How long until you can bid?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DougH, May 24, 2014.

  1. DougH

    DougH Member

    Obviously your seniority is what gets you the job, but can you start bidding on jobs your first day or what type of time period until you can bid?

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  2. Did you bid into a full time classification?
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I say always put your name on what you might want. Stranger things have happened and lower seniority guys have won bids simply from being the only signer.
    What have you got to lose?
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You have to wait until you make seniority before you can bid on anything. Other rules are you have to stay in your current job 6 months before you can bid again.
  5. greengrenades

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

    I guess it depends on your area. We just had someone go full time package, and he was in it two weeks and got a call from feeders and went to feeders.
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    If a bid goes up and no one signs it except for the guy who started yesterday......guess who gets the bid.
  7. The thing I've always wondered about the route bids is if someone that's call in/on call a day or a few each week signs up for a route & gets it, does said person automatically run the route all 5 days of the week, or will someone higher up in seniority that's either vacation coverage or lower split route coverage be expected to fill it if they're scheduled to work & the person that bid on said route is not.? Just curious how this works w/ the always inaccurate volume & volume forecasts mgmt. & dispatch try to go by when scheduling each week.?

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  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    If you win the bid, you work before anybody that does not have a bid. A non bid person can not bump a bid person off their route(unless there was a bad bid process).
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ^ that is correct.
  10. DougH

    DougH Member


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  11. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I believe that if you win a bid and take it you stay on it for a certain period of time. That being said you can bid into a higher paid position any time you want , even if its posted a week after you were awarded your previous bid. One example would be package to carwash ( shift differential ). Another would be package to feeders.( rate of pay).
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Depends on your supplement.