To all you youngsters thinking about making UPS a career

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Nothing by 1030 anymore, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Recently retired 55 years old with 3 repaired hernias,herniated disk,brand new shoulder. A recent independent laboratory concluded the odds of retiring as a ups driver are 500 to 1..odds of being terminated are 434 to 1 within 10 years.
     
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  2. Hellobrown2000

    Hellobrown2000 Active Member

    And? So you wish you would have stayed the course and became a teacher?
     
  3. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    thanks for the glimmer of sparkling hope...

    But you will make the big bucks!! This comes with a price though, which is your body breaking down at warp speed unless you learn to take care of it at an early age, and develop healthy habits through your career.
     
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    sounds like you should have gone to feeders years ago
     
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  5. yes, but was a single father of two
     
  6. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    You should have used the methods.
     
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  7. I did Thanks for ur stupid input
     
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I got 30 in and still going strong. Sure I don't move as good as I used to. But I learned to take my foot of the gas pedal a little bit. I ain't letting these :censored2:ers kill me.
     
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  10. Future

    Future Hi

    You must work out ...son
     
  11. haller

    haller Well-Known Member

    He could have played in the NFL. Same injuries!
     
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  12. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Doesn't sound like it.
     
  13. Gumby

    Gumby *

    @Nothing by 1030 anymore
    Tell us what's really bothering you.

    Did you retire on your terms? Or did your physical condition force you to retire?
     
  14. haller

    haller Well-Known Member

    The senior citizens on the road? Me either man.
     
  15. Came back from workers comp with a new shoulder in July 2016. Was planning on retiring in nov. In the next two months was in emergency room twice for heat exhaustion. First time heat ever bothered me in 30 years. The second time the dr said it wasn't heat related and not workers comp. my manager said I couldn't work until cleared by my dr and then their doctor...and a new dot card. My wife begged me to retire. I came home..thought about it...drove back to work and retired
     
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  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Hopefully you can enjoy it. Good luck to you my friend.
     
  17. I feel like I won the lottery. Thanks!
     
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  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Every retired driver I know , is loving life now.
     
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  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I sympathize with you and agree with a lot of what you said. I just questioned where those numbers of those independent studies came from.

    I had to retire a couple of years earlier than I really wanted too because my body was wearing out.
     
  20. Lol. I completely made it up lolol. Enjoy never having to work in hell again!