Ups worth the wait?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by davidix, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. davidix

    davidix Member

    I've been package handling for 7 months or so. So far so good. It's like a work out and the people you work with usually make it entertaining to say the least.

    I never considered ups a career to be honest. I got this job while I was furloughed from my main job. I was lucky enough to get called back shortly after and still have a schedule I can work both jobs. I kept it the 1st month or so for gas and weekend money. But since then I've learned so much about ups that it really caught my eye.

    Obviously one can't survive and support a family on 11 bucks an hour. So If ups is worth it in the long term I would have to make some sacrifices financially in order to continue this unexpected journey :)

    So my question is simple. Is ups a rewarding career.
  2. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I'll put it like this. If you have a dream job you really want, peruse that. Go for it. If you have no plans, and you are not spending thousands on a college education, stick with it, and sign every full time bid sheet that comes up. Good luck.
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  3. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    My thoughts exactly, I feel like if you have no other skills or education, then ups makes for a great career. Despite all of the crap people say on here, we work for a great company that pays its employees well.
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  4. Gumby

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  5. davidix

    davidix Member

    Appreciate it.
  6. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    Sign those FT bids. Best job out there. Time flies around here even when you're not having fun
  7. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Go for it! I'm in the same boat.
  8. Johny

    Johny New Member

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  9. Gumby

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    Hi Troll
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Who dat?
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Johny Red X
    That B* is going down
    He should change his name to Monica
  12. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I went to college while working part time. After I got my degree I got a full time job that didn't pay much. Once my wife and I had our first child I became a stay at home Dad during the day. (Best decision ever)
    I was part time for over 8 years. Once I got on as a driver I haven't looked back. Enjoy the job most days and especially on Fridays. (Payday)
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you want to work harder, not smarter; UPS is the gig for you. If you want to work smart, maybe even find a 4 day a week gig; UPS is not the gig for you.
  14. Johny

    Johny New Member

  15. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    I thought payday was Thursday for all of us?
  16. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

  17. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    Interesting. I wonder why it's Thursday for some and Friday for others?
  18. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I think they pay the PTers on Friday.
    It's the only way they can get them to come to work.
  19. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    I was PT for 14 years and payday was always Thursday.
  20. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Some PTers are Sunday through Thursday.
    Some are Monday through Friday.

    EDIT: whatever the case, they are usually paid on their last workday of the week so they will come to work.
    This feeder driver gets paid on Thursday.