When you were part-time...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    Did you work another job, or just double-shift. Its nearly impossible to make ends meet as a PT'er with this company. So I work security as a second job.

    What did you do when you were a part-timer to supplement your income?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I was a casual driver I used to stock shelves in a local grocery store and delivered for a local auto parts store. Both knew that UPS was my first prioriity and were very accomodating.
     
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I worked at Southwick's Beach. Then, I went to driver school and delivered air after preload(double-shift).
     
  4. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    I was never part time, called back in Jan after working 1st xmas and never stopped working from day one 24 years ago!:happy-very:
     
  5. uber

    uber Guest

    Well, I think you deserve a cookie. Do you like chocalate chip?
     
  6. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Sure!
     
  7. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Worked a full time job after the preload . ( 13 years )
     
  8. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Thank goodness this bs doesn't happen too often amynore....no jab to you raw but unless ups can't find hub folks to drive this is wrong...too bad it took so many years for the union to change it
     
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Didn`t need another job. As a part timer I started out making $8 an hour.
     
  10. brownelf

    brownelf Active Member

    I was part-time in the late 70's, UPS paid a pretty decent wage then, we also worked 30+ hrs a week. Didn't need another job, but school took me an extra year because of the hrs I was working at UPS.
     
  11. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Was in college the first couple of years and worked on my family's farm for a few years until I gained full-time driver position.

    I also played poker several nights a week in home games and casinos in my area.
     
  12. brownIEman

    brownIEman Active Member

    How many years did it take the union to change this? Not many at all I believe. As far as I know, it has always been hub folks first. However, back when raw started, and for many years, there was so much growth in UPS that often they could not find enough hub folks to fill driver needs. I would guess that was the case even 24 years ago in raw's original center..?

    Unless of course you mean the union managed to eliminate the high growth rate of UPS, and that is what they changed. Even someone like me who tends to be critical of the union would not go that far...
     
  13. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I worked the preload M-F 5:00am to 9:00 then I work another job 3:00pm to 1:00 am M-Th
     
  14. TheBlack

    TheBlack New Member

    I worked part time from 430am to 830am, took at least 12hours in college and had two other jobs. Worked for a moving company and at my university (Sam Houston State) at athletic events.
     
  15. SWORDFISH

    SWORDFISH New Member

    Way back when I was p/t the wage and the hours were enough to live on.
     
  16. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    I believe the ratio of inside to off the street hires for driving was 1 to 1 which happen for many years. From what I understand ups wanted part timers to work here while going to school...period. they wanted folks to go to school then move on into other jobs outside of ups. There were many drivers in the 70's and 80's that were peak drivers and hired after christmas. Maybe you can explain the second part of your response about the union having something to do with the growth of ups..not really understanding where that is going.
     
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    +1
    for all you newbies, the starting wage used to be $4/hr less than top driver rate, which I think everyone reached after two years.
     
  18. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    I`m sure that was it! We`re talking about most dense populated county in Florida. One driver was hired a week before me then 5 or 6 more after me in a year and a half! :happy2:
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was hired off the street in 1989 during a period of growth. The ratio then was either 2-1 or 3-1. There were 3 of us hired at the same time and all 3 got our seniority in less than a year.
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Didn't need one, I was single and lived in group homes so rent was cheap. I actually remember those days as being pretty care free.