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Pros & Cons of Working at UPS (Part 1) - Pros

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Part 2 -https://youtu.be/wWFeFY7iiow Detailing the Pros and Cons of working at UPS Part 1 is pros Part 2 is cons. This video should help answer the questions "Should I apply at UPS?" "Is UPS a good place to work?" "Good things about working at UPS" "Bad things about working at UPS" PROS 1.Union Join - Hard to get fired, Can’t get laid off, Other benefits of being in a union such as being able to transition to other jobs at other companies 2.Benefits - Good benefits and healthcare that you don’t have to pay for directly at least 3.Part Time - If you have other things going on like school or second jobs, its part time so it goes well with most schedules. Different shifts etc 4.Potential to move up - Its not quite a dead end job, you can do different things to get a pay raise, sorting, feeder etc. You can become a driver after a few years and make well over 60k a year with no education. Alternatively you can become a supervisor 5.If your introverted its good because you don’t really have to talk to people much. You are mostly alone throughout the days. 6.Pay raises every year 7.You can meet some really great peop
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2011sinthia (2 days ago)
I cant see a con making 40 an hour
Jiva Go Swami dasa (4 days ago)
Good information. Nice Editing too!
Michael Kuolt (19 days ago)
UPS needs more Pilots
OVERWATCH (23 days ago)
The issue I always seem to have in the comment section when discussing UPS, is whether some people are talking about the real UPS or UPS freight. There is a difference.
OVERWATCH (23 days ago)
I don't even need to watch this video as a somewhat recently retired UPSer of 23 years. Pros: Damn good money, great benefits including pension (at least currently) Cons: hard physical labor. All kinds of b.s.
WLA Ayala (28 days ago)
Here Slave#22 reporting to duty
dominic bourgoin (1 month ago)
I drive love it
DrivingNIGHTday (1 month ago)
Do you have PVD drivers at your hub / center? How do the other drivers feel about the part time seasonal drivers? Here in the South some tend to like it because it gets them home faster during the busy times. I've worked as a PVD driver for the first time this year. Started the last week of Nov. and will be working until Jan. 15. Was wondering your take on the subject.
DrivingNIGHTday (1 month ago)
@GennyKene So they were looking to hire PVD internally first? I just received a packet from the teamsters union. Not sure if they are just looking to recruit in general or if it will enable me to join the UPS union. Going to take some time today to read through the literature. I understand about working long hard hours. UPS will definitely wear you down. It's not for all. But if your looking to segue into other jobs with the company it seems like a good opportunity. My CDL instructor, years ago, worked 20+ years for UPS over the road. He made a pretty good living. However I see that coming to an end in 10 years or less. Since UPS has already starting using level 4 autonomous robots for over the road hauling in Arizona. "Long live MARS and all who teriform her!" "The Ring or Bust!" https://youtu.be/52STRax3ccw?t=21
GennyKene (1 month ago)
Got offered around xmas. They randomly asked in the middle of the sort. It's an interesting opportunity but after working 8hr/6Day I just wanted to leave tbh so I didn't try it.
gaming with david (2 months ago)
I just clocked in
JASKO 415 (2 months ago)
I work at the one in Utah and the starting pay is higher than the rest of the locations in our district
Carrie George (3 months ago)
Was it a tax write-off when you had to pay for your glasses out-of-pocket expenses for co-pay? While working with UPS happen to notice if there is suitable Child Care available in case you have a child and you are single mother / father working in an industry in supporting your family by yourself would you say that UPS could use some improvements or suggestions in growing and handling 401k Union situations and proper protocol when it comes to accidental proper protocol when it comes to commercial Industries drug testing and mandatory safety meetings for Hazmat drivers?
tadatpbc (3 months ago)
I guess I am lucky... Started as a part time package handler and got into driving after just 8 months into a part time cover driver position... Actually work every day on a route... Been with the company just over two years now and its been stressful at times but altogether not bad... The pay is awesome..
Julius Adams (3 months ago)
It's not $60,000 a year to start as a driver but as a CDL Class A feeder driver it's going to be $90,000 a year to start
Jay Brown (4 months ago)
14 yrs..still part time..i was patient..waiting for a full time combo position..still nothing..something has to be done about people who fail the driving road test..some pppl can't drive that p.o.s stick shift truck they give u for the test.. Its either go driver or suffer thru poverty forever..if u can't get into becoming a driver ..then ups phucks u over...dont let me get started onthe teamsters local unions..not fighting for veteran employees that kill there bodies sorting loading unloading and putting up with bs stress from some bs supervisor that they just hired off the street..the point is that after 10 yrs..there should be automatic full-time..without having to be a package car driver...im 34yrs old with a pt job ...its because i had faith in this company..14 yrs..still part time
Truepk (1 month ago)
TBH, there are some new guys that don't know how to drive stick and they're drivers. I was baffled when I heard that.
chewy alba (3 months ago)
Honestly sounds like you can't drive stick... Just a shot in the dark. Try car simulators where you drive stick. Go to driving school...
