hey fellas, First off this is about the package handler position, but I want to be a courier as a long-term career once i turn 21, which is another 1.5years. I know they are basically the same thing but what are the main diffrences, seems like the hours for a package handler are worse in home delivery since they are Tues-Sat 5am-830am while ground is M-F 230pm-730pm (the available opening in my area), what else is different for a package handler...?? Also knowing I want to be a courier for my career, which would u suggest going for home delivery or ground, since I would be a package handler for atleast 2years before i get to have a chance as a courier, i might be considered first before an "outsider" since i would already have some time with the company which is better to work for as a courier, home delivery or ground? My friend also made a comment don't know if he's BSing or not but he said fedex and DHL have automatic transmissions?? I used to be package handler for UPS in the Addison, IL facillity for a half year working twilight, i was a loader and loaded mostly NC,SC loaded anywhere from 1,000 - 1,400 on a regular. Peak was closer to 2,000, but hours were better during peak, start was about 2 and ended about 1030-11. sometimes they would ask me to do overnight, only during peak though. i liked it there and enjoyed comming into work, but had to leave due to personal issues and can't return now. thats why im considering only fed-ex, i sent a application to DHL for a dockman cause its full time and UNION in my area, so if i get a call back from them thats where i'll be headed, but if i don't i need to know more info about fed-ex, really want to start my career somewhere. i appreciate the help from you fellas P.S. im looking to make anywhere from 40,000-50,000 yearly (once I'm a courier of course) and i would be living comfortably, well atleast for ME.