Set schedule for p/t package handler?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by f_nice, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. f_nice

    f_nice New Member

    Hello. My local facility has an opening for part time package handler. I am considering applying but had one important question/concern.

    The shift is sunrise (3AM-9AM). I am okay with the job and duties. I can come in at the designated start time; however, I cannot work past 7:30AM (I need to be at my primary job by 8AM)...... Since part timers only work 17 hours per week, can I make arrangements to leave no later than 7:30AM each day, which is before what the job posting has as the designated shift end..... OR will I have to be open during the designated time frame (3AM-9AM).

    Thank you in advance for your time !


  2. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member

    I hear the company is coming up with a new "work from home" option to be more accommodating to individuals like yourself. You get to set your own hours and everything. You don't get paid though. You should look into it.
  3. mixyo

    mixyo Active Member

    You will be working well past 7:30 every single day. At the very least 8:30, sometimes even as late as 9:30.
  4. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Part timers are guaranteed 17 1/2 hours per week if they demand it - but dont do it unless you made probation.
  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah no chance you'll be out that early every day on preload.
  6. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    They say 3am-9am but they really mean when ever you get there and when ever you want to leave..... So go ahead and apply you will fit right in.
  7. JordanDelano

    JordanDelano Member

    Hey OP, do you know if you would be seasonal or permanent?
  8. f_nice

    f_nice New Member

    thank you all for clarifying. No mention of this being seasonal. I'll keep my eyes open for other shifts and/or seasonal openings.
  9. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Coffee and donuts for the supervisor team every day, you can come and go as you please. You can even walk right into a permanent full-time driving job. Ala BBAG.
  10. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    This aint Burger King , its definatly not " have it yo way and shyt "
  11. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Not a chance it'd work if you've gotta be out by 7:30 every day. The earliest I'd commit to starting with another employer (cleaned up) is 10 am. There are probably plenty of people in line for the job who would be fine with staying the whole time. You'd be out of contention the moment you told the HR person (after your tour) you couldn't be there for the whole shift.
  12. cynic

    cynic New Member

    Ask to be put in unload, they get done first. In our hub no PT'er works more than 5 hours a day as UPS would have to pay overtime.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    There's no way you'd be guaranteed to leave by 730 every morning....even in the unload.
  14. cynic

    cynic New Member

    bleedinbrown58 thank you for adding that clarification. If you're starting at 330am then it is likely you'll be leaving 4 hours later (which would put you at least to 730am). As peak approaches, the start times have typically gotten earlier and the hours longer - in our hub's case you won't work more than 5 hours.
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No prob....OP can't walk into the interview with time demands...bottom line.
  16. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    This is incorrect

    When I was FT preload/air driver a couple years ago, they hired a female preloader who had to be school at 8am, so they let her leave every day at 7:30. Her mother was a former driver so clearly there is preferential treatment available to some.
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    That's true...there are exceptions. A guy in my center gets to leave @8 everyday for his other job but he's been there 10 years. Anything is possible but I doubt they'd hire him with time restrictions.....JMO
  18. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Try to work the twi shift so you don't have to worry about timing
  19. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    that 7:30 am aint gonna happen unless you have a really cool sup, i know a few sups that do allow pters to leave
    as early as 7:00 am. some the pters always have a huge problem when that sup goes on vacation and pt sup that covers
    doesnt allow anyone to leave early, so you get pt sup and a pter arguing for 10 minutes about how one has to go to
    his/her other job while the other said they must work until needed.
  20. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Doesn't matter if its seasonal or not. You cant accrue seniority passed October 15.