Scratch turns 55 - Life at UPS gets better

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Hoaxster, May 12, 2013.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    There is something about turning 55 at UPS.
    ​The sword of Damocles disappears and a certain quietness of mind, one of serenity sets in.
    Still have to do your job but the threat is gone.

    Enjoy your future employment at UPS Scratch!
  2. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    I wish I was 55 * I only see 60 every 5 to 8 seconds
  3. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Oh to see the end of the misery. I'll have 30 in 5 more LONG yrs. Only 51. I just don't see it worth staying past. I say leave Ny will make up any. Loss in pension
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    LOL, I put in for an Option Day tomorrow and I told my supervisor Friday night that he might not ever see me again. It is a relief that as of tomorrow I can get my pension with no early penalties and draw health insurance. Right now I am going to try for August 2014 to get the most out of it.

    ​We have two guys in my building that are retiring in a couple of months, one of them is going to have his knees replaced right off the bat. Thats what bothers me the most with the way we are worked right now, I feel like I am just a replaceable piece of equipment with a dollar sign next to it. We have a few guys in their 60's in my Center, I can't figure out why they keep coming to work. If you can draw full pension and Social Security, I think that I could find something more enjoyable to do.
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    It does relieve the stress, knowing I will have something to fall back on. I don't have nearly enough saved, and with 8 yrs pt, Its not nearly enough to live on. But some days, I think, what the hell. I can get a 10 dollar an hour job and with my pension be even enough. \
    So enjoy from now on Scratch, knowing the chains you wear, you can unlock, LOL.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Could be they don't know what to do with their time.
    It would be better to keep working than to retire to an existence of breakfast, golf course, lunch, Judge Alex, Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown, take a nap, eat supper, take a nap, watch O'Reilly and Hannity and off to bed.
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I head that once you hit this age all you shoot is dust.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I got the feeling that you are right about not knowing what to do with themselves. I might find something to do like work a couple of days a week or go back to doing volunteer work. I think that it is important to keep yourself busy doing something to keep a feeling of self-worth. Maybe I can find a good local instructor and take up photography or something:wink2:
  9. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    I think I read some where that judge Judy is one of the highest paid women on tv...except for oprah....I believe she is married to another judge that was on tv....its amazing those shows are so popular
  10. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    The knee and hip replacement thing seems to be more common in our bldg these days. If you can get out of UPS jail with your knees,hips, and back in decent shape that should be enough incentive to retire sooner than later.

    There are alot of guys who are stuck working longer because of a divorce or for some reason THEY ARE PAYING THE FULL COLLEGE TUITION FOR THEIR KIDS.:sad-little: and working much longer than their old bodies should.

    Scratch you are lucky. You now have your GET OUT OF UPS JAIL CARD.
  11. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I agree totally purple sky. I paid for my college, yes my parents co signed. But, you need to learn real young, life is tough, pay your own way. I helped mine when I could a grand here or there, but they bore the weight of the cost, and they appreciate it, and both make 2xs what I do. And I feel it is the best thing I ever did for them. When I retire and Im old and grey, I suspect they might help me here or there, but no matter, I can make it on my own, always have always will. And they can make it without my help which is a really big burden I see way too many carrying.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are they divorced? I bet that they are working just to spite their ex's.
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    No, but they probably should be. I can think of a couple of them that fool around all the time. I guess they need the extra cash to do that.
  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I want to find out how they have energy to fool around. That to me would be better than retiring, the energy to fool around....not with know what I mean.
  15. pretender

    pretender Active Member

    Don't underrate the nap...
  16. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    No, we don't know what you mean .............

    Do you want to keep talking or lawyer up? :wink2:
  17. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Happy Birthday!!!!
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Biggups to the nap, nothing like a fatt nap for sure. I agree you mite get bored when you retire but like really dude who the hell is going to miss this job aka alcatraz. Anythings better than this nowadays. Yeah this jobs gotten to that point and i think many would agree.
  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You guys keep talking up these naps and scratch might drop his papers on Monday.
  20. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Happy Birthday Scratch! 25 more years to go...then you can retire!:hamwheelsmilf::hamwheelsmilf: