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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Radfory, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Radfory

    Radfory New Member

    Friends, I was just hired on as a package handler, in my second week on the belts and unload. They also hired me to drive through the end of the year. I go to intragrad school this next week. Once I complete, should I graduate, will I be driving full time or only on a needed basis? Also, they have asked me to watch at least 30 modules. Am I able or expected to clock in when I'm watching these modules? Thanks for any feedback
     
  2. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    You will be bottom seniority driver in your center. You might have some days off. But we are coming into peak.
     
  3. MattM

    MattM Member

    Different route every day. Pretty much a cover guy for awhile. Some guys around my way waited 3 years to just be able to drive. And once they did, they did 90% inside hub rat work, and 10% driving. Their 30 days took 6 months. I think for some guys some 2 years later they finally are driving FT, But still cover driver routes.

    Expect the worst.
     
  4. You will definitely be a seasonal driver.
     
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  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    are you able to work Saturdays and sundays?
     
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  6. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Depends on your local situation. We’re getting hammered with Amazon here, so we’re practically hiring full time drivers right off the street.

    All training is done on the clock.
     
  7. Becodoescurinho

    Becodoescurinho New Member

    Which area you’re in?
     
  8. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Texas.
     
  9. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    22.4.
     
  10. Radfory

    Radfory New Member

    Harrington Delaware. 20 miles from the monster hub built in New Castle. I feel like there is lots of opportunity in this area
     
  11. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    So, how's class been for ya?
     
  12. MattM

    MattM Member

    They're firing or DQing just as fast as they are hiring. I truly do not understand this company. We need all the drivers we can get at this point but they can't keep guys because they give them impossible tasks. Staying on past your 30 seems more lucky than anything else.

    On day 29, let's quiz a driver as hes on his route And Dq him since he wasn't word for word.

    They treat off the street hires better than transfers.
     
  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    I got hired on Monday , was driving by Wednesday , you never know !!
     
  14. MattM

    MattM Member

    No class, driving school, driving test, or physical? Sign me up.

    It’s a drawn out process around my way. And they send you 500 miles away for a week for class.
     
  15. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Interview , then 2.5 days of sheet writing school then on car sup then sup ride by Wednesday thurs fri. Then on my own