Would you do it?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by oldupsman, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    This is for you retirees out there. Or those thinking about it. Here in the East UPS brings in some of their retired
    managers for the holiday. I have no idea how they're paid or how much.
    Suppose UPS would ask you to come back in and drive for 3 or 4 weeks, would you do it?
    Package or feeder, doesn't matter. Top rate, covered by insurance. Crazy as it sounds, I think I might enjoy it.
    See all the guys again. Really no pressure on you. Maybe run splits, make pickups, air meets. Just come in and do a solid job
    for 3 weeks and say see ya next year. Have I been retired too long or just losing my marbles? You gotta think we would
    do a better job then some guy off the street for 3 weeks. Thoughts?
  2. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Interesting hypothetical. I've only been retired for 3 years but I don't think my legs could handle it. I actually weigh less than the day I retired, and try to walk daily, but still think I would have to pass. Fun to think about.

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    I think I read in the upsers magazine some retired driver & his wife do that at peak. Make deliveries with a golf cart in some big community in Florida.
    Sounds line a perfect gig to me
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Sounds like 'The Villages' to me........Florida's friendliest home town!!

  5. 1. Could you pass the physical?

    2. Who would pay for such a physical?

    3. I think the possibility of a catastrophic injury and all that possible fallout makes you too big a liability.

    4. Older, slower......

    5. You asked.
  6. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    (1,3,4)Well, since I left 5 years ago, I've lost 20 pounds and started running. Yesterday I ran 6 miles in 51 minutes. I'm in better shape now than I was when I was working there.
    Knees and back don't hurt anymore. Passing the physical would be a piece of cake. Odds of me getting hurt are less than some new guy who isn't as safety aware as I am.
    I might be older but I doubt I be slower. Like I said, best shape of my life.
    (2)Why would I pay for the physical? Do you pay for your physical?
  7. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    One thing: Here during peak, is one of the worst weather seasons. Sometimes wintry hell. No thanks. Did that for too many yrs in feeders.

    Nuther thing: At least in Central States, when UPS "bought out" the pension, they lifted retirement employment restrictions EXCEPT for UPS. In other words, you can drive a truck for ANY outfit you want (unlike Central States, which says you can't drive for ANYBODY) except UPS.

    I'll pass. Had enough.

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    I've heard it's verrrry "friendly"
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I wouldn't want to come back and drive but I wouldn't mind being a helper.
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I would--- until I heard them mutter something like "can't you go a little faster" ---which I'm sure would be about 5 minutes after I reported for work. Also --I'm sure there would be some friction between me and them because I would refuse to shut my truck off ---I don't do cold like I used too.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Could I file grievances??
  12. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    I always say they are bringing back the A Team when I see some of our management retirees show up. They were people I enjoyed working for and it's nice to see how retirement is treating them well.

    If you kept up your CDL you would already have a physical and medical card on record, so no issues there. Most likely any retirees coming back to Feeders would be just doing CPU's or shifting nights so not very attractive work compared to the run they had before retirement.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Sure, I'd do it once. After I walked in, looked at my load and said "see ya", that would be the very last time they would see me.
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    UPS would never do it !

    You would have to assume these drivers would be getting top rate, while they can hire more drivers for less money.
  16. ymelord

    ymelord Active Member

    I like your spirt, but I think you need to have your wife make that appointment, it could be the onset of alzheimer's.
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I would do it for the seasonal wage just so I could prove I could still do it.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Allow me to clarify. HELL NO!
  19. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom