Will Ups hire a 17 year old?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jeffpatterson, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. jeffpatterson

    jeffpatterson Member

    Curious if my friends son could work the PM shift after he gets out of school. I would ask HR but theres not a HR person in our building anymore.
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have seen many 17 year olds get hired. It is a lot of heavy work.
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I've seen it. Grapevine said it was because of turning 18 within X amount of time but that's all I know of that.

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    I had a lady on my rte years ago who's son had an interview when 17. I put a word in for him and he was hired at 17. Was youngest working in the hub at that time. So yes they do. He worked twilight, 5pm-9pm roughly.
  5. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I was hired my senior year of high school, about a month before my 18th birthday. Your friend's son will probably have to get a work permit. You have to be at least 17 to work at UPS.
  6. undies

    undies Active Member

    When I was hired, they told us you had to be 18 and have graduated high school. Different rules in California?
  7. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I was 17 when I was hired, that was in 2002 so who knows if it's been changed or not. This was in Memphis so could be different in different areas. Hell, just tell him to apply and try anyways what could it hurt?
  8. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    All they can say is no.
  9. Orion Syndicate

    Orion Syndicate 90% or lose a limb. (limb is user choice!)

    Isn't that child abuse?!

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  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    UPS would hire Chinese toddlers if they could.
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  11. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    I started at 17 so yes. Just when you apply online you have to put 18

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  12. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Aint that the truth

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  13. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Ups would prefer oompaloompas and pay them in cocoa beans
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  14. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    I was hired at 17 years old back in 2000

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  15. nineyearsUGH

    nineyearsUGH Member

    Hire 'em young. They don't start towards vesting in the pension until their 21. That's three, or four, years of working for other's retirement.

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  16. nineyearsUGH

    nineyearsUGH Member

    Edit: they're 21
    Hate that.
  17. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Wtf, really?
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, really. Credit for pension years does not begin until you turn 21.
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It used to be 21 but I think that changed (to 18?). It was 25 before the '76 strike when it went to 21, then changed again I think.
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    When I started you had to be 21, have your military obligations out of the way and be married to be full time. I worked part time for around 4 months. I got married on the Friday before Memorial Day and was promoted to full time the following Tuesday after the 3 day weekend. 90 days later I was up to full pay scale. It used to be so simple.