Currently TCD - Driving only Saturdays...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Livin the Dream?, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Currently TCD - Driving only Saturdays now, due to long-term investigation outlined elsewhere.

    I was going in for local sort, maybe 4 hours/night, $44.- gross. It is completely for the birds.

    I am now completely disappointed with my experience at UPS. I have not qualified, so I am still part time.

    I want to tell my center manager that I want to only drive Saturdays, and work my new, real, paying job during the week. If UPS were to need me as a driver, I would consider it at this point - but only consider it. The vast majority of the drivers in our center hate their job. Life is too short.

    Anyone here know of a situation where someone chose to stay part time (for the benefits) working just minimal hours?

    When I started, I was Mr. Gung-Ho, Mr. UPS. I now hate the place. It is a tool for benefits, nothing else.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    No reason to hate ... just a means.
  3. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    I don't think there are Sat driving jobs only, at least not here. There has been talk of doing just that, (Sat driving jobs) but so far no one has acted on it.
  4. LED

    LED Member

    I have seen people wait for years to drive. They will drive for a week or so, and then decide that they do not like it. Many go back to part-time and stay there.

    I know of at least 10 that have been at UPS part-time for over 10 years, with no desire to ever drive.

    On a side note: UPS does offer a pension for part-time employees. Not sure how long you have to be here to get it.
  5. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    There are lots of people in my center who only work pt for the benefits and and have been there 10 or fifteen yrs we even have one 25+ yr pt employee
  6. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    They still have saturdays for union members?

    Around here it's "Hey guys, no Saturday work today, don't bother coming in!" and 6 supervisors split up the stops and go out for 6 hours
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    And you say we don't care ... we sacrifice so you can have the weekend off.
  8. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Absolutely agree - not hating (well, not as much anymore, just feel I wasted so much time that I won't get back)

    I am aware that UPS if full of long-time part timers. I was wondering if there is any way to work the bare minimum hours just to continue getting benefits, as in just working Saturdays.
  9. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    For some reason I was thinking one would have to work more than just Saturdays to qualify for any of the benefits. Never done that so I don't know for sure.