Finally made full time driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sandwich, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. sandwich

    sandwich Active Member

    After starting at ups in early 2004, I quickly became a cover driver within about a year. There I sat for years, working 6 days a week and getting sent back to the hub all the time. But finally I just went full time top rate driver. I just recently passed my probation and am very happy. I'm in, I'm top rate and I couldn't be happier. Also as a little kicker when I was going through my probation 2 more people got hired on full time so I have already moved up 2 spots and another cover driver in my center goes full time in a couple weeks so I move up one spot again! That is all.
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  2. Anonymous 12

    Anonymous 12 Non active member

    Congratulations. Be safe
  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Good deal! Congrats!
  4. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Good job! I haven't seen a full time package bid in years at my hub. What you should do is go out and buy yourself something kick ass with that big money your making.
  5. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

  6. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Good Job! Now the fun really begins
  7. Brownslave688

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


    This is why I hate part time cover driver as a position though. Many people getting screwed out of full time jobs.
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Congrats Sammich!

    And btw, you don't actually move "up" unless people ahead of you are leaving. You're just ahead of those poor schleps. :D
  9. Brownslave688

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

    Force from the bottom up right ;)
  10. upsmaninmi

    upsmaninmi Member

    I'm sorry.

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  11. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    You are doing better than me. I've been full time since 2004. I still only have 1 driver under me. Couldn't tell you how long it has been since we have had a new driver.
  12. Island

    Island Active Member

    RIP: All of your personal and family time and knee cartilage
  13. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Take care of your body, use the methods they teach you to take care of yourself. Too many of us old dogs didn't do that and we're paying the price now with unnecessary aches, pains, and injuries.

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  14. jaker

    jaker trolling

    That sucks I started FT in 2005 and I got 30 under me now and we are small hub
  15. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We are going through a mass exit of "old timers " for this very reason. As a noob I have the methods engrained in my head so much everytime I see a senior driver get out of the truck and not use the handrail my natural reaction is to call him out on it. He looks at me and we both laugh.

    God bless all you drivers who ran those old 8's without any methods. They are brutal.
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  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Drove one of the old 8's Friday delivering air.
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those old 8's were some of the best packages cars UPS had when they were new. Now they are beat up hunks of junk though.
  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I drove an old 800 for years. I could have made extra money in the winter plowing snow with that beast. That truck could go through anything.
  20. Brownslave688

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

    Small as in? Under 100 under 50 under 300?