Worked 63 hours last week.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by B-Daz, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. BryantheLion

    BryantheLion I leef deengs up n boot dem down

    Didn't even break $500. I'm a package handler and worked doubles everyday and worked 6 days and man..what an exhausting week that was. I worked this Sunday as well and will try working this last week of doubles due to me being off yesterday and today without getting paid for today. I'm down to hang with the company for a long time, but sometimes I just ask myself "What am I doing here"? Just a small rant, I hope everyone enjoys their holidays!
     
  2. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    That's sad. I picked up this seasonal gig and worked 78 hours and also 13 hours of overtime (biweekly) and break $1000 after tax alone at that job. Too bad its over, now I'm left with making monkey money working at UPS.
     
  3. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    With Obamacare now in effect (as much as I despise it), I don't see why the baby Jesus someone over 25 years old would want to work for UPS as a pter unless they plan on becoming a driver. Just my opinion, nothing personal towards anyone.
     
  4. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    Because if you can make the hours work, it is like getting paid (rather than paying for) having premium life insurance, something that might cost $4500 every 6 months on those exchanges.
     
  5. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Premium free insurance is great if you only work 3 1/2 hours a day.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...but is it worth busting your ass for a starting wage as low as $8.50/hr when you can work elsewhere and stay on Mommy and Daddy's insurance?
     
  7. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    Note he said people over 25 (although I thought the age was 26).
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    26 is the cutoff.
     
  9. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    I was responding the poster who stated over 25(although it's actually 26 if you're a full time student, 19 if you're not). I'm not speaking for everyone, but to me it's worth it. I feel like since I have my own health insurance, I am helping out my parents big time with saving them money.
     
  10. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    I guess a lot of it is self responsibility.
     
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's not 8.50 an hour anymore once the contract is ratified.
     
  12. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    better get used to it. ive been working 55-60 hrs a week plus another 10 hrs commuting per week for the last 33 years. not complaining. have a lot to show for it.
     
  13. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Worked about 75 hours a week plus 12 hour commuting with only 2 hours of sleep for 2 months.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    It's now 26, doesn't matter if you are a student or not.
     
  15. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I don't blame the OP. I was a helper for two seasons and this year vowed never again. At week's end the $9.50 rate was rarely worth the work I'd done.

    Under the new contract what will the rate increase to?
     
  16. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    10 bucks I guess. I heard Walmart starts at 12.
     
  17. 1000RR

    1000RR Member

    Helpers are paid $12.88 here. If you make more than that inside the hub you go down to the $12.88 level when you go out to help the driver.. I've been with the company for almost 7 years and that fact coupled with how they were having me meet with a driver 40 mins away for 1 hour of work has made me vow never to help again until there is contract language addressing these issues.
     
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...which is why I wrote "as low as..."...
     
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    When a high seniority PTer can make over $45 an hour after 5 hours working doubles.
     
  20. ghn999

    ghn999 New Member