PT to FT.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Duckydad, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Duckydad

    Duckydad New Member

    I am a PT loader, and if I am asked to drive during peak season (my center has a lot of recent loaders that are now drivers). Anyways, if I become a driver after Oct. 1st, do I lose my PT seniority? Or would I still have a PT seniority date and a FT or Driver Seniority date? Then when peak is over, would I be able to go back to PT loader? How does that work?
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    you will not lose your pt seniority date. if you bid on a seasonal job you return to your old job after the seasonal period
  3. Duckydad

    Duckydad New Member

    Awesome. That's kind of what I thought, but didn't want to say yes and then lose my seniority for bidding an actual driving job.
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You are never really FT, even though you work FT hours.
  5. Brownslave688

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

    Don't drive peak. The risk is to high.

    Hit something and get fired for what? 2 months of decent pay?
  6. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Exactly why I never reg temped.
  7. Duckydad

    Duckydad New Member

    Not worried about my driving, but thanks for the advice.
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  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Don't you still get the same accident procedures as the FTers? First one warning letter, second suspension, third fired. Assuming they are minor.
  9. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    Says everyone who has gotten into an accident.

    Good luck dude!

  10. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking, interested to know in how that works.
  11. Wizzy

    Wizzy Member

    I believe a temp driver would lose driving opportunity for 1 year but would retain part time job, and seniority. However when you return to your loading job all the drivers you load for will expect better loads since you had a chance to see how a load can really effect your day
  12. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    Don't listen to these people telling you not to drive during peak, if u want to be a driver do it for sure. It's great experience and let's you see how the job really is. As long as you follow methods and be safe, you'll be fine. Also if u do well the center manager will definitely remember you and try to get u driving sooner, as long as u have seniority.
  13. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    Also I drove peak last year and then went ft this may, so u don't lose any opportunities.
  14. Duckydad

    Duckydad New Member

    Good to know. Thank you for all the helpful advice. And yes it is worth the risk. You all know what a new loader makes as opposed to a new driver. The benefits are great, but so is paying my bills without a second job through the winter. Just saying. Also, if I was concerned about my driving, I probably wouldn't be interested in even trying. I get plenty of praise from the cars I load. And the surepost I do.
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    He will be on a easy split most likely.
  16. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I agree. The most important part about peak for aspiring drivers: The metrics are turned off and management won't bother you about performance as long as you're trying, are safe and get everything delivered (under normal circumstances). Only have to worry about learning the job. And first time peak driver routes don't tend to be too bad. Don't have helpers because they're not needed. Maybe some splits (especially businesses) off other routes. If you wrap up early enough you might be asked to shuttle out reload volume or bring in pickup volume from routes that'll be out delivering residential stuff late into the night. There'll always be something for you to do or volunteer to do.
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  17. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    Bingo. I'm glad I started at peak season because if they came at me with all the metrics and the hassle about over allowed when I was still trying to get my 30 days I'm not sure I would have made it. The bar is set a lot lower for new drivers at peak.