If You Had To Do It All Over Again....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by But Benefits Are Great!, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    What would you do different? Regarding your employ with UPS, obviously.

    I have not been there long enough, but I DO have one; I wish I started 20 years earlier, instead of starting at 43.
  2. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    If I knew then what I know now, No I would have left.
    I would have used my degree while it was fresh.
    I would be doing something I love, instead os something that after a certain amount of time is not as fulfilling as it once was. Especially since the company has changed so much. Sometimes change is bad.

    The things I would not change is the comraderie I have experienced among the ranks, and the respect I have from and for all my co workers and friends. The people I have met at UPS are the highest caliber people.

    I would still recommend any try the job who gets a chance. Just dont get stuck and stay if you dont truly enjoy it, the money does make it hard to leave, especially if you didnt start early. like in your early 20s.

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  4. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    I would have started 10 years earlier.

    FAVREFAN Member

    I would have pounded my 401(k) more in the '90's when money was actually being made on the market. Yeah, yeah, yeah, dollar cost averaging, I know, tired of it, time to see some returns for once. If you turned on CNBC in 2001 and turned it on today, the DOW would read the same.
  6. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    I would not have touched my Thrift Plan. But nooo, I had to have a motorcycle. Bad decision.
  7. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    would have bought my management team coffee and honey glazed my first week.
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I would have not worked 27 extra days after I got my 30 in just to make sure I was fully vested. What a waste of 27 days:wink2:
  9. Hedley_Lamarr

    Hedley_Lamarr New Member

    You beat me to it. I just started as a driver last October at 43....
  10. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't have became a pt sup. A waist of over 5 years and I could have retired 3 years earlier. All those empty promises!!!
  11. wyobill

    wyobill New Member

    I would have bought more ups stock in 95 and sold all of it at 88 bucks a share. If I only new...........
  12. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Would have gone to college instead of Vietnam.
  13. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    I would started my pension a few years earlier
  14. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    I would have started much earlier. I have family members who worked for UPS and it was suggested that I apply when I turned 18. However, I waited until after I was finished with another career and finished with university. Even when I was going to university a good friend was a preloader and he encouraged me to work at UPS PT.

    However, If I had started that young I probably would have quit before I made driver. So maybe it's better that I waited longer to start. I'm a happy driver.
  15. wyobill

    wyobill New Member

    UPS is a great job if you have a good Route. :happy2:
  16. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    I would have been a dentist. The money is good, but it aint that good. My back is toast also. Brown on me once, OK, brown on me twice, noway!
  17. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I would have stayed part-time.
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I started in 1973 at 18 years of age. UPS has been good to me.

    Only thing I would do different is tell them I was 21 when I started...then I could have retired 2 years ago! :wink2:

    But seriously, I think everybody always has that nagging thought in the back of their mind...What if?
  19. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I made a bad choice twenty-five years ago, I could have gotten a full time job with the local public works which would mean that I could be retire now instead I stuck with ups.
  20. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    I wish I hadnt run like an idiot in my younger days.My sup didnt appreciate it and now my knees are shot.I'll be lucky to limp to retirement.