Did you splurge on anything

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Insaneasylum, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Insaneasylum

    Insaneasylum Active Member

    Just wondering if anyone went and bought anything when you reached full scale. Or are you planing on some thing when you reach full-scale and get that 12$ hr raise? Boat, car, vacation, maybe you moved to a new house, remodeled your current home, or maybe you just put most of it in the bank.
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Put any extra in the investment accounts.
     
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  3. Insaneasylum

    Insaneasylum Active Member

    That's the first thing I plan on 5% Roth now it will 12-15% what ever is the highest I can go
     
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  4. Brownslave688

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

    We bought a house but no didn't splurge really.

    I've seen drivers go buy Lexus and Audi and Denali trucks the day they hit day 31. Not the brightest.
     
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Stopped buying store brand cereal.
     
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  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I had always planned on throwing a "Top pay" party for a ton of friends at a local bar. After nearly 3 years of dealing with the day to day BS, I said screw it and did nothing. lol
     
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  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    When I started UPS you were up to full scale in 90 days. See people-----that's how a GOOD Union contract works.
     
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It took a year when I started but somehow it only took about 9 months for me.
     
  9. Brownslave688

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

    I hope hope splurged for better knee pads after you hit full scale.
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy


    And the contracts were for only 3 years back then. Part timers made just about as much (or as much-can't remember which) per hour as drivers. My old center just had 2 part time gals retire after working 37 years each. The were under the old contracts so they were making 30 bucks + an hour (7 weeks vacation each) for being a porter and a clerk. Its amazing how much has been lost over the years. It used to be a REALLY GOOD job.
     
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  11. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    bought some tires for my pickup; not new tires though
     
  12. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Like hell I wait till full rate. It's all or nothing, baby. If I don't want to shell out the extra cash for exactly what I want at the moment, I don't get it until I can.
     
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  13. $18,000
     
  14. Happy meal?
     
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  15. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Every time.
     
  16. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I splurged on my 401k. I suggest you do the same. DO NOT count on a pension being there when you retire. PLAN NOW!
     
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  17. I said happy meal,not happy endings.
     
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  18. And being a young person, the Roth is a great option.
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Roth is great if you have more time for the interest to compound. If you are close to retirement it probably isn't worth trying to switch to a Roth.
     
  20. Still doesn't hurt to put it in the Roth. That's the last money you will ever touch.
    Just don't forget to roll your 401k into an IRA when you retire.