Greetings everyone! I've been with the company since May and have recently received my benefits package. Thought I'd take a moment to say hello to the rest of my fellow "Brownies" within the forum and hope to maybe make a few friends. I must admit that peak season has been quite an interesting experience. I've heard so many horror stories of how it would be and to be honest I"m handling just fine... with one exception: PT life at UPS where the benefits are concerned is Great. What isn't so great is having an Army Commander(employee, reservist) who's informing me that what we do at UPS actually rivals the physical exertion that most Army folks do in basic training. I am not in the military so I cannot vouch but what I can vouch for is that loading four brown trucks for me is about as strenuous as doing the construction frame work on a steep-slope hillside home. The kicker: is that I am NOT doing this for the previous $16.00, $15.50, $15.00 bucks an hour that one would think compensates this kind of work. No. I'm making $10.85. Less than I've made per hour for much harder work than I've worked and made in the last 18 years. Everyone that I know praises my benefits package upon sight of it. They can't believe how awesome this package really is. Benefits aside, can someone tell me what makes this job worth the starting wage? I wouldn't wish the last 7 months on my own worst high school enemy. Once peak is over... I go right back to pawning my belongings regularly just have the gas to get to work. Is this what life as a part timer for UPS is really like? Because I feel like I'm being robbed.