Driver Helper getting on part time as a Package Handler

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownpackageman, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Brownpackageman

    Brownpackageman New Member

    Well guys I need some help. Any information or tips that anyone can provide would be great, I am a driver helper and am looking to get on part time, the hub acts like it will be March or April before they hire any new package handlers due to all the lay offs and they got me on a list but how hard will it be for me to get on? I done a good job as a helper and the driver said he put in a good word for me they even kept me after the peak and I am still working as helper and from I have been told is that I must had done a good job as they don't keep many of them after peak. The hub said they was going to be looking at the helpers that done a good job first to fill some positions but that is pretty much the story so if anyone has any tips or good advice it would be very much appreciated.
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member


    UPS has a facebook page, the chicks there will be happy to help you.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Just keep doing what you are doing. We are beginning our slow season---things should start picking up again in April.
  4. Brownslave688

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

    Just another month barnyard an all should be back to normal. Except for the where's my package people of course.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I should just go post on
  6. Brownpackageman

    Brownpackageman New Member

    I hope things do pick up and thanks all for your input.
  7. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Let your helper coordinator and/or HR rep know you're interested in a permanent inside job with UPS - they should be able to advise you. Otherwise, fill out an application on-line as soon as it becomes available (they'll probably recruit for spring shortly). Honestly... despite what you read on BC, other than perhaps a few communities, these aren't competitive jobs & are offered to anybody showing interest (they'll attempt to discourage you from taking it(
  8. Brownpackageman

    Brownpackageman New Member

    Thanks you for your input, I did tell the coordinator at the hub that I was interested but I'll have to wait and see what happens.
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    This is the time of the year that there is a big drop in volume and they lay people off. They aren't going to hire anyone until they know the volume is picking up that could be anytime from now to April of May....