My thoughts on Peak as a Driver Helper this December

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Florans, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Florans

    Florans New Member

    The rental trucks sucked, and nothing was sorted properly. The legit old UPS truck had virtually no heat, so by 10 pm after 12 hours in 20 degree temps you felt like you were being tortured when that wind chill hit you. I have great sympathy for the drivers, as this is no way to live; if you can't even see your family outside of the weekend, or have a moment to decompress and actually use your brain beyond sorting PAL numbers and thinking of street routes, what's the point? Good pay, but it's selling your soul to the devil. I'm athletic and played multiple sports at a high level, but jesus christ I could barely walk after that first day with like 320 residential stops in the rain.
     
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  2. Florans

    Florans New Member

    Oh, and the worn out jumpseat leaves your butt hurting big-time. WTF is that!??
     
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  3. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

    Welcome to adulthood.
     
  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    McDonald's is hiring.
     
  5. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    P*
     
  6. MrFeeder

    MrFeeder Active Member

    yeah and @UpstateNYUPSer thinks this job doesn’t deserve 100k plus a year.
     
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  7. Florans

    Florans New Member

    It deserves more than that. I'd just rather make 50K at a desk job without hassle or interference while I figure out how to win $800K on a scratch off ticket.
     
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  8. UnionGuy

    UnionGuy New Member

    Run, you get less tired. Jogging also helps. It gets super easy once you start running. Trust me, you can run 300 stops and still be good to run a mile after.
     
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  9. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member


    Well I played high school football and started on a then 5A team. And while there, could run all

    day and practice in 104 weather. I was fit. I think it prepared me for the job. Sweating and

    working long days was cake compared to football. Physical part never bothered me. It was the

    biggest A wholes in the world that you had to work for. As far as living, most self-employed

    folks with businesses will talk of long hours and the rest of it. My daughter is a grade

    school teacher making $57k. She hates it. Can't wait to quit. UPS isn't for most folks and

    I never recommend it to anyone. But, I live comfortably and have a nice home and things

    with free insurance, $100k+ income, 7 weeks vacation. Most people who know me or

    come to my home, seem to admire the perks. Mostly because they make $50k and live

    on what $50k provides while buying scratch off lottery tickets....What is quality of life?

    Good question. I have been pondering this for the last 40 years.
     
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  10. I can feel the butthurt in this post
     
  11. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Thanks for your effort & input
    I don’t know how UPS made it through all those peaks since 1907 with out you !!
     
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  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    @rod worked as a helper for James Casey
     
  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Lol. Poor Rod !!
    But I know he loves us
     
  14. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    there never will be a harder working generation as people who grew up in the Great Depression. well , maybe their parents, grand parents, great grandparents , etc , etc.
    The American gene pool is getting weaker and weaker.

    Even our Italian Mobsters are not as tough as the Russians , Albanians , Mexican , etc.
     
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  15. Nike

    Nike Active Member

    My strategy is to do the job and then afterward to do some type of physical exercise. It can be as extreme as going to the gym for a hard workout, or just walking to the store and carrying my groceries home. Either way, it builds up your endurance so that in the future your body is well equipped to the job plus a little extra without feeling too tired or banged up in the end.
     
  16. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I'm enjoying letting my body go to hell. I spent way too many years being too damn good looking.
     
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  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  18. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    pusillanimous
     
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  19. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Those bicycles built for two were a bitch to deliver with.
     
  20. Dough99

    Dough99 Member

    why
    Are

    You

    typing like this
     
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