Would you advise others to go to UPS as a career choice?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Ant12, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Ant12

    Ant12 Member

    I'm 17, and have about 6 months seniority. I'm a loader. I plan to go to college but I'm not sure what I want to do. I wana have this job through college. I'm not a fan of physical labour but I'm sure if a 70k a year job was thrown in my face when I'm like 22 years old I would probably take it. What I'm asking is should i be a driver, or put my future degree to use? I plan to maybe go to the medical field, maybe a psychiatric nurse or something, but I'm not sure. The driver job seems decent though, and I got into UPS early. What would u do
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you from the UK or Canada by any chance?
     
  3. Ant12

    Ant12 Member

    No US
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Oh....your use of the "u" in "labour" threw me off.

    Work PT here while in school and then use your degree. The medical field is always looking for qualified applicants with college degrees.
     
  5. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Use UPS part time to finish school, then use the degree. You will find plenty of opportunity in the medical field and the pay scales to match. Guessing you will also experience about one tenth of the BS. You might even be treated like an adult when you are 50 years of, too!
     
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  6. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Ups driver should always be plan B. Safety net sort of thing.

    70k sounds nice but I rather take a 40-50k job and not kill myself.

    Try going for a job using ur brain and not your body :)
     
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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My ex is an RN and she makes more than I do.
     
  8. what?
     
  9. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    My old job was at a nursing home, some of those people make bank. $20+ an hour starting, plus after OT, benefits, pension, staying there long time, etc, some of those people have more money than they know what to do with.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Nursing homes generally don't pay well and the work is hard with the hours bad. My sister used to work in one.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I agree--nursing homes, unless you have a degree, don't pay very well at all and treat their employees worse than the patients.
     
  12. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    Yeah the job is definitely not good compared to what kind of job they could get at say a hospital, but the one i worked at was owned by my local county for 200 years, and actually paid better than just about everywhere else. A company bought it from the county now, and it's going down a :censored2: hole, such as me getting laid off. I got offered a job back there, but took a job with UPS instead.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our county-owned nursing home is also in the process of being privatized.
     
  14. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    HELL NO. This job is a prison sentence. Honestly, I had big plans, like many others ,what I wanted to do with my life. But I kept seeing money I could make as driver if I stopped going to college and went ft ups so Fast forward 20 years and I am miserable with management harassing me on a daily basis and no way out. Ups is like crack cocain. Great high at first then after a couple years you want to kill yourself....just my experience but honestly go for your dreams. Don't settle for ups because of the pay. It's not worth it. Trust me
     
  15. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    Before I got laid off, i talked to a new aide, she said she applied 3 years ago, and didn't get a call. She applied since the new company took over, and got in immediately, and even got first shift. Mind you, just a few months ago, getting first shift was literally impossible. Tons of people left, and it's just getting worse. Most employees are 20+ years, some are 40+ years at work, not age.
     
  16. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    if i had the choice i would do college and ups as a side job, once i would get a degree and new job im flipping off my sups and leaving.
    unless your body can withstand the abuse of physical labor for the next 30 years(estimating) which i doubt then you might be better
    off in a medical field.
     
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    And don't let your dog get out and attack the UPS driver either!
     
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  18. nrodz

    nrodz New Member

    Seven years ago I had the same thoughts of not knowing what I would like to do . I like you started at 17 now 24 with one year delivering I would say this the money is great and overtime is even better but at what cost. I work close to ten hours days everyday swing driving going out blind and haveing to help those on the 9-5 list . So with everything always pros and cons my advice is this is not a job I would want my son too do but with that being said it's really up too you. Great pay awesome benefits but you do work for them and management seems like in whatever center your in will always want more and more from you and nitpicks ever chance they get.
     
  19. nrodz

    nrodz New Member

    Use your brain and get a degree.
     
  20. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    Turn down for what . If your soft hands can't handle it now , by all means you better get the hell out Quickly

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