Possible career change

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mrguru30, May 18, 2017.

  1. mrguru30

    mrguru30 New Member

    I work with the railroad in the northeast region of the country in public transportation and am talking to UPS to get on as a regular package delivery driver off the street in Texas. I'm 40 yrs old have 5 yrs with the railroad, but with the expenses here its getting discouraging. I am in good shape so that's not a problem I do have some friends who work for UPS here who r saying Wtf r u crazy u wanna work here. They will be busting ur ass, u will be getting home 9pm at night and it'll take u years to get a permanent route, one guy said I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Is this all true? I also have a cdl if I got a straight job route is it easier than doin a package car route? And I hear there is no ac in the trucks will that change?. Thx
     
  2. Stay where you are at
     
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  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Former Fluffer

    Most people who tried and quit say this is the hardest thing they have ever done. Your are crazy, but it is a decent job. No AC. Maybe you can get hired in feeders if you have a class A, they seem to need people all the time now too.
     
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  4. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    This is the best time, in a long time, to apply for Package Car Driver.
    With the Saturday delivery push, they will be hiring a lot of outside drivers since most part timers are comfortable where they are.
    You will have to apply at upsjobs.com for your specific area. BTW, the grass isn't greener over here but the beer's cold.
     
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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I been workin on the railroad alllll dayyyyyy longgggggg....
     
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    NJ Transit guys make good bucks. Whatever their union asks for the Government gives them!
     
  7. Diaper King

    Diaper King Hella Cynical

    Do you lift,bro?
     
  8. Shiftless

    Shiftless Member

    Listen to your friends! They are being straight up with you!
     
  9. UPS Preloader

    UPS Preloader Active Member

    Keep in mind there is a 30 day trial period. They could work you 29 days and then just say sorry. Where will that leave you?
     
  10. Remember this. If this job sucked so bad and getting home so late was so bad, why would they stay?
     
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  11. Diaper King

    Diaper King Hella Cynical

    The groupies
     
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  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Healthcare , with this job you will really need , and a steady paycheck , no matter how the economy goes.
     
  13. They are out there. Lol
     
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  14. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Do a search and see how many have started driving and only work 2 or 3 days a week.
    If you are thinking it will be 5 days of work every week from day 1, you are in for a surprise.
    Factor in some lean checks in the beginning.
     
  15. Nothing by 1030 anymore

    Nothing by 1030 anymore Active Member

    Lmao. Stop considering ups I Agee with your friends
     
  16. Nike

    Nike Member

    whatever you do don't go to Texas
     
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  18. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    This job has changed considerably since I started in the late 80's. Now the hourly employee is treated like the enemy. Definitely not what I signed up for, but I've been here too long to quit now. At 40 yrs old, they will beat the hell out of you. I'd stay with the railroad.
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    What you really mean is you've been pulling a train all day long.
     
  20. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    The humidity is :censored3:ing brutal here.