Any tips to get 22.3 job?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by box-man, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. box-man

    box-man New Member

    Other than signing every bid they put out. Anything extra I can do to fast track the process? Been with the company going on 10 years part-time. Would really like to start getting 40 hours guaranteed.

    Please don't be too hard on me BrownCafe grumpies.
  2. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    Just sign the bids...only way. You could sleep with a Sup like in that other thread and see what happens but basically no, we are union and seniority rules.
  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Goes by seniority. Nothing else you can do.
  4. box-man

    box-man New Member

    At this point would it be quicker to go FT driver and then bid for combo jobs? A buddy of mine finally got the call for 22.3 after 16 years PT. Thank you for your answers thus far.
  5. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    Get yourself a Class C license, pass driving school and then bid for every combo bid within your District. Heavenly Class C license Driving School start you off at $14 it'll put you ahead of the list because nobody's going to want to drop down to $14 an hour for the combo job. In the meantime apply for Saturday driving if you do it for 2 years you will reach full scale air driving rate depending on your local. The even faster track to full-time is to put yourself on the feeder driving list.
  6. Edd Orion

    Edd Orion Member

    It's all by seniority, nothing special u can do
  7. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    last combo list i checked the ppl that got the bid were hired in 2000, so another 10 years before i get a combo in my area.
    hopefully u have better luck.
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    All of the above .
    But only sleep with Center Mgrs or higher .
  9. Arch

    Arch Member

    My area is at least 15 yrs minimum for a PT. And that's with getting terrible jobs like load/unload where no current FT or combos guys looking to switch/change will take.
  10. DiligentUPSer

    DiligentUPSer Member

    I've been a PTer at a UPS hub for 11.5+ years now. From what I've grasped over the last few years, it's about a 6-8 year wait to become a driver and 13.5-15.5 to win a rare 22.3 bid as a part-timer. Those winning driver bids here usually are anywhere from 190-220 on the seniority list and those winning 22.3 are around 90-110 on the list. New driver bids are posted regularly, while I had heard about some people with 2-4 years even sneaking in to win some sort of driver positions. On the other hand, there have been about 2-3 22.3 jobs posted in the last 8-9 years prior to this year. However, our hub has posted 6 new 22.3 jobs in the last 6 weeks, which appears as if they are finally doing so to fulfill the contract requirement.

    What I do not understand is they've posted probably around 20 new inside/inside positions for Full-timers to bid on over the last 3 months. Meanwhile, PTers have only seen the opportunity to bid on 3 of those positions that were either vacated from those FTers who bid on the new jobs (no vacated jobs put up for bid) or unfilled jobs out of the new FT 22.3 inside/inside postings (3). I had just assumed once they posted those new FT jobs that FTers bid into, that Part-timers would have a chance to bid into those vacated positions. That has not happened, and I do not get it.
  11. greengrenades

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

    Yup, having enough seniority to win the bid would really help you.
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Occupy the mind so the wait doesn't seem as long.

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  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I owe all my drinking problems to UPS .
    Heck if they didn't pay me so well , I could never have afforded to buy all that booze .
  14. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Well-Known Member

    Maybe they're being filled by drivers? Existing Article 22.3s get first dibs on new Article 22.3 positions, followed by other full-timers. Part-timers don't get their chance until existing 22s and drivers aren't interested/can't become sort certified (for positions having such a requirement).

    The wait to go driving here is about 1 year, give or take 3 months. If you remained part time in the hopes of getting a combo position, it's easily 10+ years. You could potentially get a combo job in 5 years or less if you went driving, though.