Part time driver would be my dream.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bowflex, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. bowflex

    bowflex Member

    Just a little info about my UPS career. It is very short. I went to integrad, I came of the street and worked 5 months as a reg temp in Philly. money was nice, work was hard and my hub was full of :censored2:s not just the management but my fellow drivers. They asked me to work inside after peak I declined. Next peak I got hired in Maryland and what a difference. My fellow drivers were cool and management not so bad. I started early and was given one route to run for 7 months. The money was good as usual but the hours were more than the Philly hub. I had no time to enjoy my hobbies. My point is I wish I could drive peak year round and have off peak months to relax and manage my cleaning business. The 2 incomes gave me the money to do what I like but year round it just didn't suit me. I needed time to play tennis, ride my bmx and mountain bike and hit the gym. Props to you guys that serve year around. This year i had to turn down driving in yet another state that would have hired me. I missed it enough to make this post even though I no longer work for UPS. at 45 years old I would have been retied if I drove since I was in my 20's. I see the package cars daily and i have mixed feelings. when its 8pm and i know they are on the way to the hub and I am just getting done the gym or coming home from eating out I am like damn I wouldn't want to be him. But sometime on a rainy or sunny day I miss the grind,late night blasting my music through the Bluetooth speaker rushing to get back to the hub. Just wish they could hire me for peak year round. I never had issues with getting back in time or learning my route. Just didnt want to do it full time.
     
  2. scooby0048

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    I bet Lifetime could make a movie about this and you'd be making a shtload of money!
     
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  3. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    OP, the point of your post is? Shoulda, coulda, woulda. Not everyone has the ability to write their own ticket about working only hours that suit them. Sounds like you made the right choices for you. Congrats.
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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  5. bowflex

    bowflex Member

    Give it a break cornballs. I guess like I said sone ups drivers are cool some are butt munchers. Shared a story if you don't like it move on. I'm still making money but still miss the pm talking to my buddies bitching about my load. But yea I guess to people stuck the grind you will have nothing but hate. All I wanted to say is i miss some of it.
     
  6. bowflex

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  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Sounds like you'd be the perfect "air" driver in my center
     
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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You read that wall of text?
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    TLDR
     
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  10. This job isn't for everyone
     
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  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yeah I mean if I could work 6-8 hours as a driver everyday that would be ideal.



    I know the chances of that are zero.
     
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  12. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    just keep applying every peak and summer, maybe they will use you every year.
     
  13. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    Seconded.
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  14. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    When I first started driving, we had a guy who was a pro baseball umpire who ran a Christmas route every peak, so it has been done.
     
  15. scooby0048

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    ...says the man who works as little as he wants....
     
  16. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It's feast or famine work wise with you.
     
  17. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    We have several jobs right now with sleeper teams. Drive from Texas-California and back. Work 3 days a week, off 4. ohhh yeah!
     
  18. bowflex

    bowflex Member

    Definitely isn't. But once again all I was saying as a part time gig it was good but full time I wouldn't have a life. Can't even get in a game of tennis after work.
     
  19. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

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    Seriously........?
     
  20. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

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