Why I joined UPS.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Loyal Teamster, Jun 11, 2013.

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    "Wouldn't it be great to earn $15,000 for your college education?"
    "Join the UPS team in a part-time position and you can do just that"
    - OK I WILL

    "Available in 51 UPS locations across the nation"
    - Turns out my Hub like Hundreds of others isn't one of those 51. They should be listed.

    Why did YOU JOIN?

    Loyal Teamster
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Then quit!
  3. mixyo

    mixyo Active Member

    Judging by his previous posts, that would be a very good idea.
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Like these guys say "it is what you make it." Is it a tough job? Yes. Some days it drains you both physically and mentally to where you want to quit but you keep moving. In the end you are rewarded.
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I joined for the money.
  6. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I wanted to synchronize the world of commerce.
  7. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    You joined UPS to complain about UPS. Not about tuition reimbursement.
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I joined so I could hand women my package.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I joined for the shorts. Chicks dig the shorts.
  10. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I think you are fibbing. They didn't have the shorts when you "joined". Oh wait- you were showing your humorous side. Got it.
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I didn't join .
    I got a job and survived .
    I still can remember that first night and all the faces around me .
    Sadly they have all gone somewhere else.
    To be replaced time & time again by new faces .
  12. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    they might not have tuition reimbursement at your hub, but wait a few months when your insurance kicks in it will cover your bipolar medication.
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Can we just ban this troll already? If we ever need to replace him I'll pay for the Massengil or Summer's Eve.
  14. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    What for, he / she probably just go threw a proxy and join again and pretend to be something.... I mean someone else.
  15. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Because I love logistics, obviously - and my doctor recommended a relaxed work environment after my last desk job.

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  17. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I wanted free clothes, and I hate the idea of getting up each day and trying to figure out what to wear !!
  18. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Sounds like you should have asked your local HR manager about this before signing on. Tuition reimbursement should be universally offered, but it's generally only offered in "college towns." UPS paid for my community college (2 years) but that $1,500 ain't much (better than nothing) towards (in-state) tuition at a state university.

    We used to have an $8,000 "earn and learn" loan wherein UPS (on top of tuition reimbursement) would pay $2,000 on the principle for every year you worked ($8,000 over 4 years, but you had to repay the interest) if you were going to school. It was a pretty sweet program but they axed it in early '08. I still owe a decent chunk of change on my student loans, but it's quite a bit less than I would have had to pay if UPS didn't offer the program. Quite frankly, I'm surprised UPS hasn't pared back or eliminated the reimbursement program yet. It's useful for recruiting the PT workforce they want (young college kids that will hopefully leave in 4 years) and I'm sure they get some sort of tax cut for offering it.

    Right now, I'm learning Español on UPS' dime. :smart:
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Born into great wealth I was looking for a 30 year hobby to kill time.