Chance?? No Chance?? "On Topic"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Special UPS Operator, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Ok so made it into feeder. Starting productive week monday. But I am seasonal.The hub that I am working hired almost 70-80 new tractor trailer drivers in the last 8-12 months. The mwntor talking to another driver said we are all hired up. But Im getting the vibe that there might be a chance.

    If the guy on the triumph bike is gonna bitch about seniority then all the other guys who got hired on also had very very low seniority. And most of em are really young.

    So what do ya guys think?? Does it seem like I might stay after January??
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You will find out in January
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  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Best I can do for ya.

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  4. Ohh its a KTM not a Triumph. My bad.
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    If it’s a ktm he’s in
  6. He is on the ktm not in.

    @barnyard BTW u kinda look like Mr. Burns from The Simpsons in your picture. LMAO
  7. If I do end up going back inside. Would it be worth it to give HR couple months and try my luck??

    I mainly want to be a truck driver not a box it worth it waiting for a permanent spot in feeders???
  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

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  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Depends on what you'd have going on if you were to leave UPS after the holiday season. If the hub you're at has recently been heavily hiring outside of the holiday season, future hiring might actually be slowed down substantially until/unless the recently filled spots are vacated. Which probably doesn't happen often in a sweet gig like feeders.
  10. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

  11. That is true. I guess my option right now is just to be patient and see how things pan out. Instead of freaking out right now.
  12. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Exactly. They're not hiring all these people just to dump them in January. A lot of guys retiring from UPS the next 5 years.
    New people cost a lot less money. If you're a quality driver, you're not going anywhere.
  13. I also have another weird question n I dnt knw if anyone here will have le answer.

    My dream job is being a pilot. Since UPS believes in promoting from within will I have a better shot at being a First Officer if I am a UPSer. Or is this more of a specialty career where it doesnt matter if you are from the outside or not??

    Thanks for motivation. I am staying positive and working really hard. At same time hoping and praying for a permanent spot. They also hired like 6 of us. 4 inside and 2 outside. So I dont if that means anything.
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  14. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    If it is anything like FedEx pilots, you better have either military exp. or a million hrs of commercial to become a pilot
  15. Ohh so its still the traditional airline pathway. Where u go regional get PIC hours and then maybe apply for UPS FO??
  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    You've got a better chance of winning Powerball.
  17. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    cant speak to UPS, but I have never heard of a FedEx driver becoming a pilot
  18. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    It's not as far fetched as it sounds. I have a young friend who started from scratch a year ago and now has his commercial
    flight license. He's sorting out his job offers now. Seems the airlines are having the same problem trucking
    companies are having. Can"t find pilots. The military has scaled way back. There is a real shortage of commercial pilots.
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  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Yep, next step above feeders is
    Stewardess then Co-pilot then Bombardier then finally Pilot

    Bid sheets go up once in awhile be on the lookout
  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Didn’t a package handler try to commandeer one in Newark

    Might have been a ground driver whacked out on who knows what