Can a 50 year old start as a package handler?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cyberdyne, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. cyberdyne

    cyberdyne New Member

    Hello.
    I heard if I start as a part time package handler making $10/hour(California minimum wage), I should be able to make transition to a driver in about 6 years and make $23/hour.

    I know UPS doesn't discriminate based on sex, religion, race or national origin but I didn't see it mention about age.

    Do you think I can start as a package handler now and become a driver in 6 years and drive 30 years? So I'll be driving and delivering packages till I am 86 as long as my body can handle.
     
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  2. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    86 !!!!
    Are you on drugs !!
    PC handler at 50 is tuff but doable ,, start doing PC at 56 ,, well that'll be a challenge ,, no way in hell your in a PC in 80 s
    I don't care what shape your in now ,, can't go 30 yrs
     
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  3. cyberdyne

    cyberdyne New Member

     
  4. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    Hahahahah ahahahahhaa wtf!!!!!!!!?
     
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  5. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Nope
     
  6. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    You should try to go for feeders instead. Nowhere near as physically demanding as package.
     
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Chances. Slim to none for troll seeing feedahs
     
  8. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    I've seen a guy with exactly the same circumstances do just that: start as a package handler at age 50, finally get called up to feeders after putting in about 6 years. He's been in feeders for 4 years now. I remember one week when he first started they sent him to package for a week because of lack of work in feeders. Wore his old ass out lol. Dude was begging to go back to feeders after that.
     
  9. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Oh. I believe it,, but it's very rare !!
    Bottom feedah driver in
    Boston division , I. Believe has a 99 seniority date
     
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    @Lead Belly like that avitar ,
    Did you watch the ken Burns documentary on Jackie Robinson !? It was very good !!
     
  11. TheCreepo

    TheCreepo New Member

    I'm SoCal waited 10 years for full time position .. Covered for 8 of them .. Good luck
     
  12. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Not going to say it can't be done, but you are a little late into the game.
     
  13. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    No but I took note of it and will now because of you. Thanks for the 411 brother.
     
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Can you, yes, should you, no.
     
  15. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    Why would you want to work to 86? So you can retire with pension for the one or two remaining years of your life? Starting playing the lottery, that's a better chance of success than what you're considering.

    This job kicks my butt and I'm a strong you man 20 years younger than you.
     
  16. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I'm 57 and spend the first 45-60 minutes a day loading my own package car. Then peddle those parcels for the next 7-8 hours. I usually deliver the amount of parcels in one week that most newbies do in one day. It can be done.
    JUST DO IT!!!!!
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Only 29 years to go.
     
  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I plan on dying with the steering wheel in my hands. Bwahahahaha!!!!
     
  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    "When I die I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did, in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car."
     
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  20. Savvy412

    Savvy412 Active Member

    I'm 30 and am good shape and I wake up achy lol