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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default I can has job? May have FINALLY found long term employment.

I've been doing mostly contract work with an acting job (complete with script and everything) for the past couple years. It pays very well, but is too far and between and offers no benefits (considering each case is a contract job).

Recently, I did some work for UPS over the holidays and over the past couple of months they have called me in for a tour (invitation only), then a preliminary interview, and as of last Friday, a secondary interview. Though it's not official, I am 90% sure I got the job and will be loading those 18 wheeler trucks (they said about 1000 packages a night and 200 of them are estimated to be 75lbs+). At least I won't have to deal with obnoxious customers and will have a full days workout by the time I'm done with my shift. I'm going to be sore, but going to be pumping up teh sh0rTs! Better yet, after working for them for a year they offer a very strong benefits package, and they are a VERY rare Monday - Friday job (though my hours are in the evening) with Saturday/Sunday off and holidays off. After 90 days, I get a $1.00 raise and am then available for promotions.

It's a good start.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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UPS pays good. Mainly because it's union.

I hear drivers make 70k. Nice.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:43 AM   #3
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:44 AM   #4
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UPS pays good. Mainly because it's union.

I hear drivers make 70k. Nice.

Not that hefty.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:47 AM   #5
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UPS pays good. Mainly because it's union.

I hear drivers make 70k. Nice.
That is my main goal, not to become management, but to be a cargo driver. That is what I did during the seasonal help, and while it is HARD work, it is satisfying. The pay isn't that good to start off actually, but it gets more rewarding the longer you stay with them. It's not a dead end job (so I hear anyway).

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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:48 AM   #6
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Good Luck. I did the same job for one summer during my 1st year of university. The union guys are some of the most laziest, overpaid pieces of sh!t you will ever see in your lifetime. Really made me hate unions.

Good luck dude, i hope you are in shape if not you will be in 6 weeks.
I worked as a driver helper for a month. The cargo drivers I was with were very hard workers, and the job is constantly "GO GO GO GO GO GO". While I was working, I was going through a bad bout of Bronchitis and an ear infection (I didn't know it at the time). I kept thinking I must have really been in bad shape if after the second week of working I wasn't able to catch my breath, but being sick (thought it was just a stubborn cold) will kick your ass any time. They claim being a cargo driver/driver helper is among the hardest of the jobs there (especially when delivering to apartments OMFG those suck ass). I worked my ass off and the drivers said they put in a good word for me at the yard. I even had a problem with one of my paychecks, and one of the drivers I worked with offered to help me sort it, and he did! Really nice guy.

And yes, they said "If you have a gym membership, cancel it...you're not going to need it after you start working here".

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Old Apr 15, 2012, 06:26 AM   #10
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 07:13 AM   #11
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 09:19 AM   #13
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Hope you get it, man.

PS. If you see any suspect activity from your co-workers (i.e., shaking boxes to check the "contents"), please notify your supervisors immediately. I've lost way too many packages due to unscrupulous UPS employees as of late and it's always the warehouse guys.
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Good Luck. I did the same job for one summer during my 1st year of university. The union guys are some of the most laziest, overpaid pieces of sh!t you will ever see in your lifetime. Really made me hate unions.

Good luck dude, i hope you are in shape if not you will be in 6 weeks.
What jobs were the lazy people in? I have never had a late package from UPS so I'm curious.
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What jobs were the lazy people in? I have never had a late package from UPS so I'm curious.
His post contradicts itself, first he says they are the laziest POS's ever then he says, you will be in shape in 6 weeks, LOL, lazy POS's don't usually get workouts from being lazy, no ?
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His post contradicts itself, first he says they are the laziest POS's ever then he says, you will be in shape in 6 weeks, LOL, lazy POS's don't usually get workouts from being lazy, no ?
I know. From a service standpoint I normally receive my 3 day packages in 2 days and often receive 2 day deliveries in 1 day. That is not indicative of lazy workers.
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I've been doing mostly contract work with an acting job (complete with script and everything) for the past couple years. It pays very well, but is too far and between and offers no benefits (considering each case is a contract job).

Recently, I did some work for UPS over the holidays and over the past couple of months they have called me in for a tour (invitation only), then a preliminary interview, and as of last Friday, a secondary interview. Though it's not official, I am 90% sure I got the job and will be loading those 18 wheeler trucks (they said about 1000 packages a night and 200 of them are estimated to be 75lbs+). At least I won't have to deal with obnoxious customers and will have a full days workout by the time I'm done with my shift. I'm going to be sore, but going to be pumping up teh sh0rTs! Better yet, after working for them for a year they offer a very strong benefits package, and they are a VERY rare Monday - Friday job (though my hours are in the evening) with Saturday/Sunday off and holidays off. After 90 days, I get a $1.00 raise and am then available for promotions.

It's a good start.
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That is my main goal, not to become management, but to be a cargo driver. That is what I did during the seasonal help, and while it is HARD work, it is satisfying. The pay isn't that good to start off actually, but it gets more rewarding the longer you stay with them. It's not a dead end job (so I hear anyway).
I don't think it's a dead end job either. Hope you get it and good luck.
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Oh, so you were the lazy ass union worker! That explains it. I bet you never helped them deliver packages either.
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Oh, so you were the lazy ass union worker! That explains it. I bet you never helped them deliver packages either.
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