Am I crazy for wanting to work at UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS_Newb, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. UPS_Newb

    UPS_Newb New Member

    I am close to losing my current full-time job, and am want to move to a small town in Texas. Am I crazy for wanting to be a part-time package handler at UPS? The shift is Sunrise (3:00 AM - 9:00 AM). I am thinking that is a permanent part-time position, because the ad does not mention anything about seasonal, I am in decent shape and I just passed 40 y/o, and workout close to 5-7 times a week. I am doing this mainly for the benefits, but some questions I have is do you go through a 30 or 90 working day probation, and it is 1 year before benefits kick in? I also heard that if you leave during your first year that you can't get hired on again at UPS. I haven't applied yet, but I wanted to see what others opinions are.
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  2. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

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    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    I’d rather stick needles in my eye.
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  4. Is that what your wife says when you ask her for sex?
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  5. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Get a job at Amazon
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  6. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    No you’re on the outside looking in. You will find out if you get hired and the nightmare begins
  7. ColdHarvest

    ColdHarvest Member

    I suggest part time, and using the education benefit to take college classes on improving your English.
  8. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    I suggest a mild anti depressant and nightly marijuana use benefits to make an attempt at reducing the amount of :censored2: face in you.
  9. ColdHarvest

    ColdHarvest Member

    ^ QED.
  10. Dulce Bombón

    Dulce Bombón I'm Legal Gringo! UPS Latina Heat! Haters ❤ me!

    Can't wait to see you come and go as enthusiastic you seems to be. It will be a priceless reaction.:rofl:
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  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Whole what?
  13. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    The UPS website states that being a PT Package Handler is a wonderful opportunity that is a very rewarding experience. Based on that, I say go for it and give it all you've got! Let us know when you have quit, so I'll expect a post in 3 weeks.
  14. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member


    We expect your best effort here at UPS. The bar is set pretty high!
  15. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    You never know until you try.
  16. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    Your benefits kick in one month after your seniority date. I don’t know what kind of probabtion period there is for package handlers but drivers must go through a 30 day qualification period, therefore it’s two months until you get benefits as a driver. Maybe someone on this forum who works the belt could chime in.

    Don’t let the guys on this forum discourage you though, the job really does suck. From drivers to preloaders, clerks to car washers and every grunt busting their ass in center; they’ll likely tell you the same thing—get a job in an air conditioned office!
  17. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Coronavirus? What coronavirus?

    I didn't know one of my drivers was a poster here.

    Had some trouble lip loading it all.
    But I gave you plenty of room up front for sorting!
  18. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Most folks who want to work for UPS aren’t crazy. They’re just not fully informed.

    If there’s anything else you can do to make a decent living, you should do that instead. Especially if it’s air conditioned.
  19. llamainmypocket

    llamainmypocket Active Member

    What's he complaining about? There's nothing in that car.
  20. Active Member

    Wait til they slam you with a 200+ piece bull stop.

    Yes, you are to old