Providing

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jeremaih156, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Jeremaih156

    Jeremaih156 Member

    I wanted to know if any part time preloaders are able to provide without a second job. I would get one, but I'm a full time college student.
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I wouldn't worry about others habits, and concentrate on your own. Calculate how much you make each month, calculate how much you spend each month, if spend > make, then you need a second job, or cut your spending. Keeping up with the Jones' will send you to the poorhouse, no matter how much you make.
     
  3. Jeremaih156

    Jeremaih156 Member

    Yea, I just thought it would make me feel better hearing other opinions. Supposedly I'm expecting a child
     
  4. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    I make enough to get by. But my kid is grown, and has her own income. I also fill in at our customer center 2-3 times a month
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member


    So you only work at UPS PT and pay all your own bills and get by.
     
  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Part time jobs aren't met to live off of. They are there to supplement a FT job or provide a little extra money when you in school and someone else is paying most of the bills.
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    During peak time, yes, I can more than get by on just my UPS check. But I make a lot more than new PTers. And newbies bringing home $200 a week...I don't know how anyone could live on that alone.
     
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  8. Jeremaih156

    Jeremaih156 Member

    [quot"bleedinbrown58, post: 1436489, member: 46975"]During peak time, yes, I can more than get by on just my UPS check. But I make a lot more than new PTers. And newbies bringing home $200 a week...I don't know how anyone could live on that alone.[/quote]
    Well I'm not actually paying all my bills. Just my car and gas right now. Saving up for an apartment next year
     
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Well I'm not actually paying all my bills. Just my car and gas right now. Saving up for an apartment next year[/quote]
    You're expecting a kid? You're gonna need another job for sure.
     
  10. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    When I was a part timer I took a second job as a male model...had to give alot of refunds so I took a third job to pay for the second job.
     
  11. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    I also make more than the newbies. I clear anywhere between 350-750 a week depending on how much I cover the counter. I also average about 24 hours just on preload.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I know several preloaders that deliver air after the preload and have been doing very nicely. I have been grossing over 65 k the last few years working PT.
     
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  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You've been here 35 years...the OP's been here 35 minutes ;)
     
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    True. But I am suggesting there are other opportunities if you know about them. Driving air in Saturdays and through the week , double shifting, moving to another sort for more hours. Most likely have to get another FT or PT job to make ends meet. That is what most of us have had to do.
     
  15. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    If you are pregnant. Ups is not for you. Its a very physical job
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have worked right next to more then one pregnant woman in the sort aisle. Just be there when they have an over 70 they are trying to handle.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No woman would ever say "supposedly I'm expecting a child". The OP is a guy who may or may not have knocked up some girl. If this is indeed the case you can delete "full time college student" as your facebook status.
     
  18. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    No offense, but this is a silly thread. We can get into a political argument about the part-timing of America and the stigmatization of wages... but that won't change the fact that this is a part-time job in which, per UPS's own numbers, most persons working every day will take home less than $10,000 within their first year of employment. I'm certain there's some places in the USA in which you can get a low-rent room in a shared house/apartment, ride public transportation to work, shop frugally, forgo most luxuries and ultimately live off of $10,000 without assistance... but realistically, for most people, yeah it's tough.

    You're a FT college student. That means in less than four short years, you'll be working a FT job that will provide you with a living wage (unless you're really naive and are majoring in something like Latin). Kudos for you for working while going to school FT... most students don't. And sometimes it's better not to -- focusing on your studies and participating in major-related co-ops and internships will typically lead to better offers upon/nearing graduation.

    But to answer your question, yes, there are plenty of PTers here who live off just this job. All of them have been here a long time, longer than you've been alive. But the real question is... when you're working a low wage, menial job and attending college FT... why on Earth did you choose to conceive a child? And yes, you choose to; your mom was lying when she said the Stork brought you.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    "Knocked up" is always funny.
     
  20. I work a ft job where I make over 25hr. I work at ups pt, and I run a business selling art. And I often do not have anything left for savings/fun after the bills, and the little ones needs and wants are taken care of. So NO you cannot support yourself, and a child on a bullshat pt gig.. BTW if you don't have an apartment, where's the kid gonna sleep? Priorities son... git some.