Tips for starting out as a driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SLW, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. SLW

    SLW New Member

    I'd like this to be less of thread about the day-to-day, and more about creating a good career at UPS (or somewhere else, if need be).

    I know this job has a reputation for basically taking over every waking hour, so what is the best way to make sure you get some semblance of work-life balance? Is there a path you took that you'd recommend, or a different choice you would've made now?

    For reference, I'm an off-the-street hire seasonal driver in my mid-30s with a degree (but a checkered past). I've read a bit about 9.5 lists and PT air drivers, but I don't really know what these are. Working my way through the contract now, but also not even sure if I should be worrying about that before I get my 30 days in.
     
  2. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    For all new hires, go here (on topic)
     
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  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Try fedex
     
  5. a911scanner

    a911scanner Active Member

    Orange 5 7
     
  6. Whither

    Whither Scofflaw

    Wait: are you a seasonal driver or are you getting a shot at starting a qualifying packet for 22.4 or RPCD (regular package car driver)?
     
  7. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Too easy.

    I like that term "checkered past". It must be something really good. If you tell us what the checkered past is we can better advise you on which career path will best suit you here at UPS.
     
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  8. SLW

    SLW New Member

    Sorry, my bad. Next question will go there.

    What does that mean? I'm new!

    Seasonal, as far as I know. They said it's increasingly likely they will be offering a lot of FT positions in January, but I'm not counting on it.

    I have a few felony convictions. No theft, sex, violence, or drugs, but still very much the opposite of "pretty good."
     
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  9. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Management would be a good fit for a guy with a checkered past
     
  10. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    So drunk driving, financial crimes, property crimes, or war crimes. NICE!!!
    Forget driving for a career, you might be too much of a wildcard for that. Stick around though because there will be plenty of management opportunities where your previous "skillsets" might come in handy. And no, I'm not kidding.

    Welcome to Brown Cafe anyways! Hang around for a bit, I think you will like it here.
     
  11. Hand around what??
     
  12. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    F* off. Better than some of your drunk three nub typing.



    I fixed it for you
     
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  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Checkered past? No problem, just go work here:

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  14. brokengroin

    brokengroin New Member

    Get your work done and go home. I had 160 stops today, off at 2:45pm
     
  15. Work harder, make less money

    Good job.
     
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  16. brokengroin

    brokengroin New Member

    Guaranteed 8 hours, so really paid just as much as if I worked until 6pm.
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    maybe your groin wouldn't be broke if you weren't a runner
     
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  18. Something for you to think about Superstar

    Those 160 stops will Soon turn into 260

    Keep running, buy some Aflac insurance
     
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  19. brokengroin

    brokengroin New Member

    I walk at a brisk pace every stop. My groin is broken from constantly meeting with MILFs on my breaks.
     
  20. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Who are you kidding, bragging about getting done at 2:30 you ain't taking any breaks
     
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