Not a 30 year job?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MC0493, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    So I've read alot on here that many people think this job can no longer be a viable 30+ year career. I'm curious as to the reasoning, I can probably guess some things but I'd like to see what everyone's reasoning is. At the moment I'd like for this to be the job I retire from, mainly since I don't have another plan b since this was plan b.
     
  2. Because it gets harder by the minute.
    More pressure, more harassment.

    But you go for it. And if you are lucky you can have 75 years of service like @olroadbeech
     
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  3. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    one day at a time and you will finish the race.
     
  4. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    The pressure and harassment was something i was thinking of, but with the right mindset you can tune that stuff out most days. And indeed, have to remind myself some days its a marathon, not a race, work for the long haul.
     
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  5. You haven't a clue. You are never good enough here.
     
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  6. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    It's the physical aspect not the mental.
    There's no way I'll make it 30 years in package.
    Luckily there's plenty of feeder and combo jobs here.
     
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  7. Softie...
    You can do 30 in package.
     
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  8. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    Yes i know, you're never good enough and everything is your fault
     
  9. Always is. Don't care...just pay me.
     
  10. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    we have low steps and automatics with power steering now.... put on your big boy pants
     
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  11. It took me over 20 years to get one of those
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I would suggest following the personal safety guidelines closely.
    Lifting, carrying and other physical strains all take their toll over decades.
    UPS stresses safe driving but the individual should obsess on their own safety.
    70 pounds is the limit for good reason ... Get help from the customer.
     
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Or another Union member
     
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  14. 150 is the limit
    You can request help for an over 70.
    But I wouldn't ask most customers to help, especially at home stops.

    The majority of my over 70"s isn't to my commercial customers. It's to the residentials
     
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  15. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I'd like to think I can pull off 30+ by doing everything as easy on my body as possible; using handrail, not carrying packages up and down car steps, using hand cart for anything remotely heavy, etc. Biggest problem if I can't is that I don't think I'd remember how to do anything else for work.
     
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  16. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    I need to refocus on the person safety. Got some bad habits that'll bite me in the long run. Bad habit of getting off the car with packages in left hand and not using the handrail.
     
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Try to get a handcart to not have to carry anything over 40 pounds.
    Short term lifting does not compress your vertebra like a 30 second carry.
     
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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
  18. Seriously I can't walk or stand straight anymore.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They keep changing the rules and moving the finish line.
     
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  20. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    I like it when their runners end up :censored2: up and they they are out of s job...hate to see anyone go but these employees work so hard and thought the company would save them... Ummm no...