Is becoming a temp cover driver worth it until i can become full time?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stevenrg87, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. stevenrg87

    stevenrg87 New Member

    I have a full time job I go to right after my mornings at UPS so I would have to quit in hopes of getting enough hours every week to pay bills.
  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Nope. If you need steady hours to pay the bills, stick with what you’re doing now.
  3. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    At our hub part time cover drivers do get 40 hours but its not gaurenteed. Do you get driver pay while in your 30 day training period
  4. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Do what your doing until you drive at least 3-4 days a week. Try to do driver helper during peak to ease you into driving so you don’t go from preload to fulltime driver slave life.
  5. stoliohranj

    stoliohranj Member

    I've been TCD working 50+ hrs per week for the last 7 years.

    all depends on staffing in your building.
  6. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    You will likely become a 22.4, if you’re okay with that then sure I guess. I have a feeling full time drivers will be a thing of the past once the new contract is signed.
  7. old levi's

    old levi's I used to care... but things have changed

    How long with ups?
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Twenty two four, what is it good for?
  9. old levi's

    old levi's I used to care... but things have changed

    going to take a wild guess

    absolutely nuthin y'all
  10. Appvol

    Appvol Active Member

    I temp drove just to get my 30 days in easier. I went to school for 2 weeks which gave me 10 days towards my 30 days. Then I just drove when they needed me and got the rest of my days in. Then I stopped temp driving and the day they hired me as a driver I just had to make it through that 1 day.
  11. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Guaranteed the moment you leave your other full time job, your hours will be dramatically cut at UPS. Getting towards the end of summer, a lot of people have taken vacations. Temp drivers will not be used as frequently, until December.
  12. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    Why risk going temp when you can wait for one of those cushy 22.4 jobs I'm hearing about. Heard half days 5 days a week and weekends, oh when I mean half days i mean 12hrs a day sorry to give you false hope. Stick with your original gig and see if any full time bids come out is my suggestion.
  13. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Don’t quit your day job.
  14. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I worked preload and another job for 10 years until I could get full time at my hub. As a PTCD, you are only guaranteed two days a week so only count on that. If that works for you, then go for it knowing thats the minimum you'll get. If it doesn't, keep signing up for full time and don't quit the other job until you get it and the guarantee of hours.