School Prepares for UPS Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hoaxster, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    While wkmac was talking about Schools versus Prisons, I noticed the similarities to UPS Driver. It would seem the military would prepare to be a UPS Driver as well.

    Compare to a UPS Driver with a few modifications:
    - authoritarian structure
    - dress code
    - emphasis on minimal talking and order
    - negative reinforcement
    - walk shortest distance
    - loss of individual autonomy
    - abridged freedoms
    - no input in decision making
    - set times enforced for walking, eating, lifting, placing, etc.
     
  2. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Is your assumption based upon your own military experience?
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No, but mine is and Hoke is spot on.
     
  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    I'm confused; Do you also answer for Hoaxster now?
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Look at some really old UPS pictures. Drivers would line up for morning inspection like in military.
     
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  6. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Mine is too..... Ive often told people that the experience I had holds a strong resemblance to how UPS tries to run things. Its much easier to stand up and question mgt though compared to my military unit.
     
  7. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    colonel_klink.jpg UPS Management Pic showing past military experience.
     
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I do not see a Warrior Ethos among drivers. Not with 9.5 rules and need help with over 70's. 8 hour request and seniority rules. Nice try but not even close.
     
  9. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Someone once told me a UPS driver is a cross between a Mormon and a Marine.
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Sometimes referred to as a Morme Vet.
     
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    UPS driver or burger flipper? More to serving your country then a uniform.
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Like spelling? :biting:

    More to being a UPS Driver than a uniform as well.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    It's just a job you go to in the morning and come home from at night to sleep in your own bed with your family nearby. And have the weekends and holidays off.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We have only a couple drivers on 9.5, none that ask for help with an over 70. Nothing wrong with the occasional 8 hour.
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I agree. Nothing wrong with any of it. It is a civilian job. If you don't like it just walk away. In the military it would be called desertion, and you could be executed.
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    No one has said anything to compare a UPS Driver to a Soldier except you.
    The premise was that being a soldier prepares one to operate within the UPS system as a driver.
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Then I apologize for my misunderstanding. Strong discipline helps in whatever a person chooses to do.