To give up a secure setting to go casual driving. Help me decide please!!!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bigmistake, May 5, 2015.

  1. bigmistake

    bigmistake Member

    I been a part time employee for almost 11 years, Saturday air since 2008.

    Additionally, I work a full time which I'm somewhat satisfied with. I work about 65 hours a week.

    As I stand, everything is good. I have a good schedule and make decent $$$.

    I been offered the opportunity to start casual driving and I am expected at orientation very soon. I'm truly torn about this decision. Should I gamble with a decent situation now for the opportunity to work just 1 job, probably the same amount of hours and pay. The only caveat is a full time vs part time pension.

    What factors should I consider. Please sound off.
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you are satisfied with your current situation why change it?
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  3. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Kids, wife/girlfriend, job/bills, social life, take your pick and determine how each job effects these aspects of your life, no one can truly choose this for you. You and only you can determine what's best for you. Think long term how each will benefit you and your family.
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    For perm full time then yeah maybe but for casual. Uh no.
  5. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    No, they will tell you when to work, and when you need the money it will be sorry.
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  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Don't do it if you mean temp driving and not a full time gig. You might only be called on to drive during peak and particularly heavy vacation weeks over the summer. The latest round of permanent full time driver hires at my center are being laid off 3-4 days a week and they get to work before any temp drivers do. If you're happy with where you're at, don't trade your FT gig for having to drop everything to be on standby for work that might not come very often.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We have about 10 permanent FT drivers that have been working in the hub since January. They keep promising them they all will be driving "next month".
  8. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    Yeah next week rinse and repeat week after week. Just wait hahahahaha
  9. Nike

    Nike Active Member

    Stopped reading there. 11 years in? You should be calling the shots among the part time ranks. You should wait until a permantant full time bid pops up.

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  10. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    consider the advantages and disadvantages of each, then and only then can YOU decide what is best for you!
  11. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Agree 100 percent with this. At 3 years in on local sort I was number 3 on the seniority list. With 11 you own the sort bud.
  12. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    yeah use your seniority to aquire a better job. Wait for a FT driver gig or a good 22.3 job.
  13. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Depends where you are at and local practice. Here, a new FT 22.3 or package car is SOL and ends up with the worst job picks when it's time to bid.. As a casual, they will keep their PT seniority date, unlike going FT.
  14. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Don't do it. You will have weeks where they only "need " you 1 or 2 days. Without getting into details , you don't née the stress. Stay where your at. Good luck