How long after background check is usually your first day?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by somebodiesgot, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    Hello, I had an interview a few days ago and I received a call for a job offer. The woman told me they will run a background check and I will receive a call for my first day next week. I'm just wondering how long after the background check goes through do people typically take to start their first day? I was just surprised I didn't have to fill out any forms or anything, just told I will receive a call next week for my first day.
  2. Could be 2 days or two months. Good luck, future Brown!
  3. Xav

    Xav New Member

    Mine took about 3 days.
    Basically if you have a pulse and answer yes to the 75lb lift question, you get the job
  4. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    Yeah well the job is at a terminal as opposed to a hub, I'm happy I got it really. I just thought I would maybe have to fill out forms or something in the mean time, but I guess I have to wait until the background check clears.
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You will do that on your first day, along with training for a couple days, then thrown into a truck.
  6. Don't you mean, training for a couple of minutes?
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Here they have classroom training for a couple days. Don't know what they do there, but some people quit during that training.
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Now that I think about it, one day is probably all those awful compliance videos we have to watch every year. Almost makes me want to quit.
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  9. Thats pretty bad, when you can't even make It through training! Never could understand that, you go through the effort to get a job!
  10. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Hey don't blame them, it's culture shock. There's no classroom training required for playing video games at mom's house or peddling meth.
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    "But mom, I tried, but it was too hard."
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  12. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    I'm actually going to be a dockworker at a terminal. I want to work already sigh, i got laid off from my old job a couple weeks ago, not working sucks.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  15. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

  16. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Day one for my was about an hour and a half of videos and like another half hour of being walked through the DOK stuff (part-timer).

    Next day I had a sup loading three trucks with me. Day after that I had a sup checking up randomly while I loaded four trucks, and the day after that it was pretty much sink or swim.

    OP, it's a crap-shoot, man. For me, I filled out an app in August a few years back and showed up at a tour, scheduled a second interview that same week and I was working the next Tuesday (less than two weeks from filling out an app to working in my center).

    Some people go through a ridiculously dragged out hiring process, though. It all depends on how badly the location you've applied at is in need of workers.
  17. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    Yeah I've read that the hiring process varies time-wise. On the first day did you fill out paperwork too? Wish the background check process was faster. I just need the $$$ asap.
  18. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    I filled out paperwork right after my second interview, but I don't remember whether or not I did any paperwork on my first day of actual work.

    I don't think I did, other than looking at DOK sheets.
  19. Mindless wonder

    Mindless wonder New Member

    I think the op is talking about ups freight
  20. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    I am, and I never had a second interview. Only one and told I got it.