Y'all ever wish you would have gone to college instead?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by KoennenTiger, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You still can.
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  2. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    True so true.

    Not going to, but I do know a womea who finished her degree at 60 years old.

    Thanks for the encouragement though.
  3. Mack37

    Mack37 Active Member

    UPS pay and benefits are definitely superb, hence my interest in coming back. The other half of me , though, has been in trucking long enough to see and hear what happened with most of the teamster represented freight companies. I’ve worked with far too many old CF, Preston, Yellow etc. guys to believe that it will last forever.
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  4. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Pick the right major and money will flow.
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  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Does his current occupation have any connection to his degree?
  6. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Download Overdrive and listen to audiobooks for free through your library. It won't get them all but most libraries have a good selection.
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  7. Mack37

    Mack37 Active Member

    Hoopla as well. Fortunately I have family all over the country so I get their numbers and pins so I have four library systems on there haha.
  8. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    I'll have to try out hoopla, thanks for the info.

    I started with LibriVox, which can be excellent for the classics. If you Google best LibriVox narrators, it will give a good place to start. Some of those books are professional quality, free and have no time limit or wait list.
  9. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Nice blog bro.
  10. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    My experience too, we were all in college back then. More than half of us stayed when we graduated. It was grad school for me or $45K out of the gate. When I did the math on the pension, benefits, and how young I could retire it was a no brainer. College is more expensive now but I only spent $20K with a combination of University and community college; it would have been much less if I had done the starving student lifestyle. I wouldn't trade my degree for anything, I use it every day.
  11. nextlife

    nextlife Member

    You know, some people would rather do something they love doing rather than do a job where they could potentially make more money. It sounds to me like your life revolves around money, keeping up with the joneses(status), and material things - that is fine, but don't judge others for choosing a different path from your own. I know plenty of people(myself included) who couldn't care less about what kind of car they drive as long as it gets them from point A to point B.
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  12. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Glad i didnt. I did other jobs. Befor ups.
  13. Underallowed306

    Underallowed306 Active Member

    Most people don’t start working to find what they love. They work to earn a living. If you’re going to work, you may as well do something that pays well. It is much better to drive a piece of crap because you want to rather than because you have to. Delivering packages doesn’t suck. Being broke sucks.
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  14. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I did that all the time!
  15. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Because he’s his brother?
  16. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    He could work in Marketing.
  17. I have a friend that would constantly talk about his brother being in college. Come to find out I guess when you're incarcerated you call prison college.

    Other than 98.6 the only other degree I have is from the School of hard knocks.

    Hell yes I wish I would have went to University and I wish I would have joined the military but you didn't do that kind of thing back in the early '70s. It was all about peace love and understanding.

    I'm close enough to being a criminal that I probably would have made a good cop.
  18. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    As a guy who spent quite a bit of time to become the law.

    Would you feel fulfilled directing traffic? Writing tickets in a ticket mill? Worse. Oh my we did much worse. You aren't allowed to think. And yeah you think you are going to make a difference?

    Hey get those kids a family, a father at home. Slap them on the wrist you can't touch kids selling whatever, or the homeless guys. I mean those guys wish you would bring them in. They don't even make sense.

    I hate to say it though. From what I saw is a pretty good bunch of guys.
  19. nextlife

    nextlife Member

    Delivering packages sucks(imho). I am just about done with school and I am happy to take a small pay cut doing something that I enjoy doing, something much more fulfilling, and I get the summers off - and at the same time save my body.
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