Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DownWithUPS, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. DownWithUPS

    DownWithUPS New Member

    I am a full time driver in PA, but i am looking to move to Texas, why wont UPS allow employees to transfer, the only way i can do this is to quit and try to be rehired in Texas. Lose my 13 years of seniority... anyone have anything to say?????????
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Sorry Down, as far as I know Western Conference is the only one that allows transfers and only within the Western Conference.
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    There would be no drivers left in the Snow Belt.
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Since this does not apply to non-union employees, I assume this has something to do with setting a precedence for future requests. It's unfortunate.
  5. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I think it is because if someone had been waiting 6-7 yrs. to drive and you came in and bumped them out it would cause a pretty big sit jmo.
  6. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Exactly, if it werent for this it probably would be much easier...
  7. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    How would like it if a group of drivers moved to your area and bumped you out of a job? It would be a nightmare for UPS to try to accommodate every one of their employees who wanted to transfer, and unfair to the local part-timers.
  8. ih8tbrn

    ih8tbrn Banned

    Maybe you could convince one of the Texas drivers to move to PA then it could be an even swap.
  9. Billy

    Billy New Member

    that and the local is different so your pension would be a problem
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Don't look at me, I don't wanna swap.
    Is there any reason you want to move to Texas (other than the obvious) or is it from a need to move here? Any particular area?
  11. Hawk780

    Hawk780 No One in Particular

    I understand this to be the biggest reason, everyone would want to transfer to Florida/Texas/SoCal...
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    SoCal would be out. Western conference doesn't allow moves from the 'outside'. LOL
  13. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I, once, thought about transferring to Michigan. I'm really really really glad they didn't allow it. I would have died there in a very short period of time.
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    LMAO My hubby is from MI, I understand what you are saying.:surprised:
  15. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I worked in a hub for many years out here. I was the top seniority PTer, earning driver's wages (pre-1981 contract) working as many hours or as few hours as I wanted. This was when UPS was using utility drivers all the time so I would be driving and earning as much as regular drivers.

    Anyway, wanted to transfer to another part of Norcal, put in the transfer request and was denied. (very legitimate reasons for needing to also). I moved anyway, got on with UPS again as a PTer again, and had to wait 8 years to go driving. Worth the wait. 8 years of working 2 jobs. Wouldn't do it now with having to wait one year for benefits and three years to top out on wages.

    My advice, don't leave Pennsylvania and give up what you have unless you know you have something better in the Great State of Texas.
  16. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    LOL - living in the Midwest I think about the pioneers a lot. Okay - so the wagon train sucks and the little woman puts her foot down and won't go any further. But after the first winter in a shack on the prairie, you would think that that would have been enough motivation to get back on the wagon trail come Spring!
  17. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    You would think so.
  18. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Anybody with 13 years, want to move to Floriduh? We'll make it an even swap.:wink2:
  19. filthpig

    filthpig Active Member

    That's just the way it is. No sense hollering about it.
  20. ih8tbrn

    ih8tbrn Banned

    And risk being STUGGED on a daily basis? No thanks.:wink2: