Part time poverty

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by thatblusi, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. thatblusi

    thatblusi Member

    How do you expect to hire quality employees at 10 bucks an hour to unload trucks at 3 in the morning for 3 hours a day? Ups scratches its head in confusion when they see the turnover rate and the demographic of workers they attract. Give us a raise, give us hours, or let us double shift regularly. Something has to change.
     
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  2. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    Because the end result is a full time job that pays 37 an hour. Part time is a stepping stone.
     
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  3. thatblusi

    thatblusi Member

    Yea, 7 years down the road. They give us :censored2: leaving 30 minutes early working a second job. How are you supposed to support a family on $200 bucks a week. If that.
     
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  4. thatblusi

    thatblusi Member

    Dont forget about 4 year progreasion either.
     
  5. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    Two jobs. I did it for 9 years and 10 months before I was offered a full time driving job. I did construction full time then raced to ups for my twilight shift.
     
  6. thatblusi

    thatblusi Member

    It sucks. Been working a full time job on top of preload for 3 years. Depressing to think i still have 4 more years of this bs.
     
  7. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    You could always move to a growing city where they are hiring off the street. Or deal with what's going on locally. My center is hiring off the street. Our staffing is terrible. The only problem is that there are a lot of high paying jobs where I live. The northwest is booming. I just heard an ad on the radio that the construction union is hiring. No experience needed. Starting at 32 an hour with full benefits.
     
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  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    What hourly rate and how many hours per day would you like?

    And just think: By the time you go full time under a future contract, the FT driver pay and benefits package might not be as attractive. Sure you wanna keep torturing yourself with your part time poverty side gig?
     
  9. thatblusi

    thatblusi Member

    I live in california. Housing and gas prices are through the roof. My wife has medical problems its the only reason why i stick it out at ups. Im just tired of working more than 12 hours a day and still cant afford a house. I just wish there were more full time oppurtunities besides driving at ups, or if the wait time was shorter. Just stressed amd frusturated.
     
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  10. thatblusi

    thatblusi Member

    Just goes to show how weak our union is then i guess.
     
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  11. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    I was born and raised in southern california. My 9 years and 10 months was spent in Laguna building in orange county CA. Then finally offered a full time spot in Anaheim building. Local 952. I know all about the cost of living in CA. That's why once I went full time I transferred out of state. Your preaching to choir my freind. We've all been there. You'll get through it.
     
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  12. thatblusi

    thatblusi Member

    Im in southern california too. Local 63. Glad to hear someone else who made it. Thank you for the kind words.
     
  13. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    You’re center sucks.... I wouldn’t want to work there again. That ad says up to 32 with benefits, there are even jobs for those with no experience.
     
  14. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    The simple answer is you're not.
    It is a PART TIME JOB!
     
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  15. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    It's a cluster eff everyday. Out of the 4 buildings I've been too the current is easily the most chaotic and poorly run. Doesn't really bother me though. I have my own route and on the 9.5.
     
  16. Brownslave688

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

    You live in California.




    There's your problem
     
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  17. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Why does this shock you?
    YOU LIVE IN CALIFORNIA!
     
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    The less you get, the more full timers get!

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  19. hehe xd

    hehe xd Member

    They expect u to be on call 24/7 but also insist on the fact that it's only a part time position. U can't win with Joo-PS
     
  20. Been In Brown Too Long

    Been In Brown Too Long Ex-Package Donkey

    Yes, move to MN where anyone can afford to live. I'm sure it's amazing there, that's why it's so affordable. You know what they say, the higher the demand, the lower the cost.