Bring your spouse to work Day...ON TOPIC PRETTY PLEASE

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by S.F. Rush, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    First, I shall start off by saying my wife is a badass, being a stay at home mom taking care of our two toddlers. That being said, almost everyday I feel that she thinks what she does is incomparably (is that a word?) more difficult than what us PC drivers do.

    We all work 10-12 hours everyday, up and down stairs, cases of wine, Irregs, pickups, time commits. Then I come home and am basically doing all the domestic stuff, while trying to be an upbeat dad, exhausted and beat from toes to forehead.

    I just wish, for one day, just 1 day, she could be my helper and really see and physically do what I and the rest of us do. Day in and day out. Anybody else ever have this thought? And for the love of...holy hell, stay on topic!
     
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  2. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    I have a story that I wish I could share.
     
  3. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    Oh c'mon... Cliffhanger...we're waiting....
     
  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I have already decided that my wife will meet me on route and spend most of the day on car with me on my retirement day. I want to share that day with her, let her see firsthand what my job is like, and have her film me making the final delivery of what will have been a 35+ year career.

    Excellent topic by the way!!
     
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  5. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    My wife has no comprehension of the nasty :censored3: I do for a living.
     
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  6. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    Thanks
     
  7. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Both my kids worked as Christmas helpers one year and both were willing to testify as to the rigors of this job. As for my wife, she's with the school system and we've agreed neither one of us wants to switch! Love kids but no way I'd want to keep a classroom full of them under control-especially these days!
     
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  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    There was a driver in my center about 30 years ago who actually did this-without company permission. He went from PT to FT driving. Don't remember if his numbers were lower than what he wanted or if he wanted to impress management to promote him into management, but he was picking up his wife on area and she was helping him. Some days he would just give her a bunch of stops and she would deliver them herself. This was back before DIADS, so logistically, it was possible. He went from below average to waaaay under overnight and nobody could figure out how. Someone called in on her, and the company started following him. Of course, he was terminated immediately.
     
  9. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Wouldn't taking your wife on your route constitute spousal abuse?
     
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  10. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    For the wife and driver, yes.
     
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  11. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    When was the last time you took a couple personals so your wife could take a 4-day somewhere? I have a SAHM and 4 littles, and last time I did that I was whipped by day 2.

    PC is physically demanding, focused, long hours of work. But it's only four or five different tasks, and all the decisions and policy are made by the machine and its cogs.
     
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  12. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Did you go into management?
     
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  13. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Simply have her sign up to be a helper this peak season. If she is willing. All she will have to do is go to what ever training class they have then go on road with you one day. Next day they call her in she tells them it isn't for her and quit.
    We have a couple drivers that have their wives as helpers every year.
     
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  14. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    This past peak my wife was hired by UPS as a seasonal driver. She delivered bulk stops. One day she handled nearly 2500 packages during delivery and pickup.
    Needless to say.....she is much more understanding on the weekends when I don't have much energy to do her honey do list. I still try to accommodate though.
     
  15. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    We have a driver that uses his wife as his helper every peak
     
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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  17. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    I would end up choking my wife to death about 40 minutes into the day. Somehow she would spin it that I manipulated the system into having all the heavy, bulky, long driveway stops on that day. She really has no idea how chitty this huge chunk of my life has been physically.
     
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  18. Boulevard859710

    Boulevard859710 Active Member

    My wife has actually done the job so she understands.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Lunch could be fun?
     
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