Brownies working at FedEx at the same time?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mr Shifter, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    What do you think of a part time worker working for both companies to make ends meet? I've seen a few employees at my center that work for both and i think the number will grow nationally due to the set schedules and low wages of both companies.
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I could see working at UPS for the benefits and maybe Mickey D's for the better wages but working 2 low paying box slinging jobs won't pay the bills
  3. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    You could possibly do it,
    work AM unload/preload at UPS
    and jump over to Fred and be an afternoon courier.

    Especially if you want to drive at UPS.. being a courier
    at Fred will help.. of course it would be like 1/4 the work
    but its a nice start.
  4. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I thought we weren't allowed?
  5. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Fed-ex pays quite a bit more than UPS off-the-street for part time positions. 25%.
  6. KBlakk

    KBlakk Overworked & Underpaid

    Only management is not allowed to work both due conflict of intrest, us hourlies are too low on the food chain to know company secrets for it to matter if we work for the competition.
  7. Jarble

    Jarble Guest

    I worked the twilight shift at UPS and the preload shift at FedEx last summer. It was pretty awful, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
  8. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Just think of all the sales leads you could get!!
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    It used to be an instant termination to work for a direct competitor. I'm not sure if that's still FedEx policy, but I suspect that it is.
  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I have a paper route that I do while I'm delivering boxes.
  11. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I think it is great that someone is willing to do what it takes to survive and succeed in life.
    If I were in UPS management and learned that a PT was doing this, I would do whatever I could to get them on full time at UPS.
    This is the kind of zeal that should be utilized at UPS.

    FAVREFAN Member

    Spot on man!
  13. supercool

    supercool Member

    Well, that's why you're not management... if you were, you'd be trying to cut his hours or working him harder to exhaust him for his work at FedEx. :wink2:
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I deliver pizzas for hte local pizza shop on my area while I am delivering packages.
  15. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    :smart:good idea

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Don't forget to wear the right uniform when working for the rival company. Wouldn't look good on preload wearing a FDX sweater.
  17. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not I actually don't know what the company policy is on this! My guess it is not on the radar.

    However, I do have an opinion! (sorry!) If it is at all possible, I would try to find work in the area that intrigues me. If you have a real passion for something...why not try and find work in that field??? You may find that you really excel and become so successful you don't have to work at UPS or FedEx.

    My wife told me that after I retired I should be a consultant. I told her that I am not crazy....if I wanted to continue working I would stay at UPS! I want to enjoy the holidays and enjoy not working crazy hours for once in my life.
    If I ever work again ... it will be doing something I really have a passion for.
  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    hmmm I wonder how much a beer drinking strip club observer can earn?
  19. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    We have several FedEx ground drivers who work preload. Not sure how they work the hours out, considering I see FedEx ground trucks on the road delivering on my way into the building in the morning?
  20. blacknproud

    blacknproud Member

    Just keep it to hell with the higher ups at UPS