Chicago land area

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hockey33, May 22, 2018.

  1. Hockey33

    Hockey33 New Member

    I'm new here and currently looking for a job at UPS in Chicago. Does anyone know which hubs/centers in the Chicago land area have a progression from PT handler to FT driver under a 2 yr wait? I want to be a driver but also know I have to get my foot in the door as a PT handler. I recently got out of the Military. I think I can use my gi bill once I become FT but I'm not completely sure.
     
  2. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Listen up, OoooooooKaaaaaay!

  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    What are you going to use your GI bill for once you become full time?
     
  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I've suggested this before.
    If there are any military bases or government agencies in your area put in an application and use your Veterans preference points.

    People seem to get caught up in the sparkle, glow and shiny brown trucks and want to make it their life's dream...which is sad.

    I wouldn't wait long to do this.
     
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  5. Hockey33

    Hockey33 New Member

    I think theres a ups program called Registered Apprenticeship. I would use my gi bill for ups and I would get paid by ups and receive a monthly housing allowance from the VA. Does anyone know how difficult it is to get into that program? Thanks
     
  6. Operational needs

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  7. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    This is all well and good but...
    Is the real reason because UPS can't get any current employees to advance within the company?
     
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  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Probably. Lol.
     
  9. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I wouldn't do part time. Im sure there are full time off the street jobs. Also if you drove trucks in the military they have programs for you to get a cdl class a
     
  10. Nike

    Nike Active Member

    Dude go Federal, so many gravy federal jobs out there, hell if you got the right military exp go to one of those private security companies that pay 100k a year.
     
  11. Hockey33

    Hockey33 New Member

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I have a ts clearance but my military job does not transfer to the civilian world and it has no federal job either. It's a one of a kind job in aviation. I also have no driving experience except driving my own car.
     
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    ...then apply at the FAA.

    I would think a TS clearance would be a plus with the FBI, CIA or Secret Service.
     
  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who was a crew chief on a B-25 during the Cold War and Cuban missile crisis.

    He retired a GS 15 from the FAA.

    $$$$$
     
  14. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Active Member

    Go for TSA / Homeland Security. You might even carry a gun!
     
  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    In Chicago, no one needs a gun. No shooting there? Never in the news anyway?
     
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  16. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    If you are under 30 yrs old you can apply to be an air traffic controller
     
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Guns are illegal there. Why would you need one?
     
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  18. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Must be utopia there with no guns?
     
  19. Nike

    Nike Active Member

    I can't fathom why someone would go ups if they had military exp, and a secret clearance. So many jobs pay at the fed what top drivers here get, plus the jobs there are somewhat more fulfilling and maybe less physical.
     
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Way, way, way easier to get a job as a COB at a base. Better pay, easier on your body all of that. If you do not live near a base, get to googling and figure out which bases are hiring in areas of the country where you want to live.