Hello everyone, I'm curious if I should consider UPS as my career choice. Let me give you some background information on me before I get started. I'm a 22 year old fit male who has a high school diploma and some college education. I am currently employed as a manager at a gym and am being paid $11 an hour. I work about 30 hours a week. I have no benefits and work close to home. The part time package handling position I was accepted for is twice the distance from home, a pay decrease, but also offers tuition and will provide me with benefits. I feel like in the long run I'm making the right choice considering I will have to be in school for another 2 or 3 years and with that time having UPS pay for my classes would be great, especially since in that 2 or 3 year wait I have a chance at becoming a part time driver at UPS, right? I will be working at the Paletine Facility in IL and am curious if this was smart decision. I am finacially stable and am fortunate enough to have parents support me in what may soon be my time of need because of decreased pay. I do not need a fancy car right now, have no children to support, and do not have to pay rent. I figure this will open up some time for me for school, I would like to get a degree. I'm not sure of my major yet but I would assume if UPS is a good fit I have a chance at managment so I should take some courses along those lines right? I figure that if I take advtanage of that $1,500 I get for school that I would have had to pay out of pocket I am making a pretty good decision. I will be cutting my hours at the gym I manage, and maybe eventually quitting since I want to focus on schooling and getting a degree. I know many of you here say UPS is hell and is a terrible choice, but; I have worked in construction so I know a hard days work. Physically demanding labor for 12 hours was fine with me.. So a 4-6 hour shift of moving boxes that average 30lbs is no problem for me. I plan on going to the gym after my shifts every day. Does anyone know the wait time for a driving position at this facility? (Paletine, IL) Does anyone know the probability of managment at this facility? Does hard work pay off at UPS or is it truly based completely off of seniority?