Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by InsideUPS, Nov 6, 2019.
Sorry, it was early.
Biology background and being a general purveyor of obscure knowledge.
I ended up in college for chemical engineering and filled my mind with all kinds of info that I'd never ever use even in the field I was pursuing. Just a money trap that justified some foreign chemistry prof's job who exclaimed "dees ees yer beaker" while holding up an over priced Pyrex container the first day.
I hated that class except for the brunette four seats to my left.
I'd say that knowledge is never a waste, although the vast majority of knowledge you can gain without paying 5-6 figures for over the course of 4 years.
I Graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering which I hated. 15 years in technical sales and operations and I make just as much as a driver for UPS with far less BS.
FWIW-College is a waste of money. For the first 2 years you take BS intro courses in English, general math, and so many credit hours in non-relevant work. And I have a degree in high demand! Look at most college graduates today-pathetic self absorbed individuals who don't know jack squat, wandering around clueless who can't look you in the eye, talk in a coherent sentence, and have a hand shake limper than a 90-yr old man's penis.
Knowledge of the 5 seeing habits is a waste when you can't see out the windows or in your mirrors of your PC.
We've only lost a few large accounts out of my center. Got all but one back, and we've taken more away that we've kept. Nothing but growth for my center.
My former delivery center refuels off-property. I would use the brush/squeegee and washer fluid provided to clean the mirrors, windows, windshield, headlights and tail lights.
Climb up on the bumper to reach the whole windshield?
Nice to know there is a diverse knowledge group here on Brown Cafe! Speaking to a "general purveyor of obscure knowledge"....... my "other life" at UPS is that of a Limnologist. Thought it "may" be a new word for you knowledge base ;-)
Kudos to you the drivers and your customer service reps for not only keeping but also growing your UPS accounts!! Not sure if your center is the exception to a trend or whether our center is simply under performing in the area of customer service.
I can only imagine what would happen to a driver that would slip off a bumper while trying to clean his or her windows "off-property". They would be made a mockery of in our center during the next A.M. meeting.
Our entire car wash operation has changed drastically in the last 41 years of my existence... Going from complete A,B,C washes on every package car including hosing the floor down when complete.....plus checking all oils to simply moving package cars to and from the belt for unloading. The only two cars that get washed on one side are the spots closest to the management offices. Definitely safety issues at times with windshields and marker lights being obscured.
College is BIG business with NO guarantee of a good job. I personally have an M.S. but used my degree to start a business while still working PT at UPS with great benefits, a pension, job security, etc.. There is no one correct life plan for anyone but college does give you various opportunities if a person uses it correctly. Too many people think that just going to college will insure them of a great job. I'll go so far as saying that "college is a waste of money" for many people but not all. For example, I'm not sure you want someone operating on you or your family members that did not attend college.
NO DOUBT but what UPS is a GREAT job with GREAT PAY and BENEFITS however.....there are many perils and potential pitfalls for drivers that jeopardize their job security each and every day not to mention the health issues associated with 30 years of jumping in and out of a package car everyday with 150 lb. weight limits, 9.5 hour or longer days, etc.. Not sure why you personally went into EE since you hated it but it is something you will always have in case you every get into an issue working for UPS that would end your job. Not sure how limp a 90 year old man's penis is since I'm not there yet but I'll definitely be prepared with a close full of Viagra or Cialis ;-)
Yuppers. If I could do it in my mid 50's you could certainly do it.
I guess you have a choice----sit here and whine about it or do something about it. I chose to something about it.
At least you and the brunette shared some "chemistry" together ;-) So now you will get to meet many girls that love UPS drivers (assuming you are a driver or eventually will be) while you actually making money rather than spending it on something you really did not care for....
Limnologist, huh? Not going to lie, that didn't ring a bell but when I Googled it the zones of a body of freshwater came back to my memory, with the limnetic zone referring to the photic zone of a body of freshwater. You learn (or remember) something new every day!
Work unsafely? I dont want to do it at any age. It only takes one slip to tear out a knee. It is not worth the gamble.
The company should honor Art 18 in the contract they signed.
It's also not worth the gamble to try to squint through a filthy windshield.
Got wipers and fluid?
When the trucks arent washed and glass not cleaned at night it shows that the company does not care about safety.
Were you on the safety committee and didnt address this thru the grievance procedure?
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