is it really that hard to become permanent part time?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Loco186, Dec 28, 2015.


is it really that hard to become permanent part time?

  1. Yes, you have to know your stuff

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  2. No, a monkey could do it

    21 vote(s)
  1. Loco186

    Loco186 New Member

    it doesn't seem like the people that are doing that are all that
  2. just chillin'

    just chillin' Active Member

    if your called back to work after January 15th, show up every day on time for the next 2 months or so until they start taking union initiation fees out of your check and your in. watch your missloads/missorts!
  3. I am a permanent part-timer loading trucks. I haven't been here too long, but I've learned the faster you go the more work they give you. Once you learn to slow it down a little, keep a safe pace, and just take it one box at a time, the better off you'll be for the rest of your time here.
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  4. Number24

    Number24 #24

    No it is not. If you've been hired before peak season all you must do is make your 30 days and you're some what in the clear. Then you'll be paying union dues until you're permanent. On the other hand, if you are hired during the date after thanksgiving for peak season, there is a %20 chance that management will keep you as a permanent PT employee.
  5. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    I did it, anyone can do it. I was officially hired January 16th last year
  6. Loco186

    Loco186 New Member

    So if there's only a %20 chance, I guess it is hard to get then right?
  7. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Where are you getting these numbers from?

    If you're one guy competing against 4 others for one spot, then yes, you have a 20% chance, improve your odds by working harder than them and telling your HR/management that you want the permanent job on January 16th.

    Once you make book, work safe and enjoy the ride and apply for TCD every time the list appears.
  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Let them know you want to be a permanent. If they don't hire you right away don't worry. We usually hire a few guys at first, then when the turnover picks up we call the guys who wanted to stay on.
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Can you fog a mirror?
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  10. Loco186

    Loco186 New Member

    thank you, Frigid

    What is TCD?
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Just have to be a super hot chick! Instant hiring!
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  12. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Temporary Cover Driver, the first step to becoming a Full Time Driver, which is what many PTer's work at UPS for.
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Temporary Cover Driver. The only reason UPS does not have to hire more FT drivers.
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  14. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Most of the TCD's in my building are FT after 2 years and very few who are still TCD's don't work every day. I swear absolutely nothing about my building matches the standard UPS model.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...just to lay them off when the volume drops...?
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yes, but they would still be FT with FT retirement years being accrued.
  17. Loco186

    Loco186 New Member

    Follow up- who really makes the decision to bring certain people on perm part time and cut others?
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Ability, attitude, and punctuality.
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Usually, @FrigidFTSup calls me and asks my sage advice.

    Then, I go back to bed.
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    Gumby *

    With Clerkgirl?