Anyone started a side business?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsmaninmi, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. upsmaninmi

    upsmaninmi Member

    Don't know how much more of this SH$T I can take. I have business ideas running through my head all day , just wondering if anyone has acted on any idea they might of had.

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  2. Quigley

    Quigley Active Member

    Running a small business out of my house.
  3. Brownslave688

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

    We have had a few drivers fired for promoting their side business while at work.
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Started a summer business in 1998 and sold it last summer. Got swallowed up by a corporation. Enjoying the free time.

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    I know lots of people that have a side biz, part & full timers, management & hourlies. Mostly construction related.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    A lot of PTers have side jobs working for themselves. Construction, landscaping, lawn care, auto repair etc. Some are real business but most are extra money tax free. Done most have them myself but hard to turn down $33.00 an hour driving around in a company truck.
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Any hours that you work and get paid for outside of UPS count toward your 14 and 60 and could affect your 34 hr reset.
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  8. Brownslave688

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

    Pretty much everyone just laughs at that. You gonna tell me I can't tend my cattle on the weekend?

    We have many drivers that are farmers or mow lawns all weekend. I prefer my weekends off.
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  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That only applies to UPS employees in driving positions.
  10. So I have to give up,my weekend beer sampling job?
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    No, but isn't that one of the 12 steps ?
  12. Not for me, I don't do steps.
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I try not to do steps either, especially if it's on the 3rd floor.
  14. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    How long have you been driving?

    Keep in mind the vast majority of new businesses fail. Gotta think realistically. The hard part is that just about everything is being done already. By other people and businesses well established. You gotta find a way to stand out. Find a unique niche. Helps to have a boatload of capital.

    You think the hours we do as drivers are long? Start a business, the hours will be far more.
  15. Thats called....Not In one, sick day tomorrow!!
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  16. I lay pipe ever couple of weeks. There isn't a lot of work though. I take it when I can get it.
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  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Try North Dakota. I hear they are laying a lot of pipe up north.
  18. I only have one work area to do it. I'm a loyal employee.
  19. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    There will soon be a huge need for recreational marijuana in Washington state. I plan on becoming a grower.
  20. scooby0048

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    If you're only laying pipe every few weeks, you might want to talk to management about that.
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