Just won my first permanent route!!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by poophappens, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. poophappens

    poophappens Member

    It took only 10 years and 8 months of playing utility driver in my center to get it. I've put my name down on every route since I started driving and I finally got one!
     
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  2. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Don't come on here with so much positivity! Many people won't like that. Some will even be confused by it. LOL
     
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  3. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    congrats to you! When I started, I had been p/t for 14 months. A driver got fired, opening up a route. they posted it, I bid on it, won it, and to make it even sweeter, it was the area I grew up in, so I knew the streets and who worked where, etc.
     
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  4. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Congrats. Hump route?
     
  5. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Do it the same every day. If you have to get off early still do it the same. Put in your 8 hour. Call or message the center at 2:30 and 3:30 if you need help. If they act like they aren't keep doing it the same and call the steward. If that doesn't work call your Ba. He calls labor manager and labor manager makes them bring you in. Always do it the same now. Fight the urge to step it up on certain days. This is where you live now. Don't sheet where you eat.
     
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  6. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Congratulations
     
  7. 25TOLIFE

    25TOLIFE New Member

    It's harder to hit a moving target.
     
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  8. UT Vols

    UT Vols Member

    Congrats! I'm jealous though, hate swing driving.
     
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    10 years, that would be horrible, I got my first route in about 2 years. Congrats.
     
  10. poophappens

    poophappens Member

    Thanks everyone, I've never done this route before but I don't even care. Just excited I live down the street and will be able to see my kids more often if they come to me on my breaks.
     
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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Routes are good but I like swinging.
     
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  12. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Good god, man. You could sexualize a bar of soap. And, that's not a compliment.

    You're the resident forum pervert. Are you legally allowed to leave your front porch light on during Halloween festivities?
     
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  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have been covering for almost 14 years. Covered 1 route for 3, which was really nice, but I kind of like the changes every week. 3 routes are coming up this summer, 1 of which I enjoy doing, so I'll decide then if I am going to make a career of covering or not.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    A guy sexualizing a bar of soap?
     
  15. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    I'm cover and plan on bidding cover for a while. Why?
    You cover the best routes more than the worse ones because the best ones are of course done by seniority guys who have the most vacations. Many of them 5 -6 weeks a year. So most days I'm out in the nice towns/country where civilized human beings live and work while people with more seniority than me are sweating in the inner city routes. I'm not bidding a crap route just to have a route.
     
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  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I think we all been doing that since we were 15.
     
  17. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I remember my first inanimate object.
     
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Now go out there and burn it up! You can build up your stop count in no time!

    Plan B is to slow down, take a few OJS's, and enjoy (as much as that is possible) the job.

    Good luck!
     
  19. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Just don't drop it...
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Accidents happen...oops..