Become a shifter from a feeder driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jaker, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. jaker

    jaker trolling

    is it possible to change to a shifter if you are a feeder driver now
  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Shifter has always been a trained part-time preloader where I’m at.
  3. CoolStoryBro

    CoolStoryBro Active Member

    Yes. No. Maybe. It depends. Ask Stewart. No one here knows which center you work in and how things are done there. It's different everywhere.
  4. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I get that it is different across the country , but I want to know if it is even possible anywhere . If I cared just about my local then I would have said that
  5. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Where I am at we have FT shifters
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  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    HERE, if your job gets changed, modified, cut, whatever, we can bump wherever our seniority allows.
    OR, if a shifter job opens, or changes in any way, you can bid on it.
    So the answer HERE is "yes".
  7. jaker

    jaker trolling

    And it's steward not Stewart
  8. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Do you ever have guys switch to shifter from feeder
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yessir. One of our senior guys bid into a shifting job to get off the road for his last year. I'm thinking about doing the same thing.
  11. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall donut!!!

    But your shifters are actual feeder drivers???
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Our shifters are just feeder bids.
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  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    HERE, some are, some aren't. No license required to shift here, they don't leave the properrty.
  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yes and no. We have feeder jobs that shift as part of their schedule and we also have fulltime 22.2 shifters who only shift and never go on the road.. The job I was talking about is a 22.2 shifting job.
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  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Two of ours are P/T(am)and one is F/T(22.3)but only shifts for 6 hours then washes cars for 2. So we could change to the pm if it came up for bid.
  16. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Here shifters are feeder drivers. Shifting jobs are posted with feeder runs.
  17. Shiftin til the end

    Shiftin til the end New Member

    Here, yes. Shifting is still a feeder job
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Shifter seats smell
  19. Sweeper

    Sweeper Where’s the broom?

    You may want to stop sniffing the seats of every piece of equipment you get in, butt to each their own.
  20. CoolStoryBro

    CoolStoryBro Active Member

    Well, since you wanted to know how it's done all over the place.

    We have a guy named "Stewart." He is very knowledgeable in UPS union issues. He is not the official "steward." He is just a helpful guy who likes to talk with newbies.