what would you have said?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by pkg-king, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. pkg-king

    pkg-king New Member

    I was making a pick-up in an office yesterday and the customer was on the computer. While I'm scanning the end of day and getting ready to go out the door he yells, "look at this, you can make $27 per hour at UPS and don't need a college degree", then he asks "you don't make that much, do you?". At that point, everyone in the office turns their head to wait for my reply. I just told him that was inaccurate, I felt real uncomfortable. In hindsight I should have said "that must be an old article, we're up to $28 and change!" He was reading an article on yahoo.com about top paying jobs. What would you have said, or have you ever been asked point blank what you make and what do you say?
     
  2. I would tell them I make $14/hr delivering packages, and another $14/hr to put up with bad management.
     
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You could have asked him why he makes less with a college degree..........:happy-very:
     
  4. pakmule

    pakmule A roller dog for lunch

    I say I make a Teamsters Union negotiated hourly rate. Then I get the deer in the headlight look from them.
     
  5. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    I make what they pay me......... NOT ENOUGH, BUT BETTER THAN MOST:happy-very:
     
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    With the amount of people you encountered, i would have said, "Enough!" I will tel some if they ask sincerely. If it's juust someonebeing an ass, then screw them.
     
  7. sealbasher

    sealbasher Member

    i used all my optionals in three weeks beat that.
     
  8. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    I earn every penny of it and when your home watching TV after dinner I'm still out pounding the streets. I went to the school of hard knocks, much harder than college.
     
  9. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    UPS is always hiring. If you want to spend the next 5 - 7 years as a PT employee to get a chance at $27 an hour, knock yourself out. You might average $15 - $18 an hour over your career.
     
  10. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    That's why I keep numerous photo copies of my final paystub from last year in my left breast pocket :happy-very:

    It also gives me a great piece of paper to write my number on when I encounter young ladies while on the job :funny:
     
  11. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I just smile and shrug my shoulders.
    People ask me all the time about how much I make and I tell them I don't talk personal finance outside my family.
    This either tic's them off or they back off from the question.
    I have learned that if you tell someone else how much you make one of two things happens.
    They are jealous or they feel sorry for you.
    I was offered a job last week that paid 70k, plus commission, no benefits.
    When I told him I couldn't take the pay cut, you should have seen the look on his face.
    I do not judge people for how much they make and I will not be judged by that standard.
    I would not do the jobs many people do for any amount of money.
    Most people would not do what we do for the money we are paid.
    They think they would, but I have seen too many come and go.
     
  12. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    Simple, call their bluff. Ask them if they need an application or are they going to apply online. Works every time for me, they shut up real quick, put up or shut up. You'd think with the perception of the job the public has (roaming around making only right turns, navigation system telling us everything, with 4 letters to deliver at our leisure) you'd think people would be beating down the door for their free $28/hr.
     
  13. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I just tell them I wished I made as much as everyone thought I did.
     
  14. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    I've encountered many people that would jump at the opportunity to do our job. But when I explain to them that they have to hire on as part time making 8.5$ an hour and wait many years they quickly lose interest.
     
  15. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    wow that much money to just drive around all day?
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy


    How many times have we all heard that one:happy2: ---------------- The Others never give you a hard time about pay when you walk into the their building soaking wet or with icesicles hanging from your mustash.
     
  17. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    People just want the $$, not the job.
    Some people have ticked me off by saying, "Wished I made 27 an hour". My reply is, "You just want the money, not the job". Another statement I've used is, "You compare what I do in an hour to what you do in an hour--- YOU get paid more for what you accomplish in that time than I do".

    We've been through soo many temp & probationary drivers in this center the past 2 years that I'm convinced that more than 95% of the people in this county could not do this job
     
  18. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    Something else ya coulda said was, "You're not looking for another job on company time are you?"
     
  19. leastbest

    leastbest LeastBest

    I delivered to a woman for years and she was always amazed at how much I made. Once year she needed money so I let her jump during peak for me. She quit three days later and said I was underpaid.
     
  20. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    What would I have said? One thing might have been, " No way I make $27 per hour." or " I sure wouldn't do this job for $26.95" or " If you believe everything you read on the internet,all you kids will born naked"