'Accepting applications for x'

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Drukof, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Drukof

    Drukof New Member

    I understand that UPS primarily hires its drivers in-house, but there are dozens of positions at 'accepting applications' for full time drivers.

    Are these legitimate? Not asking how long it takes to get hired or anything like that, just wondering if the company (in general) posts for applications when it has no intent to hire anyone at that location in the near future.

    Cheers, and apologies if this is a common question.
  2. TheMachine

    TheMachine Are you sure you want to punch out?

    Think it depends on area, I got hired off the street and driving. Some make you work a season or two before getting a full time position.

    Best to call and ask the center hiring.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    UPS only posts for actual openings.
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    How do you suppose that he do that?
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  5. Drukof

    Drukof New Member

  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    they are actively looking for drivers. they may be seasonal positions even if the website does not say so
  7. Drukof

    Drukof New Member

    "UPS is accepting applications for full-time Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and..."

    This was a post for Moab, UT. They all say either Full Time, Part Time, or Seasonal Part time from what I've seen.

    You may be right tho, they could change it up or whatever.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    Apply, go to the interview and ASK THEM.
  9. Drukof

    Drukof New Member

    I'm planning to, I'm perfectly willing to take part time work. Just thought I'd post here and ask input from those with experience first.
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    did that
  11. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    we are all going on strike Aug 1. they will need a lot of drivers.
  12. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I would almost guarantee it’s a seasonal position. They don’t hand FT driver jobs to people off the street day 1. But I will say this, where I am it used to be you had to work two seasons as a casual to have any chance of being put on permanent. That is not the case anymore. They are hiring casuals permanent right after making book where I am. I don’t know if it’s saturday ground, or they finally realized we might as well go on a hiring blitz now that it’s 4 years to full rate. Either way it’s crazy here. If you have a pulse and can make book off the street you’re in like Flynn here.
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  13. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Search for jobs in New York. If you see anything in the upstate area, apply immediately and prepare yourself for a work life of sweet bliss and harmony.
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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    It's April 14, of course they are hiring for seasonal FT driver help.
    8 hours a day is considered full time to UPS, but you'll probably only work 2-3 days.
  15. TheMachine

    TheMachine Are you sure you want to punch out?

    Same way I did. HR do have telephones in their offices and with a little effort, you’ll find the number.

    99% certain you’ll work seasonal before being hired full time.
  16. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Wrong....I drove day 1 and never was considered seasonal, part time, or temporary.
  17. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Different locals, different rules. I’ve read people on here who have said you can be a seasonal forever in some parts of the country.
  18. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    LaserShip is hiring also. If you have a old minivan, you're instant parcel chucker!
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  19. MrBates

    MrBates Active Member

    Never believe anything they say. Sometimes you MIGHT get lucky and get a SHOT at a full time bid if the inside waiting list has been exausted, but that's like hitting the lottery.

    What HR really means to say most of the time is "Yeah, there will be a full time position open eventually, but first we are going to use the hell out of you as a seasonal. Sometimes you might work a full week, or you might work 1 day that week. We won't tell you in advance though, you have to come in every morning and wait in the hub to see if we will throw you a bone. This might continue for 2 or more seasons and then IF we like you, we will give you a full time shot at qualifying.

    If you really want it, be prepared to put up with a lot of bull$h1t. Just dont get discouraged. Its going to seem unfair, but everyone goes thru it.
  20. Drukof

    Drukof New Member

    @MrBates That's pretty much what I figured before, and why I asked. I'm just applying to a wide number across the US and hoping for the best.