Seasonal Question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DougH, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. DougH

    DougH Member

    What are the dates when you are considered a seasonal instead of permanent?
  2. Alligator

    Alligator Alien Aligator Here For Your Package

    Pretty sure when you apply for the job, it will say "seasonal package handler" (or seasonal driver) if it is seasonal.
  3. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Varies by supplement. For the most part, it is November 1 thru December 31. I believe the Central Region extended it to the Friday of the second full week of January.
  4. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    The retention for PTers is near 0% --- so you could say they're all seasonal
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That would be a good question to ask when you are interviewed.
  6. tincupjr

    tincupjr New Member

    I've been told I am coming in as Seasonal due to contract and timing beginning this coming Monday. I've never worked a seasonal job in my life, always permanent. I have also been told that when seasonals are let go at the end of December, the good ones are called back in January as permanent. Can anyone attest to this? If so, how can one make themselves good or great to be called back?

    I do not like the prospect of being without a job. I want to work and care for my family. How would you approach this situation?

  7. Alligator

    Alligator Alien Aligator Here For Your Package

    I was hired as seasonal to start out with. (Jumping) The drivers I rode with all gave me a good recommendation to the supervisors/HR people. I also emailed the HR person (guy I had the interview with) to tell him I was interested in working a permanent position with ups. I was called and hired as soon as peak was over.
    Work hard and let it be known that you would like to remain employed after seasonal work is over.
  8. Alligator

    Alligator Alien Aligator Here For Your Package

    ^that was directed at tincupjr
  9. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    Here seasonal is Oct 1st and later. Your odds of being a seasonal driver and getting a permanent position in January
    are slim. But ask the sup where they are with their 1:6. I drove peak last year and then an outside position came open in August and I got it.

    Seasonal handler is a different ball game I'm sure. Work hard and there will eventually be a spot.