Still peak?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SavagePickle, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. SavagePickle

    SavagePickle New Member

    Does ups normally still hire peak season PTsrs past January 15th 2017? Applying for a PH job and the acknowledgment is stating the position is only until or before January 31st 2018.
  2. for a year? should be in the union by then.
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is probably when the job listing will come down. You work your days and pass probation, they can't let you go, unless you do something contractually stupid.
  4. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Well-Known Member

    Maybe they're planning to automate the facility and anticipate needing to layoff newer hires.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    These punks quit all the time. There will be openings.
  6. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom New Member

    Yeah, a lot of people disappeared for whatever reason last week. I turned in my driver helper uniform a week ago today, but I had worked the whole peak season inside, except for two days of helping a driver. Nobody told me the peak was over, but I was suddenly only working 3.5 hours. When I turned in the uniform, I told them I couldn't afford to work there anymore.
  7. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    I don't get it
  8. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom New Member

    For me, driving an hour round trip to work costs me about as much as working for a measly 3.5 hours -- thinking of gas and car maintenance, and my precious time.

    We all suddenly went down to 3.5 from 8-10 hours. Peak is over.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  9. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    I felt the same about the travel cost when I first hired on, so I bought a cheap, throw-a-way car that got good mileage.

    After a year, the benefits are worth way more than the 3.5 daily guarantee.
  10. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Should still be peak.
    Only 48 or so weeks until christmas!
  11. SavagePickle

    SavagePickle New Member

    IMG_0784.jpg Not to mention the posting was put up yesterday, and is now gone lol
  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    So, how you gonna get monies
  13. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    If he quit before he got another job, then someone is supporting him.
  14. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom New Member

    I worked the peak season just to see what it was like at UPS. I LOVED it. I really did. But I have other work and I don't need the benefits. I'm glad I did the seasonal gig.
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In some ways Peak is easier then the rest of the year. Lots of stops but no vacations or 8 hour request or 9.5 grievance. Sups too busy trying to get everything delivered to nit pick the small stuff.
  16. YoungBloodDH

    YoungBloodDH New Member

    Missing peak already.. My pull was more organized, and my drops were removed. Not to mention the $$:sad-very:
  17. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    I actually like peak. With my area knowledge I tend to get extended routes, but it's a tighter area with all the volume.
  18. BuckyBadger

    BuckyBadger New Member

    UPS is still hiring part time peak employees where I am. People work there a day or two and quit. In fact none of us is really sure when peak is technically over...which makes it difficult to know when our 30 days start. No one seems to understand the central region contract either, if the days revert back if you stay on in January after coming in during November.
  19. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Thanks for reviving this important thread.....
  20. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    It's not that confusing

    "(b) Seasonal Employees: Time worked from November 1st through
    the Friday of the second full week of January of the following year
    shall not accrue toward seniority. This period may be extended
    upon approval from the Local Union. Any employee who is
    retained after the Friday of the second full week of January, or
    recalled within sixty (60) days after the Friday of the second full
    week of January, must work thirty (30) in a ninety (90) consecutive
    day period commencing with the first (1st) day worked after the
    Friday of the second full week of January, and his/her seniority
    shall revert back to the first (1st) day of his/her ninety (90) day qual-
    ification period. However, those employees hired prior to
    November 1st who are retained or recalled within sixty (60) days
    after the Friday of the second full week in January will retain cred-
    it for the number of days worked prior to November 1st."