New driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Gavin G, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Kevin W

    Kevin W Kevin W

    hey just got a few simple questions. I'm 25yo and I will be starting my training September 5th, I'm leaving my current job because I see a better future in ups. At my current job I'm making 1200$ a week salary with no guarantee of a raise, the benefits sucks I pay 45$ each check and the pension plan is garbage. At ups I'm starting at 17.75$hly and wil be paying 34$hly in 4yrs but there's no guarantee but HR said I can keep trying if I don't make it the first time. Is this a wise choice ?
  2. No.
  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    If you don't make it. You're gone.

    Good luck.
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Never heard this before, unless you are pt.
  5. Kevin W

    Kevin W Kevin W

    I never too the position the first time then he called me a month later
  6. Kevin W

    Kevin W Kevin W

    No full time
  7. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    don't quit your day job!
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I mean, if you currently are pt, you get multiple chances, if you don't work at ups, you only get the one chance.
  9. Kevin W

    Kevin W Kevin W

    He said I can start over my training if I don't make it the first time
  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Never heard of that either
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Never heard that before. And would not be consecutive, if were true. I definitely wouldn't count on it.
  12. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Stay at your current job
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  13. Kevin W

    Kevin W Kevin W

    Thanks guys but I'm willing to take the chance
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    We take a lot of crap, and complain a lot, but we still work here, so that should tell you something.

    Good luck.
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  15. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    You're asking a question of current experienced employees. The amount of years represented by the people who aswered you probably exceeds 200+ years of service. If you're gonna do what you want to do anyway, why ask?
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  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    That's the spirit get on down there and be the best Gavin G you can possibly be

    But don't burn any bridges at your old place

    Gotta feeling you'll be asking for your old job back
  17. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Ok, let me add some info so that you can have a more educated decision.

    You need 30 working days in a certain calendar period to be kept on permanently. Where I am at , it is 30 in 60 calendar days.

    We also have a freeze period during which working days don't count for squat. That period around here is oct 15 to Jan 10.

    So with your start date of Sept 5, Tuesday, and if you work 4 days that week and 5 days a week afterwards, you will have only accumulated 29 working days before the freeze period. So you are what they call a casual driver and they will work you all the way until Christmas and then not need you.

    Sure there is a chance of you getting hired permanently. There is also a far better chance that you won't . There is also a 6 to 1 ratio of hiring for full time PERMANENT drivers. 5 guys from the hub get the chance before you or any other casual gets the permanent slot. You probably weren't told this during your interviews.
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    What kind of work is the first job? Do you work overtime?

    With this job, you will be working overtime and every Saturday.
  19. Kevin W

    Kevin W Kevin W

    This is what I'm looking for , thank you
  20. Kevin W

    Kevin W Kevin W

    Delivery. I work 10-12hrs daily no overtime I'm salary