After Qualifying For Retirement , Did Your Attitude and Blood Pressure Change?

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by olroadbeech, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    some of the guys at work say that things get much easier after they have qualified for retirement. they are more laid back, managers tend to leave them alone, their blood pressure goes back to normal.

    sounds like heaven.
     
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  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Definitely.
    Still did my job but I did not see the shadow of the sword.
     
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  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    As little as I cared before, I cared even less once I made the decision.

    Still did my job at the same level, but all the stress went away.
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I can leave later this year if I want to. It's a good feeling.
     
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  5. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Where does the stress come from. Been doing this job about 30 years and honestly say it has all been stress free. One stop at a time.
     
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  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    lucky.

    it must be in my genes or the way iwas brought up.
     
  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You are right. I probably should have said projected pressure or perceived stress.

    Mostly it was, what are they gonna do, fire me?
     
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  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    One moment of lack of attention and a resulting accident can cause one to lose their job ... most people would consider that a sword shadow of stress.
     
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  9. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    At least we have some union protection against job loss. Most working people are at will employees and can be let go for little if any reason.
     
  10. hardcharger

    hardcharger Member

    How old are you bottomsup? And how long you plan on doing this job ? I got 21 yrs and I'm 45. I'm hoping to work till I'm 60.
     
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    My hair will probably grow back when I get to 30 years.
     
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  12. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Hit the 30FT mark in the next few months, can't wait. Planning to work till 2017 to get the CS pension increase which will help make up for my spousal support deduction if I take it. I think I see a light at the end of tunnel.
     
  13. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    55 years old. Was planning on working until November, 2017.
    Just had a massive rupture of my rotator cuff. Depending how rehab goes, I might be done this year.
    Starting to really hate winters and my condo in Kauai calls louder everyday.
     
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  14. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    All true. But I still put pressure on myself to do the job right and take care of my customers. That was because I had the
    same route for 25 years. Could never allow myself to say"Aw, bleep it, I'll get it tomorrow." I knew alot of people from the day
    the kid was born to seeing the same kid graduate from college.
     
  15. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    A week after I retired, my wife looked at me and commented that it looked like a giant weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I wholeheartedly agreed with her.
     
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  16. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    Yes..once you qualify you can relax knowing that you can hang it up anytime you want. And for the most part Mgmt would love to see you go anyway to make room for the lower paid replacements coming down the pipe..And My blood pressure did go down after I retired...I told them when I reached that point that I was seriously thinking of setting at date just to put them on notice..On my last day as with many others the center manager did not even come to say adios...just another day at Big Brown..another number to replace
     
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  17. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I just don't see the union protection anymore. Seems the union is giving UPS more and more. I can see a flicker of light now. Just hope it's not a train.
     
  18. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    we had a guy came in on a Friday and said this is my last shift and retired and that was all the notice he gave.
     
  19. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    Before long the Union won't have anything left to bargain with...Great benefits earned in years past being taken away little by little..This past contract was a good example of what you can expect to lose by not sticking together, benefits fought for and won by former Teamsters in a different era. Sadly benefits lost by today's members , the same members who will be paying the price in the future dealt by their own hand
     
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  20. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Overall, I'm calmer about the job. My problem is the DOT physical. White coat syndrome to be specific. Started with hearing problems, but I can see lots of people having bigger problems with body mass issues, sleep apnea, arthritis in knees and hips, etc. DOT is hell bent to find anything they can to kill your career. And if you are young and smoke, forget it. You're wasting your time here. You'll never see retirement.