how come i only make $10.50

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by Indy135, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Indy135

    Indy135 New Member

    as a casual dockworker (union) out of indianapolis, but u people are saying dockworkers start at $12-$15 /hr?

    not complaining just curious

    also how long til i get my first raise
  2. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    How come I only make $8.50?
  3. Indy135

    Indy135 New Member

    cuz u prolly work for ground, not freight

    ground workers usually starat out makin less then freight, but if u work your way up to be a parcel driver u will make more then freight drivers
  4. ScrewedUP

    ScrewedUP New Member

    If you got hired under Overnite you would make more money. UPS doesn't pay :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: to start out
  5. markus_asraelius

    markus_asraelius New Member

    Yeah, I just got hired on with the UPS Freight Call Center and I'm making $11 per hour now. Not too bad. It's not easy work though, but I'll live through it. :happy2:
  6. quest01

    quest01 New Member

    I understand this is a UPS dockworker position but the Fedex part time dockworker position I recently did a drug test for is $12.50 an hour.
  7. Loufan

    Loufan New Member

    2 years as a loader at ups 10.89 an hour.
  8. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice

    8.5 years PT and I make 14.74.... Doesn't seem right
  9. kilroywashere

    kilroywashere New Member

    I make 10.50 an hour I'm part time dock worker in New Jersey.
    I was told if i don't join the union I cant work there, The union takes $24. Plus I have to pay an intro fee of $300. Talk about not right.
    I keep wondering what the union does for me... have not seen or heard from anyone in the union...

  10. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    Part-time sucks! I would imagine though that the vast majority of us are not, or were not here for that a lone. I was part-time for 3 1/2 years and I hated it from the beginning. With that said, full-time is great and have loved every second of it. So what I'm saying is that part time is just a means to an end! So think positively and be patient your time will come too one day.
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    What the union does for ? Try health insurance, pension, good pay once your in for a while, job sercurity, etc. Don't worry they don't take the whole $300 out at once.
  12. Mr Jingles

    Mr Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Union really does not do much for parttimers just by the nature of the job. The union, in closed shop states, essentially extorts money from parttimers to subsidize fulltimers.

    If you stay on long enough to go full time then you will get the benefit of all those years of paying union dues as a parttimer for nothing.

    In right to work states, parttimers don't belong to the union unless they are tricked into joining. Most fulltimers do because they get the benefit of union representation.
  13. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    Vacation weeks are a nice perk too. I dont know to many other jobs that gives you what UPS does. The benifits, and dont forget the discounts through Upsers. I hate some of the decisions this company makes but they really do give us alot. They can be hard to work for and it sucks being partime but I just think of what ill gain once im full time. For me its worth the bs and the wait!
  14. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    benifits are a part of your salary. You have earn every one of them.
  15. FreightKicker

    FreightKicker FreightKicker

    I enjoy my Job, my pay and my UNION! I bust my :surprised:, at the end of the day I'm great full I have a job to go to. Think longevity... not the here and now. One day you will look back to the 10.50hr and smile, while you carry your check to the bank. :greedy:
  16. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    The part timers could really set the bar if they would get involved and all vote.
  17. billFREAKINmurray

    billFREAKINmurray It's super effective!

    11.07/hr working ground local (night) sort for 3 years.
  18. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Seems you should get into the pizza business :

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  19. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Why don't you apply , Klein?