Part time feeder shifter...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Nike, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Nike

    Nike Active Member

    Hello yall!

    Recently my hub posted a bid list for a part time feeder shifter position, only one person has signed so far so I figured what the heck I could use the extra hours and money
    However I have a few questions...

    Whats the pay? I've gotten different answers on this so far, everything from just 25 cents more than I'm making now to 31$ an hour (highly unlikely I imagine).

    Can this be combined to my current position as twilight sorter to come close to full time hours?

    I appreciate any and all answers as most of my coworkers are relatively new and naive of most UPS policies and Union rules. Also I work in Texas presumably under the Southern supplement but I couldn't find any real answers under that particular piece of union text.
  2. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Hello. I used to be a part time shifter for years.

    You make 25 cents an hr more than an unskilled job. Example an unloader. . If you are in a skilled position Pre loader, sorter, pickoff or are qualified and have had the dollar raise based on being qualified. You could possibly lose 75 cents.

    You will be worked approximately 5 hrs and paid overtime after your 5th hour. In peak you make get almost as many hours as you can handle. One peak I shifted for approximately 70 hrs.

    Easiest job at UPS.
  3. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    You will not be allowed to do anything other than shift. No more hub work. Plus the HUB doesn't function without shifters so if the hub is running you should be working ;)
  4. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    My son worked in the hub for several years and got some raises along the way. He signed on the shifter bid sheet. He ended up taking a small cut in pay, but...He got more hours. Changed sorts and worked afternoons, which worked better for his schedule. He learned to back a trailer. He learned how to drive a tractor. There can be benefits to changing to that job.
  5. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    TAKE IT! I did it for 8 years, and it was the easiest job I've ever done. It will take you about a month or two to get use to the equipment but after that you don't even think about it anymore. Get out of the building as fast as you can.
  6. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    like all things, it depends on where you are. In my supplement shifters get utility pay.
  7. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I shifted for FedEx Ground. They called them "Switchers" there. It was probably the best gig I've ever had. I worked 5-7 hours on noonday then smalls and sometimes local sort on twilight ( and I worked midnight shift whenever possible) at UPS. Your hub will keep you busy as a shifter but I doubt they'll let you double shift often. They are careful not to have to create another 22.3.

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  8. Nike

    Nike Active Member

    hey thanks for all the answers guys
  9. Pickles

    Pickles Member

    Our shifters are bid FT Feeder positions.