Seasonal driver wage?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TG43, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. TG43

    TG43 Member

    Can someone tell me the starting wage for full time, seasonal drivers?

    I applied and have an interview. Don't really want to bother if it's $16/hr. I worked at usps for 2 years and quit because they cut our (TE's) pay from 22.15 to 16.25.

    They did not give me a number for HR otherwise I would just call and ask.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    You need to have a desperate need for money to work at UPS.
    With your "apparent" attitude, my advice is "don't bother applying".
  3. TG43

    TG43 Member

    So you can't answer my question?

    I don't have a desperate need for money. I have a desperate need for a "life" again though. Sick of working til 11pm. Just want a 5 day a week job and days (til 7 is fine, that's what I worked at post office).
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  4. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Talk about attitude. Apparently he asked for the pay rate, not your advive. Tg43 that scale is right st 16 dollars and some change. I believe it goes up a couple when new contract ratifies.
  5. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I think new-hire driver pays goes up to $18 and some change after ratification, so OP might get a retroactive check after peak season from UPS.

    OP: you should realize that it's highly unlikely the off-the-street job will be permanent. You might be offered a PT slot in the hub, but only a handful of drivers have been retained after peak as the company is allowed to select one (1) "outside hire" (usually goes to a PT supervisor) for every six (6) jobs that are bid out to bargaining unit employees.
  6. TG43

    TG43 Member

    Thanks guys. Can you tell me more about a PT? Are they on call? I have a big range in area I am willing to work as far as getting a permanent job, I would think that would help. I would think having experience at usps would help too. Could be wrong.
  7. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Those hours at UPS? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!! Since your dreaming big why not just ask for top driver rate and full medical and a air condition truck!!!!
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Wrong job....if you want a life and steady hours!
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  9. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Part-time workers work in the hub, typically loading and unloading trucks until they have enough seniority to bid into a preferred job such as small sort, irregulars, clerk, etc. Mobility between these departments depends a lot on how big the hub is.

    Starting pay is $8.50, but will be retroactively raised to $10/hr after the current TA is ratified. Skilled pay (being certified to sort or pick-off) adds $1/hr. PT'ers are guaranteed 3.5 hours/day (17.5 hours a week) and most get between 3.5 - 5 hours a day. The insurance is great, but I doubt you'll want to stick around if you need money that badly.
  10. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    If you didn't want to hang at USPS, I can't imagine UPS being a good option. *jmo* :o
  11. TG43

    TG43 Member

    Thanks piedmont and Icu
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Lol usps experience is hires most PTer's if they can fog a mirror. But don't expect to become a driver and have a life, especially during peak. It's not a 9 to 5 job.
  13. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    7pm maybe once in a while. Get used to working 9am-9pm. If you get done early be prepared to go help other drivers till 9 anyway
  14. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Yep, Friday nights and the weekends are part of the week too.
  15. bowflex

    bowflex Guest

    To the OP i'm on my third day tomorrow as a seasonal driver. My buddy is in another state but we went to integrad together. one day I got done by 7 the other day by 8 and that's with no lunch break. He on the other hand got done by 2:30 one day and 3 the next. I just wanted to try something different and I did get hired off the street. my pay starts at 17.25. my buddy off the street says he was told me will get hired FT in a month when his trainer retires. Personally I probably wont make it through this week because I don't know my area and the Route is a mess. all I can say is i love the challenge because these guys work their butt off. I'm going to work until eh let me go and then go back and get my Masters. For me its all about the challenge. my advice is don't bother even going to integrad if your not willing to work from 6 to 6 because that is the time schedule for the whole week.
  16. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    I wish it were more, but for me, $16 an hour is ok.
  17. Up_and_at_UPS

    Up_and_at_UPS Coffee box sniffer

    Seasonal coverage drivers get18.75 once the contract is ratified. Retroactive pay will be paid out for all seasonal work since Aug. 1st.
  18. TG43

    TG43 Member

    With all due respect, I doubt you (and many others on here) really know much of anything about usps. I really liked most of my 2 years delivering mail.

    I left because they cut our (TE's=Transitional Employees) pay $5.90/hr ($12,000/yr). They got rid of our title and made it us "CCA's" (City Carrier Assistant). I also disliked working Saturday's very much and had a Fleet Mechanic job I could go back to, so I did.

    I mostly quit because of the principle of the $5.90/hr pay wasn't even the money...just the principle that I signed up for the job @ $22.15/hr and was cut to $16.25/hr. Plus I really disliked working Saturdays.

    I won't get into hours, benefits or some of you can continue to think you have the worst job in the world.

    p.s. "your late with my check" says scumbag on welfare to mailman sweating his balls off to pay for scumbags welfare check.

    Thanks for those that gave info.
  19. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Two months to reply? Really?

    I commend you for quitting on the principle of a nearly $6/hour paycut. I bet the USPS was unable to find employees working for $16.25/hr to replace you. And I bet you'll quickly find another job that pays over $20/hour. Good luck, LOL.
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I noticed that too....strange.