Getting a manual car just for the hope of getting called for a ft gig?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by you aint even know it, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Do you think its worth it? Especially in nyc? I just want to be ready when drivers are being hired. By the way, I'm only 19 and you need to be 21 to drive. I don't want to postpone it and then I don't have the time and money to learn to drive a manual and buy one.
  2. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    You're going to buy a manual transmission car simply for learning how to drive one? Slow learner?
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Not a bad idea except I would look for an old pick up truck. I bet you could buy one pretty cheap.
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have a manual. If you want come over to my place and ill let you get on my stick.
  5. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Hmmmmm......good idea.

    I think I'm gonna buy a $1,000,000 Top Fuel Dragster team and drive it around the block a few times. Maybe I'll win at the U.S. Nationals this weekend.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Maybe $600 for an old rust bucket. Do hauling jobs during the week.
  7. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    Dude, the trucks only have 4 gears and no one uses 1st gear. Wouldn't waste your money.
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Yes, do it.
  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    By the time you get a drivers job in 10 years there won't be any manuals left. :rofl:
  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I find manuals to be fun & since so few people these days still use them , having one is a great anti-theft option .
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    When you show up naked in the ESPN The Body issue can I have a signed copy?

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    You should start with one of these
  13. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    UPSGUY 72 is probably right. Probably be mostly automatics. See if a friend with a stick shift can teach you how to drive one. Tell him youll buy him a 30 pack of frostees or tell him youll buy him a bag of that California sunshine if you know what im sayin lol. A lot cheaper than buying a stick. Once you drive a stick a lot at work youll notice you hate driving a stickshift at home. All depending on the vehicle you own obviously.
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Driving a manual transmission will still be a job requirement.
  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    You ain't even know how to drive.
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Like my son said to me at DL station to get his learners permit. It's just driving dad. How much do I need to know?
  17. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    He wont have to , if and when he goes full time. All he'll have to do is bend over, the company will be doing the driving !
  18. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    at your age why do you wanna settle down??? get a backpack and hitch-hike all over the US and Canada. then go down to south America and check that out. then on to Europe and then china and rest of world. this should take about 5-10 years or if youre lucky the rest of your life.

    I did not settle down until I was 38 years old. bicycle trips cross=country, hitch-hiking, motorcycle trips, etc ect. and with very little money. most of the time I would have to get a job for a month or so. you will learn a lot of different skills along the way and ALL of those skills will come in handy some day.

    I can't believe how many young people want to become wage slaves at such an early age.

    don't waste your life here. get out there and live!
  19. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    I did that. I didn't know anybody with stick so I traded my car in for a 2007 dodge ram. But I also work part time for a home builder so it serves me a dual purpose. And I am now in the process of air driver training. I'm glad I got the stick truck One less thing to worry about.
  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    What's more funny is that even then UPS will still require an old, broken P1000 with manual transmission for the road test. ;)