What do you do after a bad day at work?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Deuce, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce Member

    Well, I'm just curious how you guys handle having a bad day at work, because lord knows, if you work at UPS you have plenty of frusterating days. what do you guys do after a bad day?
  2. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    I spend time with the dogs when I first come in the door--they're always happy to see me & it puts me in alot better mood for the family. Try not to bring your job home with you.
    Remember this phrase I came up with years ago-

    UPS is my living, not my life
  3. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Well, if it’s that bad a day, I’m probably getting home really late so I just go to bed.
    For a regular bad day (LOL) I head out to my garage and cut weld or burn something. Makes me feel better. Nothing like a few minutes building something out of metal to release inner aggression. LOL.
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Got an hour ride home, gives me time to unwind.

    (Couple of Sammys don't hurt either...!)
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    40 minute ride, stop get gas, Bi*** about the cost bi*** and moan to my self, get home see my dog, see my house, see my kids and grandkids pics on the wall. See my husband eagerly awaiting my return. Thank God I made it through another day. And realize tomorrow will be better, maybe. And think about how much $ I made. Get on browncafe, see others had a bad day, see its universal feel much better Then relax with several drinks, watch the news get depressed fall asleep in front of the fire, and wake up refreshed
  6. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    I beat the living crap out of my drums.
  7. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Takes me bout 45 min to get home to a hungry overly affectionate cat.Feed him,and crack a wobbly pop,let him hug and snoogle me for as long as I can take it,turn on my computer and read the news.Its usually even more depressing than how bad my day went.After a couple more pops I`m just peachy.
  8. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I pretty much just fill out the "PreCom" thingy in the DIAD and clock out, make the 5 minute trip home, walk in the door and tickle my little boy until he almost passes out, then kiss my wife all over her face until she starts giggling. Usually I'm already forgetting about the crappy day I just had 10 minutes or so after I walk in the door. If I had a bad day and my wife and kid isn't home then I usually swing by Wal-Mart (even though i absolutely hate delivering there) and just browse around the store. I may hate delivering there but I love shopping there. If they had decent clothes I would never shop anywhere else! After about 10 minutes in there I feel better. If I had a REALLY bad day sometimes during the following day I will be looking for packages that aren't even in the truck. I'll be looking for an address I delivered to the day before. Yeah I know it's wierd but it happens. I'll turn down a street that I don't even have a package for.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "...fall asleep in front of the fire, and wake up refreshed"

  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I drink a pint of whiskey and beat the wife:lol:
  11. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    hoffa would be proud
  12. GoSlowEarnDough

    GoSlowEarnDough New Member

    i have a beer....then another.....then another......then another......then another.....then another......go pee...but first get another.........go to sleep..........wake up.......CALL IN SICK. Makes me feel GREAT. :w00t:
  13. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    Take a longer than normal steaming hot shower. When I step out of that shower I don't even remember that I work for UPS.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Well, not after a bad day but almost everyday (evening). My neighbors (6 of us regulars) meet at a grassy thruway that runs between our houses to drink,talk,bbq,whatever........much like that show "King of the Hill".

  15. CTOTH

    CTOTH Not retired, just tired

    Though I don't cut or weld due to lack of equipment and a garage. I always make time to burn something.:wink:
  16. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    Try one of these, there a lot of fun.2006_1012bsr20010.JPG
  17. CakeDaddy

    CakeDaddy New Member


    I drink Hennessy
  18. dammor

    dammor Active Member

    So does my preloader. Perhaps that's part of the problem.

    Seriously though, I try not to bring it home. I am just grateful to be here.
    I wash off the dirt, hug those I love, and try to get to bed before midnight.
    A bit of wine is not uncommon.
  19. i file grievances on anything i can possibly think of.
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    While I do have this equipment I try to burn dinner in case my hubby thinks I should cook once in awhile, this assures I dont have to for at least a week, get home, cook= burn dinner, repeat.