Becoming a full time driver after 40

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by CGR, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. CGR

    CGR New Member

    i have made 3 attempts to become a full time driver and I have been with ups for 10 years. I feel like I keep hitting stumbling blocks that are unfair. I was told by some others it's due to my age. Did anyone else experience the unwritten rule of no promoting of drivers within due to age????
     
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  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    What have you been DQ'd for in the past?
     
  3. CGR

    CGR New Member

    One time said I was not making numbers but they were having me help other drivers filed grievance and I won and was returned they didn't work me enough days before peak. Promised I would make after peak during peak forgot to scan a package so they sent me back
     
  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    keep trying. we have had several people become drivers after age 40. we had one driver take 3 tries and one took 5 tries. it will be worth it to you.
     
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  5. Brownslave688

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

    No but 3 attempts and you're done here. That's all of the chances you get.
     
  6. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Only 3 attempts here also. Had a couple guys get hired in their mid 40's in the past.
     
  7. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    If you don't have any other worthwhile prospects and you are going to stay with UPS regardless, keep trying. $35/hr is very hard to find without an advanced degree. Although it now takes 4 years to reach that.

    If you feel you still have years of physical ability left too. If you have weak links in your body (back injuries, etc..) then it may not be worth just starting now.
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You made it at like fifty, right?
     
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  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    That Reno stripper money was too good to walk away from
     
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  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What kind of body type do you have?
     
  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Who?
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    OP but if you are feeling left out you can describe yours as well.
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    No thanks.

    I'd feel like I was robbing the cradle.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    That's ok....daddy.
     
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  15. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    I qualified at 42
     
  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Wow I wish we had that rule here. We have a girl at our building that has tried 5 times and has failed everytime. She is up to try again this year. Also had a few that failed 3 time and got it on their 4th. It's ridiculous that people that can do the job have to wait even longer for these people to fail again.
     
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  18. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Stop you're killing me over here!!!
     
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  19. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    It's not for everyone.

    Ask @BrownJake