Questions regarding work/life

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by whatisakeith, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. whatisakeith

    whatisakeith New Member

    I'm in the beginning process of possibly getting a job at UPS. I'm currently a CDL delivery driver and I'm away from home usually from 5:30am until 5pm every day. I still get to see my family a decent amount every day. The one thing I'm apprehensive about even it comes to UPS employment is the work/life balance. Is there any?

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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, but it is certainly not 50/50----more like 70(work)/30(family).
  3. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Depends on where you work. Dont plan on very much family time during the week in most cases.

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  4. Waste Manager

    Waste Manager Member

    You won't be home for supper during the week as you are probably won't be home to tuck the kiddies into bed some days..or during peak...
    On the other might be able to have brekkie with the fam..depends on your center,and your start time..
    Get used to paying people to do all the jobs around the house you used to do(if you do now)..that you had time for..
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  5. Phillygeorge

    Phillygeorge New Member

    What kind of job are you going for ??

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  6. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Couldn't agree more about paying people to do all your odd jobs. Lol.
  7. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    I leave the house at 8am and I'm rarely home before 8pm.
    From Thanksgiving to Christmas, I'm rarely home before 10pm
    Because of this job, I missed most of my kid's school performances while they were growing up. There were many weeks during peak season when I would only get to see the kids on the weekends.
    I used to be able to keep up with all of the jobs around the house when I was younger, but not any more. I'm usually too worn out on Saturdays to do much of anything and on Sundays I run out of time.
    That being said, this job has provided well for me and my family over the years. You just need to figure out if the money is worth the time away from your family. Don't forget to include your wife in your decision as she will be a single parent most of the time.
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  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I also made enough of money that, my wife didn't have to work while the kids were in school.
  9. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Depends on what job you're going for and what shift.
  10. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    Your picture wants to make me hurl. LOL
  11. whatisakeith

    whatisakeith New Member

    Wow thanks for all the responses. I definitely have some thinking to do. I think being there for my family is more important than an increase in income.

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  12. brownman.canada

    brownman.canada New Member

    during the summer time I get home at a good time. during peak is different usually 10 to 11.5 hour days. good thing about that is that I'm only 15 minutes from work. Family come first of course but they understand my work.
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    That betta?
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    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    When you look at old photo's of the kids, you can't remember half of all that stuff because you weren't there.
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  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Plus they dont look like me!
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  17. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    I'll just say that this new 2OOO curfew is an absolute blessing to the aIIan household.

    Used to be getting home before 22OO was a miracle... I live ~2O minutes from the building.

    ETA being on the 9.5 list didn't even change things.
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Driving aint no joke, its not for everybody. If you want to see your family and not miss seeing your kids grow up, don't drive. Yeah that's the real deal.
  19. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I highly commend you for thinking that way brother, good for you.
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