Hi, I am new to the site and need your help! I have spent hours searching the forums to try to find the answers I am looking for but had no luck. I found out about UPS through a coworker who I work with at my full time job. She works full time with a part time job at UPS in Hodgkins IL. I need a part time job to help pay for my sons college education, and from what my coworker tells me UPS would be the perfect choice. I filled out an application online for a Package Handler position and was asked to set up an appointment to come in and talk to them, my appointment is set for this coming Sat Nov 7th. Here is problem #1, my hours at my full time job are anywhere from 7-8:00am through 5:00pm. The only shift that may possibly work for me would be the Twilight shift, which is listed as a 5:00pm- 9:00pm shift. My day job is 25 mins from the UPS in Hodgkins IL, so I realistically couldn't start until 6:00pm and make it on time everyday. I could stretch it and say I could make it there at 5:30pm, but the traffic would have to be good and I would have to be able to change clothes at my day job before I get off at 5 and be ready to hit the road right at 5 everyday. I already asked my boss if I would be possible to get off at 4pm everyday and she flat out said No! My coworker works 10am-7pm at our day job and the sunrise shift 4am-9am at UPS, she said that they do sometimes let people have staggered start times, so my plan is to ask if they will work with me and give me a start time of 5:30 or 6:00. My question is when should I bring this up to UPS? Should I tell them upfront at the first tour/interview? How should I approach it? I really think UPS would be good fit for me, and I am in it for the long term, but I need to get my foot in the door. What would be the best way to convince them to give me a delayed start time? Problem #2, I am scheduled to have surgery on Nov 17 and will be off from my full time job for 4 weeks to recover. My plan is to use this time to look for a second job so I can go on day time interviews once I am on my feet. When I filled out my application for UPS I put my expected start time as Dec 14 which will be when I expect to be back to work at my day job. My coworker told me that the first week of training is classroom time and the 5th day they put you in the warehouse. If the first week is classroom time, then I could probably start the training a week earlier and give them an expected start day of Dec 7. Because if I did start at 5:30 or 6 and classes started at 5, I would miss the first hour, so I am thinking I am better off doing the training before I go back to my day job. My question is are you trained on the shift you will be working? Is the first week classroom? Did I apply too early compared to my start date? I read in some of the threads that they want you to start right away. Do you think its a good idea to start a week earlier to accommodate the training schedule and be able to give them an earlier start date. I really appreciate any feedback you can give me!