Why does every driver hate their job?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PTPunchingBag, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Brownslave688

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

    Quoting and responding to be sure I get an alert
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  2. ch3rylsucks

    ch3rylsucks New Member

    Haha nope. That bitch part time. Lucky he can type.
  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Oh I wanna get in on this too.

    Tell him man! I bet you're right, he probably is PT!
  4. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    It's 2:39. What did I miss?

    At about this time I head deep into the UPS mines to chip away at pure cardboard gold.
  5. Mr. Marshall

    Mr. Marshall Member

    I don't hate it. I've grown bored with it at times and have bounced a little bit between 22.3 and driving but if I ever truly hated it I would quit.
  6. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    The topic of discussion amongst drivers is often how terrible their jobs are because no one at home can ever relate. Every morning is a :cursing: session because of this.

    Try telling your girlfriend this: "Dispatch split the work on my loop. I was light, but :censored2: idiots had to send a guy from Westside to help the driver with my work, while I went to Westside to help a driver that was blown out with 260 in a 600." Without the benefit of Google Translate UPS, she might nod politely, but she won't ever get it. You could tell the same story to your dog, and it will cock its head to the left.

    Drivers, on the other hand, will shake their heads in disbelief while instantly calculating the time wasted, throw in a few additional jibes about management. They've been there. They can FEEL your pain.

    I've run into retired drivers on the road that still :censored2: about management because after 20 years of marriage, their wife at home could never grasp the insanity. They see me pull up, and they just have to get something off their chest, and I shake my head in disbelief, maybe share a story or two, and steal 5 minutes of company time. Then we walk away feeling slightly better about ourselves.

    When you hear these conversations, it's more stress relief than job hate. The ones that hate the job don't last long.
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  7. Brownslave688

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

    I don’t need my wife to grasp what work is like. I just need her to not bitch when at 5:30 I text and say yeah have to help someone gonna be a few hours later than I thought.

    Now mines pretty good but she also has a job that a 4 hour day can turn into a 9 hour day. So many people just cannot understand that I don’t know when I’ll be home before I leave in the morning.
  8. PTPunchingBag

    PTPunchingBag New Member

    Yeah, I’m gonna be here for my career. I’ve tried college but school just isn’t for me. And personally, I’m happy at UPS (for now). It sucks getting up at 3am but I’m getting practically the same benefits as a driver (some part timers in my building say we do get the same, but some drivers say we don’t), I get vacation time, it just sucks I’m only making $11.50 an hour, but with the benefits? Screw it! And yeah, I’d like to get married and have kids but my girlfriend knows I can’t relocate because of work
  9. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    You can’t relocate because of a job that pays you $11.50 an hour???

    Ps you can not support a family on $11.50 an hour job.
  10. PTPunchingBag

    PTPunchingBag New Member

    Well I’m 19. I’m not planning on having a family anytime soon. I at least want 3 years as a driver before I start a family. And if I’d relocate, I’d lose all building seniority and have to relocate for education purposes, which I’m not doing.
  11. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Benefits are not the same. You will be removed from your current plan, and have to sign up for a different plan when you go FT. I did not realize this until I received a COBRA letter.
  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    How hot is she?
  13. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    That's the question, if you go the management route and you're willing to relocate - you can go up the totem pole a lot faster. UPS is in dire need of competent management.
  14. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real

    Time wasted thinking about real precious family time and your still in debt , ''''management. They've been there. They can FEEL your pain.'' ,,Wife or girlfriend cheating on you , chances your fell into someone else's plan. and guess what they planned for you ? after 25 years or who knows , but i make the same money with out doing the hard work that someone is doing today. shake shake your head that maybe your are that story. you might live longer , you might live little shorter ''OT can't stop your ignorance and you ego.
  15. ch3rylsucks

    ch3rylsucks New Member

    Where he at? Ho-ass show pony! Thanks for coming out boys!
  16. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    "You deliver boxes all day. How hard can it be?"

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  17. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Lol @Turdferguson Is a lot of talk. I think you scared his PT ass off.
  18. Days

    Days Active Member

    Having a :censored2:ty life so that you can have a good retirement is bad advice. Life doesn’t work that way as much as people want to believe. You can literally retire and then 2 months later die from a whatever. I’ve seen it before
  19. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Your name is" dick handler " and your talking about my name?
    Where do you get I am part time?
    I'm here now, been on vacation and been sick past two days.
    I'll get back to my original thought. How does the fact that it took you 10 years to full time mean you have a weak local. How does the fact that they have gotten everyone their job back mean they are weak local?
    Stick to what your good at and go handle some more ducks
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  20. ch3rylsucks

    ch3rylsucks New Member

    Cool story bro, bet your sick a lot. "Weak"- for the 10 years part is wrong I admit... It was an economic downturn that caused that. As for the losers who were fired... If your ass got fired u deserved it, and nowhere else but UPS have I seen people get fired for obvious reasons only to have the union get them their job back. So maybe I'm completely wrong here with my "weak" statement. I guess YOU could argue that the local is strong... Strong enough to get felons and addicts their jobs back. Hell, I bet you're even a beneficiary of such discourse! But don't lie to people pretending that lib-tard attitude is good for anyone other than the union employees who are propped up by these ideals. Its a simple job, we're glorified pizza delivery boys... not that you'd know. Now if u aren't still too sick, get back on the belt and load my truck!