Can I become a Seasonal Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by robupstx, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. robupstx

    robupstx New Member

    I'm a PT Sup and I know that I can't go from management to union work with the exception of driving. Does this mean I can bid for a seasonal driving position? If so what is the process and if not why?
  2. You have to be in the union to bid.

    Maybe @FrigidFTSup can help you
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member


  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  5. robupstx

    robupstx New Member

    Joined the company to move up to driver and then pilot once i finish school, just hoping to help the cause.
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  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    You definitely need to talk to @FrigidFTSup. He has a pilot's license.
  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Job sucks that bad?
  8. DOK

    DOK Well-Known Member

    Would have to be as an outside hire I believe. You gotta look where there at in the 6 to 1 hiring.
  9. robupstx

    robupstx New Member

    Nothing wrong with the job, just want to drive.
  10. LeadBelly

    LeadBelly Banned

    One of our buildings within our locals jurisdiction used to hire part time supervisors as the off the street hire. Then a chain of events happened. First three straight wouldn’t go back to full time management. Then one had a tier 3 intersection accidents that was his fault. He was allowed to qualify anyway and turned into the slowest driver this side of the Mississippi. Then two more were hired, and they would cross back over either. Then another one made it, then went back into management. Five months in he got a DUI, never reported it, and when MVR came due he got found out. He was promptly dismissed from the firm. Now there is a district wide black balling of any part time supervisors from going driving. I think it’s logistics!!!!
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I didn't know you were a sup.
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  12. LeadBelly

    LeadBelly Banned

    Lol, he’s the second slowest!!!!:)
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Come down to my Hub, we are hiring seasonal drivers off the street. We can't get part-timers to drive. Our average wait for part-timers that can even qualify to bid full-time is about six months right now.
  14. Brisket

    Brisket Active Member

    Damn, crazy that's it so different everywhere.
  15. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Guess you shouldn't have taken that dollar an hour raise to cross over to the dark side, huh?
  16. LeadBelly

    LeadBelly Banned

    Same here
  17. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    During the winter seasonal free period they can use supervisors as seasonal package drivers. They can also hire supervisors as permanent drivers as an outside hire. We have former supervisors in feeders that were hired as an outside hire.
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  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    This Summer we had two PT sups drive package cars. One was kept on permanent and the other was sent back to PT sup after Labor Day. Previous to this year I had not seen a PT sup drive for years.