Is Doing Ups Delivery Driving Worth The Money ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by tarico, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. tarico

    tarico Member

    I Hear Ups Drivers Make 60-100k A Year, I Just Want To Know The Pros & Cons And Is It Worth It
  2. Brownslave688

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

    That depends. What are YOU willing to deal with for 100k a year?
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  3. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    The money is good, but depending on where you go to work it can take anywhere from 5-10 years to get into a driving position, and even after that you will be at the bottom of the seniority list leaving you just as the fill in driver which could also last a couple years at least. Also if you aren't good at managing stress its not the job for you. Some will say if you love your family you won't want the job either because it takes a lot from your typical family hours. Despite all that the money and benefits (paid vacation, paid health insurance, pension plan, etc.) are top notch.
  4. Mr.Golden

    Mr.Golden Active Member

    We have a driver may end the year with 150,000 and best believe it wasn't all "hard work".
  5. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    The job is not stressful unless you bring attention to yourself. The job itself is easy once you learn the different routes however, the physical aspects of it can really wear you down. The top rate in my local will be 36.20 plus the 7-10 hrs OT I average/week. Do the math it's good money if you're young & are very patient. You may stay PT for quite some time before you get a shot
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Lots of action if you want it. As a split driver, you are all over the center on different routes, each of them filled with young females! YOU CAN'T MISS!
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  7. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    If one can physically and mentally handle the job, it's absolutely worth the money. But you'll never see your family during the week. If you can handle that trade off, GL to you.
  8. DriverMD

    DriverMD Active Member

    If you can deal with listening to adult men and women complain about working hard then you should be good.
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  9. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    it's better than picking up cans along the roadside.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or stripping...
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  11. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    What other options are you considering, what are your priorities in life? If free time and family time are tops, don't do it. If you are willing to give up your free time and some of your family time in order to provide a better life for your family, then stick around and ask more specific questions.
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  12. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    You will give up your family, personal life, and hobbies, anything that makes you happy. You will be so tired on the weekends that getting off the couch and doing the things you used to enjoy will be a distant memory and your family/friends will resent you for it. After 20 yrs, then 30, your body will be a crippled pathetic memory of what you were, and you will retire disabled... Enjoy!
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  13. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Good money and great job if you're young and single. You're moving all day, but the money makes it worth it to me. I'd much rather do this then sit a desk all day wearing a suit with a thumb up my butt and have to go right home to a whiney kid and even whinier wife.
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  14. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Other than that, it's great!
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    In my case not even close to accurate.
  16. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    This could not be further from my reality. I'll have 30 in this spring.
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Or you can go to a website and complain about complainers on said website. Kind of like complaining about a TV show, yet you tune in anyways.
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  18. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Swing driving sucks especially when you have low seniority but the sooner you get started the sooner you'll build your way up the list. It's stressful but worth it.
  19. I have a bid route.
    And it still sucks.
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  20. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    The issue isn't whether or not the work is worth the money. It's whether you're a part timer who has put in your years of part time work to earn the job, or if you can manage to get them to hire you off the street (somewhat rare).