4 drivers quit in 1 center

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 29th Christmas, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. 29th Christmas

    29th Christmas New Member

    Yes, it's true. I thought I'd post this in partial response to the recent UPS WSJ article, particularly the 74K $ wage.

    A little background info:
    The ctr has approx 25 drivers PLUS 2 satellite ctrs with 2-3 drivers each. The satellite rts are a lot less physical than those in the main ctr.
    The f/t DRIVING seniority of the resigning drivers is approx 2months (female, satellite ctr #1), 2yrs (female, satellite ctr #2), 2+yrs (male), 4 yrs (female).
    The economy in this area is better than most, but still not good by any means.

    My conclusion: driving ain't for everybody, $ ain't everything, and there IS life after brown.
  2. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    What's in that water over there? Almost 1/6 of the drivers quit? I would be interested in knowing what their plans are? What jobs are they going to? How much time was there between the first person that quit and the last? Did they ever feel "forced out?" Must be a LOT of happy PTers at that center!! I wonder how long they were PT before they went driving. I knew from my PT years exactly what I was getting into. Maybe these guys were hired off the street? Three of them haven't even topped out in wages which would probably make it easier to quit too. I got lots of questions for these guys. I hope they are just as happy that they quit UPS in six months (great benefits for your family and kids as a UPSer) as they are now.
  3. allentown brown

    allentown brown New Member

    amen to that
  4. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    the only people that say money aint everthing have money,cause when your broke money matters alot.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Some of the happiest people I have ever met didn't have a pot to piss in so money ain't everything.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    A couple of years ago we had a few drivers quit. All of them were at top pay, they were all sick of the hassles and recognized that quality of life meant more than a paycheck. I am very close to that point.
  7. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Theres a lot of people out there who will be be willing to have your poor quality of life at 60k a year Fomer DHL DRIVERS COME TO MIND. I think you should quit.
  8. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    Hang in there. Give mg-mt sarcasm instead of anger. They hate it. Use the grievance procedure for over 9.5s. Use the methods. Use your sick days and take days off when you need them. They try to get drivers to quit so they can be replaced with younger drivers who are easily manipulated to think the time studies are real, make less money, and have less vacation time.
  9. You're right! Money is not everything.

    But, it's way ahead of whatever is in second place!
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is it? More so than happiness?
  11. Just my opinion.....

    happiness can originate from many sources.

    money, being one of them.

    a simple example, the little rubber duck a kid plays with while taking a bath. That child is HAPPY.

    but it took money to buy the duck.

    if you got no money, you are more likely to be less happy
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Would these be the people that live under the bridge that's right around the corner from the homeless shelter?
    I bet they are happy:
    1) free meals
    2) free health care
    3) free place to sleep

    Their biggest concern is where their next bottle of wine or bowl of meth is coming from.
    What a life!!!!!

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Money is great if you know how to handle your finances. The more money you make you get the false sense that you can afford anything and end up with debt up to their ears. Just ask all the people who's "underwater" and on the brink of foreclosure.
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Happiness comes from within the person.
    I, like Upstate have known many happy people that did not make that much money and I know several people who make much more than we make at UPS who are not happy.

    Once the basic needs of life are met, the rest is just fluff. Fluff can be nice but it will not make an unhappy person happy.
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Money will provide me with a couple of cocktails and a nice hunk of Prime Rib tonight. Should make me quite happy.
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Money will provide me a salad with chicken and a couple of glasses of water. Should make me happy too! :wink2:
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Today is customer appreciation day at our local Subway shops. They are offering BOGO on their footlong subs so I will have dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow for the price of dinner tonight. I like saving money.:happy2:
  18. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    Good for them! If they are in the Denver area there are plenty of jobs to be had. IF You WORK FOR UPS NOW MORE THAN EVER YOUR HEALTH IS AT RISK. If you dont have more than 10 full time years in than leave UPS because UPS does not want you anyway. THESE PEOPLE ARE LUCKY BECAUSE THEY GET to START A NEW CHAPTER IN LIFE. GOOD LUCK TO THEM!
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Oh, no, the sky is falling!! The sky is falling!!

    Give me a break.
  20. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    Upstate are you trying to make a point?