ARIZONA- How long to become driver? (2012)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Arizona, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Arizona

    Arizona New Member

    How long were you a PT employee before getting a FT driver position??? Anyone hired recently??? Been a PT employee since April 2007... Still waiting for a FT driver position.
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If a F/T position doesn't open up soon, wait longer.
  3. Brownslave688

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

    Most places sit somewhere between 2-20 years to go FT.
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Check your local seniority list .
    Mine still has people who were hired back in the 60's and 70's .
  5. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Seeing as we trained almost 40 drivers this year in the Feeder dept and will probably need another 40 next year I'd say your chances are pretty good. Typically it's been a 3-5 yr wait max in the Phoenix metro area. If you are in an extended center I would transfer.
  6. AZBrown

    AZBrown Teamster by choice

    About 6 months ago, I looked at the central (PHX) seniority list.
    The lowest package car driver had about 4 years.
    104feeder is spot on.
    I however work out of a center on the west side.
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you have been PT since 2007, you really ought to know where the seniority list is in your building. If you do not, find out and look at it. Look how many PT people have more seniority than you, then look at the FT list. How many people have 30+ years of FT service. The combination of those numbers will give you a pretty good idea.

    But you probably know this already.
  8. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    UpstateNYUPSer got hired off the street as a driver. Back in 1989.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So in addition to being my personal stalker you are now writing my biography?
  10. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    I think he's bringing up your credibility...

    had one of those calling me a rookie one time, who I had 8 years on
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    and anyone that has been here for any length of time, knows that you were hired off the street. You mention it in pretty much every thread like this.

    It's called reading comprehension and retention.
  12. uber

    uber Guest

    I just became a F/T driver and I started in April 2007 as well. But, I work in Oregon.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    (He is a co-worker)
  14. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I'm in charge of illustrations.
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Upstate was hired off the street? Shameful.
  16. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    1989 ?
    you are a rookie .
  17. Impex

    Impex New Member

    They are down around January of '06, but once they start again, all the guy's that got disqualified earlier will probably be up again ( 6 months) and will bump people on list.
  18. over10.5

    over10.5 Member

    I'm in az, Tempe hub. It's currently a 6-7 year wait.
  19. Arizona

    Arizona New Member

    What does extended center mean? He works in the Phoenix main hub.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    An extended center is one that is away from the main hub. I work in an extended center (Plattsburgh) that is 4 hours away from the main hub (Syracuse) and 2 hours away from the other hub (Albany). Opportunities for advancement are generally better in the larger facilities (unless, of course, you are hired off the street----did I mention that I was hired off the street in 1989?)