So I quit UPS a couple weeks ago...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Newguy123, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Newguy123

    Newguy123 New Member

    Pretty much said I was done destroying my body for $8.50 an hour inside the hub and fully understood that when I left, that was it, I was done with UPS (again fine by me). Fast forward two weeks, and I get a call from the HR manager saying he wants me to come in to "talk" about getting re-hired (the hell?). I thought once you quit UPS you were forever blacklisted? I can only think of two reasons why they would do this;

    1. They reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally liked me (this is not likely as I wasn't with them for very long).

    2. They are having a hell of a time keeping employees that are willing to destroy their bodies for $8.50 an hour.

    Like a moron, I am actually considering taking it back...STOP ME NOW!
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Run Forrest run!!!!!
     
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    For $8.50 hr, not even worth a call back !
     
  4. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Ya you for sure can get rehired.
    The starting pay, definitely tough to swallow that bitter pill. And the wait for insurance to kick in now, that's just as bad. I had to pay out for health insurance for many years. Not having to pay that every month is huge for me. I'm one greatful guy.
     
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    The 8.50 an hour is a minimum. If everyone wouldn't work for this they would have to pay more an hour. They just keep finding people go will do it.
     
  6. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Ya, I here that. But when combined with the cost of a family plan health policy, that quite substantial.
     
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    If you need the insurance you should stay, if not go flip burgers for more money and less hassle. You can also destroy your body there shoving 2500 calories into your gullet in one meal, least you'll enjoy it more.
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You can't fault people for wanting a job. It pays &$&$ but I commend someone who is at least working.
     
  9. instantK

    instantK Member

    id go back and get it, its really not that physically hard, did it for 6 years and the economoy seems like it's going to get bad again....
     
  10. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    destroying your body?

    how old are you dude..
     
  11. bl04a

    bl04a Member

    I started at $8.50/hr 19 years ago. I felt like walking away many times. I stuck it out, now I have great healthcare and I make almost $32.00 / hr. It beats you up but it ends up being worth it.
     
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    19 years ago at $8.50 ! Wow !
    That would be more than $20/hr in todays value !
    No wonder you stuck around !
     
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It was 8 an hour 19 years ago.
     
  14. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Not really. $8.50 19 years ago was damn good. Hell, it was pretty nice, plus the $1 bump for sorting when I did it in 2001. Now a days, it's borderline insulting. You can go a lot of places, get the same or better pay, get more hours, and more than likely work in the AC doing much much less work.

    And even once promoted it's not all roses. Rotted in the hub 10 years. Sure I make a decent wage per hour,and get 40+ OT a week, but now that I have gone FT, the way the progression works, I won't get a raise for 3 years. $20 something an hour seems alright now, but after 2+ years, it's gonna seem kinda paltry, with inflation and all.
     
  15. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member


    correct, it was 8.00 and hour. Thats when i started. I came for the insurance which came at 3,6,9 months back then. gotta wait a year now.

    Flip a coin, cause thats what it is, a coin toss. Live by it and dont look back. Ps: If ya need the insurance, go 2 out of 3 !
     
  16. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    If you work PT( 50 hr per month avg in my hub). Family plan insurance is worth over 30.00 an hour.
     
  17. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Yea, you can work elsewhere for much more. Just dont expect rasies any time soon.
     
  18. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Call back and ask for $15/hr or $20/hr and you'll consider coming back. Nothing to lose, right?
     
  19. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Ask for one TRILLION dollars!
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy