Can I switch positions in this situation? (on-topic)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Crawley, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Crawley

    Crawley New Member

    I recently became a Package Handler at UPS. On my first day, a fellow co-worker, who was obviously high ranking but not a supervisor asked if I wanted to do a Driver Helper job as well. I said I would have to see if I could fit the hours. It's the position I wanted all along but there were no openings at the time of application, but now apparently there is one.

    He was suggesting I do the Package Handler job at the same time as the Driver Helper, but is it possible I could simply change positions to a Driver Helper from Package Handler without another application? Would it look bad if I told my manager I wanted to switch positions this early in my employment? I'd really rather not do both, but I'm not sure if this is a common thing or acceptable at UPS.

  2. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Switching from a pitcher to a catcher is common at ups..... Enjoy it
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  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Silly season.
  4. Crawley

    Crawley New Member

    I don't understand, are you saying that it is common to do this? Please reply seriously, I hope to ask my supervisor about this as soon as possible, and thank you for replying.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Driver helpers quit everyday. Ever wonder why? Stay where you are at and hope they keep you after Peak. Driver helper is a seasonal job only.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And there is no rank structure among Union employees. PT or FT we are all Privates.
  7. Crawley

    Crawley New Member

    I realize that it's seasonal only, I only need the job until I go back to school.
  8. Bren_dan

    Bren_dan New Member

    If you don't care about being let go after peak, than go for it.
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  9. Crawley

    Crawley New Member

    Will this look bad to a manager?
  10. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Why do you care if your going to quit?
  11. Brownslave688

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

    If you're quitting who cares?

    I love the ones that put "on topic" in the title. You know because we all start threads to discuss other things.
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    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Switching positions would be nice, but I don't last that long.
  13. Yes It will be a deal breaker
  14. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Why dont you just suck it up, do both and make some money? Their going to drop you like a bad habit after Christmas regardless, might as well milk the cow while the teet is ripe.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Since you're going back to school, make all the money you can.
    Xmas eve will be your last day here so rake it all in.
  16. Brownslave688

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

    Like man do you like have any idea how much work that would be man?
  17. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Tired and sore when I got home tonight. Wife was frisky so we switched positions with her on top.
  18. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer