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ilkh in Detroit, Michigan

37 months ago

Brandis in West Branch, Iowa said: Is it hard for a 47 yr old woman to get a job as a package handler?

No. They hire many middle-aged women. In many cases, being in that demographic may actually INCREASE your chances of being offered employment since UPS strives for diversity.

[quote]They have the job listed, 2 different times, and you have to choose one of them. So I chose the 5-9 shift thinking the younger applicants will not want to work nights, to go out...well that is not the time frame they need. I'd work any shift.

It doesn't matter. Young people equally prefer both shifts... some drink before work, some after ;).

[quote]Is it terrible that my age is 47?

No.

[quote]How do I get in the door with this company? ... My sister-in-law works in another city, does that hurt my chances?

Not at all... in fact, if she hands your name in as a referral, it'll INCREASE your chances of being hired.

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Cynthia in Moncton, New Brunswick

37 months ago

Lifer in Calgary, Alberta said: I hear alot of comments on here about employees working as a part time package handler and moving up to drivers or beyond, but taking 10+ years to do so. I am currently 18, and started as a pt package handler when I was 16. After 1.5 years of employment, I became a pt supervisor for the operations, and I recently got promoted to an Operations Management Specialist. I am currently making appr $66000 a year, with no post secondary education. I have full benefits, and work out of an office with great people in a team environment. I couldn't ask for more. Anyone looking at working here, show some motivation, ask questions, and learn a few things. You'll be surprised at the amount of career options made available to you.

We have a new UPS hub and delivery centre coming to Moncton soon. I've been working in the call centre for almost 15 years and have applied for the position of Operations Management Specialist. Can you tell me more about this position? What you do and how you enjoy it. Also, any advice you can give me would be appreciated.

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chris9014 in Staten Island, New York

37 months ago

iv heard top salary for UPS driver is like 29.60/hour or somewhere around there. When they say "top pay" does that mean once you hit that amount your never going to get another raise from the company ever again? Or do you get raises every once in a while? And if you do how often?

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OrlandoUpser in Orlando, Florida

35 months ago

So is management worth it? I have been working for UPS for 3.5 years, I started out in Orlando, went to Addison IL, and I am now back in Orlando. All those transfers put me back on the bottom for jobs, so a driver position is damn near impossible. Especially since UPS would rather make drivers work 10-12 hours instead of hire more. I am sick of loading and want to make more money. Since driving is out of the question I don't plan on making UPS a career. I'm training to be a EMT and eventually firefighting. So I want a short term thing, but everything I hear is that management is a terrible option no matter what. What say you?

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OrlandoUpser in Orlando, Florida

35 months ago

chris9014 in Staten Island, New York said: iv heard top salary for UPS driver is like 29.60/hour or somewhere around there. When they say "top pay" does that mean once you hit that amount your never going to get another raise from the company ever again? Or do you get raises every once in a while? And if you do how often?

You will get overtime pay since they like to work you 12 hours.

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UPS curiouser in Toronto, Ontario

35 months ago

hello,I've seen a lot loader/driver jobs discussions here; I'm not physical type,but have experience of billing/invoicing in the similar industry.Very eager to get into a bigger company like UPS.
Can any UPSers have ideas how to apply for a billing/invoice clerk or relevant positions at UPS? thank you in advance!

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OrlandoUpser in Orlando, Florida

35 months ago

UPS curiouser in Toronto, Ontario said: hello,I've seen a lot loader/driver jobs discussions here; I'm not physical type,but have experience of billing/invoicing in the similar industry.Very eager to get into a bigger company like UPS.
Can any UPSers have ideas how to apply for a billing/invoice clerk or relevant positions at UPS? thank you in advance!

I'm pretty sure you have to start as a loader/unloader, and then go into management. I could be wrong. If I am right you can go into management relatively quick. If you suck at loading or unloading they will probably just move you to something easier like small sort (putting small boxes in bags) Canada could be different though.

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UPS curiouser in Toronto, Ontario

35 months ago

thank you very much for your reply.
The thing is ,not sure if they will hire me as a loader at the first beginning.

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Sweets2323 in Hollywood, Florida

33 months ago

I applied to PRELOAD ASSIST ADMIN but I cant remember what the details were and how much the pay is.

Do you know?

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Rob in Medina, Ohio

33 months ago

Quote- "hello,I've seen a lot loader/driver jobs discussions here; I'm not physical type,but have experience of billing/invoicing in the similar industry.Very eager to get into a bigger company like UPS.
Can any UPSers have ideas how to apply for a billing/invoice clerk or relevant positions at UPS? thank you in advance!"

Well, I am in no state to do back braking work either so I recently applied to an inside sales position with UPS. I just came across the posting on indeed.com and the job description didn't mention anything about having to start as a part time package handler. I also remember coming across one at UPS for a Maintenance position, so obviously they hire non-package handlers and if I were you I would just search job boards because it seems as though ups posts a lot there.

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Leo in Salt Lake City, Utah

32 months ago

OrlandoUpser in Orlando, Florida said: So is management worth it? I have been working for UPS for 3.5 years, I started out in Orlando, went to Addison IL, and I am now back in Orlando. All those transfers put me back on the bottom for jobs, so a driver position is damn near impossible. Especially since UPS would rather make drivers work 10-12 hours instead of hire more. I am sick of loading and want to make more money. Since driving is out of the question I don't plan on making UPS a career. I'm training to be a EMT and eventually firefighting. So I want a short term thing, but everything I hear is that management is a terrible option no matter what. What say you?

Dont do it. I have been with UPS for almost 20 years. Its horrible.

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Leo in Salt Lake City, Utah

32 months ago

I would never tell someone to work for UPS. It has been a very bad experience for me. It is such a negative place to work. The upper management treats everyone like crap. The goals they want you to hit are impossible. DO NOT GO INTO MANAGEMENT.

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curious in Dayton, Ohio

32 months ago

30 year upser in Missouri said: Lori, unfortunately that was negoiated in our last contract . I say unfortunately because that is what the company wanted and the union caved. Believe me I was totally against it as were a lot of upsers. Neverhteless the contract passed and we are stuck with it until the next contract which will be 2013.
I am not sure why the iniation fee is high except to say it is a Teamster decision not UPS. Supposedly, they use it for processing fee which I think is B S.

The iniation fee, is that apply to seasonal part-time as well? That would cause a person to work a month, pretty much for nothing, wouldn't it? I am suppose to tour the facility tomorrow and am nervous that won't be worth it now. Since, it is estimated to only be around three months of employment and no guarantee, how many hours. Thanks, for info.

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Chris9014 in Staten Island, New York

31 months ago

Hello can anyone tell me if this is true. I was hired as a sorter and i currently make 9.50hr. Is it true that my rate increases to 11.50hr after a year of employment as a sorter?

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ups_worker in USA

31 months ago

Chris9014 in Staten Island, New York said: Hello can anyone tell me if this is true. I was hired as a sorter and i currently make 9.50hr. Is it true that my rate increases to 11.50hr after a year of employment as a sorter?

No. You will make $11/hr.

Most package handlers start at $8.50/hr.
However, since you were hired as a Sorter you get the special rate of $1/hr more and now make $9.50/hr.

90 days from your start date, get will get another raise (that everyone gets) of $1/hr and will be making 10.50/hr.

A year from your start date you will get your first yearly raise. It is a 50 cent raise and will be making $11 per hour.

After Aug 2013 (about a year from now) there will be a new union contract with UPS and no one knows what the yearly raises for package handlers/Sorters will be after that date.

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Chris9014 in Staten Island, New York

31 months ago

ups_worker in USA said: No. You will make $11/hr.

Most package handlers start at $8.50/hr.
However, since you were hired as a Sorter you get the special rate of $1/hr more and now make $9.50/hr.

90 days from your start date, get will get another raise (that everyone gets) of $1/hr and will be making 10.50/hr.

A year from your start date you will get your first yearly raise. It is a 50 cent raise and will be making $11 per hour.

After Aug 2013 (about a year from now) there will be a new union contract with UPS and no one knows what the yearly raises for package handlers/Sorters will be after that date.

Everybody gets that 1hr more after 90 days no matter where you work? I work in the meadowlands hub in jersey. My hire date was December 12,2012 but to this date I'm still making 9.50... Am I getting screwed?

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ups_worker in USA

31 months ago

Chris9014 in Staten Island, New York said: Everybody gets that 1hr more after 90 days no matter where you work? I work in the meadowlands hub in jersey. My hire date was December 12,2012 but to this date I'm still making 9.50... Am I getting screwed?

Yes, everyone gets that raise, it’s in the contract.

It is easy to check. Was your first check 8.50/hr or 9.50/hr? Do you remember getting a raise after 90 days?
Your situation could be different for a number of reasons.
Are you officially a Sorter or do you sort sometimes and unload/etc at other times?

Look on your weekly pay stub. You may have two payrates. It may say “current pay rate” and underneath that it may say” regular pay rate”. That means you sort, but have not passed the sort test yet.

Most people hired in Dec are seasonal (used for peak) and then let go. It sounds like you have bee working from Dec until now, that makes you permanent.

The easiest way to know for sure is to ask your union steward!

Ask another worker where he is located in your building. Also you should be a member of the union by now so read the contract – know what your pay should be at all times! You can get the contract from the steward or online.

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DarthOmen88 in Georgetown, Kentucky

29 months ago

PT_Sup Tyson20 in Lenexa, Kansas said: How do you get fired from UPS? Thats almost impossible...

My thoughts exactly!!!

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DarthOmen88 in Georgetown, Kentucky

29 months ago

Chris9014 in Staten Island, New York said: Everybody gets that 1hr more after 90 days no matter where you work? I work in the meadowlands hub in jersey. My hire date was December 12,2012 but to this date I'm still making 9.50... Am I getting screwed?

Supposed to be $1 raise after 90 days regardless if you sort or not. If you haven't gotten that raise, bug them until they fix your check.

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Sherri A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

I've been at PHL for 11 yrs, a friend of mine wants to work either in West Chester, PA or PHL. She has gotten conflicting information regarding the pay raises. Apparently West Chester claims to give raises quicker than PHL. I realize that the 2 facilities are different Locals, but I need to know if this is true.
She is applying for a HUB position, package handler in both facilities.

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dosnastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

Sherri A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: I've been at PHL for 11 yrs, a friend of mine wants to work either in West Chester, PA or PHL. She has gotten conflicting information regarding the pay raises. Apparently West Chester claims to give raises quicker than PHL. I realize that the 2 facilities are different Locals, but I need to know if this is true.
She is applying for a HUB position, package handler in both facilities.

Tell her to work at PHL, the air hubs have alot more money flowing through them and because of that they require the workers to be less productive.

I'm across the walt in lawnside and we have to handle literally double the amount of packages per man hour that PHL night does. Even if it is less money, the wear and tare on the body will be greatly reduced.... less money is worth it for not going home in pain after a few years

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dosnastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

dosnastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: Tell her to work at PHL, the air hubs have alot more money flowing through them and because of that they require the workers to be less productive.

I'm across the walt in lawnside and we have to handle literally double the amount of packages per man hour that PHL night does. Even if it is less money, the wear and tare on the body will be greatly reduced.... less money is worth it for not going home in pain after a few years

OF course west chester is bascially a great big smalls sort operation too so you can't quite go wrong there either.

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dany in Kansas City, Kansas

29 months ago

i got a job offer from ups to start at 3 or 4am, do you know what depends on to start at 3? and my biggest concert is; i have classes at 9am do you think that might be a problem, i mean am i gonna have enough time to make it to classes? considering that ups is 15min away from school...how many hours is a part time job at ups?

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Catatafish in Chino, California

29 months ago

Does anyone know how much feeder specialists start off at in CA? A guy I know claims he is making 60k after 3 years as a feeder specialist. Just wondering if its true cause wow that is a huge difference from what I use to get paid as a P/T sup...$15.15 SMH!

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Photios in Fremont, California

29 months ago

from what I understand, feeders make 10 cents an hour more than us regular drivers. We are making over $32. hour....plus plenty of overtime ;o)

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dosnastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

uh its a bit more than a dime bud.

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dosnastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

Catatafish in Chino, California said: Does anyone know how much feeder specialists start off at in CA? A guy I know claims he is making 60k after 3 years as a feeder specialist. Just wondering if its true cause wow that is a huge difference from what I use to get paid as a P/T sup...$15.15 SMH!

Getting full time is quite hard in ups. One slot may open up and 25 PT sups might go after it... and if you aren't top 5 with a boss who will fight to get you the job, you're not going to get it. That sounds high for a specialist. they usually make 40 to 45... a regular ft sup (a step above specialist) will do 60 base.... perhaps he gets stock options etc that make the 45 base add up to 60 total

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Photios in Fremont, California

29 months ago

perhaps in PN Joe, but in CA its about a dime ;o)

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Catatafish in Chino, California

29 months ago

Photios in Fremont, California said: from what I understand, feeders make 10 cents an hour more than us regular drivers. We are making over $32. hour....plus plenty of overtime ;o)

I was asking about feeder specialists not feeder drivers...the rumor in the hub was feeder drivers were starting off at 80k which translates to roughly $38 an hour.

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Catatafish in Chino, California

29 months ago

dosnastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: Getting full time is quite hard in ups. One slot may open up and 25 PT sups might go after it... and if you aren't top 5 with a boss who will fight to get you the job, you're not going to get it. That sounds high for a specialist. they usually make 40 to 45... a regular ft sup (a step above specialist) will do 60 base.... perhaps he gets stock options etc that make the 45 base add up to 60 total

Trust me I know after I graduated I tried to go ft sup. but they gave me some bs about there being a promotion freeze for 3 years. I left 2 weeks after they told me that and found out 3 months later a buddy of mine was promoted to ft sup. From what I experienced there you have to be a kiss ass to the full timers for a good 6 months to a year if you want to get promoted. You can't challenge or question anything they try to feed you or else you get "black listed."

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jocamel

29 months ago

They need to give the pt handlers a higher starting pay, 8.50 an hour with No benefits for a year and only a dollar raise, wonder why most if not all of the current newhire class quits on (average) day 13... The conditions in the summer are sometimes lifethreatening with the heat, even at night trailers and hub temps over 100 F... But still demand productivity that only the Xmen could do. Injuries are seen as weakness and laziness, and if at all possible the sups will try to convince and browbeat these poor kids into working thru it and try to say its not work related. Only good things are: exercise and being able to tell people you work at UPS and are in the union. 128 dollars per paycheck average. Phone bill rent food insurance gas entertainment utilities.. maybe can pay the rent and food but No phone or fun or gas

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Catatafish in Chino, California

29 months ago

The only way they will pay new hires more money is if they take their benefits away. During my orienation they would always ask what could make it better for new hires I always said the same thing more pay less benefits. They said if you factor in the benefits its $17. Honestly 90% of new hires are 18-23, who the hell needs benefits at this age. The only ones who benefit from this are youngsters that knocked up their high school sweetheart, and youngsters born with health conditions. I worked there 3.5 years and never used my benefits once...wait I did go to the optometrist twice and still had to pay. lol...damn contact lenses fitting fee that insurance doesn't cover. It would be awesome if they gave an option to choose benefits or higher pay but the I think the Teamsters would lose money on that deal so it would never happen.

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dosnastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

yeah VSP insurance is supposed to be the best out there but if you do the smart thing and get contacts AND glasses (not good to wear contacts when sick). then you end up the same as if you just did america's best.. if mgmt, its better to drop vsp and just do americas best. I know because I did it.

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Catatafish in Chino, California

29 months ago

dosnastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: yeah VSP insurance is supposed to be the best out there but if you do the smart thing and get contacts AND glasses (not good to wear contacts when sick). then you end up the same as if you just did america's best.. if mgmt, its better to drop vsp and just do americas best. I know because I did it.

I did have glasses & contacts while with UPS. I have delta vision now with another employer...They cover $130 per year for lenses or frames...waaaay better than what VSP was giving me but I still have to pay that crappy lens fitting fee however my medical comes with a $600 flex spending account that's good for me and my family so I basically get the fee reimbursed, also I get free $130 frames, $220 worth of contacts/cleaning accessories and I get my wife a pair of $200 glasses as well every year.

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Stan Cooks in atlanta, Georgia

27 months ago

Catatafish in Chino, California said: The only way they will pay new hires more money is if they take their benefits away. During my orienation they would always ask what could make it better for new hires I always said the same thing more pay less benefits. They said if you factor in the benefits its $17. Honestly 90% of new hires are 18-23, who the hell needs benefits at this age. The only ones who benefit from this are youngsters that knocked up their high school sweetheart, and youngsters born with health conditions. I worked there 3.5 years and never used my benefits once...wait I did go to the optometrist twice and still had to pay. lol...damn contact lenses fitting fee that insurance doesn't cover. It would be awesome if they gave an option to choose benefits or higher pay but the I think the Teamsters would lose money on that deal so it would never happen.

Yeah, probably not a good idea to take those benefits for granted. A couple guys I knew(including myself) had impacted wisdom teeth coming in, who hadn't had them taken out when they were younger. It's pretty common for younger people to have this dental problem and if you have had them, then you know how painful it could be. Boy was I glad I had the UPS dental coverage at that time otherwise I could still be making payments on that surgery or even worse, still be in a lot of pain. The anesthesia w/ extraction is not cheap, and this doesn't include the prescription pain medication that you WILL need later. My friends on the other hand weren't as fortunate cause they had to pay for theirs out of pocket. Even when you're young those benefits will eventually become very useful.

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Catatafish in Chino, California

27 months ago

Stan Cooks in atlanta, Georgia said: Yeah, probably not a good idea to take those benefits for granted. A couple guys I knew(including myself) had impacted wisdom teeth coming in, who hadn't had them taken out when they were younger. It's pretty common for younger people to have this dental problem and if you have had them, then you know how painful it could be. Boy was I glad I had the UPS dental coverage at that time otherwise I could still be making payments on that surgery or even worse, still be in a lot of pain. The anesthesia w/ extraction is not cheap, and this doesn't include the prescription pain medication that you WILL need later. My friends on the other hand weren't as fortunate cause they had to pay for theirs out of pocket. Even when you're young those benefits will eventually become very useful.

I have impacted wisdom teeth, they ache about 3 times a year...its not so bad. I would take them out but honestly they don't bother me enough to want to go through the pain of the surgery. Like I said before unless you knock up a chick or you have a terminal disease(you wouldn't be working for UPS anyway) the benefits are not needed. Especially at such a young age. Maybe 25 and up...but then again as long as you go full time to school you are covered by you parents or even the school.

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Stan Cooks in atlanta, Georgia

27 months ago

Catatafish in Chino, California said: I have impacted wisdom teeth, they ache about 3 times a year...its not so bad. I would take them out but honestly they don't bother me enough to want to go through the pain of the surgery. Like I said before unless you knock up a chick or you have a terminal disease(you wouldn't be working for UPS anyway) the benefits are not needed. Especially at such a young age. Maybe 25 and up...but then again as long as you go full time to school you are covered by you parents or even the school.

You're speaking for yourself. Trust me, it is not the same for everyone. And it may be bearable now, but it can get worse (you may eventually develop a cavity if you don't get it removed). Some people do have to have them removed and most dentists and oral surgeons will recommend it. Everyone doesn't have parents to lean on and some school insurances may or may not cover the entire cost of the extraction/surgery.

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Catatafish in Ontario, California

27 months ago

Stan Cooks in atlanta, Georgia said: You're speaking for yourself. Trust me, it is not the same for everyone. And it may be bearable now, but it can get worse (you may eventually develop a cavity if you don't get it removed). Some people do have to have them removed and most dentists and oral surgeons will recommend it. Everyone doesn't have parents to lean on and some school insurances may or may not cover the entire cost of the extraction/surgery.

I guess I'm lucky with my wisdom teeth. Everyone I worked with at UPS had "parents to lean on" how the hell else are you going to get by on your own making 8.50/9.00 for only 20 hours a week esp. in CA?!?!?

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Mike Davis23 in Des Monies, Iowa

27 months ago

I was hired in October '11 as a preloader. I worked through peaked and then worked sparingly after that until August of this year when I was promoted to Pt Sup. I am wondering when I will get my first raise after my promotion raise and how often after that will I get a raise and how much? Also, will I be eligible for any vacation time for the remaining of this year?

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dosmastr in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

27 months ago

well I see you did all kinds of homework before putting on the maroon shirt....

Vaca time works differently for sups. You work or not, your check keeps coming. on paper you have X number of vaca weeks or personal days but don't expect to be able to take nearly as many as you did as a worker. What you should've done is cash out any remaining personal, sick, or vaca days and then request the week off as a supervisor. Kinda double dipping but at my hub those who were smart about it did it this way and were fine.

First raise is I think either 3 or 6 month review, raise will be from 0 to 7% And after that its yearly, in the first or second quarter (they keep pushing it back another month so we work the same wage for 13 months before the raises) and that will be from 0 to usually 3%. And yes certain low performance sups do get NO raise. Typical seems to be 2 or 2.5%.

This data is for a ground hub, I'm told the air hubs are a bit sweeter.

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Catatafish in Montclair, California

27 months ago

Basically what the guy above me said...for me I was given a raise 3 months after promotion, and then after that it was every year. for me it was always 3%...the kiss ass's or as we like to call them the fake-timers would get 5%...I never heard of the coveted 7% raise. Make sure your immediate supervisor does your evalutation/raise. They F'd me over a couple times I found out later that people that weren't even my immediate supervisors were doing my raises/evaluations. Also Full-timers will try to pull this one on you...if you use your vacation and a UPS holiday lands during you vacation that day is not considered a used vacation day...they tried to screw me on that also. Also if they try to force you to give to the United Wat just tell them no and if they say you have to write an essay to the division manager explaining why again they are full of crap. I had some f'd up full-timers! good luck bro you just got promoeted to the hardest position at UPS IMO.

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Catatafish in Montclair, California

27 months ago

Mike Davis23 in Des Monies, Iowa said: I was hired in October '11 as a preloader. I worked through peaked and then worked sparingly after that until August of this year when I was promoted to Pt Sup. I am wondering when I will get my first raise after my promotion raise and how often after that will I get a raise and how much? Also, will I be eligible for any vacation time for the remaining of this year?

Vacation is instant...you get 2 weeks and 5 discretionary days sick days are unlimited but they get pissed whenever you use one. I think you get an extra week of each every 5 years you work for them. They might try to bs you like they did me but you are entitled to them as soon as you are promoted. You won't be able to use them during peak though. Also if you quit or are fired before working a full year they will pro-rate the amount of unearned vacation that you used on your last pay check.

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dosmastr in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

27 months ago

or make you pay it back if you took all weeks but didn't work enough to pay for them all.

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dosmastr in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

27 months ago

only the three month raise can be up to 7%, I think 5% is max otherwise but I've never seen higher than 3% among all my cohorts (one of which is in line for FT promotion -- so they like him)

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J in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

26 months ago

When do full time driver benefits start? Right away or after some period of time?
Thanks!

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Dan in Salt Lake City, Utah

26 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at UPS?

What do you like best about working at UPS? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

NO.

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Dan in Salt Lake City, Utah

26 months ago

No perks.

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dosmastr in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

25 months ago

perks are you get paid to goto a gym, and are motivated ...perhaps more than you would desire... to perform.

Benefits start in 18 months and then another 6 for family if memory serves.... its NOT sooner than 1 year on the job for employee and 6 months later for family.

As far as becoming a supervisor, it really depends on what you management team sees in you, there are some who we can see have that personality type and we pull for them.... others we need to see that they are hungry for it.... and patient... I;ve seen the promotion process take a year for one guy, and minimum 3 months, took six for me, which is about average I'm told

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Catatafish in Chino, California

25 months ago

They will promote anybody especially if they are short on sups. I was promoted around 1-2 weeks before passing my 70 day probation. Once I was promoted I had no idea what I was doing, had no leadership skills or at least I thought, knew nothing about the other job duties. You just kinda learn as each day passes. Before I quit UPS I saw a guy walk in while I was leaving my shift. He was a couple occasions from me firing him a few months prior and was completely brain dead. He was now sporting a boysenberry shirt. Like I said they will promote anybody.

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caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky

25 months ago

I was wondering about something. I just got hired on October 31st of this year, 2012 and am going between preloader and night help loading the feeder. I of course am not union and was told that anything after 5 hours for parttimers is considered overttime. Is that true for non-union like me too?

I was hired on and given no training. I went to work the first morning and told to load 3 trucks at the start of the belt and that was it. After a few days, I misloaded an overnight package and then my supervisor told me that you can only do that twice and you are fired if not union. I wish I had been told that when I started. I might have been on the lookout more. But then again, I wasn't even told what an overnight package was or how to identify it. It is easy I found out, but if you aren't told, you don't know. I was hired over the phone and never had any mentoring or orientation. Now I am working mostly nights. I am only learning what the 2 other guys that work nights with me tell me. So, I don't know if what they tell me is just for union employees or if things like the over 5 hours is overtime is true for me. Can anyone tell me for sure? Thank you.

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