Package Handler the same for Ups & FedEx

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by preloadnewbie, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. preloadnewbie

    preloadnewbie New Member

    So I ended up quitting my job at ups as a package handler due to it just being to far out but I just applied to FedEx as a package handler since it just a couple of miles from my house. I could ride my bike there if my car is not working it's that close. Is being a package handler the same at both places? Also I'm not here for a career just to make some extra cash as a 2nd job.
  2. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Which did you apply for? Fedex Express or Ground? We can then help you with your question.
  3. preloadnewbie

    preloadnewbie New Member

    Fedex ground
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    I don't think there are any Ground handlers who post on here. Pretty much Express employees and Ground contractors.
  5. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I've never worked at UPS, but I started as a package handler at Ground. I imagine it's very similar depending on the sort you work. Move and scan boxes. If you are good, you can get as many hours as your manager can find for you and still classify you as part time. If you don't care, you can do a crappy job, they will get you off the clock as quickly as they can but it's pretty hard to get fired. If you show up everyday you'll keep your job.
    I did it all through college, it's fine. Get paid to work out, no stress. I think they still have an extra $1/hr tuition reimbursement which is nice.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Let's assume 4 hours per day, 5 days as week, 20 days per month, 12 months per year.

    That would work out to an extra $4,800 per year.
  7. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    ... So, you like being close to work so you can ride you bike in case your car breaks down. Get used to riding that bike because it's probably all you'll ever be able to afford, working for FedEx.

    Should have stuck it out at UPS. Get on as a driver and you would have been making over $30/hour.
  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Not everyone can make it as a driver. Even if you did its basically a life of pure hell.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I could think of a lot of jobs that are worse who don't make half of what you guys make. ;)
  10. Brownslave688

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

    I think I would of considered moving closer to ups.

    How far was too far?
  11. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    like he said though - it's just a second job to pick up some extra cash - not making a career out of it (smart move there, as we all know the industry sucks - regardless of the coin being made)
  12. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

  13. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I work at UPS part time and I have two cars, not to mention they are registered and insured in my name in NYC. You just have to know how to budget your money
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why would you need a car, let alone two, in NYC?
  15. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I think you misinterpreted what I wrote. UPS pays their handlers a decent wage, so long as they stay long enough. FedEx, not so much. This guy will never see top rate at FedEx.
  16. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Because I'm a very busy man, lets put it that way.
  17. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    The raises for package handlers on Ground are frequent; one, three, six months and one year during the first year and one per the next three years after that. It's a foot in the door job though... be on the lookout for opportunities to move into other positions. Trainer, QA, or preload management (if you really hate yourself, lol) are great avenues of advancement from the PH position.
  18. preloadnewbie

    preloadnewbie New Member

    The Ups I used to work at was a hour away 2 hours in Houston traffic while Fedex is just 10mins. I'm just doing it to get a workout and some spending change. Everything else like bills comes from my first job.
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    If all you are working for is some spending money I think you made a wise choice. Sure you can make $20 or $30 an hour working PT at UPS but it will take decades. Only real advantage would be the benefits working at UPS would provide. Free health insurance, paid Holidays, paid 2 weeks vacation after the first year, Union job protection, and a PT pension after 25 years that would make a lot of full time working people jealous.
  20. preloadnewbie

    preloadnewbie New Member

    The tour was good its a lot cleaner then the Ups I worked at. Im just waiting for them to call me in for an interview now. Any idea how long that takes?