Should i switch to feeders ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DC7, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. DC7

    DC7 The Brown Hole

    I have been a pkg driver for 15 years. There is a opening to get into feeders but its a 11-12hr night run. I really want to get away from orien, body hurting and the micro management with pkg car driving. But that's a big But I have a young family and just doing know if I should make the switch. Any advice anyone ?
     
  2. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    That's on you, weigh the differences, .....I had the option , I didn't want to be driving feeders in NE Ohio winters at night , don't know where u live. But I will tell you this job gets a hell of a lot better when you get your own route , and quit caring about there numbers , good luck 2 you.
     
  3. Brownslave688

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

    I've never heard anyone regret it.
     
  4. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Feeders was the best job decision I ever made in my 38 years. There are so many different start times for feeder jobs, you can probably find one that works better for you than you have right now. I know when I was in PC, I usually didn't get home till after 8pm most nights. In feeders, I got a 9pm start time right off the bat, and just like that, I could pick up the kids from school, take them to Dr. appts, tuck them in at night, etc. Got off in time to have breakfast with the family. I had to learn to sleep during the day, but it was worth it for me. I actually got to spend more time with my family after the change. And my knees thanked me. Good luck to you.
     
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  5. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    We had a guy go back to his combo job. He couldn't take the schedule changes
     
  6. DC7

    DC7 The Brown Hole

     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    It's not for everyone. The guy who just took my old bid actually came back to package from feeders. Said it was too boring for him. But he's a younger kid.

    I've been considering making the jump to feeders myself. If I do I want to get out before peak rolls around this year. Not having to deliver this past peak due to injuries was nice so it's pretty tempting to go out. Even though I would fall pretty well into the feeder seniority list in our building I need to make sure I can get hours that would work with my family.
     
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    @DC7 you can also go back if there is an opening. FT bids can jump around.
     
  9. DC7

    DC7 The Brown Hole

    The reason I can do feeders is there current driver wants to bump back in side but they are not letting him. Actually its been three years he has been trying to. But If I get trained they will let him. And once I do take that feeder job I cant bump back to pkg car.
     
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You can.....as long as there is an opening.
     
  11. DC7

    DC7 The Brown Hole


    I live in western ny so winters blow. But they blow delivering in all day to. When you say your own rt do you mean in feeders of pkg car?
     
  12. DC7

    DC7 The Brown Hole

    see the guy now has been trying and trying and they are not letting him bump back in.
     
  13. Brownslave688

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

    I thought it was a 3 year commitment?
     
  14. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Pkg
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Had 5 guys come back from feeders it. They couldn't deal with the schedule.
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Go into Feeders if you can handle scheduling.
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

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  18. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    If you can get used to sleeping during the day then go for it. I could never go to feeders for that reason. That and we don't have the option of going into feeders in my center.
     
  19. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    shouldn't seniority follow into feeders???? I've heard it should and that would be an incentive!
    I mean , we're union
     
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  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Yes, as long as it's within the same building/hub