To go, or not to go.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by S.F. Rush, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    From PC to feeder. I have the option. Having 2 young kids is deterring me. I'm not top rate yet so that is enticing me. I'm aware none of you give any SH**ts about this but maybe someone could shed some light. Thx
     
  2. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    You'll be under less stress and will probably see your kids more than now !! Good luck
     
  3. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Do it .
     
  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

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  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I've been considering it much harder lately. Especially with the implementation of Orion and the BS that goes with it.
     
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Go and don't ever look back. If for some odd reason down the road you miss being harassed and overdispatched you can always bid back to package.
     
  7. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    That's a big reason why air drivers stay air drivers, part timers stay inside and temp drivers don't temp again at my center. It's just been one thing after another that management is told they have to jump on or else. The money doesn't matter as much if you'd rather just live and work in peace.

    You guys who are at locations with feeder bids are super lucky to have that option. I'd go for it in a second.
     
  8. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Our main feeder guy worked Sunday night thru Friday morning and was off early enough to take his kids to school and pick them up each day. Whatever the cons are are far outweighed by the pros. If you hate it, bid a PC route later on.
     
  9. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Yes go. There is no reason not to. Stop making excuses and take the easier job.
     
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Try it. You can always go back within a certain time frame if it doesn't work out. Most don't come back. The few that did was due to timing issues within the family.

    One thing for sure, be ready to eat diet size portions or else you will blimp out.
     
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  11. FeeDerp

    FeeDerp Member

    I have 2 young kids and another on the way.

    The days I work banker hours are the days i never see my kids. Usually any other shift I can get the hours I need and see the kids quite a bit as well

    Do it now and by the time your kids are doing sports or whatever after school, you might have the seniority to hold a job that lers you be there for each event
     
  12. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    You should probably stay in PC, I can't afford to drop anymore spots -_- As for the op I was never in package but there are many drivers who say they get to see their loved ones more being in feeders. You'll more than likely be running nights instead of days. Or even a second shift 2/4pm- 1/3am just a rough idea.
     
  13. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    If you don't mind working nights then go for it. I wish my center had the option to go into feeders.
     
  14. Brown Matrix

    Brown Matrix He Starting To Belive

    Do:angel: it, you can always go back. Most don't go or look back.
     
  15. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Most new feeder drivers end up working nights.

    Are you OK leaving your spouse and kids home alone at night?

    Are you willing to miss after school activities and football, baseball games in the evening?

    Can you adjust to sleeping days and working nights?

    Will you be able to sleep during the day, especially during the summer when your kids are out of school playing and making noise?

    Can you sleep through neighbors cutting lawns and tree trimmers working next to your house?

    If you think you can do the above, there will be less stress and you will probably see your kids more, just at different times.

    Most feeder drivers have a very understanding spouse, or are divorced due to the hours.

    You need to ask your spouse these same questions and make sure he/she is on board.
     
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Odd we have had multi drivers go PC to feeders and all return back to PC. The hours seem to be worse for seeing their kids/wife. Guess shifts are different at each center.
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    They must be pretty low on seniority too.