Hey all, Thomas (WeiseGuy, or Weise, or even WG heh) is my name, from California. I currently have a full time job making $11/hr, however there isn't much room to move up in the world and annual monetary reviews come up with pay raises of less then $0.25. I just turned 21 and am looking for something I can turn into a career. I have 2 UPS hubs close to me, Stockton, CA and Modesto, CA and am very interested in applying. I also just got out of the Army National Guard as a Military Intelligence Analyst and still have my top secret clearance if that adds to anything. I looked online to apply, however currently nothing is listed. I was curious if I could ask a couple questions and for advice here. 1. What type of positions can I look at for entry-level, some college (no degree yet), that would be preferably full-time (or part-time if the wage is lower, as I can keep my current job and work UPS)? Truck loader/unloader? Making pallets/shrink wrapping? I am a little green to the titles of these with UPS. 2. What type of wages can I be looking at to start and how quickly do they increase? 3. How exactly do union benefits work? Can I find a list of the top benefits such as pay increase. 4. I would love to be a full-time driver eventually, are there any tips for setting oneself up for that? Basically, I need the job I have until UPS would pay me equal or more. I gross about $21k/yr currently, but definitely am not in a career based occupation. UPS is a career I would enjoy and I know the union assists with making it a career (with pay increases, benefits, pension, etc). Thanks for the help and thanks for creating such a wonderful forum. Found it by mistake in a google search and love it so far!