Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MC4YOU2, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Well technically on vacay for several hard earned weeks, but free at last none the least. What a great feeling to be through with all the B.S.
    Started as a car washer, then air driver, then FT ground. Started sheeting on paper in an unlocked car center that was all driver sort and load (18 to 20 rts daily) with only 2 mgmt folks. Never had to eff around with Orion except for rah rah speech from visiting
    mgmt royalty.
    Now we've shrunk to 14 to 16 rts and headed to 12 to 13 rts with Orion's promised higher stop counts and increased fatigue and wear and tear on the drivers. So that's a change thru my years here, of mgmt to driver ratio from 1 mgmt to 10 drivers, to 1 mgmt to 2 drivers! Soon they'll have assigned each person their own handler! What a plan!
    I've seen a lot of changes, almost all have raised stop counts and made servicing customers actually harder. It's saved UPS millions, they say, and I'm sure it's true on many counts. The truth as we all know it to be though, is that the hourly workforce will again be asked, coerced, intimidated, forced and harassed into making The Machine perform better on paper than it ever does in The Real World.
    I will miss my customers and all of my co-workers, hourly and immediate mgmt both, all really good people trying their best to make it through the gauntlet we all must run daily. I will NOT miss the Division Mgrs, the Region Presidents, the CEO, CFO and the lot of people who have chosen to disconnect themselves from Jim Casey's vision and dedication to his people. What a circus this has become.
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  2. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Yeah!, I just moved up 1 on the seniority list! Really man, congrats! Enjoy your well earned freedom!
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  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Congrats MC4YOU2!
    Enjoy this new stage of your life.
    Stay active and have fun.

    PS - When people tell me I am free at last. I reply, "No, I'm still married!".

    The Division Mgrs, the Region Presidents, the CEO, CFO asked me to implore you not to go away mad.
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  4. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    I'm never mad Photog, not really. I win, there's nothing to be mad about.
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  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Free from the BS of UPS!
    Enjoy every minute of it!
  6. I can't even imagine how good that feels.
    You passed Go. Collect check and run like Hell.
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  7. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    God bless you brother. Enjoy and pursue your passion.
  8. How many years?
  9. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    Good luck brother! Congratulations.
  10. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    26 total, started at 28 years of age, graduated with 81 points.
  11. Good for you. I'm really happy for you.
    I have the opposite problem. Started young. That's what's keeping me here. The last few guys that retired, were underneath me on the seniority list.

    Once again,Congratulations,. You made it brother!!!!!!!!!!!
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  12. Brownslave688

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

    Yep I started at 22. Feel your pain.
  13. I was younger than that. Spent my whole life here. Don't want to die in Brown.
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  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our mall driver retired 2 weeks ago. He is younger than I am.
  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Started at 21 .
    Leaving at 61 .
    or 60, maybe .
    Family wants me to leave now .
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  16. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Congrats and Happy Retirement!!
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    MC, If you don't mind, about how old are you and what are you going to do now?

    I say this because I have seen more than a few retire and then go downhill fast. Retirement sounds great until you have nothing to do.
  18. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Wally, I'm 54 at the moment. I've never been bored in my life, although I'm easily distracted. I'm in great health except for the overuse stuff we all get from this job.
    My plans are mostly stuff that allows me to catch up on a life that was slipping by working so late always. Home fix it stuff, gardening, some travel.
    For work, if you can call it that, I love to write. So I'm planning on doing a fair amount of that. Any physical work will be one of two things; cardio and anaerobic workouts, and hard stuff that I choose to do like redoing the kitchen or whatever. At my own pace!
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Wow 54 is young to retire. Good for you.
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  20. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    Good for you rnjoy