Moved from driver to 22.3

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DUdu Brown, May 17, 2016.

  1. DUdu Brown

    DUdu Brown New Member

    After many years of driving and with management hanging our jobs over our heads, daily over dispatch and with the implementation of Orion i decided enough was enough. Not to mention my body thanks me, I don't have a sore back heading home everyday, heck after being a driver the hub work seems like a walk in the park, on rainy days i stay dry, on hot days i don't break a sweat and no more getting stung by the hidden wasp nest under the porch and best of all no more forced unwanted overtime. Yes a small pay cut but I feel the time I now have to spend with the fam was more then worth it.
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  2. Savvy412

    Savvy412 Active Member

    Does your wife work
  3. DUdu Brown

    DUdu Brown New Member

    After not working for 5 years the wife just started back working a $25/hr job about 3 months ago so the few dollar an hour pay loss is seen but not felt
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  4. Knothead

    Knothead WTF?

    Drivers in my building have been leaving package for 22.3 jobs in droves. There are upwards of 20 new 22.3 jobs that just opened up and the HR ladies are so confused why so many drivers would leave a "great job" with "awesome pay" for a job that involves a pay cut and almost no overtime. They are so out of touch with the reality of a package driver's job.
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  5. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    we are seeing 5 to 10 year drivers take combo jobs. that used to be unheard of. anyone who is smart enough to get out of package is jumping at the chance.
  6. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    I would consider a combo job if one became available, however in my center combo guys work Tuesday-Saturday, that's what I don't like.
  7. Brownslave688

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

    I'll take a little Saturday work over package car any day.
  8. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    Someday maybe
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Saturdays rock. No one there to bother you
  10. Brownslave688

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

    When I work Tuesday thru Saturday I honestly consider it like a 4.5 day workweek Saturday is so easy.
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You don't do nothing all week anyways.
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  12. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    I've never seen a 22.3 guy work hard period lol
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  13. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    There are only a couple of those jobs at my center. I'd jump all over it if I had the chance.
  14. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Work smart, not hard
  15. Jlemansk

    Jlemansk Active Member

    I am considering taking the next 22.3 job that opens up, but for me, that would be a $1200 per month pay cut. I do not consider that a couple bucks less per hour. The pay difference is almost 5 bucks an hour. However, if you will not miss that money, that is the best gig in town.
  16. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    What part of the country are they creating 22.3's? Seems like they're always trying to move our very few to another building literally 1,000 miles away or cut them altogether.
  17. Knothead

    Knothead WTF?

    Central Florida in my case.
  18. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Except for Mondays with holidays , Mondays off made it easier for me to accomplish more chores . And Saturdays commutes were easier .
  19. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    im allmost at 30 yrs and still dont have the seniority to get a combo,, $#@$#@@#@$ high seniority jerks need to retire
  20. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    They stay just to annoy you .