Things I've Missed Out On, Because I'm a UPS'er.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stevetheupsguy, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I've become a runner/gunner again so on the days I get my girls, we'll have a bit of extra time together. This has been working fine, and mgmt has been quite accommodating, but there are certain things, as a UPS'er I will have to miss. Today was one of those days. I missed my 10 year olds Honor Roll assembly. I would have loved to be there, but alas, it was at 9am, and no matter how fast i move in the pkg car, I can't make an event at that time.

    My question is; What are some of the things you've missed out on, due to being a UPS'er? It doesn't have to be child related. What is some of the stuff you've missed out on?
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I've missed out on a bunch of my 20's and some of my early 30's.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    You can't get that back, you know?
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    DAMN!!!! There goes my plans for my 40's then. ugh!!!
  5. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Not so sure about that. QVC has been selling alot of anti-wrinkle cream and age defying gel.
  6. wadep

    wadep New Member

    Í missed 2 of 3 of my kids high school graduation ceremonies and my daighters university convacation ceremony.
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    A lot of sleep.
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My kids are only 5 and 2 but I already put in my personal day request for their graduations from high school. You should have planned ahead. Nothing will keep me from those.
  9. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Christmas Eve at the mother-in laws. PRICELESS!
  10. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    why would that be..because of decisions that you make to screw us out of more time when you know its wrong...oh wait, thats I.E., my apologies hoaxster!
  11. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    A bunch of warm dinners.
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    ON the brighter side, just think, you would have had more children with a normal job !
    You saved a bunch, consider that extra UPS bennies :)
  13. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    The discs between L4-L5 and L5-S1.
  14. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    I'm trying real hard to hang onto those two myself.
  15. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    Helping Mama shop for hats on her last Mother's Day.
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Poverty and being one of the millions without healthcare.
  17. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Nobody lives without healthcare, oh gee, sorry I forgot, there is 1 country that doesn't.
  18. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Do an Internet search for: EMTALA

    Otherwise known as: The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1986.

    And read until you emerge from the socialist fog.
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    tell that to 407 steward, too, then !
    He didn't miss out on healthcare !
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No excuses to miss those--that's why we have personal days.

    I was fortunate in that I was able to make most of my kids' activities. My route is in the city and I would park the PC and take my lunch at the baseball/softball/soccer/football field. If there was an evening event that I wanted to get done early to make I would request a Code 5 (that was back when Code 5's were no big deal). The kids understood and appreciated those events that I was able to make.