One UPS year= One dog year.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    It seems to me, that one full time driving year at UPS is equal to one dog year. With every passing year as a driver, the wear and tear on one's body is tremendous. 14 years driving = 98 dog years. Just a thought.
  2. InTheRed

    InTheRed New Member

    Depends on the route and how you work. I've seen guys that are 35 and falling apart (upholds your theory), and I've seen guys that are 50 and work like they are 25.
  3. wadep

    wadep New Member

    And I've seen, more times than I care to remember, 20 year olds that work like they're 65
  4. ih8tbrn

    ih8tbrn Banned

  5. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    They have 2 speeds, slow and stop.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    This is how it breaks down at UPS: (at least it did for me)

    1. 1st thru 20th year -----------flies by
    2. 21st thru 25th year----------seems to take about 10 years
    3. 26th thru 29th year ---------seems to take FOREVER
    4. 30th year--------------------every day is an eternity

    once you retire-----------------time flies again
  7. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Dog years depend on the breed of the animal.
    Big dogs die younger than small dogs.
    I must just be a small dog.
    In June, I will be 56yrs old and I have to meet the same standards as any 21yr old driver.
    I wonder who will win in this dogfight?
  8. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I've got 30 years in. Time to take me to the vet to put me down!
  9. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    30 times 7 = 210 yrs ya it's time to put you down lol
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    And each year get easier. HAH!
    Rod has the right idea but the years are off a bite for me.
    @ 48 years old and 10 years as a driver I could actually deliver more packages with better speed. Now I am 59 and closing in on my 20th full year @ a Snail's pace. Parts of the body broken, parts bent and the rest just plain ole tired. I honestly do not believe I can last another 5 years to get to 25 and out. So, for me, the company wins. Under today's conditions and expectations I don't see a 21 year old just beginning a driving career making it to 30 years.
    Good luck you you Sat, I hope you get to whatever magic number you deem appropriate for your goals.
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Here Trp, I found this for you. [​IMG]

    Hope this gives you a little chuckle and a little heart.:happy2:
  12. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Or time to set you free, out on an old farm.
  13. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Thanks Dilli.
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You must not have used the methods.
  15. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    No magic involved, just survival til the bitter end.
    The only magic numbers that can help me meet my goals would be on a winning Texas Lottery ticket.
    Hang tuff, Pard.
  16. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    One of my co workers and her husband bought a old house and
    fixed it up. Come to find out it was once a rooming house many,
    many years for railroad workers. In one of the walls they found
    a list of "House Rules". I'll try to remember a few of them...

    No Women Allowed
    When the bell rings for supper, be there
    No spitting on the floor during meal times
    No fist fights in the hallways
    Drinking allowed only in your room

    Maybe someone should start up a retirement home for worn out
    UPSers :happy2:

    And with all the foreclosures going on, a resurgence of boarding
    houses might not be a bad idea...
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Oh gawd, can you imagine the logistics of boarding a bunch of retired UPSers.
  18. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Definately have to be single story with all the bad knees. Perhaps the house could be close to a favorite orthopedic surgeon or chiropractor. And lots of Lazy Boys. And the list of rules would be....
  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Amen to that. When I retire and move far, far away, stairs will be a deal breaker when I'm looking at homes.

    "Oh I'm going to stay,
    where you sleep all day,
    where they hung the jerk,
    that invented work,
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains..."
  20. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Sounds like a good thread for "Life After Brown"!