Is this job even worthwhile?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by arice11, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    I have been doing a lot of reading and research. It seems most people are not happy with being part-time, and all I hear about is union corruption and such.
    For me, the drive to the warehouse alone will cost me a good 10 dollars there, then another ten to drive back home. I read about hours cut and terrible work conditions.
    So is working for UPS worthwhile? Especially as a part time preloader, and hearing about the lack of advancement and pay raise...
    Will I show up on time everyday and work hard only to get shafted?
    Maybe I'm just concerned about my life being wasted somewhere that takes more money from each check than is given.
    Someone tell me that there is hope
  2. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    somebody tell him there is hope.....................

  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    You might get to drive in 10 or 20 years, if they don't fire you before then.
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    If you are spending a $100 a week on transportation, maybe you will have $50 a week left out of you check the first year. I would find something closer to home.
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Just out of curiosity, how far is it to the center and/or WTH do you drive?
  6. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    the center is on the opposite corner of town from where i live. I have a 4-banger 1997 nissan truck but her gas mileage isn't so great, I didn't know the warehouse would be so far from where I live. I took the job cause its a job.
    I have a secondary job at subway that might help pay for gas, but idk, life is tough
  7. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Still waiting for someone to tell him there is hope. . .



    Will you settle for ANYBODY?

    PS - what base is who on again?
  8. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    if it's costing you more money to work than what you make as you say, maybe you should go back to school and take a math class.

    ups loves people like you. stay awhile and you'll be promoted to management.
  9. TechGrrl

    TechGrrl Space Cadet

    I give him credit for working. If he took your advice, and sat home and collected unemployment or welfare, some would call him names like moocher or taker. Oh, wait, since he probably doesn't make enough to pay federal income taxes, they do anyway.

    Original Poster -- for what you are making at UPS, you could almost make the same hourly wage at any retail/fast food joint. (Which you already know) So what is UPS' appeal? The eventual benefits? You have to figure out the tradeoffs and decide accordingly. Good luck!
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Have you looked in to carpooling or public transportation? If you are spending $100/week to get to/from a PT job you need to look for work elsewhere.
  12. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Yes there is hope, If the job was that easy, somebody else would be doing

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    Let me ask you this. Besides the money aspect, why did you take the job? Are you single or have a family?? I ask this because, for me, a married guy and a couple of kids that was paying about $1,500/month for a descent health plan, this place is a dream job. Ya the work is hard & the money isn't great, but not having a huge insurance premium due every month, that's huge for me. If your young & single, that's another story; I wouldn't do it then.
    Are you sure your small truck will cost that much for gas? I drive a 5 year old one ton Chevy to work, 15 miles each way, it doesn't cost me $20 a day.
    I'm sorry life is tough right now. Good luck whatever you decide.
  14. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    Curious OP, how big is your hub? If there is a good chance to go driving (in my hub while it has taken some 8-10 years to become a driver it doesn't have to be the case; I did it in one, but I am in a big metro hub that shares a seniority pool with another building, ergo, there are opportunities for advancement) it may be "worthwhile" to stay.
  15. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    i love every day as a supervisor

    as long as you're not a preload supe, life is great in management
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's nice---any chance you can actually read the thread and comment accordingly?
  17. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Op, can you find a small apartment closer to the building? That would save a lot on the gas expense.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Huh? You want the OP to move closer to a 3.5 hr/day PT job??
  19. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Are we even sure this guy is not a Christmas hire
  20. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    how is talking about going into management not thread-related?