Debate Ups vs other offer

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by John12345, Oct 6, 2016.


Which offer would you take?

Poll closed Oct 8, 2016.
  1. Ups

    4 vote(s)
  2. Other offer

    15 vote(s)
  1. John12345

    John12345 New Member

    Hi, I am a female age 29. I am needing some advice on what to expect as a package handler. I have been out of work for nearly 2 years and am not in shape. I'm kinda fearing the worst that I wont be able to handle it but I have thrown freight from a retail store for 5 years preivuosly. What is it like at night? Also I have another job offer, seems much easier at a retail but less pay. Ups would be about 30 mins from my home, vs my other job offer is literally 5 mins away. Does night shift generally work 7:45-2am Sun and m-t 10-4am? Recruiter said these are peak months and to expect to work a lot. I'm guaranteed Supposibly 40 hours at this other job but it wouldn't amount to UPS right now with $75 extra weekly for showing up at work on time. Gas doesn't even make a difference since I drive a car that gets roughly 28 miles a gallon. Oh and my other job offer would be 7am-2:30pm. What job would you take? I'm actually already hired at both but I'm not set to start till next week. Sorry it's very long but I wanted to make this detailed as possible. Please don't think I'm just some dumb girl.
  2. scooby0048

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    Good post! You touched on a lot of things that have not been discussed before. I would take the other job though.
  3. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Take the other job, John.
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  4. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Unless you really need the insurance or tuition reimbursement (if your location offers it; not all do), I'd take the other job. Those are the only things keeping me here at this point.

    On the other hand, if you've been trying to get into management in retail, becoming a PT Supervisor at UPS might help. It's a dead end job here, no matter what anyone else promises you, but the experience will make your resume look better.

    Your life, your choice.
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Your a female named you doin?
  6. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    In today's society ya never know indecesion
  7. John12345

    John12345 New Member

    Very good!
  8. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    Take both, live in your car for 10 years, sock away 90% of your income, then retire and move to Tijuana and laugh at all of us.
  9. StoptheAct1212

    StoptheAct1212 Active Member

    Ups is going to be a busy physical job, every day.. not easy for some... a great company. But not for everyone.
  10. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Member

    Not a easy job at all sometimes i think is it worth it. I was 288 when i started this past march and now im down to 235. That should give you an idea how physical it is
  11. hallerin

    hallerin Member

    Work for brown as a street hire during peak.
  12. UPS Preloader

    UPS Preloader Active Member

    UPS will most likely be temporary and you'll be let go after the holidays. Is the other job permanent? If so, definitely take the other job.
  13. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Call me old fashioned, but how does a person eat, pay bills, or do anything without working for 2 years?
  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Mommy and Daddy
  15. Child support?
  16. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    You've never robbed a bank?
  17. snarts

    snarts Member

    Sounds to me you won't be able to pull your own weight and be a burden on your co-workers. Take the other job.
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We need a picture to make our final decision.
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  19. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Sure, a picture of a girl named John....
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  20. scooby0048

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    Well that's good, two posts and they are already out.