PC drivers that started with the company in mid to late 30s

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ManInBrown, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Was happy when I got hired. But as the years pass by I find myself wondering more and more how I will make it to retirement doing this job. 25 years puts me in my early 60s. I just don't see how it would be possible. Starting to weigh on me. I am in above average shape. Ideal weight. Probably a little underweight. Decent health. I know there is always feeder. But is it even feasible to do that into your 60s? And I would imagine it would take me to my 50s to get a feeder job. Starting to worry a little how I make it 25. And the idea of feeder doesn't thrill me. Bid a cushy route once I have 12-15 years in? Would I be able to get one? Lets say I was lucky and got one. Feasible to do that into early 60s?
  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Only you can know if you'll be able to do this job into your 60's, we really can't tell you what's the best path for you to follow. Yes, you can still be a feeder driver in your 60's, provided you get the medical clearances to maintain your CDL endorsement on your license.
  3. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Take a look at some of the old timers in your building. How old are they? They are still getting it done so why couldn't you. Retirement is a long way away. Take it one stop at a time, one day at a time.
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  4. calcio56

    calcio56 Active Member

    Figure out a way to stay off reports, out of the managers office, and keep your stop count low.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Try Feeders. You can always go back if it doesn't work out.
  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Walk, don't run and sign every feeder bid that comes along.
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The guy on my route before me retired in his early 60s. I'm 54 and coild easily do this run in my 60s.
  8. Brownslave688

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

    We had a 64 year old retire a few years ago. I honestly would of been surprised if he had told me he was 55.

    I'm lower 30's right now but at this time I see no reason why (at a reasonable pace) I couldn't do this job
    For another 30+ years.
  9. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Try not to think about it. Take the job one day at a time, focusing on weekends and vacations. If your health is good, focus on keeping it that way. Trust me. The years have a way of flying by. How did my kids get all grown up already? How many grandkids I got now? And I've been at UPS how long?
    It'll happen.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Most drivers when they gain enough seniority bid a rural small town route. Less boxes and more seat time.
  11. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I hope to retire at 55. I just wish I could physically make it longer but this job just gets harder and harder.
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It would be a lot easier to work more years if it was 8 to 9 hour days instead of so many 10+ days.
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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The job would be easier if drivers worked a 9 hour day in 10 hours instead of trying to bonus and get home as soon as they can.
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Do you mean what UPS claims is a 9 hour dispatch or 9 hours of real world work?
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Either one. I guess I am saying to just slow down and work safely. Leave the running to the young guys.
  16. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    not possible......
  17. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Most of them would be dead now, or near death....
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Try Feeders. You can always go back if it doesn't work out.
  19. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Echo? Parrot?
  20. Gumby

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