Homeless and Working

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SteveFromYellowstone, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. First of all, I am close to quitting and then taking the "Brooks Was Here" way out.

    IDK, my first week homeless wasnt easy, but it wasn't the hardest thing I've experienced. Now, my car has stopped working, ending my furiously determined job search, and my washing routine, as well as being able to shelter myself from this Sacramento heat. The only relief from the heat comes at night, which is when I work at the Hub.

    I am coming up on my 2nd year as a sorter and I am going to keep going as long as I can. But the heat, hunger, boredom, walking and having to search for bathrooms is really going to start taking a toll. Somebody at work already mentioned how dark I've become lol.

    What would you do in this situation. Would you quit use your remaining dough on a bottle of night train and begin to use your legs as toilets? Or would you continue to struggle?

    My car is really far from work, so I'm thinking about sleeping in a parking lot down the street from the hub from now on.
     
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Any homeless shelters nearby?
     
  3. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    How sad. Churches?
     
  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Wake Up!

    You need moral support. Is there anyone you work with that you can crash at their place til you get back in your feet?
     
  5. saintrick

    saintrick Active Member

    Do you know whats wrong with your car?
     
  6. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    Keep ya head up. Last thing you need to do is cut off your source of income. Look for churches and shelters. Talk to someone you trust at work. Their are alot resources amongst employees of you get to know them.
     
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  7. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    hey ive been watching a lot of ppl sleeping in cars vids.

    black out all ur windows at night. keyword black. park in areas with expensive apartments. ppl park at the beach here. only park when your ready to sleep. follow parking rules. stay at the same spot 24 hours max. have at least 7 spots to rotate on. have mace and a knife. some guys have bars on their windows. car surveillance on the roof is good too.

    I can sleep in my 5 foot matrix by putting pillows / blankets on the centre console to stretch my feet out on.

    don't quit your job.
     
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  8. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Are you part of the union and have been paying fees for these past two years? It would be very nice if some of your local brothers could help you out.....

    IMO- Stay positive! You're still employed. Is the car fixable within a month? If not, sell it. Use the money to get a bike.

    Look this place up-

    Next Move

    4516 Parker Ave, Sacramento, CA


    Hope this helps.....seriously.
     
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  9. browndevil

    browndevil Well-Known Member

    Local 150?
     
  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    We had a kid like this one time
    Called the local they hooked him up with a place to stay and helped him get back on his feet

    Call and explain your situation
     
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  11. Brownslave688

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

    Get the hell out of there man.

    Spend your money on a greyhound ticket and go somewhere to start fresh with a low cost of living.
     
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  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire


    Any openings in Hooterville
     
  13. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    I was homeless for 4 months one time. I would work the overnight shift as a baggage handler at greyhound. Eat my free meals at the chruch and sleep at the park or use my bus pass and sleep the whole bus route on several routes until i was able to get a cheap apartment to move in. But i wouldnt quit the only source of income your getting but working at UPS and being homeless gots to be :censored2:ing hard
     
  14. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I worked preload for 5 years and I felt homeless with the paychecks they gave me ...
     
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  15. Brownslave688

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

    If there isn't today probably will be tomorrow.
     
  16. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Active Member

    Agree with that!

    Talk to management, and union. See if they can transfer your job. If you can get them to transfer you over to the midwest (it's cheap here. :) ), then you'd have both a job, and a much better chance of finding a cheap place to crash.

    Cash the clunker, get a bus ticket, and get someplace you can better survive on PT UPS wages.

    Good luck to you. I'll be sending a prayer your way, tonight.
     
  17. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

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  18. The Brooks line was more of a metaphor for hopelessness. And yes, thank you for the advice everybody.

    Steve From Yellowstone
     
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  19. TxTawny

    TxTawny New Member

    This sounds crazy but if you get a gym membership, approximately $30 dollars a month, you have a place to take a shower every day.
     
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  20. Edd O'Rion

    Edd O'Rion Member

    Go to HR. Maybe they can get you in touch with the proper United Way agency.
     
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