If you could do it all over again, would you?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LCM99, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. LCM99

    LCM99 New Member

    I worked preload last year for a few months as a secondary job but the hours got to be too much & the two jobs started to clash so I had to quit. I realize now that was a stupid move, the job I'm at (stayed at) isn't something I want to do forever & my college degree is pretty much worthless, so I'm back at square one & trying to figure out what to do with my life. I've been thinking about going back and seeing if I can get my old job back, I just want to make sure I'm making the right choice.

    If you could do it all over again, would you still work at UPS? Do the pros outweigh the cons? Are you happy/content with your job?

    Thanks for any replies, I appreciate it.
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Yes I would. I'm a simple man and this is good enough for me.
     
  3. Brownslave688

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

    Every situation is unique. You must figure this out on your own. With that said why not go back to part time it will likely be years before u have a shot at full time.
     
  4. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    I wouldn't be where or who I am without UPS. Takes major discipline to work here,but it's well worth it.
     
  5. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    No. I would've chosen a different college and pursued the medical field which caught my interest at a time I thought was too late in the game to pursue it. UPS would've been what I intended it to be: a big chunk of my ticket to something else.

    Heck, before I bought my house last year I still had some crazy idea buried deep in my twisted mind of quitting and using all that house money I had and becoming the old guy in the classroom.
     
  6. upschick95

    upschick95 Member

    Sort of, If I knew then what I know now, I would have never became a package car driver.
     
  7. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    If your college degree is in social media...apply at google...
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    Otherwise here's the pros of ups.
    Benefits
    Good wage
    Free workout
    The Union:dissapointed:

    Here's the con.
    You will be a number producing number,
    that will never be good enough for the rest of your life.
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    If Google won't have you maybe Apple will.
     
  8. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    I know of two full time sups going back to school to get their bachelor's degree 40 year old plus.A few years ago a part-time sup was in med school and decided to quit cause got offered a fulltime offer running the hub in another city. Another sup who has masters in business and just back to school to learn computer science. You be surprised.how old guys/gals went back to school.
     
  9. Dnking

    Dnking FireFalcon

    Ive been with UPS for 13 years part-time. UPS is all I know really. Its crazy when I see new hires. I can't see myself starting all over again knowing what I know now. I always wanted to be a firefighter. So to answer the question, if I had to do it all over again, I wouldve been a Firefighter.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If I had to do it all over again I would have used my degree; however, that being said, UPS has been good to me and my family. I was able to help put both kids through college, take care of all of their medical issues, walk my daughter down the aisle and prepare for retirement.

    UPS has changed and I would be hard-pressed to recommend this job.
     
  11. Johney

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

    Had a choice between the Sheriffs dept and UPS. Chose the later because it was way more $$ at the time. I am quite sure I made the wrong choice. My friend who started at the Sheriffs office 3 years after I started UPS is making almost as much an hour as me and his pension payout BLOWS mine away which by the way he will be retiring before me. oh and has never had an on the job injury,although they can be much worse than any of my injuries.:dead:
     
  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Weird, that is how I feel working for UPS.
     
  13. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    If I could do it all over, I would only change one thing, I should have just paid the money instead of killing that hooker. Feels good to get it off my chest.
     
  14. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Btw, I got neg repped for this by upstate. Only 2 negs, both by him. Trend? Personal attack? Hmmm....
     
  15. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    I hear that. Craigslist ads can be deceiving. Never know what your really getting into
     
  16. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    amen to that!!
     
  17. YourBoss

    YourBoss PT Supervisor

    There's no such thing as a useless degree. It's about how you promote it.