What is a Bid? Letter of Intent?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by But Benefits Are Great!, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    First, yes, I did do a search here, and no, I had no results.

    Second, I do know what a general letter of intent is - just wondering if there is a preferred format UPS seems to like, and do I give it to my manager or CC it to everyone on the planet.

    I'm assuming "bid" is requesting an open position, and your bid is your seniority?

    Sorry for all the posts - this forum has been very informative for me.
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    you bid into a union position and it awarded based on seniority.....

    the lett of intent go to your hr and theyll have a format they want it in, and a cover sheet.....youll turn it in and theyll send it off where it needs to go
  3. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    Excellent, clear answer - Thank you.

    Where normally are the union positions found, ie listings, offerings, posting board?
  4. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Hourly employess "Bid" on certain hourly positions and jobs. Those jobs are than awarded to the bidder with the highest level of seniority. Only hourly employees bid.

    An employee who wishes to explore going into Management and Supervisory positions must initiate the MAPP (Management Assessment and Promotion Process). Your letter of intent should be addressed to the H.R. Manager and include the following: Employee I.D., whether you would like to be considered for Management or Specialist positions, your education, skills and goals, and experience. An example letter of intent and cover sheet can be found on UPSers.
  5. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Bid sheets should be posted and available to all hourly employees. There is usually a bulletin board that contains bid sheets. Your supervisor or H.R. representative should be able to tell you where it is located within your respective building.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    From what I have read thus far, you began working at UPS on 6/8/08 and today, 6/18/08, you are asking about bid/letter of intent? Wow, you really are on the fast track!
  7. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    Like dad always said, you can't be too prepared:wink2:
  8. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Easy Upstate...maybe he is one of the few new hires that actually cares about their job. Taking initiatve to learn about the company is a good thing. Most part-timers could care less.

    I've learned more about UPS on this forum than from any policy book, class, or other source made available to us. There's no such thing as a stupid question....unless your name is Kenmei.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I wasn't being sarcastic and sorry if I came off that way. I applaud your desire.

    The obvious difference between yourself and most of the new part-timers is your experience and strong work ethic.

    More power to you!!
  10. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    I think my very first post expressed my concern about this - none of the people in my position (new hire) really gave a damn. And, as this is the 1st time in my 40+ years that I ever worked for someone else, I was blown away about what a relief it was to only have to worry about one thing - your job. Instead of accountants, employees, the trash, lanscaping, office crap, complaints, etc. Yeah, I do love my job.

    Ditto that
  11. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat


    "Tape job anyone?"
  12. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Excuse me, that is "taper" job anyone.
  13. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Just put in a letter for mgmt and sign up on every bid sheet you see. You can turn down any job if they come up and you decide it's not for you.
  14. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    I agree with this! Put your name up on everything on the board in your building. Even if you think you "know" you won't get it. You never know what can happen.

    That is how I went full-time - I put my name up on a 22.3 bid which there was no way in hell I was going to get with 4.5 years part-time, until 3-4 people higher in seniority either failed the driving test or couldn't pass the DOT physical exam...

    Just sign up and let the chips fall!
  15. bellesotico

    bellesotico BOXstar

    Don't apologize for your posts!! A closed mouth doesn't get fed :)

    The only way you ever get anywhere is to be proactive. So this is a great question. Once you have reached 30 days you will gain seniority. After that you will be able to put your bid in on openings.:happy2:
  16. Storm723

    Storm723 Preload Supervisor

    I don't understand...he doesn't require seniority for anything else...lol

    I say start bidding now!!! :peaceful:
  17. bellesotico

    bellesotico BOXstar

    Silly me..lol..what was I thinking!:slap:
  18. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    .....my wheaties taste funny.....
  19. bellesotico

    bellesotico BOXstar

    Girls dont piss.:surprised::happy-very:
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You see, you can learn something every time you come to Brown Cafe.