Don't listen to anything @PT Car Washer says. He's jaded at the union and the company, and lives in the past.That sounds really good. Then from there could I transition into a full-time position for that particular role, or would I have switch/apply/bid for a normal delivery driver? It is advice like this that can make the difference in having a successful career, I am not lazy by any means, I am a hard worker and don't mind doing so, but if there are more "cushy" opportunities with a high rate of pay and less stress well by all means I am for it. I am looking for the highest rate of pay possible (of course), and a generous pension (as close as I can get to $4000 - $5000 per month) at the end of my career with UPS, I am determined to do what it takes to make that happen.
I plan on completing a minimum of 25 years of service and retiring at 65, with that being said I need to navigate the most realistic course to make that a reality. If anyone has additional input on pension payout vs years of service, as Hondo said from a previous response it can get complicated. I did mention my intentions in regards working at UPS and becoming a driver, as well as the 25 years of service and the age I plan to retire to a Teamsters business agent, he said I would be fine, he couldn't quote exact numbers because of the calculations involved but based on what I was telling him he said I should be able to get around $5000 per month. Does this number sound realistic or inflated? I always thought there was a basic dollar amount when calculating a pension based on your total years of service (ex. $150.00 per year credit x 20 years of service = a $3,000 pension check per month). From the way it sounds it may be more complicated that, seems like your age and other factors play a role in pension amounts.