wanting my own route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by poophappens, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. poophappens

    poophappens Member

    I've been driving since oct. 2004 and never had a route pass me up.. Just wanting anything. Anyone been waiting longer?
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I waited 9 years before I touched my first route.
  3. poophappens

    poophappens Member

    These old guys just need to retire hehe
  4. Brownslave688

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

    I've been 6 years had my own route for a year and got bumped. Certainly won't be taking just any old route. I'm willing to wait for the right one.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Cut us a check and we'll even leave early.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Lol, let's start with the guys who have 40 or more years in!
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I am surprised UPS doesn't offer buyouts.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps they will start once the two-tier wage structure is in place.
  9. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    September of 2003. Of course, I've only bid on 2 in that time when maybe 15 have gone up. Currently waiting on one that I'm covering, but management is dragging their feet on it because they don't train their junior split drivers to do anything but cupcake routes and they constantly have staffing issues. I could call the division HR manager, but I'll bide my time and will play the game for a little while.

    As a point of advice, don't just bid on any old route. You could be on it for quite a while once you get it.
  10. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    12 years and never have had a official bid route. Had a route that I ran for a couple of years but it was because I was the only one that knew it.
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    So for two years you never had vacation or a day off????
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Probably just held everything until he came back.
  13. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Not gonna happen!
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Earn your place, pup. It doesn't mean anything if they give it to you.
  15. uber

    uber Guest

    UPS is having enough of a problem finding quality drivers these days. The problem is only going to get worse if a two-tier wage system is put in place and drivers are topping out at the same rate as 22.3 guys.

    You're delusional if you think this is a good idea. But, then again, I knew that already anyway.
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    2 tier is the way to
    go. Just like we will get 2nd tier Social Security and Medicare so the present casino dwellers can keep theirs if Paul Ryan gets in.
  17. poophappens

    poophappens Member

    What is the 2 tier about? Haven't heard much about it.
  18. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    I don't "get" it......