Question about bidding

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheKid99, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    (I know you guys hate me :) )

    Can you bid on ft jobs if you're seasonal?

    40 full time driving jobs going up for bid next week.

    I was told to bid by the driver manager.

    I explained to him I am a seasonal handler but I was told to bid anyways.
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  3. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    I love you chica lol
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    :rofl: Thanks...
    A) Get in line...
    B) I don't do mailmen
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  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Full time driver slots are filled by the inside to out list posted in the first couple of months of the year and you needed to meet the requirements including usually 9 months or so as a seniority part timer. That being said if actual bids or a driver list are being posted sign them just in case they exhaust their lists and then get with your local hr staff to let them know you're interested.
  6. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Usually you'll need 6 months to bid but just sign it if you meet the qualifications(21, can drive a stick, etc.) and see what happens.

    I thought you said you was going to be an outside hire starting in September?
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  7. rha

    rha Member

    I started driving air six months ago. Should I bid on a full time route?
  8. rha

    rha Member

    I've been with the company since 2005
  9. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    I'm going to be a temporary driver in September and possibly get hired off the street after peak but if I can bid ill rather do that.
  10. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    That will honestly be your best bet. If you can go FT but get laid off, you can go back inside to get your 8 hours. Plus you'll have benefits. You can be temp driving on and off for a while.
  11. greengrenades

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

    Sign the damn thing anyways. Seriously what could it hurt? Just sign every bid that comes up. There is no reason not to.
  12. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    and instead of asking people on the internet, maybe try asking someone that actually works in your building and would actually know. Like maybe the shop steward.

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  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey


    If your building is hiring 40 drivers and only 30 insiders are interested then you could be the next interested party. They don't know you're interested unless you signed. Verbal means nothing.
  15. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    40 jobs - bajeezus - ups wants the D

    Less Runnin, More Stunnin
  16. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Yeah and I checked the seniority list there are only like 70 handlers at my hub and half are people who don't want to drive...
  17. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    So the list you checked told you half the people don't want to drive? That is a very detailed list.

    You are killing me man. A couple of threads ago you said you would be full-time driving after 6 months, starting in Sept.

    I hate it when my heroes don't come through.
  18. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Noooooo, lol.

    I said I was going to drive seasonal in sept and get hired off the street. Actually I were to be driving this month but it got pushed back. Now I'm finally going to HR Monday. Hopefully ill be filling out paperwork.
  19. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member


    The question you responded to in the other thread ... Was how long did it take you to become a driver?

    You are talking about what you hope happens in the future

    You are number 487 my rough estimate... of new hires who were going to fly through the ranks since I started on this site 6 years ago. You are just my latest hero.
  20. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Have you been to Integrad yet?