My Peak Hiring Story - So far - what will happen next

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Khabib, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. AndrewK

    AndrewK Member

    So i was hired as a seasonal driver helper, with intentions of one day becoming a permanent full time driver...even if i have to start off in the warehouse at first idc. For the first week in a half they put me with a FT driver monday to friday 40 hrs a week, after about the first week of me busting my ass and occasionally reminding him about my interest long term with the company, he was happy with my work and must've put in a good word. Couple days later i receieved a message from my sup of a pre-load position permanently. However the night shift doesnt work with my schedule as i have a second job on the weekends only. I told the sup and HR i'd be interested in a twilight position unloading trailers mon-fri for 3-5 hrs during the evening. I was told only the preload position was available atm. Couple days later i received a text from my sup saying would you like to try out twilight later on that day only for tonight, i agreed instantly and went on worked the shift and became even more interested in trying to land the job. The next day he texts me to come in again for twilight, near the end of the shift i told him is this position available permanently as it works around my schedule, he said it is and would try to find out if there is an opening and let me know the next day as he gave me a grey ups t-shirt. third day same thing tells me to come in, i ask him did you find out and he says we're in the process of turning you from a driver helper to a twilight sort/unloader. That same day i went in earlier to talk to HR about the pre-load position as it was the last day for me to give her my final decision. I told her i'd let her know the night of via email, never did as i was just constantly getting messages from the sup to come in for twilight shifts so i said fk it. I noticed that there a bunch of new hires with me everyday during the twilight/warehouse shift and they also told me there confused with there future at ups also. So im not really seeing the bigger picture here as im not getting 100% answers from anyone saying im a perm employee. It also seems like the sup and HR are on two diff pages. I certainly hope im not just being used and abused until mid-jan just to be thrown like a scumbag out the door once peak season is over.

    Where im confused is within a 3-4 day span, the sup told me only the preload position is available then said to me that that the twilight position is available too.

    If anyone has been through a similar experience, or just knows better then i do by simply being a long term employee for this company, what am i dealing with here and is there anything i should be expecting?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2018
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    A grey t-shirt is just a kiss.

    Now, if they had given you a brown hoodie.............
     
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's a coin toss . Welcome to the suck.
     
  4. rown_oser

    rown_oser Same As It Ever Was

    We usually don't hire from Oct. 15 - Jan. 15th as it's mostly observed as a 'freeze' period for hiring any new bargaining employees. They were simply taking advantage of you. :censored2: happens here all the time as everyday is different but the same by the end; it's unpredictable until the 'game' (think volume of not just packages, but workers, routes, no. of package cars, hours of work dispatched, etc.) have been both seemingly and sensibly figured out, until something unpredictable happens on-route.
     
  5. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Can't work preload cuz he.has another job. ON THE WEEKENDS ONLY
     
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  6. AndrewK

    AndrewK Member

    So im guessing near Jan 15th they just let you know whether your staying on board or out the door?
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Your sup will send you a text message: don't call us, we will call you.
     
  8. AndrewK

    AndrewK Member

    Same thing happen to you?
     
  9. AndrewK

    AndrewK Member

    If so, did it lead to anything?
     
  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Amazon is the company to work for , UPS centers across the globe will sit vacant soon
     
  11. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

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    This center was just open Monday , now look at it
     
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  12. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    not one paticular company can handle all that volime
     
  13. Hiring freeze at the moment. By the end of Jan you may know something concrete.
     
  14. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    I dont understand how working a preload job during the week would interfere with working a weekend job lol i call bs you dont want to work preload and trust me i understand
     
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  15. AndrewK

    AndrewK Member

    lol your right
     
  16. AndrewK

    AndrewK Member

    i'd rather just work during the evening for less hours, then to fk my sleep over
     
  17. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    I know when i was preloader i wished i had a weekend job.
     
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  18. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    I had to work a bs call center gig in the afternoon when i was a preloader when i became a driver i told them to eff off
     
  19. AndrewK

    AndrewK Member

    Dam, you a driver now?
     
  20. AndrewK

    AndrewK Member

    how long it take you to become a driver