Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jerseyupser, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. jerseyupser

    jerseyupser Member

    Is it worth going to feeders?
  2. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Never heard of a feeder driver bidding out.
  3. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I would say physically its a lot easier, but mentally don't be mistaken im sure it can be more mentally draining than package. No way in heck id want to drive 1 of them rigs in snow and ice. A lot harder and stressful and a lot more truck your responsible for than a package car. I always say it and always will say it, MAD RESPECT FOR FEEDERS ALWAYS.
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    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    I know a few who went back to pkg. Some don't like the feeder schedule. Others have nice routes that aren't too bad on the body
  5. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    have you ever seen a feeder driver that looked like he was in a hurry? lol
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  6. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    In packages they tell you to speed up. In feeders they tell you to slow down.
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  7. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    It was and still is a great move for me. But it's not for everybody. I had enough seniority I got a mostly-day run. I got LCV certified had to cover drive for a month before the bid sheet went up.
  8. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    If you have to ask then No.
  9. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Someone hooked up my set for me at cach. Best job ever.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our mall driver made the move a year ago----from what I have heard the novelty has worn off.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    The only one's that come back have conflicting family problems. Night work can be really hard.
  12. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Make no mistake, you still work for UPS, but compared to working in package it is a night and day difference.
  13. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    YES FOR GOD SAKE. There is no reason not to go into feeders. It is the highest paid, and easiest position you can get. There is literally no reason not to go into feeders. I hear people say they don't want to work at nights, boo freaking hoo. So many people pass up feeders and all I hear is 100 excuses why they can't do something. It's scary and stressful for maybe a month or two, after that it almost becomes fun. You rarely deal with management, you set your own pace, and just relax and work. My manager always says the most important things in feeders are lunch and naps, so you tell me if it's worth it or not.
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  14. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Working nights is better than working days. You are home during the day and can spend time with your family.
  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    And you sleep when? Or is sleep overrated?
  16. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    My bid run is 8.3 hours. I have plenty of time at home. I also nap during meal and break.
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Night workers like Feeders statistically have much more health problems.
  18. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Every feeder driver I talk to rarely gets more than 5 or 6 hours of sleep in a day and never 5 or 6 hours straight.
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If you have a body that resembles a toothpick and are looking to put on a few pounds go for it.
  20. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Take NO advice from the guy who's never done the job. Oh, but he's HEARD that it's not that fun. LMAO

    Feeders is GREAT. Respect the equipment, never be in a hurry, and get enough rest, and you'll be FINE. Nightwork isn't ideal, but there are less idiots on the road to deal with.

    Greengrenades hit it right on the nose. As far as sleep, you work overnight, come home and sleep and see your family when they get home from school/work and before you leave. I'm seeing my family more now than I would have in delivery, and as a bonus when it's cold as hell I only need to leave the cab half a dozen times a shift (And that's a lot)