I was hired in as an under 8 which is different then part time.
They said I was to work 7 hr. days with potential of 8 hrs. or more.
I'm an air driver which job tasks include:
*Start at 5:30 a.m. get my truck or find one cause my truck gets snatched by others when their's in the shop.
*go straight to UPS airport.
* sort and pull parcels for my route (which for the most part is the same but changes alot) doing different routes or even a blend of different routes which can really be stressful if your not familiar with the routes cause you got 5 min to look at a list of areas your pulling for try to remember em all and sort threw all the other stuff to find your own. IT's not cut and dry presorted like at the center it's all dumped on the belt off the plain and you have everyone's stuff mixed in back to back and labels aren't set facing you so your fliping threw everything trying to remember what your suppossed to pull and labels facing everywere but you. and then you have hundreds of smalls back to back and every direction so ahhhhhhhhhhhh. And the plane was late so your leaving late got 40 min to get to your area and deliver 7 E.aM.s with 8:00 commit times and 40 A.M.s after that dew by 10:30 in an area that I'm not familiar with so there's no time to preplan trip but wait we have to gather together to listen to our P.C.M. that is the same recycled info that we got already every day just in a different format and ohh don't be late cause there's no exceptions.
(sorry bout that, I needed to vent).
IT's not usually that bad. It happens though. For the most part I love my job. Start real early so no traffic until after I depart the airport. Get in an early day and done early.
Here in lays the problem. No matter how much work you have it's all got to be done by 10:30 with exceptions to those long security stops which They do give exceptions for and you want to save them for last so they don't make your non exception air's late cause then you'll never here the end of it.
I was told 7 hr. days or more, that after donw with all driven tasks I would work at center till I get my 7 hrs.
It never happened. I get 2- 3 hrs. on Mondays and up to 4.5 hrs. each day from tues.-friday. I got lucky and get to work on Saturdays doind Sat. Air's. sometime I get an early start at 5;30 and most times I start at 7:30. All Sat air's due by 12
Saturdays are usually easy unless your in an area that your not familiar with but you usually aren't to heavy on stops and have time to play with your map.
Pay for part time air driver start at $11
goes to $12 after you get thirty days in.
6 months after the 30 day period goes to $12.50.
12th month after the thirty it goes to $13.
18th month after thirty goes to $13.50.
Then on your 24th month after that thirty day period you get the real $$$$$$$: top pay rate for part time air is:
$20.5 as of augest of 2007.
Top pay will probably change after new union contract.
I'm at $12.5 cause I'm in my 11 month plus that thirty day thing.
Raises are small and few but if can survive until 2 yrs. then your Pay is good. Benifits are pretty good but part timers get a watered down version.
I'm working 2 jobs like alot of fellow Upser's till I find the the gold at the end of the 2 yr. Rainbow.
Don't get to hyped about what they promise you. If it's not on paper it doesn't matter.
Full time depends on center, my area I hear 2-5 yrs.
It depends on available upcoming routes and how many higher senoirity want a full time driven position.
If they can pass D.O.T. physical and Driven tests.
If you go to part time driven position it will probably be as an air driver.
The key is don't get to excited about full time. Get a feel for the job consider part time job a way of building up your skills to become a good ground driver (full timer)
You don't want to just dive into a full time driven position anyways. You won't be ready, no one ever is.
Learn your methods, Learn as many areas as you can and by the time you have a chance at full time you'll be in good shape. Some choose to stay as air drivers cause they don't want the stress of being a ground.
As for me I want that full time like there's no tomorrow.