In our hub they exhausted the list for TCD drivers so they had to hire them off the street. They are still considered parttimers even though they jumped straight in. They are having to baby them along and have also lost several of them. Seems it is getting harder and harder for UPS to find people in the hub that want to drive. More and more of our drivers are jumping ship to go to the combo jobs.
Yes that is the rule were I am as far as seasonal employees goes.Also there is no shortage of people willing to go cover driving and they have not hired anyone off the street in at least 8 years.With us it is 5 insiders to 1 outsider and they will take a p/t sup who is good and give him a shot a driving as the 1 outsider.I'm not sure if this is legal for them to do but no one seems to complain.All p/t sups that go driving are promoted to full time sup soon after aquiring seniority.Only one turned down the fulltime sup job and stayed driving, needless to say they weren't to happy with that one.I do agree things are very differant across this nation as far as supplements go.Maybe with it so differant that's why they can get away with some of the things they df course that is only my opinion.