What do i do? studying starts september - Part time job.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dante505, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Dante505

    Dante505 New Member

    Hello everyone

    Okay so my question to you all is this, I start my studying in September at my local college for 3 years in Mechanical Engineering, its a full time course, and at the moment I have a part time job, 10pm-3am so not the most ideal hours, I'm in training and haven't hit my target yet, I work at UPS as a secondary sorter and I'm not the most physical person in the world so I guess that explains it.But when September arrives, what do i do? do I give up the part time job and focus on my full time studying course (3-4 days a week) or try to handle them both? i don't think ill pass the training on the job so ill probably get let off after the 3 months probation ( Mid September)

    Any advice would be great!


    p.s - The sorting requirements are 1200 pph and closest ive got is 1140 (brother timed me once and i hit 1200 but i dont theyll accept that ) so i dont think ill be at ups for long, also the online test is 1500pph, but do i need to do both the 1200 and 1500 tests? or can i pass on one?
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Do you have medical benefits from your other job or from your parents.
  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Is there a question that anyone besides you would be able to answer in all that?
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  4. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    No I just have it from UPS
  5. reginald396

    reginald396 Active Member

    why can't you do both?
  6. Dante505

    Dante505 New Member

    Currently no.

    What im trying to say is, is UPS worth giving up (even though i probably wont make it past training) for my education)


    A:- i might not pass training.
    B:- The hours wont suit around college.
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    If you can make the probation I would stay with UPS. For the benefits.
  8. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    This sounds like a problem @cosmo1 would be good at answering
  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Mechanical engineering is a good field. If it makes you happy, UPS is absolutely worth giving up for it. Especially if the overnight work might affect your grades. Maybe your college offers work study or assistantship programs that'd cater to your hours.
  10. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Go to school, don't be ridiculous
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  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd Creepy pervert

    I'd get one of theseImageUploadedByBrownCafe1437576132.596069.jpg
  12. cosmo1

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

    @turdferguson, nah, I chased off a newbie yesterday. That was my quota for the week.
  13. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I did both.

    Working and going to school sucks but I wasn't really in a spot to leech off mommy and daddy. It took me a bit longer than it should have, my social life wasn't as "full" as some of the folks that didn't work but I made it happen.

    I went to school during the day (typically 8:00/9:00 AM - 2:00 PM) and worked Twilight.
  14. Dante505

    Dante505 New Member

    Bump, yeah if i pass probabtion we'll see, sadly cant work twilight as my brother is management there
  15. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    He acts like he is retired or something.
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  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Just lazy is all
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  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Transfer to Twilight shift.
  19. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Didn't make his 30 yet.
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I wonder if that would matter? Don't know, can't hurt to try?