I've been a member of this forum community for two days now, as a result of starting a part-time position as a driver helper next week. And I was just curious from reading most of the posts, is UPS really as horrible as people make it out to be? Some of the things I've seen people say: 1. You don't get paid overtime. 2. You work 13 hours a day. 3. You have to work part-time doing backbreaking work as a preloader for years before you get a position in management or as a driver. 4. Supervisor's rule their stations with an iron fist and threaten people with false accusations. 5. Sexism is rampart. 6. You can be "on call" for months, meanwhile you are expected to call in every single day just to see if any work is available for you. 7. You retire with a blown back, bad knees, and in poor health. 8. A much higher than average divorce rate attributed to being a UPS employee. 9. If you get in an accident you are fired no questions asked. 10. Blackmail. 11. Mental anquish. 12. Etc, etc. Also, I visted the website Vault: The Most Trusted Name in Career Information and looked up "UPS". This website is great for a job seeker, because you get to see what employees of a company have to say about working for this company. For UPS, most of the comments are horrendous....let me quote a few: "UPS allows and encourages it's center managers to push, degrade, humiliate, find fault" "Unfair treatment, overwork not rewarded, for hard work we are asked to perform 100% each and everyday" "Most unprofessional place I ever worked, run like a prison." "A horrific experience probably equivalent to Iraq (without the blood and gore). Not fun at all." "Non-stop stress, upper management is never satisfied with anyone's performance, no matter how good your center's performance is". "Very bad all around" From what I have read about UPS in the last two days of researching the company, my stomach feels sick. Should I look elsewhere and not start next week? Or are the comments I am reading from a very minor percentage of UPS employees?