Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Shaggysp, Aug 26, 2018.
How hard and/or realistic is it to switch from freight to a parcel feeder driver?
Not hard at all actually.
Gotta get on list first though.
Call 1-800-867-5309 between 9a - 5p Aleutian Time, M thru F.
Put your app in, and see. If they are hiring, at the moment, I'd think you'd have a foot in the door. But then again, they may not like vulturing you from another division in the company.
I will look into it thanks... I would imagine that I would have to start my progression all over again, but wouldn't be sure on probationary time for the union and insurance since I am already in the union...
You'd be like a new hire, and not a transfer. Get a withdrawal card if you leave the one, because you won't be in union until after you pass the probationary period, then shortly after, you'd get your healthcare, again.
Let us know how that works out?
You would have to apply like everyone else. You can't transfer. Think of them as to different companies.
Also depend on where you are it might be many many years before you drive Feeder.
He could apply only when a feeder job opens up.
That's true. Kind of what I meant by depending on your area.
And possibly be between jobs for a month or more.
That wouldn't be too appealing quitting a job and having to waiting for the other one
I'm gonna put your odds about as close to zero as there is without being zero.
I would be very careful about the grass is greener syndrome.
Is that for real or is that like a magic trick? You know, an Aleutian?
We don't kid about turf color, especially in the fall. Just as @burrheadd, @oldngray or @MyTripisCut .
If you are serious;
Call and schedule a meeting with the President of your Local Union.
When the company has to go to "outside" hires, a positive recommendation from the
Local Union leadership will open that door. My Local employs that strategy and with
good success. Several YRC guys came over and were willing to do the 4-year progression.
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