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Anyone ever work for UPS?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BigSleeper, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I have an interview for a part-time package handler position. Was just curious if anyone else has ever worked for them.
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Nope. I still wear extra snug brown shorts on weekends, though.
  3. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    As long as brown does something for ya.
  4. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    I have a cousin who worked for UPS for 10 years. Was paid very well and treated very well. Busy as hell in December, as you might expect.
  5. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I might try to get a job with them soon, so I can see the guys in brown shorts make some money to support myself.
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Kinda of a shitty job, that handler position, but you'll get a good night's sleep, I know that, loading and unloading trucks.

    I know a lot about this industry, BTW. If you ever really want to know about it.
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    good job for college students. and thank gawd, they have good worker's comp insurance. or at least they did when i was there. have lifetime medical on a knee that will very soon (as in now) need replacing.
  8. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I worked for UPS for a month. Training the first week was fine. First week in the trailers was fine. Had a great, great supervisor. But UPS, having the great benefits they do, allow men (or at least they did 12 years ago) to take a month off to be with their newborns. Had a new supervisor and within two weeks, I and three others under his watch had quit.

    Good pay, good benefits, tough work but probably a decent part-time job to have if you can swing it.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    You'll be treated fairly, which in this economy, is saying something.
  10. NDub

    NDub Guest

    I worked there for about nine months 5-6 years ago. I was a part-time truck unloader in the evening. You will work your freakin' ass off. Eventually they stuck me in some trucks by myself to scan and stack boxes and that's a real work out. But hey if you're looking to lose a few pounds then this will do it.

    Also, it was unionized when I was there so you're covered on some stuff. I had one supe who was a good guy, good boss. Other was kind of a dick, but we dealt with him.

    Pay was OK for a part-time job and you're always guaranteed I believe at least four hours a day (M-F) after you've been there for a certain amount of time. Also, as someone said, come mid-November and through the New Year you will be very busy. You also never work weekends.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Remember what they said in Family Guy, Lift with your back, not your knees.
  12. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Worked for UPS over Christmas one year in college. It was a four-week gig, and a pain in the ass. The pay was cool. Unfortunately, I was working a shift that started at 4am. Had to call at 3am to see if I was needed that day (sucked!) And I worked my ass off, unloading trucks, in open docks in December.
    Worked. It. Off.
    Froze it off, too.
    Was never so glad as when that was over.
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