How do out of state driver transfers work?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownThunder, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Hello BC, I come to you humbly and sincerely for your honest opinions.

    TLDR - california is stupid expensive can I pick up and land a ups driving job in Texas?

    I am a 2 year Driver and I absolutely love the gig. Some parts suck but overall I love it. I drive out out of a Bay Area hub in Northern California.

    I am currently in Texas visiting my Father and his Wife and he is trying to convince my wife and I to move out here. We drove around his and other neighborhoods so we could see what $400,000 houses look like.

    Personally I am blown away with what you can get for your money out here. Hes telling me the school districts are top notch so paying for private school (our current plan, the baby is 3 right now) wont be needed.

    How possible do you think it would be to Transfer to the Houston hub and within a reasonable timeframe get up amd running as a driver?

    My step mother claims to know someone who either is or was a district manager for this Area.

    Any input? Its been weighing heavily on me for a few hours so I figured Id ask the family.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    Quit and re-apply
     
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  3. Boxslinger11

    Boxslinger11 Next gen teamster

    talk to your local management/steward about it. you would be at the bottom of the list at new place.


    you'll basically have to do this tho
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Texas is booming. Even if you can't get on at UPS there are tons of job openings in the trades.
     
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Familys are abandoning California left and right and moving to Texas. For what they sell their houses for in Cali. they can live like kings in Tx.
     
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  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Are you in the western conference, because I know we can transfer but don't know if Texas is one states and usually transfers take awhile
     
  7. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    California has reestablished itself as the worlds 6 largest economy. Thx Governor Brown and President Obama.
     
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  8. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    I'm in the Bay Area too...the only out of state transfers HR said I could do were Reno and South Lake Tahoe...I think you would have to quit and reapply
     
  9. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    New Jersey here. 177. We can't transfer anywhere but in the district. Absolutely :censored2:. I would be out of here so fast if I could. I rent a one BR apt in a nice building. $2000.00 a month. I could live like a king in the Midwest. NJ sucks. No way I'm quitting and starting all over. Next contract will probably be even longer to top out, and who knows if it will be two tier. I wish I moved first and then applied for the job.
     
  10. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    I'd love to pay 2,000 for an apartment....
     
  11. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    So I'm going to assume you live in San Fran? Because that's the only place more expensive than Jersey. And you guys actually get something for your money. Nice weather year round and a beautiful place to live. I get nothing but cold winters and corrupt politicians.
     
  12. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    No it isn't...and no I live about an hour south of San Francisco
     
  13. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Yes it is. New York and New Jersey are the same cost of living. And don't tell me Hawaii. I don't consider that. Not part of the mainland
     
  14. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    A lot of the South Bay Area is just as if not more expensive than San Francisco
     
  15. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    But don't listen to me I just live here.
     
  16. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I didn't mean a 4 block radius of San Francisco. I kind of meant the surrounding areas as well.
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    $2000 for Jersey does suck. You can find a nice 1 br in SoCal for $2000.
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Worst Mod Ever Staff Member

    Back in the 90's & 00's it was AZ, NV, OR and WA.
    I think the ex-Calis drove prices up to where TX has come into play.
    We even have a lot of ex-Cali's here in Atlanta area.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Worst Mod Ever Staff Member

    Oh, so wiretapping means surveillance to you?
     
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  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    2000 a month for a 1 bedroom? It better have a 3 car garage and an olympic size private pool.