Temp Driver Bid

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Papa Bear, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear New Member

    New to the site, so hello!

    I am currently doing preload and wanting to be a full time driver. Our hub is trying to hire a temp driver and I have heard some say I should do that instead of waiting for a full time driver position to open. Just curious what you all think. Why would going to temp or waiting for a full time gig be a wise choice. Thank you so much for your input!

    Bonus question: Will the 22.4 position from the new contract affect your answer?
     
  2. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    What’s a temp?
    Never heard of it.
     
  3. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    It's a good way to gain experience
     
  4. Cover driver?
     
  5. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Oh...never heard it called that.
     
  6. I've heard it on here but we don't have them at our place either.
     
  7. Just like @Turdferguson doesn't know what indoor plumbing is?
     
  8. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    If you want to do preload 10 more years then wait till a fulltime bid..
     
  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Part time sorter or off-streeter (makes less, $18.xx but can't be hired before perm PTer) who runs full time routes when asked to, cover vacations, etc. In my area they can run June 1-Jan 15 under the current Contract.

    I dunno how the new Contract will affect it, but the advantage for me was that my pay red circled at my temp driver pay rate and I didn't have a qualifying period when I went FT.

    When you red circle, your minimum FT pay/hr becomes $24/25.xx (my area) instead of starting at $18.xx and working your way up progression. So years 1-3 of FT you're at $24/25.xx until progression catches up with you on your way to top rate. I'd already done enough temp driving to cover that period when I went FT so it seemed fair to me.
     
  10. N
    Not here.
     
  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Temp? It is what those wimpy Arizona drivers are crying over!

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  12. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear New Member

    @MECH-lift
    Where I am at, the wait for a full time gig would only be about another month or two for me assuming our hub keeps hiring at the rate we have been so if the full time gig is the better deal, there is no reason I wouldn't just wait it out another month or so.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Wonder if Papa Bear knows Papa Smurf?
     
  14. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear New Member

    Thank you for your response. Very helpful.

    My concern with the 22.4's was that if I became a temp driver, would there not be less of a need for temp drivers? Could it be an eliminated position when they could just hire a 22.4?

    From a pay perspective ($24 as opposed to the starting pay for full timer) it's a no brainer. But I just can't help but think there is a good reason someone wouldn't want to take the position. Apparently, our hub uses temp drivers year round and almost every day. So I would essentially be doing the same job as a full time driver for more $$$. My question is, what is the catch? Because surely there is one...
     
  15. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear New Member

    We met at the Papas Convention of '07. Turned out to be a convention for Spanish speaking potato farmers... We stayed anyway. Had an open bar and I knew the word cerveza so we were set.
     
  16. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Was Papa John there?
     
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  18. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear New Member

    Yea, but I didn't see much of him. He came with Peyton Manning and they spent the entire convention in a hotel room. Turns out their chemistry works off camera too.
     
  19. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    A temp driver is a tcd on the east coast. Full time driving from June 1st till Jan 15th
     
  20. We don't have them here.