member

    I knew it wouldn’t take long...
    I did, but it’s not exactly the easiest thing to search for to find the right results. I also posted the question in the “New Hires, click here” thread a few days ago and nobody responded.
  7. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    It all depends on the area you are in, my center is still trying to fill FT driver positions. One thing I have to ask what the hell is a GM? Did you mean center manager? Anyways taking a PT job and being able to sign bids might be the best way to get in for the mean time. A tip I would say is not to get caught up with a good boy trick, if you do your job well they will hire you if there is a need for FT drivers.
  8. What building do you work in? Were you asked to go in tomorrow?
  9. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    It depends, are you willing to do things of questionable legality?
  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Work for Amazon
  11. BriGuy

    BriGuy New Member

    One of the facilities in MA. And yes, I was told to work tomorrow and have worked every day this week
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    They can work you until the second full week of January which is the 19th. After that you are a permanent hire
  13. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    There's really no way to bring it up. If you are not scheduled for the next week (!) then go ahead and call back but very likely, by that point, your best bet is request to work inside for at least the next couple of months.
  14. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Active Member

    All seriousness - Tell your sups, center manager, preload manager, and HR. At UPS everyone is putting out fires and running around crazy often with an I don't give a crap attitude. But they need bodies to move the boxes. That's where you come in. If you raise your hand and have a positive attitude and aren't high on drugs, they will stick you somewhere to do something.

    Remember, though, that you are just a number and today's answer to put out one of their "fires". Most, if not all, will turn on you in a second and crush you if it helps their cause or gets their ass out of a bind. Best of luck.