When did you start with Brown ? All Welcome

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigUnionGuy, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I am dating myself.... My first contract book


    What does the Cafe say ?

  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    73! I wasn't even an accIdent yet.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    May 4, 1973
  4. eedsegura

    eedsegura New Member

    September 15,2005
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    They will be ordering those tuxedo-like delivery jackets soon.......it's retro-style and it's new again!!
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    April 1989.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The Tuesday after Memorial Day 1971 was when I started full time and yes we drove P400's that looked exactly like the one on the front page of that contract book. (actually I once delivered a peak season out of a 1952 Dodge deliver truck--it kind of looked like that truck the devil drives in that movie Jeepers Creepers). It was kind of scary driving them old P400's at first with the doors wide open going down some dirt road 60 MPH with no seatbelts in them. I did come close to falling out on one occasion. I had started working part time in Feburary. Dang- I can't believe I had to work 4 months as a part timer before going full time.
  8. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    '75. Drove that same P400 with the next 10 stops on the doghouse. Once I put the brake pedal right through the rusted floorboard but luckily didn't hit anything. In retrospect those were some great days, even if we didn't think so at the time.
  9. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    October 1964. First car was a "J hinge", no seat belts, had micro brakes that were not too reliable. Drivers loaded their own cars and and loaded their own splits for later starters. Time clocks were in 6 minute intervals.
  10. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    August, 2010; imagine how ridiculous things will be if I make it to 2030, or 2040. Preloaders will complain about the inability to teleport packages, drivers will complain about delivering to planets outside of their assigned solar system, and management ... well, it's never good enough :P

    edit: I wonder if the BrownCafe will still exist at that time, or maybe it will be some hyper-future Twitter group. Sad thought.
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Oct 88. yea know it doesn't really seem that long ago. Half the guys I work with weren't even born yet.:wink2:
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    April 1987.
  13. feeder05

    feeder05 Active Member

    oct, 1988 during peak....but my actual company date is jan, 1989...Going for 12 more years, remember first 20 years are the easiest
  14. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    October 2001. Full time July 2005. Management looking good right now. May switch to the dark side
  15. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Early in the 90's

  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    You think you've got problems now?
    Go into management and see what happens.
  17. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Gosh, I have two start dates.
    My first date is the day I started on this wild ride.
    The second date is the day UPS purchased my seat on this ride called UPS.
  18. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    The summer of 1984
  19. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    March of 06 PT, October '08 FT.....Only 24 years to go *sigh*
  20. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Nov. 1986