Brown up North [Canada]

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownMeetPurple, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. kurious, what is the hiring process like at ups canada?

    what is the starting wage for drivers?

    how are the wage increases?

    also, is it the same as fedex where you have p/t and f/t drivers (17.5hrs and 35hrs respectively)?

    how are the routes built?

    how many stops a day?

    what's a regular day like for p/t and f/t?

    any input appreciated!
  2. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    It's all doubled from what you do now!
  3. $36 starting?? sign me up!
  4. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I've talked to a couple of guys on my route and I think I remember them saying starting wage was $18 something, full rate after 3 years. Top rate is just under $27/hour.

    All the drivers they hire at the station in my city are FT but the one guy I talked to said he barely got 20 hours a week his first two years. They'd send him home early almost every day.

    Over 100 stops a day.

    This is just what I've been told by UPS guys. I'm not too familiar with UPS outside of what I've been told by their guys.
  5. so about the same as purple, just more work.. that's not good!
  6. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    They still have it better than us. No medical co pay, a real pension instead of a group RRSP, set wage progression, ect.
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  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Something along the lines of "Want a job, eh?"

    Nothing--they pay you in hockey tickets.

    After a year, they throw in a moose.

    You work 3.5 hours then you get a Le Nap, then work 4 more hours.
    With an etch-a-sketch by rabid badgers

    None, you have St Katherine street. Why on earth would you want to actually deliver anything?

    Lots of cursing...but it's in french so meh.

    Don't let Inde hear you say that.
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  8. Nazzrath

    Nazzrath Member

    I wish I worked ONLY 35 hours a week instead of this 45+ crap. Don't count on a set punch out time.

    Part time drivers have it easy. They usually either do morning air deliveries and help some drivers out until noonish, or do some bulk stops and air shuttles in the afternoon.
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  9. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Are you sure you're talking about Canada as the Original Poster was asking about? Since medical benefits come with being a Canadian, the medical co pay shouldn't exist.
  10. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    They must spell curious different in Canada!
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  12. Future

    Future Victory Ride

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  13. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    While we have universal health care here, not everything is covered. Stuff like semi private hospital rooms and prescriptions are not covered under health care. This is where our "benefits" kick in and cover that. At FedEx, we have a certain amount come off our pay cheque, depending on how many people we have covered on our benefits, as a copay.
  14. beatupbrown

    beatupbrown Member

    I read the Canadian government does not allow the pharmaceutical companies to hose people with over priced medicine aaaa?
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have people here who will cross the border to get their scripts filled.
  16. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Depends on what your definition of hose people is. My migraine medication would be $700 for 12 pills if not for my benefits which covers 95% of that.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That same medication in the states is at least double, if not triple, what you were charged.
  18. jordo51

    jordo51 New Member

    Im a driver in the great ( not so white ) north ... Starting wage is just over 13 an hour and tops out at the moment at 27 and change ... And as for how many stops we do it just depends on your area . Usually for myself 90 to 130 . And average 9 to 10 hrs a day

  19. that might explain why there is only 1 ups driver for every 2-3 fedex drivers for the area.
  20. johnny canuck

    johnny canuck New Member

    I am a full time driver i work 9-11 hrs/ day. I make top rate 27.29/hr Starting wage is 12.50 and you stay under $15 for 3 years. They will hire anyone the can as turn over is high as who would do this job for 12.50/hr. Stops are out of control keep going up and up. my route used to plan a 8 hour day with 75 stops now 115 doesnt even plan 8hrs. Our contract is up in jun2015 and i will be shocked if we dont go on strike.