Confused regarding seasonal & my prospects

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Newbie509, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Hawaii_Helper

    Hawaii_Helper New Member

    I applied for a baggage handler and the interviewer elected to place me as a driver helper here in Hawaii. My entire process went as such:

    I applied on a Monday on 9/22, calld on Wednesday 9/24 to interview on Thursday 9/25. Went for interview he decided I was fit for driver helper position, summoned me right then & there for uniform fitting. Completed my fitting, and asked to complete the second part of the application process (w4, I9, sexual harassment and the rest).

    I was then told I would hear back in mid to late October. I followed up with the administrative person who took possession of my identification and uniform and she told me orientation is middle of November.

    I look at the website and it shows active 9/24. I am bit concerned that the recruiter placed me as seasonal as I was initially available 24/7? Am I wrong to think I as hired before October 15 because that is the per the a Union contract states seasonal hires are after October 15!!

    Am I wrong to think that I stand a good chance to be let go after holidays? Or do you perhaps know that I can make an impression on my driver that the higher ups (management) may decide to keep me on after holidays?

    Should I let it be known I prefer baggage handler instead to increase my chances of being retained after holidays?

    If anybody can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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  2. Hawaii_Helper

    Hawaii_Helper New Member

    There was posted by another user. Can anybody confirm this to be accurate using my above information?

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are a seasonal worker. Bust your butt and there is always the chance you will be called back after Peak.
  4. tadpole

    tadpole Member

    The date that counts is the 1st day you work/train. That will be considered your hire date. Driver helpers are seasonal. You will be let go after peak.
    That being said, UPS is always hiring, and it wouldn't be unheard of to get a call in February to come back as a part-time package (not baggage) handler.
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    If you haven't started orientation are not considered hired. They could still call you next week or not call you to start at all.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And if you do a really good job there is a chance you could be hired back as FT after Christmas.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Baggage Handler? Did you apply at UPS or Hawaiian Air?
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  8. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    I bet it's beautiful waking up every day there! ( sorry for the OT), but had to
  9. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    LMAO ... first thing i noticed....Scoundrel!! you beat me to it!
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers
  11. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Quantas never crashed...circa
  14. Hawaii_Helper

    Hawaii_Helper New Member

    Thanks for the jokes everybody. Truly made my day. That being said let's get the root of all evil.

    Should I tell I want package handler even though the recruiter placed me as driver helper in an effort to catch on after the holidays end?
  15. Hawaii_Helper

    Hawaii_Helper New Member

    But I have recently obtained FT elsewhere and that will cramp my availability to the driver helper. Should I ask for package handler in hopes being retained. I don't like the fact I was removed from my original application and moved elsewhere. Sounds like they have intended to make sure I'm cut after the holidays.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    By all means ask for package handler.
  17. Don Spite

    Don Spite New Member

    Just let them know that you want to become a permanent hire. What you "want" is irrelevant.
  18. Hawaii_Helper

    Hawaii_Helper New Member

    Do you currently work for them?
  19. Hawaii_Helper

    Hawaii_Helper New Member

    I'm trying to put myself in the best position to be retained for Holidays and considering I now got a FT job.

    Do I tell them to move me now or dot it after orientation since I have a uniform fitted for me.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Tell them Monday morning.