UPS or FedEx?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheWholePackage97, Sep 5, 2018.

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UPS or Fedex

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  1. TheWholePackage97

    TheWholePackage97 New Member

    So I’m about to get a job at FedEx after working at USPS for 2 years as an RCA with little to no mail delivery, just amazon Sundays. With no bennies or anything like it, I’m debating coming to UPS once I save enough money to move out (I’m 21) I love delivering packages and just want to know what the best option is. Skip FedEx completely and go to UPS as a driver til peak season ends or wait it out for a few more years until I’ve saved enough money at FedEx to move out and then come to UPS? (UPS is my end goal. Just need to make ends meet now)
     
  2. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Beard or no beard?
     
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  3. TheWholePackage97

    TheWholePackage97 New Member

    I have a beard but I’m willing to shave it off if I need to. Facial hair means little compared to supporting a family one day
     
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  4. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Those FedEx gals are beastly.
     
  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    You need UPS , FedEx wage you wouldn’t be able to support too much..
     
  6. TheWholePackage97

    TheWholePackage97 New Member

    The thing I’m worried about is that I have all this driving experience now and I’m ready for action now. I’m nervous I’ll have to wait a few years being a package handler before I attain seniority and they let me become a driver
     
  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Your only 21 buddy , ....put your time in like everyone else.
     
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  8. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Depends on what area of the country you are in. The wait is less than a year here now. It took me 10 years to get full time
     
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  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Are not!
     
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  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Ten years here also , it makes us appreciate it more. These guys that start driving right away are always the first ones to complain that UPS isn’t fair..
     
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  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    UPS. Better pay, benefits and pension in the long run. Much more hostile work environment though.
     
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  12. TheWholePackage97

    TheWholePackage97 New Member

    I have no problem doing that now but I just wasn’t sure how long I’d have to wait haha
     
  13. TheWholePackage97

    TheWholePackage97 New Member

    Hostile as in coworkers/higher ups?
     
  14. TheWholePackage97

    TheWholePackage97 New Member

    I didn’t think about it that way. How old were you when you transitioned into a driver?
     
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    The hourly vs management relationship.
     
  16. TheWholePackage97

    TheWholePackage97 New Member

    I’m on the east coast. Delaware specifically
     
  17. old levi's

    old levi's I used to care... but things have changed

    if you can't hang with the big dogs ...
     
  18. TheWholePackage97

    TheWholePackage97 New Member

    Gotcha!
     
  19. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    It took me 3.5 years (can't count the peak before I was officially hired) to hit full time here where I'm at. If you come into work, bust ass and keep asking to help every night for the whole peak season (and do reasonably well), they just might keep you on as a driver. If you have a brain, are there to work and get it done... you may get to stay on as a preloader or whatever. Just need to find other means of an income as well so you can drive eventually.
     
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  20. old levi's

    old levi's I used to care... but things have changed

    only 3.5 ?