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14 Jun 2024, 4:47 pm

Has anyone ever driven the brown package car for UPS? The UPS near me is hiring. I already have my driver license. I heard it’s a lot of hard work but the pay makes up for it.

I figured I could make enough money to move out of my parents into my own house.



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14 Jun 2024, 5:18 pm

"Delivery drivers want protection against heat. But it's an uphill battle"

But, might not be a problem, if:
1. You're comfy with Pacific Northwest summers
2. "UPS drivers on track to get air-conditioned trucks for the first time"

P.S. If you take the job remember that you are a paid professional driver good enough to drive a large vehicle for a living. I mention that because a delivery driver got all agitated with one of our neighbors who was driving stupid on our street. Rather than concede the right-of-way to an amateur who did not have the right-of-way but was clueless, the delivery driver insisted the clueless driver back out of the way.
a. It made the driver look unprofessional
b. The driver could've resolved things quicker if they accepted the neighbor was clueless


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14 Jun 2024, 6:04 pm

I drove for UPS during a peak season back in the 80s when I got out of the military. You make a decent wage because there are time constraints. The number of packages loaded on your truck at night determines how much time you're allotted plus the # of packages you pick up. You stay out until all of your packages are delivered. During peak you will be expected to work because you will be the low man on the totem pole. During peak season expect to work 12-14 hour days (peak is approx. the beginning of November until a few days before Christmas. If you become a driver you are part of the Teamsters.



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15 Jun 2024, 10:52 pm

Aspinator wrote:
I drove for UPS during a peak season back in the 80s when I got out of the military. You make a decent wage because there are time constraints. The number of packages loaded on your truck at night determines how much time you're allotted plus the # of packages you pick up. You stay out until all of your packages are delivered. During peak you will be expected to work because you will be the low man on the totem pole. During peak season expect to work 12-14 hour days (peak is approx. the beginning of November until a few days before Christmas. If you become a driver you are part of the Teamsters.

I used to work for UPS and the Teamsters are dicks if you're not a member. I got fired because one of their members wouldn't work with a F** literally the reason I got fired and I'm not even gay. They had to make up an excuse as to why they were actually letting me go, but that was only ever so slightly less illegal. I complained to the union, but they didn't care as I was still probationary and as far as I know, the pre-loader in question got to keep his job. I had to shell out hundreds of dollars for a job that paid slightly over minimum wage and the rats just took the money for no benefit to me. Scumbags.

That being said, once you are in, you're in and they'll shut off service to an entire highrise if the building isn't providing appropriate accommodations to do your job.



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16 Jun 2024, 12:52 am

FrostBender wrote:
Driving For UPS?

From what I remember is that they're fully unionized and you work up the rank within the bounds of the union, you do what you're given, not what you walk in and ask for. My understanding is that even if you are able to drive or have a relevant commercial license (if required), they might still start you at another position. In fact, from what I recall you may even have multiple roles/responsibilities simultaneously.

If the union is your sort of thing then definitely look up the information, I'm confident it is plentiful.



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16 Jun 2024, 1:04 am

I had no idea they were Teamsters, or that they don't have AC?!?! !?!

I guess that makes sense since they don't have doors do they?

I learn something new every day!


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16 Jun 2024, 10:36 am

I have an interview with them Wednesday. Hopefully my autistic ass doesn’t mess it up



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16 Jun 2024, 10:52 am

I don’t mind working 50-60 hours per week, as long as I can earn a lot of money fast.