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Old 11-26-2018, 05:59 AM   #11  
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I recall some people asking if having previous ups experience, as say a driver or package handler, would help with getting on as a pilot. Well, I was flipping through the seniority list and noticed a decent amount of new hires (last 3 years) with employee numbers not in-line with their fellow classmates - previous UPS employees...? Anyone got any intel on this?
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:13 AM   #12  
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I was wondering the same thing.
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Old 11-28-2018, 03:26 AM   #13  
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I know one former driver hired in the last 2 years - easy to think that this is viewed in a positive light when you learn about the culture of hiring from within. I doubt this is the easiest path....but then again, that is likely another reason it is viewed so favorably. Probably not a lot of people working at UPS trying to earn their ratings so they can one day fly for Southwest.
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I recall some people asking if having previous ups experience, as say a driver or package handler, would help with getting on as a pilot. Well, I was flipping through the seniority list and noticed a decent amount of new hires (last 3 years) with employee numbers not in-line with their fellow classmates - previous UPS employees...? Anyone got any intel on this?
Had a couple in my class and know of a few others -- all of them were package handlers.
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In a previous life I owned a UPS Store and my interview centered around my experiences providing customer service at that store. I believe it was a deciding factor in getting hired.
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I asked around and heard of a couple of guys who threw boxes and 1 who drove a package car...
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Flew with a guy last month that had worked as a ground guy for a while before taking up aviation. I don't think he went to work on the ground side to get a leg up on an airline job later, but I doubt that it hurt.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:42 PM   #18  
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I recently had a friend interview that was sent to do his drug testing immediately following the interview. He was not given a CJO (yet). When I interviewed, the drug testing was after the CJO....has anyone else heard of going immediately after the interview?
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I recently had a friend interview that was sent to do his drug testing immediately following the interview. He was not given a CJO (yet). When I interviewed, the drug testing was after the CJO....has anyone else heard of going immediately after the interview?
I'm sure this is standard practice almost everywhere.
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Company bid with 180 new vacancies just came out yesterday!
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