Full time hub employee considering going driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Juan Primo, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Juan Primo

    Juan Primo New Member

    Hello, I am a full time (Twilight/Night shift) hub employee in the SF Bay Area with 16 years of employment (7 as a full timer). I’m just about to reach age 40 and am starting to get burnt out on swing/graveyard shift work and am considering going to package to have a somewhat “normal” work schedule. I don’t currently have kids but my gf and I are starting to talk about marriage and our future and I don’t know if working graveyards would be the best way to start a family. I know and see drivers often return to the hub after 9pm but with the addition of the 22.4 drivers that may reduce the FT driver work schedule to allow drivers to finish at a reasonable time. My questions are 1- with only 14 more years til I can retire would you recommend FT driving for a long time hub guy. Is driving package a decision you’re glad you made or do many of you wish you stayed in the hub and went full time that route. Also, since I already have 7 years as a full time hub employee I have been told that once I pass my probationary period and specific routes become available I can bid with my FT seniority date and not as a new driver. Thank you for any help/recommendations
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    San Fran, hey hey heyyyyyyyyyyy
     
  3. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Yo Juan,
    Why get married? You are getting the milk for free. You don't need a cow.
     
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  4. Juan Primo

    Juan Primo New Member

    Haha true though call me crazy but I’m at that stage in my life where I’d like to start a family and I don’t know working from 5pm-3am will fit with that
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Just get a plant .
     
  6. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You just pump em' out! Don't worry about it.
     
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I think it will fit better then 830am-730-8pm.
     
  8. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Almost 40 and want to start a family? You won't be retiring in 14 years then.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Mom always told me, hit it and forget it.
     
  10. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Had someone who worked for GM for 38 years tell me

    " If it has four wheels or F#*^+ you lease, don't buy"

    I ignored him. Happily married 12 years now.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Women are evil.
     
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  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Do they run day sorts in your building? You seem to have enough seniority to grab an inside day job.
    Your current shift would allow you to see your kids a lot more then package.
     
  13. Brownslave688

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

    Starting a family at 40 plus. F that man. You’ll be working til 65
     
  14. Brownslave688

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


    12 years tolerating marriage here ;)
     
  15. Superteeth2478

    Superteeth2478 Active Member

    You can start a family without getting married, too.
     
  16. Superteeth2478

    Superteeth2478 Active Member

    LOL, no. Probably longer...
     
  17. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    I would totally keep your current inside position. Just sleep after work 4-11 you get to be with your kid in the middle of the day 12-4 after school a lot better than 8AM to god knows how long in the afternoon where you only get to see your kids asleep in the morning or asleep at night.
     
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  18. Juan Primo

    Juan Primo New Member

    I mean retire from UPS, I’d still plan on working afterwards
     
  19. Juan Primo

    Juan Primo New Member

    Sadly they currently don’t offer a day sort. A Preload/Daysort would be perfect but it’s not an option. Also, I’m thinking if I start driving now, with my already 7 years seniority as a full timer, and my understanding that it would follow me into package I could potentially get my own route sooner rather than later. Plus Im wondering how the new 22.4’s might potentially shorten FT shifts
     
  20. Juan Primo

    Juan Primo New Member

    Haha yeah sorry I meant write that once I get my full pension I’d retire from UPS but work elsewhere afterwards