Package Driver pay

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by feederdriver06, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Over the last few weeks a driver gets shot, one gets stabbed and another dies when a truck plows into him head on. The CEO might have cut himself shaving or maybe got a paper cut thumbing through his wallet. I will say a UPS driver could never be called overpaid having to deal with the possibility of going to work and coming home that night not in one piece or in one piece but in bad shape after a day of dealing with the public. Also just getting behind the wheel of any vehicle puts your life in jeopardy every time you do it and a driver does it all day long. UPS driver will never be paid enough as far as I'm concerned.
  2. Solidarity413

    Solidarity413 New Member

    Re: CEO

    I agree, but some do not. Check out the thread about if drivers are overpaid, pretty sad.
  3. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    of course you feel that way - everyone should always want more money. i drive around all day long, every day, putting my life in danger for this company. i deal with the public, just not in a package car. maybe I should get a raise too?!?
  4. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Does your desk have a 3 point seat belt? :wink2:
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yes but please don't tell soberups about it.

    Do sale people even have desks these days?
  6. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    no, but it does have an XM radio....score!
  7. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    i have a workspace. it has a a phone on it and a picture my wife.

    i have a home office that i work from at night. UPS will not domicile me from home, though...they would pay less mileage, that is for sure. i drive 30 miles to the building, then 45 miles straight back to get to my sales territory.
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yep ... we are not very progressive about that kind of thinking.
    Welcome to the 80's.
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I had a bankrobbery during my run . A bank that I normally go to 3 times a week in average.
    That day I didn't have anything for them.
    But, the second time I drove by, seen a dozen cop cars there, road closure, etc.
    Thought, holy cow, I could have been inside it at that time.

    And to this date, I still wonder how I would have finished my day (if I was caught inside), or even finished my week, or even if I would just quit.

    And I wonder how UPS would deal with it, if I needed longer time off work, then they expect.
  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    sounds like an alibi
  11. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    lol :happy2:
  12. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Going from Panera bread to Starbucks is not considered driving around dealing with the public!:surprised:
  13. pudg00

    pudg00 pudg00

    Just wondering salesguy. Do you see 150 to 200 companies every day. Drivers do that all day long. I'm not feeling your pain!!
  14. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    My opinion of the violence not only with UPS employees, but the public in general is a result of the economy. Some people are desperate, others are on drugs, and others are out of their minds.

    I either read or hear on the news, of men killing thier families, committing suicide, shoot out with the cops, and other depressing news.

    I don't know what UPS can do, it's not their fault, it's not UPS's or the drivers intention to be in harm's way. It the social-economic conditions of the country at this time.

    Violence is increasing, as scary as it is, it seems like lawlessness is upon us.

    What an employee is paid at any company has nothing to do with being a victim of a senseless crime.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My package car has Sirius so we're even.
  16. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  17. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    If our salespeople worked at a pace even close to that of a package car driver we wouldn't need to to go through Newport News with our sales leads. They should be able to visit every lead in person.
  18. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    i dont think i could maximize my sales time stopping at each customer for 12 seconds or whatever insane number they give you all!
  19. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Maybe if you used proper methods:happy2:
  20. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    Oh please. Give us a brake