Need some advice. UPS vs USPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Joe.v, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Siveriano

    Siveriano Member


    I just have a question.

    so about a year ago I applied for a position at USPS as a driver, the job is to drive from the main building to the other post offices the schedule I chose was 10pm to 6am and the pay is $20/hour.
    I have been with UPS for 3 weeks and I had worked 6 days, so today on my 6th day I asked how long before I will work the whole 5 or at least 4 days and I was told it wont happen as my route is slow on Mondays and Fridays, about 2 weeks I got a call from USPS to show up for orientation Monday 21th, but I didn't went so I got another call today and I told them I never got their email blah blah and the girl on the phone told me to go back on September 9 for s new orientation date.

    so my question is what you guys think is better or if anyone has work for USPS before.
    or any advice will be nice, as i just saw a guy who went to my same training class at Ups getting lay off because he was over for 130 clicks.

    Thank you for your responses.
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    long term, UPS. USPS doesn't have a very bright future.
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  3. Siveriano

    Siveriano Member

    ok cool, but like right now, I really need to be working a FT job as I have a bunch of bills to pay before 2015. so I was thinking on maybe going USPS and then if it goes back then coming back to UPS in a year.

    also today was my 6th day 8 hours of work and i was over by 88 clicks but we were hold this morning by preload for 35 minutes. how Im doing? I asked my super but he told me to scratch i have to be 0(zero) over. is this truth?
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you sure the job is with the PO or is it with a contractor?
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    On our 6th day and over only 88, you are doing quite well.

    Only you know your circumstances, and if you can withstand the lean time at hand, but UPS is a far better job.
  6. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I can't even scratch,my :censored2: anymore!
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Inde will do it for you.
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  8. Siveriano

    Siveriano Member

    I believe is a Contractor hired by USPS to be in charge of the drivers

    Yeah i pick up the route pretty fast, I still have to look at a map I printed and laminated for the new streets they keep changing every day. But on the training they told us we need to be at least 85% efficient to scratch, does this means on a 8 hours load (800 clicks) being 88clicks over is like 80's right?
    today i was with my super at the center, when he got a call from the center mngr asking how i was doing.
    so i dont know what to think, if my mngr want to lay me off or maybe keep me.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are the drivers USPS employees or do they work for the contractor?
  10. Siveriano

    Siveriano Member

    The drivers will be USPS employees.

    What they told me on one of the interviews was, Ill be on probation for 90 days then ill be hired for a year and after a year ill become fulltime and all benefits will apply.
  11. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    Now is the best time to start at UPS, well technically like january 2014. You move up fast. If you are saying you could be a fulltime driver and not some sort of cover driver i would definately go with UPS if u feel comfortable as a driver.

    Ya you might get laid off a lot between now and October. But after that you should have heavy hours xmas onwards. UPS is desperate for drivers and will probably keep a bunch of peak helpers on as fulltime. This means they will be the ones getting low hours come janauary, not you.

    Think about it, low hours for 2 months, than endless hours til you retire. (UPS) or good hours slowly tapering off than prob no job. (USPS).
  12. Brownslave688

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

    The ups job won't be here in a year if you quit now. I'm assuming you were hired off the street?

    Do everything you can to stick with ups. In a couple of months you'll be working 12 hours a day everyday.
  13. I know a guy that they keep re uping every year but they never make him full time. I think it's a loop hole in their contract or something. I'd keep running it out at ups.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The mail in my area is shuttled by contractors.
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  15. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    The 21th. I like that. Lol for sure. Good luck. Really.
  16. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Are you a off the street hired driver? Why the hell would ya leave that for USPS?
  17. Siveriano

    Siveriano Member

    yes i was hired as a seasonal Driver.
  18. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Seasonal? I would go with USPS.
  19. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Its dumb to desert a full time job for a seasonal job, period!
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Telematics says're #2 in :censored2: