Pay progression

Discussion in 'Dayton' started by bubs, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    You aren't guaranteed a run at the same time every night? Sounds like a bigger pay cut than I thought lol
     
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  2. LTLAnonymous

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    I've only missed 4 days of work due to it being slow, and that was shortly after I got hired full time. Moving forward, I don't expect that I will miss any more days.

    As far as it being a cut in pay, yes. I will freely admit that I was making 90 at ABF, and I will make about 40 this year. But I will make what I made at ABF in 2019, and then we won't even talk about how much money I'll make after that.

    Two years of sacrifice is nothing in the scheme of things.
     
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  3. LTLAnonymous

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    And I apologize. It was never my intention to come here and recruit people. I'll answer questions, but I'm not here to sell you guys anything.
     
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  4. ROUGHBOY

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    WOW! NO DOCK TIME! WISH CHARLESTON,WV WAS HIRING!
     
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  5. Rollin

    Rollin Active Member

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    It's a UPS brown "feeder" position. It's...good. Much better than people on the outside try to make it sound.

    Do you care to elaborate? How long before you were hired on full time?
     
  6. LTLAnonymous

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    It was a year comprised of two rounds of seasonal work before I was hired. That part sucked, but...I'm in, now. Everything in life is a great experience, or a great story. That...was the latter.

    As far as it being better than advertised...a lot of the guys at ABF tried to make it sound like I was less of a man for going to UPS. Like I had this amazing level of autonomy at ABF that was going to be lost at the micromanaging UPS. And sure. If there's a delay, you have to let dispatch know. But I accept that every single night, there's a level of time sensitivity to every single trailer I carry. Hell, I like that. I don't deal well with "We need it there Thursday." I like the excitement of, "It's screwed, and we need you to get it there immediately." Keeps me on my toes.

    But then there were outright lies. One guy tried to make it sound like a cult. That they were going to have me do a "trust fall" (where you close your eyes and fall into the arms of another person). The supervisors really like the creativity of that one. Another one was, "You have a 15-minute window to get it there. If you get it there before the 15-minute window, you get written up. If you get it there after the 15-minute window, you get written up." Nope. Get it there as soon as safely possible. That's it.

    You want to know what I've been written up for? Nothing. Ever. Do your job, everybody's happy.

    So...yeah, UPS wants to know about delays. If it's not your fault, enjoy your coffee and sit there. If it's your fault, fix it in a timely manner. If it's the equipment's fault, take it to the shop. Pretty simple.

    So looking back, it really makes me wonder. Who were those guys trying to convince? Me, or themselves?
     
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  7. bubs

    bubs Active Member

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    Which facility are you at? I'd love to come back and work for UPS proper in about 2 years. Jefferson downtown or cach would be preferred
     
  8. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    I'm at CACH.
     
  9. Lnhl drvr

    Lnhl drvr New Member

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    do u know if they're hiring in Chicago land area for feeders??? or where can you go on their website
     
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  10. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Is your upsf role p&d or linehaul? Do you want to return to abf? Is there another carrier you’d rather work for?
     
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  11. LTLAnonymous

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    They are desperately short of drivers in Addison and downtown Chicago, last I heard. I think they have temporarily stopped bringing drivers in at my location, but there will always be fall seasonal work, which will get you hired.
     
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  12. LTLAnonymous

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    I don't work for UPSF, I'm UPS brown or small package. Whatever you want to call it. I work on the linehaul side, but I am home every day. I would never return to ABF, for a variety of reasons that I will not go into in public. And no, I would like to retire from UPS. This is my perfect-fit company.
     
  13. LTLAnonymous

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    Dang it. For any further questions, please just message me. I don't want to be clogging up the Dayton board with UPS stuff.

    Sorry guys.
     
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  14. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    No biggie - the alternative is the sound of crickets!
     
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  15. LTLAnonymous

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    Yeah, but they are Dayton crickets. I don't want to look like I'm recruiting or anything.
     
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  16. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    Me neither!

    I think our forum is quiet because we are fairly drama-free, so it's a good problem to have.
     
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  17. LTLAnonymous

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    You guys all seem happy. You work for a good company, I think.
     
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  18. LTLIndentured

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    Yes. Is Dayton Moving south soon?
     
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  19. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    Creeping very slowly south, but who knows how far they'll end up going. I'm curious what their agreement with Southeastern Freight Lines is. There is some definite overlap now. Western Tennessee has opened up, most recently in Jackson, and Memphis and Nashville were both opened in the past 2 years I believe. Beyond that, no clue.
     
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  20. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    I forgot to mention Lexington, KY just opened a couple of months ago as well. If the creep continues, Knoxville might be the next target.
     
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