What Do Package Drivers Really Appreciate For Christmas?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by olroadbeech, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Our driver is really great and she always goes the extra mile. She knew I worked at UPS and I always gave her a big thank you every Christmas season.

    I thought a gift would be kinda awkward . I thought about giving her a bottle of wine and a card. We give the mailman cash every season and everyone else food gifts .

    What do you people appreciate for a holiday gift? Would it be okay coming from a retired UPSer?

    Wanna show more appreciation than just a "Thank You."
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you could invite her in for a "more personal" thank you. :)

    Wine and a card would be appropriate, as would a gift card to a nice local restaurant or to Amazon.
     
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  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I always liked CASH the best
     
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  4. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Who you callin "you people"?
     
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Actual UPS employees.
     
  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    ya. we were thinking that also.

    thanks Rod
     
  7. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Rich customer on my route gave me an expensive bottle of red every year. Cash or red wine. I was happy with either
     
  8. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    I got twenty bucks in a Christmas card today. I like money.
     
  9. Skull_Leader

    Skull_Leader Member

    Cash is probably best. Not everyone drinks (I don't)
    I don't know how well you could know her to offer a more personalized gift (which is something I would vastly prefer over cash)
     
  10. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    The most I've ever gotten was a box of candy, and that was from a habitual hsn shopper in a poor neighborhood. The rich folks really came through with a jar of jelly. The UPS store feeds us pretty well. I'm ok, as long as my checks deposit on time, though. I think tipping culture is out of control in this country anyway.
     
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  11. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    bottle of water
     
  12. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    Nothing,

    Sounds harsh but you will be judged on your gift...upser to upser.

    Change my mind!
     
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  13. Brownslave688

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

  14. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Especially on the east coast---its terrible. If a person farts out there they hold out their hand for a tip.
     
  15. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    I appreciate beautiful women answering the door with little clothing on.
     
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  16. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Preferably less.
     
  17. I just started on preload in October, but I also have a business and UPS has delivered to me for almost 13 years. I have given gift cards to restaurants, Amazon, etc. Also have given wine, beer, but it just depends on the driver. This year our drivers bluetooth speaker crapped out and I got him a JBL Flip 5. He loves it.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Are you here just for the benefits? I'm not judging you-----a lot of people who are self-employed work here for the bennies.
     
  19. 100%. They could offer me to work for free for 20 hours and give me benefits and I would jump at the chance. Many of the drivers have become family to me and now they are my enemies for not telling me about PT benefits sooner :)
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The benefits are great for a part time job but a lot of people never take advantage of them.