I am new to this site and I am in the process of seeking employment with UPS. I have applied for a few positions in the last couple of days. Two of the positions were part time and one was full time. They were all Warehouse positions, not driver positions. My questions are these: 1) Does UPS ever hire Drivers directly, or do they promote people into these positions from within? 2) If I took a position either full time or part time, can anybody give me an estimate of how long I might have to wait before I would be promoted if I wanted to work in Irvine? 3) If I took a job at a local hub other than Irvine (Anaheim, La Mirada, etc.), would I be able to easily transfer to another hub if a driver job opened up? Or do I need to go to work for the specific hub that I want to drive for? 3) Is Irvine a tough area to get hired into as a driver? I know it's a very busy location, but do positions open up with any regularity? For background information on myself, I am currently working in the mortgage industry. I am looking to make a career change and jump into a completely different line of work. I decided I wanted to come work for UPS because I'm tired of sitting in front of a computer all day. I want to do something more physically and mentally stimulating. Also, I recently got married and have a child on the way and I would really like to find more stable work outside of the very volatile mortgage industry. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.