Bidding into packages

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by $see$gone, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. $see$gone

    $see$gone Member

    I heard the only way to become a RPCD is to be a 22.4 first. Is this true? I used to be in packages moved to another department. Just wondering if the door was closed on going back into packages.
  2. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Aren’t we all in packages? Where you work now?
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  3. $see$gone

    $see$gone Member

  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    I see, why in the good green earth would you come back to package?
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  5. $see$gone

    $see$gone Member

    Just would like to know what options I have. I hear you feeders is a different world from packages.
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I guess it depends where you are. Here, your FT seniority would determine who gets the bid when they bid the RPCD. So no, you wouldn't have to go 22.4.
  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Have you ever worked in “packages”
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  8. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    Can you even come back to packages? I thought once you went feeder, you stayed in feeder.
  9. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    My local, you bid feeder, have to stay two years, then if a driver job comes up you could bid back.
  10. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    Too many different rules across the country.
  11. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    F* that. We have one feeder position here. No way if I go into feeders would I ever come back.
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  12. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Why would anyone want to leave a job making 125 to 150k a year with access to Lot Lizards?
  13. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Troll post. No one would ever leave feeder for package.
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member


  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I've seen two people do it. We all thought they were crazy.
  16. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    We had a driver that went into feeders, was in it for about a month and they let him go back to his old package route because he claimed he couldn't sleep during the day.
  17. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    With 25 years in you can be near the top of a rpcd list, or bottom of a feeder list. Working days with a good route and summer vaca, or, feeder nights/cover/etc. with leftover vaca weeks...
  18. Sissy Brown Short Shorts

    Sissy Brown Short Shorts Active Member

    We were told that you absolutely need to be 22.4 to bid up into full time package now or you’ll continually lose seniority. They also wouldn’t admit that covers would now be on call seven days a week with one or two non consecutive days off whenever they wanted to give them to you, so keep that in mind. They’re screwing over a lot of drivers in my center. They’re posting the 22.4 bid sheet only two or three weeks out from quite a few guys getting top rate, so not only are they making them work weekends now they’re stealing 7$ an hour of their pay. Scumbags.
  19. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    How are they screwing drivers over that are almost at top rate?
    A RPCD cannot lose seniority or have $7 per hour stolen from them just because 22.4 bids have been put up.
  20. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Are you saying that they are somehow forcing rpcd to bid down to 22.4? I don't believe it.

    We've had several guys go feeder, hate it, and come back to package here. They have a three year commit though. The guy who used to own my route went feeder for three years, hated it, and bid back on a super sweet route another guy just retired from.