I've done it now....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by trplnkl, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Sent the retirement package in today, monday I will be an ExUPS driver. With just 21+ a few months, the money isn't that great but I had no future as a driver anyway. The Doc's don't have much hope if fixing my back to return.
    The way I have it figured, at my age, I wasn't going to make 30 anyway. At least I am getting out before it's wheel chair time.
     
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Either way congrats! Anyone who can escape should be applauded.
     
  3. Up_and_at_UPS

    Up_and_at_UPS Coffee box sniffer

    Curious, how old are you? I'm 34 and just getting started, Pre-loader and Air Driver. Will probably be PT for another five years before I get a full time bid. That puts me at 40 when I start driving
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You're doing the right thing, don't ever look back. The minute I can walk out this hole I'll be right there with ya.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Jones, the difference being that you will walk out on your own terms. Tex does not have that option.

    Tex, I know that you wanted to come back, but your health is far more important than this or any job. Have you thought about what you want to do?
     
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Well, lets not get ahead of ourselves now....:happy-very:
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...something we should know?:wink2:

    Tex has been out of work for a long time due to an injury and this is the day he has been dreading.
     
  8. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Congratulations TRP. I am so glad you're able to get out of this place and not need a wheelchair.
     
  9. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    More power to you brother! You can make more money anywhere, you can't make more time. Enjoy all of it.
     
  10. Harley Rider

    Harley Rider 30 yrs & counting

    Congrats to you. My wife just collected her first UPS retirement check this month. She also had 21 years in. I was amazed that they processed her paperwork so fast. She sent it in about the middle of October and the check was in the bank on the 1st of November.
     
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Best of luck with whatever is next in your life. :peaceful:
     
  12. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    A couple of years from now you'll wonder why you start to dream about UPS things. I had a dream a couple of nights ago that I got a new F Model. I have no idea why?
     
  13. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Life will take us in a direction we may not want to go, but the journey may just be what we need after all. Have faith in the road put before you. Best wishes and enjoy what it will bring you.:happy-very:
     
  14. Trplnkl: I hope you have a great retirement! I heard in 1987 when I started with the Airline: "UPS is not for everyone": and I knew an Admin that once said: " You earn your money from UPS EVERY DAY". She was so correct.

    Best Wishes!!!
     
  15. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Your health is more important. I have a feeling you're bright enough to find something to amuse you.:happy-very:

    Good luck and best wishs.
     
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Trp, I know you have not been looking forward to this day for a few reasons. I believe that things are as they are meant to be. Your health is the most important and DW as well. Everything else will work out. UPS will survive without you. You have given alot. Now it's your turn. Enjoy life and HEY........... sleep once in awhile. It's good for the soul. :happy-very:
     
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    In 7 years, 3 months and 9 days....I will take 14 weeks of vacation and never come back. At that point I will be 50 yrs old and have 30 years in, which will qualify me for PEER 80.

    At least that is my plan...but often times, life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.
     
  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Geez Sober, you are only 43. I am to fricking old and I can't retire any time soon and I doubt that I will make 20 yrs. When I think about this.................... it really SUCKS!
     
  19. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member


    How old is too fricking old?
     
  20. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Trp,
    Sorry you had to leave because of an injury. One of my coworkers had to do the same thing because of his back. He thought feeders was the way to go, but he still couldn't do the job. Now he sells BMWs, and couldn't be happier. I know that you will find something out there to keep you busy.
    I have 27 in, and have to work 10 more to get full medical. Crappy Central states.......