Is it a good time to get into UPS & make it a career?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by laughingstock, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. laughingstock

    laughingstock New Member

    Thoughts on getting into UPS and paying your dues for a shot at driving at a young age in this generation? Mostly concerned with future automation and whether or not it’s still worth it?
     
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  2. Walk88

    Walk88 Member

    Run
     
  3. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Dude this 22.4 thing is gonna blow up. :censored2:loads of money to be had. Strike now, the iron is hot.
     
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  4. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Nope UPS as it exists now will not exist in 10 years.
    The Union is weaker than ever.
    UPS is going broke.
     
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  5. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire


    Maybe we’ll get lucky and Amazon will buy us before that happens...
     
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  6. Brownslave688

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

    Long term prospects for someone starting today?


    Not good
     
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  7. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Doúchebaggery

    I got out of UPS and now work on automation systems if that tells you anything.
     
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  8. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Good move!
     
  9. Underallowed306

    Underallowed306 Active Member

    I’d rather get “lucky” and get hit by a bus rather than work for Scamazon.
     
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  10. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Testing sex-bots? :devil3:
     
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  11. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't count on it being a career anymore. But there is still some time to make some money. When everything goes downhill for the delivery industry, you'll get government assistance for job retraining.
     
  12. Brownslave688

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

    You’re a pusillanimous that couldn’t handle it....yeah we knew that ;)
     
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  13. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I'd love to not be able to handle it and go into working on automation systems.
     
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  14. Get a refrigeration (HVAC) license, hire some more that have their license, and get rich.

    Should be able to average $1500/day depending on what area you choose to locate to.

    Driving is a lot of work. You cant depend on the pension to be there. Control your future revenue. That service industry is going to be a wide open field shortly.
    Just my opinion from watching my friends make $100/hr+.
     
  15. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Doúchebaggery

    Eventually maybe. I guess I'll settle for building controls in the meantime.

    Handling it too long was the problem.
     
  16. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Doúchebaggery

    Your friends are blowing smoke up your ass. Nobody is making $400k doing HVAC.
     
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  17. Brownslave688

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

    My best friends neighbor owns one of the largest hvac companies around here.


    He makes bank. The guys doing the work don’t make very much.
     
  18. Yes sir they are. I saw their W2s. One personally made over $500Gs with his crews working 6 days a week.
    It's commercial work not residential.
     
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  19. Exactly. Like I said, get your license, hire licensed techs, and make money off of them.

    The headaches are short term (the labor pool isnt great everywhere) and you can retire without a greater chance of shoulder, hip, and knee surgeries...earlier.
     
  20. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I looked into getting into a stationary engineer career before going driving. Do you do install or maintenance, or both? You working union still?