Hi: I am new to the forum. I have been thinking about working for UPS as a career. I thought I'd jump on here and ask some questions. I've taken some time to read some of the other threads. I know there is a lot of negativeness floating around here. That is not what I am really looking for. I understand the job of a loader or driver being tough. I joined the military right out of High School. I spent all my time out West, and got to see my family 1x in 4yrs. I am a very goal oriented individual, with high hopes and dreams for myself. I hope I can get some solid information back about the field. 1. I have read that it can take 5-10 yrs to become a full-time driver? I also read if you start at one hub and transfer, you have to start the process all over to become a driver? I've been reading different things about the pay for full-time drivers. (my understanding is that the pay is $30.00 hr) 2. I called a toll-free number just the other day for UPS jobs. I talked to a gentleman who answered the phone. He was telling me about how great the benefits were, and that they were as good if not better then the military. I've heard the benefits are good, but are they really as good as government benefits? 3. The gentleman I talked to on the toll-free number for UPS jobs told me I should look at becoming a Feeder driver. He said that they are hiring people right off the street to be full-time drivers. My understanding is that UPS Feeder drivers make $90-$100,000 a year. It is hard for me to believe that there wouldn't be a big demand from employees who are already with the company? 4. If someone were to start off as a part-time package handler for UPS, could they work their way up to a CEO, CFO, VP, etc. with UPS? I'm not sure if that made any sense or not. I went onto the UPS website, and was reading the files of the management executives for UPS. It talks about some of them starting off at part-time handler positions, and working their way up. I don't know if there are any management executives on this forum or not, but I'd be curious to hear what they have to say about it. I guess my whole thing is if I were to start off at UPS as a part-time package handler at 27 yrs old. Continue to work on my college education (obtain my master's degree). Build my time with the company. How far could one potentially go? I can only imagine if drivers are making $30.00 an hr, and $90-$100,000 a year as Feeders. What are the management staff making? I hope I don't sound like all I care about is the money. But, I also don't think there is anything wrong with knowing what possibilities could lie ahead for someone. I have been trying to research as much as I can on the internet, and will continue doing research. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.