new upser

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by kevupser, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. kevupser

    kevupser New Member

    Hey all,

    Just started working for UPS about 3 weeks ago as a loader on the day shift. Anything I need to know about UPS, the union, etc etc?
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Welcome to the Brown Cafe Kev.

    Three things:
    UPS is going to try and pay you the least amount of money as possible.
    The Union is going to try and take as much money from you as possible.
    The government will try and take the rest.
  3. kevupser

    kevupser New Member

    lol good to hear
  4. kevupser

    kevupser New Member

    anyone got anything else?
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We tend to let Hoax do our talking for us. He has a better vocabulary and his Southern drawl puts the listener at ease.
  6. knightablaze

    knightablaze Member

    Don't take any layoffs or "code 5s" until you're for sure in the union and have got your seniority.

    Grab a copy of your contract. If you have any intention of sticking around, that thing can practically be a bible.

    Just try not to be too discourage about how badly they screw part-timers.
  7. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    UPS = bad
    Union = worse
    Job = worst
    Benefits = but benefits are great!
  8. davethecrave

    davethecrave New Member

    dont get stuck in this company. find a different job. hell with the new contract benefits dont even start for a year.
  9. ladmeih

    ladmeih Member

    I can't even understand why someone would start working at UPS now without getting benefits for a year but I do find myself enjoying spilling the new guy koolaid when I tell one of em they won't be driving for 6-7 years :happy2: Well someone has to tell them that the person that said 1.5 years was lying :peaceful:
  10. quest01

    quest01 New Member

    I had an interview about a week ago for a package handler position at a UPS center near where I live and the HR lady told me it takes 11-14 years to be a package delivery driver.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    P/T still living at home or going to school ... benefits are useless.
  12. smokey0810

    smokey0810 New Member

    Becoming a package car driver really depends on the center, time of hire, and driver turnover. Although, some will probably retire by dying behind the wheel when they are too darn old...LOL...and UPS will just throw another warm body in there to keep their route going...11-14 years seems like a stretch.
  13. DFWM

    DFWM New Member

    I agree with smokey0810. At the center I work in there are folks that have been there for less than three years that already have temp driving positions. I chose not to drive full time, but if I had put my name on the bid list last year I would already be a full time service provider. I started working there in May 2007, just a little more than 2 years ago.
    As smokey0810 mentioned, it also depends on who is retiring, quitting, being fired or disqualified for driving. I agree that 11-14 years seems far fetched. I would think 3-5 years could be expected.
  14. Mcgay

    Mcgay New Member

    well come to Hades, If you can handle the work, ignore verble abuse,and have something else going, it's not a bad gig. Believe nothing man. say's, once in the union Know your contract, it will make a differance in your sanity. Don't come to UPS if your lazy, there is no easy money here. Luck to you.