Hello. I've been lurking here, reading posts, trying to find some answers. I realize UPS is like most companies; can't believe anything unless it's in writing. Anyways, a local center advertised online Package Delivery Drivers. I thought they always hired from within. I have had a CDL Class B license for years and have experience driving vehicles bigger than the Brown Trucks. I've been laid off for awhile; unemployment ran out. Had a meeting a month ago (they didn't even call it an interview....it was an information session). HR guy said it was a temp position; no benefits, no seniority. They had to hire some guys within, but he said he would definitely need more drivers. He seemed excited because I already have the license and the required DOT physical card. He indicated they were going to get super busy. He also mentioned that Package Handler and Driver Helpers would be available. He does seem to be steering me to Driver Helper. I called him in 2 weeks; he said the inside guys are away at school; he has to wait to see how they do and go from there. But he said I was at the top of his list. I called him again 2 weeks later (which was this week). He said the inside guys all passed driving school. He no longer needs drivers! The inside guys are back at pkg handling because (I'm assuming, it's not peak just yet, and they aren't needed to drive yet). Again, he is mentioning the Driver Helper position to me. It seems like that would be a great way to learn to be a driver. So the Pkg Delivry Driver job is no longer online. There is TONS of Helper jobs online as well as some pkg handler jobs. I live about 40 minutes give or take, to 3 different centers. I started out only looking for a part-time gig. But, really broke; need income. The pkg handler position seems good because the hours work great for me and my family; and it would be a permenant position, and I'd get the seniority and benefits. But I'm old and fat and don't know if I could do the job!! (and another benefit of pkg handler...I'm old and fat and it would be a great way to lose 20 pounds!!!! lol) And being old, I have a really good work ethic (so do my kids). Bottom line, if they're not gonna hire me for pkg handler, they're not gonna hire me! He does seem like he wants me for Driver Helper. Problem is, we are broke; my husband is having a coronary because he wants me to have income yesterday!! I guess I'm trying to figure out what their next move is; what my next move should be. I'm pretty sure I won't even hear anything til Nov. 1....and I'll be lucky if I even start working after Thanksgiving (from what I've read here). And, like I've read, I'll probably get laid off in January! Trying to read a crystal ball, I guess....and I haven't even been offered a job yet!! lol This forum has been very helpful to me, though. I appreciate any feedback, comments, sarcasm, etc.