Hi! I don't work for UPS, but my husband started driving for them a little over a month ago. Right now he's considered a 'full-time/seasonal' employee, he works second shift hours, pays into the union, but because he's not a permanent employee, doesn't actually get any benefits or 'belong' to the union. He's got his CDL and is driving one of the 'big rigs' (not sure what they are called???). Anyway, people (employees there at UPS) keep telling him he'll have NO problem getting hired on permanent in January because there will be so many openings, etc. I'm wondering if this sounds/seems right? Also, the weird hours from week to week are killing him. Sometimes he's starting at 2:00pm, tonight it was 7:00pm, etc., etc., how long realistically do you need to be there before you will really get a schedule that you want? I understand it goes by seniority, and he's not expecting/wanting the perfect schedule, but he's wondering if he'd have to be there 10+ years or more before even getting any choice? I appreciate any info, thanks much!!!! Oh, sorry, not sure if it matter, but he works in MN. Thanks!!!