Ladies, and Gentlemen I have been perusing Brown Cafe for a while and although I have learned much about your company, there are some questions specific to my situation that I would love to have candidly, yet objectively answered. I have toyed with the idea of working for UPS for some time, yet for one reason or another, I have not decided to throw my hat into the ring....until now. Before you answer my questions, it is fair that you have a little background information on me. I'm 39 years old with an MBA and I am 80% of the way done with a second graduate degree. For the past 20 years, I have been involved in running the family business, which we recently sold, and I am looking for a new career. I realize that many of you think that I am crazy for considering a career at UPS given my background, but for some reason, I have always been interested in working for the company. I realize that many of the jobs are highly physical and fast paced in nature, and that is exactly what I am looking for as my previous career involved a lot of heavy lifting and my body is conditioned for that sort of thing. Additionally, I simply cannot sit behind a desk for any length of time as I get quite bored and restless. I realize that the company is based on seniority and all new hires must start at the bottom doing menial labor for anemic pay before being promoted to other positions and I respect that. Fortunately, I am in a position where I can afford to take a position that does not offer much by the way of initial financial compensation (I don't need the health benefits either), and I would gladly make the short-term sacrifice for quality opportunities in the future (pension, 401k and promotional potential) and I truly like being busy all the time. I know that it will vary from hub to hub, but on average, how long does it take to get promoted and what is the best career path to follow? I gladly welcome any advice that you guys can provide based on my situation. I have orientations scheduled for both part time package handler as well as seasonal driver helper positions. Thanks for reading, and I hope that you and your families enjoy a healthy holiday season.