25 years old, am I too old to do this?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by swu102, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. swu102

    swu102 New Member

    I'm interested in becoming a delivery driver despite everyone telling me to run away.
    I know that I'm gonna have to wait in line in order to obtain a spot. I'm located in Northern California if that matters. I've done a couple years of construction and am able bodied. I can work hard.

    At what age did you guys start?
    How long can I do this for?
    What is the pension like?
    Is working outdoors driving and delivering things as fun as it sounds?
    How stressful is this job and does everyone get enough sleep a night? Assuming there's some time left in the day after work...

    Edit: I mean....am I too old to get into this and make a career out of it? How many years can I expect to squeeze out of this?
     
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  2. Gumby

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    Yes you are way too old.
     
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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  4. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    It all depends on how long it takes to start driving. I didn't go full time until I was 26. You're still young enough to endure the late nights/early mornings of prelaod and the early years of delivering. Give it a shot.
     
  5. swu102

    swu102 New Member

    Edit: Too old to do this for a long time I mean.
     
  6. Gumby

    Gumby *

    But he would have to wake up before noon....
     
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Hot chicks on every route. Hope you are ready for that?
     
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  9. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    WHAT THE :censored2:! I never got one of those ribbons. Do I need to grieve for it?
     
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  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Not if you got your trophy instead.

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  11. Too many questions guy.
     
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  12. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    Go for it bro. Probably won't start driving til you're 30 so you'll only have to do 25 years.
     
  13. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Lot of guys don't start until their 30's.
     
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  14. Fire28

    Fire28 Member

    I started when I was 18. I'm 21 now and gonna be Going to driving school in a week.
    How long would it take you to be FT? No one can answer. Every center is different.
     
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  15. swu102

    swu102 New Member

    How many years have you had prior to becoming full time?
     
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball


    Your right it's a freakin blast ride around all day listening to Sirius radio kicking a box out every now and then

    Whatever your doing now quit asap and get on this gravy train
     
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  17. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    25 lol. Dude I started at 40 as a seasonal driver and made book for permanent driver at the age of 42
     
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  18. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    5 long years on the preload :(
     
  19. Gumby

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    And 30 years later you are still kicking ass...
     
  20. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    I will let you know in 24 years
     
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