Advice needed. Coming in off the street to FT driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rbf278, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Rbf278

    Rbf278 New Member

    Hello everyone. I worked part time at UPS for 8 years. I quit back in 2007 and have regretted doing so (took a long time though). I finally get word that UPS is hiring someone off the street to drive full time. I contacted a few people I knew there and now have a potential opportunity to go back. How does this 30 day probation period work? Ive never driven a truck that size how long does it take to get use to? How hard is to make scratch? This is a big decision and I am really nervous about leaving my current job and jumping in head first, especially when I have 2 small children a mortgage etc..
     
  2. In2Deep?

    In2Deep? Member

    I wouldn't recommend this job to an enemy.

    A lot has changed for the worst since 07.
     
  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    You sure it's not a casual hire?
     
  4. I wouldn't do it. Especially at your age.
     
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    How old is he?
     
  6. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    Stay where you are at
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Hard to turn down a $35/hr job delivering boxes. At least until you have done the job for a month or so.
     
  8. Not $35 to start.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He needs to stay where he is.
     
  10. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Does your current job pay well? Benefits? Is it a successful company that'll likely be around for years to come? If not then come on back. The first thirty days might be rough though. If you can get through that then this job could be gravy if you do it right. It's a gravy job for good pay and benefits millions of Americans would love to have it.
     
  11. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Don't do it unless you're unhappy with your current job AND could deal with not seeing your family much.

    This isn't a 30 year gig anymore for the new people just coming in. At least, not in my area.

    The old timers who were around before all of the changes happened are glad they're well along and just holding on at this point.
     
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  12. Come back and temp for 25 years
     
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Is the google broke??
     
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  14. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Let me check...

    Donkey questions!!!

    ...Nope, seems to be working on my end! LMAO
     
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  15. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Looks a little broken:
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  16. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Keep you present job, and look for something better.

    This isn't it.
     
  17. Mechanic86

    Mechanic86 Repairing the crap you break.

    Nothing is guaranteed until you make seniority so its a pretty big gamble which could have massive consequences for you and your family. On the other hand, no risk no reward. Those are 30 working days by the way so its closer to 6 weeks if they worked you 40+ hours a week.
     
  18. Rbf278

    Rbf278 New Member

    Thanks. I have about a week to make a decision. I'm on my wife's insurance since my current job doe not offer benefits. I'm 32 years old. When I worked at ups the first time as a part timer I was there from ages 17- 25
     
  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Don't let your age deter you from making the decision. If you can get in and get past your 30-day probation it could very well be smooth sailing from there. If you follow all the methods not only will your age not matter but the job itself will help keep you in shape. There are some rough days out there but in general it's a pretty easy job if you do it right.

    Many of the older and higher seniority drivers that are having problems physically now probably got that way because of bad habits when they were younger. Particularly in bonus centers. There are many people that will tell you this job will break you down but it doesn't have to. It really all depends on you. This is not the hardest manual labor job in the world. But if you don't do it right it might as well be.
     
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  20. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    10 - 12 HOUR DAYS, Work the methods don't be a hero, get ready for the abuse they will give you. and the $35 is down the road. Its a marathon not a sprint. Lots of pros and cons to this job..