Got a call this morning, starting Tuesday

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by lovethisjob, May 2, 2014.

  1. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Well, after agonizing over whether I'd be called back for seasonal or for a permanent position, it looks like my center decided they wanted me as a full-time off the street hire for package car driving. It feels like a dream come true right now. Hard to believe that's it all worked out up to this point.

    Does something not sound right about this scenario? I've only worked one season. I guess I'm in shock.
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    It happens. I have to go back and cover pick ups for a 2 week new off the street hire this afternoon.
  3. Acc0rd

    Acc0rd Member

    Happy for you, though the rest of us wait years to drive, that's cool you got a job easy. I don't know how the other drivers who waited the years will feel about you though till you earn your stripes out there.

    Good luck!
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah......
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  5. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    So what you never have to help veteran drivers?
  6. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Seriously. I helped veterans several times as a brand new driver, sometimes even after I got back to the building.
  7. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    I like to think that the fact that I worked my butt off last peak helped my chances. Still, to get this opportunity seems bizarre.
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Calls right now could be for summer cover driving, not necessarily a FT gig.
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  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    All the time.
  10. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    That definitely crossed my mind. I asked specifically about whether they were interested in me driving seasonally or permanently and the HR person didn't mince words, flat out telling me that my center manager requested me to be permanent.

    Also, don't summer seasonal drivers start on Memorial Day and run through Labor Day? If I'm starting Tuesday wouldn't that seem to lend more credence to the notion that I'm a permanent driving candidate?

    Either way, I'm popping some champagne tonight. Cheers!
  11. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? The OP isn't asking about getting help or making statements about his work...he's just wanted to know if getting hired after seasonal driving was a normal occurrence.
    To the OP, congrats and good luck during qual. The mgmt must have seen something worthwhile in you so feel good knowing that you got the call!
  12. Our temp drivers start May 1st. They are calling back a ton of them around here. I hope they are not stringing you along to get you to work your but off to make the 30 day probational period with no intention of keeping you! (They would never do that....ya, right) If that is their intention, to use you, there is little to no chance that you could make seniority no matter how great a driver you are. I have seen this happen so many times I can not even count the occurrences.

    I am hoping this is not the case for you, but you should be forewarned that they string new drivers along like this in the vast majority of cases around here. On the positive side they are actually hiring some new drivers permanently for the first time in 4 years around here. The timing of your call back is just a bit suspect.

    Good luck!
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  13. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Management not being up front and truthful with new drivers? Oh that's just crazy talk.
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  14. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    LOL....I just spit coffee all over my computer screen.
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    May 1 is a big day for starting new drivers here too because its the start of free period. They can work them all summer without them gaining seniority. Work them in Sept if they want to keep them.
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Lol exactly. How's the bionic knee coming along?
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Doing great!!! I start my last week of physical therapy and I get around without a cane. Should be back at the package factory sometime in mid June. How is your knee doing?
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    That good, too bad you couldn't have planned it so you'd be out for the summer. My knee feels pretty good actually...through the miracle of doing Had an mri, torn menicus...I'll eventually need surgery but I'll put that off for as long as I can.
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Have you been spending too much time on your knees at work?
  20. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I originally planned it that way but the knee had other plans. Don't feel bad because after I go back in June, I took July off.