Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigUnionGuy, Jul 3, 2012.
I am dating myself.... My first contract book
What does the Cafe say ?
73! I wasn't even an accIdent yet.
May 4, 1973
They will be ordering those tuxedo-like delivery jackets soon.......it's retro-style and it's new again!!
The Tuesday after Memorial Day 1971 was when I started full time and yes we drove P400's that looked exactly like the one on the front page of that contract book. (actually I once delivered a peak season out of a 1952 Dodge deliver truck--it kind of looked like that truck the devil drives in that movie Jeepers Creepers). It was kind of scary driving them old P400's at first with the doors wide open going down some dirt road 60 MPH with no seatbelts in them. I did come close to falling out on one occasion. I had started working part time in Feburary. Dang- I can't believe I had to work 4 months as a part timer before going full time.
'75. Drove that same P400 with the next 10 stops on the doghouse. Once I put the brake pedal right through the rusted floorboard but luckily didn't hit anything. In retrospect those were some great days, even if we didn't think so at the time.
October 1964. First car was a "J hinge", no seat belts, had micro brakes that were not too reliable. Drivers loaded their own cars and and loaded their own splits for later starters. Time clocks were in 6 minute intervals.
August, 2010; imagine how ridiculous things will be if I make it to 2030, or 2040. Preloaders will complain about the inability to teleport packages, drivers will complain about delivering to planets outside of their assigned solar system, and management ... well, it's never good enough
edit: I wonder if the BrownCafe will still exist at that time, or maybe it will be some hyper-future Twitter group. Sad thought.
Oct 88. yea know it doesn't really seem that long ago. Half the guys I work with weren't even born yet.
oct, 1988 during peak....but my actual company date is jan, 1989...Going for 12 more years, remember first 20 years are the easiest
October 2001. Full time July 2005. Management looking good right now. May switch to the dark side
Early in the 90's
You think you've got problems now?
Go into management and see what happens.
Gosh, I have two start dates.
My first date is the day I started on this wild ride.
The second date is the day UPS purchased my seat on this ride called UPS.
The summer of 1984
March of 06 PT, October '08 FT.....Only 24 years to go *sigh*
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