Army vet needs advice

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ArmyVet88, May 31, 2018.

  1. ArmyVet88

    ArmyVet88 New Member

    So I served 10 years in the military and decided I didnt want to subject myself and family to 10 more. I started working at UPS as a seasonal personal vehicle driver and got hired as pre load/utility after peak. They are offering me a PT supervisor position with the promice of getting hired on as a FT driver with the 6:1 deal as soon as they can find someone else. I have 4 people in front of me that need to go on packet but it could be faster this way. My question it a trap and i would be giving away my seniority for nothing and could i get it in writing that they must hold up their end of the deal?
  2. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Listen up, OoooooooKaaaaaay!

    You were a seasonal Uber for UPS? Where at?
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yes it is a trap. And even putting it in writing would mean nothing.
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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    HR would never lie.
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  5. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your service.
    Have you considered joining the Army Reserves and retiring at 20 years?
    Good luck getting anything in writing from UPS. They won't stick their neck out.

    Prepared to be overwhelmed with responses suggesting you NOT take a PT supe position.
  6. ArmyVet88

    ArmyVet88 New Member

    Alaska its was a great gig they pay driver rate pluss milage. The FT drivers hated us though we were guaranteed 8 hours.
  7. ArmyVet88

    ArmyVet88 New Member

    I have read allot of threads on here and i see that lol!
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Army Reserve or National Guard. I did 22 years and now have a pension check every month and free health care for my wife and myself.
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    As I have suggested to other military people who are about to get out...

    Apply for civil service job ASAP...use your 5 preference points as a Vet.

    I'm not sure anyone has a future at UPS anymore.
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  10. ArmyVet88

    ArmyVet88 New Member

    Maybe when im not so freash out and full of resentment lol. I wonder if they would give me my rank back.
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Depends on how long you have been out and what your previous rank was and if you stay in the same MOS.
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    If you don't wait too long after separation (just a guess), go talk to them.

    They might even bump you up a pay grade or two?
  13. ArmyVet88

    ArmyVet88 New Member

    Also for vets looking into ups there is an apprenticeship program where you can draw your GI bill when you become a fulltime driver it decreases every 6 months but if your not planning on using it and the army skrews you transfering it to your kids like they did me then its something.
  14. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag


    Even an eggplant driver knows that...

    management is not UNION, so crossing over to the dark side won't be favorable

    Butt, then Alaska may differ from the continental United States
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    My memory is returning...
    Didn't you recently post the same question?
  16. ArmyVet88

    ArmyVet88 New Member

    Nope joined the site 20 min ago
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  18. Thank you for your service. But we don't like scabs
  19. ArmyVet88

    ArmyVet88 New Member

    Lol there was to much freight for our little center. At least i was using it for a foot in the door.
  20. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Teamsters need to cut that off from the start. But I wouldn't hold it against somebody trying to get a foot in the door.