Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheKid99, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Long story short I would like to move to Houston, TX or Charlotte, NC.

    From what I'm hearing on here Houston in desperate need for drivers.

    Not sure about Charlotte.

    Should I relocate before peak or after peak?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Quit/move/rehired all before Thanksgiving? Not gonna happen.

    Resident know-it-all.
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  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Good luck with that.
  4. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    That most likely isn't going to happen. You would have to quit and hope you don't get put on the no rehire list. Than you have to hope you got hired as a driver and not a PTimer.

    Also there are pension issues. If you not vested yet you lose all the years off service you have in that re-guards. If you are vest you would get a small pension from you current plan when you retired and would have to start over in a new plan in the are you moved to...
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  5. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    You're seasonal, right? Can't you just not get hired permanently in Detroit and apply at a building in Texas or North Carolina?
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  6. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Yeah I'm a seasonal handler.

    I'm going to be a seasonal driver in late August or early September. Most likely I will be hired off the street here they're hiring across the board here.

    So I'm guessing it would be smart to get hired on first and then worry about transferring later?
  7. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    no transfer option exists in that area. you are stuck where you get hired. you have to quit and get rehired and start over.
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  8. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Damn!!!! Michigan suck. I need to go somewhere warm.
  9. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Go west...the world is no longer flat
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No....just apply at the building out of state that you'd like to work at.
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  11. I heard there's some real good routes in Detroit.
  12. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Look at the UPS jobs website to see if any cities are hiring for package car drivers. I'm pretty sure you have stated that you "can't load for a year" so this will probably be your best option.

    It's close to impossible to transfer, unless you' re in the west I believe, unless it's for educational purposes. Transferring also comes with a risk if you want to go driving. Like a 10 year wait for PTers to go full time driving.
  13. Brownslave688

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

    Retire somewhere warm. Become a driver ASAP.
  14. Darin

    Darin New Member

    I have a question. I've been getting the old UPS running around regarding my transfer status. I'm vested and I know the games that are played with their employees. I start school in a week and I've been up and down the chains of command. Does anyone have the corporate human resources number, or any number that has a human being that can actually help?
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I couldn't take the heat in Houston in the summer when I lived there and I worked in air conditioning.
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  16. MoarTape

    MoarTape Active Member

    We have a casual feeder driver in NewPa that apparently got hired on full time in Florida. Not sure how, but it's apparently not completely out of the question.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    You were a HVAC technician?
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Go and speak to the head of HR. That's what i had to do to avoid the runaround game.

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