San Jose CA - FT Driver wait time?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Marcus3457, May 18, 2015.

  1. Marcus3457

    Marcus3457 New Member

    Does anyone know how long the PT workers in the San Jose center are looking at for FT driving positions?

    Most of my family lives in California and the only thing stopping me from going there is losing my senority.

    I only have 1 year right now and it's around an 8 year wait for me here in AZ so, if the wait time is around 5 or less years in San Jose then it would still make sense for me to move there.
  2. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    I don't work in San Jose, but I work in the same district.

    Last year we had PTs go driving with less than a year seniority. We hired a lot off the street. A lot of those guys are currently laid off but will be working again soon.

    I can't say for sure, but given what I've seen I think your chances are pretty good that you'll get it within 5 years.

    Also, in NorCal your progression begins the very first time you "touch ground" you may cover some ground pickups or bulk stops this peak and be topped out before you even go full time.

    One caveat; it is VERY expensive to rent in the Bay Area. Absurd, even. Hopefully you family to live with out here, it is a struggle to get by without a hookup on rent.

    I say go for it.
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  3. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    PS - if you REALLY want it, try Oakland. Your chances are better and it's only a half hour from SJ.

    There are a lot of buildings in the Bay Area for that matter, ask your HR for a list and put in transfers for as many as you can. Oakland, Sunnyvale, San B runo, San Francisco, Menlo Park to name a few within commuting distance...
  4. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    Ive always wondered do UPS drivers make the same nation wide? Because 80 grand a year is like being a millionaire in Wisconsin but if you made 80 grand a year in Cali it wouldn't be that great. How does that work
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Pretty much the same everywhere. A few places get a little bit more. Depends on the local supplement.
  6. Brownslave688

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

    Yeah not much different. But I would say the guys in the big cities don't complain too much about the hours. They need to work 12 hours a day.
  7. Brownslave688

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

    The wait time can change in a hurry. It was 5-6 when I started. I started driving in under 2. Had a buddy that wanted to finish school. Only had 1 year left. Ended up waiting almost 5 more than me to go full time.
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I work to live. Not live to work.
    You can do that when you are younger but time catches up to you.

    And you miss a lot of things when you work like that.
    One second your kids is born..

    Next thing you know they graduated college.
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  9. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    I applied for San Jose, CA and almost got hired off the street full time package car driver if I wanted to move there and I stay in Michigan so I'm guessing it's not that long.
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Do you know the way to San Jose?

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Just follow the smell of money.;)
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I've been away so long I may go wrong and lose my way.
  13. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    San Jose is delivered by Sunnyvale, stay away from Oakland its a s**t hole. North Bay in Richmond Ca has some upscale delivery areas. Wait times in those hubs are all similar.
  14. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    I'm a driver out of the San Jose building. We have three centers and have somewhere around 250 routes. We deliver the cities of San Jose, Campbell, Coyote, Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Gilroy.

    We currently have no drivers on layoff and we are actively training new drivers. We hired more drivers in the last two years then I've ever seen and that's including the wave of new hires we had with that 10000 new full timers promise.

    Yes it's incredibly expensive in the Bay Area. Average rents for a three bedroom house can be $3000 a month. Ironically we had just had a Sup transfer out from Wisconsin and we were in disbelief knowing how much cheaper it must be there.

    To answer the main question I would guess that your looking at 1 to 2 years to go full time but you've got to make sure it's worth it. As stated above our top scale is roughly the same everywhere, not including sick days, floaters, vacation weeks, and of course pensions.

    One more thing....we are also in a drought.
  15. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Don't do it! California sucks :D
  16. lazyazngolfer

    lazyazngolfer New Member

    I'm out of the San Jose building, it looks like roughly 2 year wait to go full time
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Yes--I've heard there is a thriving porn industry there.
  18. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Just a FYI if you quit and moved to San Jose there is no guarantee you would get hired. You could end up on the no rehire list as it has been known to happen. Just putting it out there.