Buddy retired 5 years after his retirement date.

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by olroadbeech, May 28, 2019.

  1. TheBrownFlush

    TheBrownFlush Well-Known Member

    ANY side job a person would HAVE to take would be better than the :censored2: you had to put up with at UPS. And when that check comes once a month, no matter what else you are doing or have to do, there is a feeling that you got the last laugh.
  2. But some people started families late in their career, so people have a mortgage and some supplements do not have retiree health care.
  3. TheBrownFlush

    TheBrownFlush Well-Known Member

    I hear ya.
    Everyone has to do what they have to do.
    But the guy ( and I know one, a perfect example ) who continues to give his days dressed in brown and does not have to, that's what I will never understand.
  4. I'm not staying too much longer myself
  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    We have guys in feeders that just won’t leave. Many are eligible and they just hang around and keep working. Makes absolutely no sense. The day I’m eligible, I’m gone.
  6. Don't forget about the guys that owe part of there pension to the ex wife. I've seen guys work longer just for that reason.
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  7. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    well I agree with some responses that every driver has a different situation. children in college and divorce being good reasons to stay on. could also be poor money management being another reason.

    I used to laugh in the parking lot seeing all the new toys drivers were buying after a new contract was approved. new trucks, harleys, toy haulers, 5th wheel trailers , boats etc.

    some drivers would trade up in houses which didn't make sense especially when getting close to retirement. i guess a lot people think this is all guaranteed money coming in so "why worry?"

    we planned for retirement from the time i got this union job. beforehand I thought i would have to work until 67 or 70 for max social security. I went out at age 58.

    Thank You Teamsters!
  8. TheBrownFlush

    TheBrownFlush Well-Known Member

    What a bitch to have to keep working a bitch job so the bitch don't get the money.
  9. Unfortunately I've seen it happen a few times.
  10. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Why did they bring boats and 5th wheelers to work?
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  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    usually on Fridays. get off work Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and get an early start to lake/campground.

    a lot of it was keeping up with the jones' also. one guy would buy a big pick up and another would buy a big pick up with a lift kit , then another one would buy a dually truck. the boats and 5th wheels would be bigger than the latest. then all the drivers did in the break room would brag about their toys and how much they cost.

    it was comical. I drove a 30 plus year old car to work every day with over 300k miles .
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    So you don’t claim any of your side business that you’re making so much on. Interesting.
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  13. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    Not really , its one of the few pleasures i have in life. Venegence is the greatest motivator.
  14. Fortunately I won't have to deal with that problem
  15. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    just found out another driver died 6 months after he retired. was 67 years old. had no immediate family . he told me about 10 years ago when I asked him about retiring that he had nothing to do so he kept working.

    a neighbor of his said after he retired all he would do was watch TV or sit on his porch and drink beer. it sure didn't take long.
  16. Shiftless

    Shiftless Active Member

    I have seen so many drivers do this thru my years it just boggles the mind.

    Lucky for me I met a long time driver about to retire who taught me one heck of a lesson! It's mid 1976 I am a punk :censored2: kid learning the do's and don'ts and this driver was really one heck of a driver and company spokesman. I did his route for 6 months after he retired and I would get asked daily "hey driver where's Harry" and I would have to tell them he retired and they would all say the same thing "he really did it huh?". This was one well liked driver!!!!

    Sad thing was he died after 6 months of retirement sitting and drinking beer on the couch as he had promised! At 65 and 6 months of age! UPS was all he knew and he was loved BIG TIME by people on his route! Such a spokesman for the company! Such a mentor for me! He was my first introduction into WAD (work as directed) and "don't be a slacker" he would say. Meaning give more than a 100 %, treat your customers right, yet work as directed so they cant fire you! Seems simple to say and for the young guns of today probably tough to understand I'm guessing.

    It taught me? I didn't want to be that old guy clinging on to something that was blinding himself on the real meaning of life! Life is to be lived, not be run over by it! Prepare to retire NOW!
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  17. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    sounds like the same guy i was speaking of.

    I think they call it institutionalized .....
  18. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    So do you have a picture of that 1966?
  19. Almost

    Almost New Member

    We have several with 50 plus years in. $120 to130k working (mileage runs), pension 50k (if on old contract and over 70 1/2), 25k?? for SS (age appropriate) And mandatory withdrawals of the 401. They just look at the total and smile every Thursday. So if you want to work that's fine, I don't have to pretend to understand it.
    I do not want to retire and then go straight into a nursing home.
  20. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I just think of all the fun I’ve had during the last 18 years of being retired and laugh at those who continue to work after they have their 30 in. If they need to that is one thing but those who continue to work when they don’t have to are nuts.