Got my first check from UPS today

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mr_bennet, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. mr_bennet

    mr_bennet New Member

    I got $111.52. I earned every single penny of it. My body is sore in places I didn't know could get sore and they gave me $111.52. This must be how prostitutes feel when their pimp takes the money they've made.
  2. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Did they tell you you would be making more than that?
  3. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

  4. mr_bennet

    mr_bennet New Member

    They told me I would be taking between 120 and 150
  5. barrycold

    barrycold New Member

    that is before taxes.
  6. mr_bennet

    mr_bennet New Member

    No the guy who did my interview told me after taxes I would take home between $120-$150 a week.
  7. barrycold

    barrycold New Member

    Well, the guy who did your interview lied to you. How many hours did you work?
  8. mr_bennet

    mr_bennet New Member

  9. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    I did the math, 8.50 X 17.46 -25% for taxes comes out to 111 and some change. Looks like you need to write your congressman and complain about taxes, I do.

    Maybe you misunderstood the HR guy. The one here is so honest a lot of folks walk away.

    Welcome to UPS by the way.
  10. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    25%? I get taxed 25% and I make about 8x that a week.

    The tax rate for that income (9k - 32k a year) should be 15%, not 25%.
  11. rootbeerman

    rootbeerman Member

    first week was for me $112, my third week was $178 that was 25 hours plus 1.18 hours overtime. First week is low because it was training week
  12. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    I don't disagree, depends on what info he gave on his W-4 (I think its W-4). Also depends on the state tax rate. I used 25% as a guess.

    Whatever the tax rate, it's too much!
  13. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    bennet, seems like a drop of puke in the bucket, doesn't it? I'd guess that your hours will increase a bit after you have learned more about the operation, which won't be long. You'll be able to go help out here and there at the end of the day and pick up a little more time, make the check look better.

    Back in the mid-seventies when I graduated from HS we could move out of our parents' homes, work a full job plus a part time and live pretty darned well. I just don't see how it's being done anymore. Price of rent, utilities, transportation and food just doesn't leave anything for a young person to party on or enjoy all the energy they have.

    bennet, it's a tough economy for you to be starting out and I sincerely feel for you and all in your boat. If you stay w/UPS and get a driving job you'll be making good money but still suffer the same daily PIA of the system. It doesn't get any easier as time goes on even though the games remain pretty much the same.

    Check into the medical field, my friend. Take a look at starting wages for those careers taking only a couple years to obtain. We baby boomers are begining to fall apart and there are a bunch of us. If you can get into the system, get decent enough wages to survive plus add to your education you may just end up comfy for life. Come home from work with the satisfaction that you touched someone's life, made them comfortable and gave them some hope. Sorry to seem so down on UPS, it's been a good income and was my choice but, damn, it isn't an easy road and offers no personal satisfaction, never will.
  14. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Dillweed, your right about the medical field. My wife is a respiratory therapist(two year degree) with 10 years experience, she makes roughly the same per hour as I do but her overall benefits aren't quite as good. Granted this is not entry level pay, but it doesn't take long to get into pretty good money and the work doesn't destroy your body. There will always be a need for medical care staff.
  15. filthpig

    filthpig Active Member

    So what's your gripe, dude? You make $8.50 an hour. What did you expect? $1000?
  16. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I paid 396.30 in taxes and SS this week. Ouch
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Keep paying that SS man--------------a couple more years and I will get me some of that chit-------I see a new Goldwing in my future:peaceful:
  19. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    That SS money we all think is ours is gone . Congress allocated that $$ away years ago.
    Anyone thinking to use that towards their retirement, guess again. What we get has to come from the monies our kids earn; which consists of a shrinking workforce.
  20. rootbeerman

    rootbeerman Member

    im happy to make $8.50, my last job started at $6.25 and ended at $7.75