Regular Temp Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bozack23, May 20, 2013.

  1. bozack23

    bozack23 New Member

    I was called for an interview as a Reg. Temp Driver and was told it is not normal to be hired off the street for this position. HR person said usely have to be package handler first but they just opened a new facility and not enough handlers signed up for the job. Is this a rare opportunity or blowing smoke?

    Also was told starting pay rate would be $16.10. Have read on here that the rate is/was around $22.00. Is the $16.10 the new rate in the upcoming contract? If I take the job will the new contract effect my pay rate or will it be granfathered in?

    ​Thanks in advance......
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    $16.10 an hour is starting driver wage. Sounds like you may be a seasonal driver. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  3. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    It is virtually impossible to parlay that into a perm position but it happens once in a blue moon. They also can call you back seasonally again if you do well.
  4. bozack23

    bozack23 New Member

    I asked and was told this is not a seasonal position. I would be a Regular Temp Driver and after 30 days would get seniority and after 1 year medical benefits. Does this sound right?
  5. uber

    uber Guest

    Do you live in a small town? I find it hard to believe they couldn't find package handlers to fill the jobs.
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That sounds like a reg temp job to me, just keep in mind that after peak season you might have to go back to part time working pre load or local sort.
  7. AlwaysChafed

    AlwaysChafed Member

    You will have to hop everyone votes NO. I don't think you are officially in the union until you pay your full membership fee by next week lol. You won't be able to vote.

    $16.10 is what every Ground Driver is starting at. $11.50 for Air.

    Take the job if you want it. If you get straight on as a driver, consider yourself very fortunate. If they cut you at twenty-nine days and make you a handler, take your lumps like everyone else.
  8. bozack23

    bozack23 New Member

    It is a new facility about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The person that interviewed me was the HR manager and she said they only had two package handlers that wanted the reg temp driver position and they both had driving record issues.
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Temp. driver , as in temporary driver. not full time. But yes could lead to full time. I have seen it happen. But your question was what happens when the new contract goes into effect on Aug 1st 2013 ( if it passes) you will receive the new starting wage.
  10. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    You may be one of the 'lucky'(?) few outside hires. Just remember it is not a small commitment, and make sure you are prepared for what you are getting into, going into driving without the benefit of some experience with the pace of working for UPS.