Considering going to package car driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kevin222, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Kevin222

    Kevin222 New Member

    I work my butt off as a part time and am really looking to get a fulltime job like package car and i am trying to find all informatin about the job. I talk to drivers and they say that it is hard work which I dont mind. One driver said that he almost made $100,000 last year? Is that even possible? If so I'm all in. The physical part of the job does not scare me as I love working out. But that seems like an unbelievable amount of money. Can anyone confirm.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it's possible but that's a SL of OT.
  3. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Yes it is hard both physically and mentally. It is very demanding and if you don't mind working 10 to 11 hours a day it's the job for you. If you want to have a somewhat normal life outside of work, if you want to be at all your kids functions, and if you want to have dinner with your family every night---forget it.
  4. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    Depends on the route. $80 to $90 is more like it. To make that kind of money you will be at work at least 12 hrs a day. And put up with a lot of B.S. Delivering to customers can and for the most part be fun. It's always nice to give someone something. It usually puts a smile on their face. Just remember that with the new UPS management, you will never be good enough or fast enough
  5. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Don't be surprised if they tell you the wait list to become a driver is 7-10 yrs unless you live in nyc or some other major city.
  6. Kevin222

    Kevin222 New Member

    I am trying to keep a positive attitude but the more I read on this site, the more it seems like ppl are really miserable at ups.
  7. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    a lot of people, even drivers, don't realize how difficult it is to approach or break the 100k mark.

    too lazy to break it down with math but you will have zero life outside of a brown truck if you even approach 100k.

    I make 85-90k every year and that's with many, many nights where I'm driving home from work at 8:30,9:30,10pm at night.

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  8. Anonymous 12

    Anonymous 12 Non active member

    Yeah it's possible I have both the last couple years it takes a toll though.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    People come to websites like this to complain.
    Truth is, it's a very secure job where you'll make a lot more cake than your friends.
    People complain here, but you don't see them quit, do you?
  10. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    think UPSers are miserable take a look at FedEx at 1/2 the wages and bennies....
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Just the ones that brings it home with them.
  12. Kevin222

    Kevin222 New Member

    Funny that you brought up FedEX, my neighbor works there and he said the same thing.
  13. Kevin222

    Kevin222 New Member

    Is there a non-complaining website? I am very serious because I really would like as much info as possible but not if it is all negative
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Well, you can get the good info here too. You just have to wade through the crap.
  15. Kevin222

    Kevin222 New Member

    Lol. thank you. How did you get that cool avatar?
  16. Johnny Paycheck

    Johnny Paycheck Speak softly and carry a big stick.

    So nobodies gonna mention that you don't just go get a driver job?
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    On da web somewhere. You can add your own with the avatar link. Just hover your mouse over your username in the top right corner of the page.
  18. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    We just had a bid sheet put up for 6 FT package car positions, only 4 signed up. Word is out that being a package rat isn't all that great. The money's good but to many it isn't worth the price you pay in time away from your family and friends.
  19. Kevin222

    Kevin222 New Member

    thank you over9five.
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    True, and the time to make that decision is BEFORE you bid the job. Because if you wait, you will become hooked on the money and your decision will be made for you.