Hello everybody. I’ve been around a while, but never really started posting until recently. I found UPS as an employer by accident when checking the status on one of my packages and just happened to notice that they were hiring for Driver Helpers at the time (October of 2008). I jumped at the chance of securing my first job, and of being hired on as a Seasonal Driver Helper. I worked hard, was never late, and had a lot of fun. My Driver personally went in early one morning to speak with my manager and got me in a nice word of recommendations for rehire after Peak (something that rarely ever happens, I was told). I managed a 1 on their numbers scale and was told I would be among the first hired back (thanks to my numbers and recommendation from my Driver), if the Center needed anybody new. Well, that didn’t pan out in 2009 before the next Peak period… so last October, I did it all over again. Same deal, but the economy still sucked and I was just about to give up hope, when I happened across an opening recently in a different Center a few extra miles away and applied, went through the interview June 17th and now I’m just anxiously waiting to hear back so I can start my career with UPS. Nice to meet you all, and I look forward to working with you again soon! And a question, if I may… does the time put in for Seasonal hires at Peak make any difference over a street hire, as we’re all told? Likewise, does the person who completed two (or more) Peaks get in before others that have only been through one, or less than another potential PT Handler? And, if they did hire somebody off of the street before somebody who had put in the time at Peak, what can that person do about it, if anything? Just curious as I'm getting anxious and a bit worried that they've not called back yet. Thanks!