Edward Robitson (5 months ago)
Ots a good job to have benefits is great pay fucluate from time to time bonuses hard work though hang in there dont get hurt work safely. 2019 and beyound
Cesar Cardenas (6 months ago)
Is ups freight good to go to i have interview for dock worker driver have all my endorsement and 4 years driving whats pay like like for ups freight
Nick H (5 months ago)
freight is what they call "feeders" and yes pay is decent/really good if you get full time. (at least in New Jersey//NYC) full time benefits is a 10 dollar co pay for basically everything.
toyoscio (6 months ago)
6:32 music?
toyoscio (6 months ago)
#8 Being only around boxes
toyoscio (6 months ago)
#5 Pro #7 maybe not so much
Jeremy Lee (6 months ago)
I did package handling for two weeks then went to intergrad and psssed cuz I was hired as a driver. Should be driving before peak hits
Overworld Newsfeed (4 months ago)
What's intergrad?
MrWhatsupeverybody (7 months ago)
Union iob is a con. We have clowns who come to work drunk as shit. They got fired but got their job back. Well now, a lot of hard workers got laid off because they didn't have the seniority, but we still have the drunk fools that are slow as shit. Union is a farce.
The Left Handed-Right Winger (9 months ago)
As long as you show up every day, do your job, be safe, you will have a good career here. Know your supervisors. Communication one of the most important parts to success here. Attendance is probably the most important thing other than safety, but Communication is up there because if you talk to your supervisors and don't abuse your lack of attendance, you're more likely to get time off. Secondly, you're more likely to advance if you talk to your supervisors. You want management or become a driver, talking to your supervisors is your fast pass to advancement. Pluses and minuses to go with management, but it can be a good fit for some. Many drivers make $100k per year and I hear pilots do even better. Peak season Thanksgiving to Christmas with over time hours you will make good money in any role.
Carlos Martinez (9 months ago)
My brother works feeder at UPS Grande Vista in Los Angeles. 10 years ago when my dad had dementia, my brother and his wife had my dad sign over all of his properties to themselves. My kids and I are about to become homeless because my brother and his wife took out a $350,000 loan on this house and never paid it back. My father bought this home in 1957 and this home was intended to be sold after his death and the funds distributed to my sister and brothers, and myself. New owner says that we have until June 6, 2019, to get out.
Overworld Newsfeed (4 months ago)
What the fuck.
B From Kentucky (9 months ago)
I put 5 years in at AMZN in the shipping department but a UPS was next door & I always heard how much better it was at UPS. I finally decided to make the switch & wish I had started at UPS years ago!
OVERWATCH (23 days ago)
Lexington, I bet. There's an Amazon facility literally right next to the main UPS Lexington hub. Been there plenty.
Jose Flores (9 months ago)
How much do Diesel mechanics make @ups in California? I do both Diesel and chassis
buck wheat (4 months ago)
Max out probably like 40 an hour
willy lump-lump (9 months ago)
This guy needs talk with his chest out.. I couldn't make it through this video.. 😟
Aten Akehnaton (8 months ago)
You need to suck it up you entitled little bitch.
Knowledge S.O.G. (11 months ago)
There are no Pros it'scons especially under the new contract. Was it UPS employee for years they do not care about the Dock Workers the part-time employees the only people they kinda give a s*** about is their drivers and I'll put them to the acts just as quick as they would alignment has become an extremely corrupt company I left last year after years of service avoid these people like the plague and do not put packages into their system as nobody in that system is nice to it for cares we all know that there's insurance and UPS will pay for what we throw against the side of a truck for no reason this is especially true in the Kankakee Illinois facility
Michael Page (11 months ago)
Liars, Scumbags !! Worst company in America.
Jonathan Corona (1 year ago)
Hey i have a question to ask what is the name that you are loading up the containers inside the airplane
Jonathan Corona (1 year ago)
Cool Cat and if you find it can you please send me a link to that please
Jonathan Corona (1 year ago)
Cool Cat I couldn’t find it for ups and also for amazon prime air and fedex express
Cool Cat (1 year ago)
Jonathan Corona material handlers
Kye Comincioli (1 year ago)
I work at UPS and go to school and I see all the comments about “go to school so you don’t have to work here” but tbh UPS pays way better if you make your way up to a driver than most jobs. I’ve heard bad and good things and am worried about to stay there or not or pursue my education
OVERWATCH (23 days ago)
I'd say if you're going to school that will lead you to a certain job with incredible pay and benefits, go that route. On the other hand, there are tons of college grads at UPS, driving and doing other labor jobs, because of the pay and benefits.
Overworld Newsfeed (4 months ago)
I work at Dollar Tree , it sucks.
Dave richardson (1 year ago)
Drivers don't start at 60,000 a year Johnny,that's a joke I know I worked there and drove for 24 years,and to be a supervisor you must have a college education
Dave richardson (1 year ago)
@Daisy it use to be that way, a person had to submit a letter of intent and have a college education,I always thought that was stupid when I first started in 1984,it was not like that ,then it changed about 1998 or so,I left there in 2008 and it was still required a college degreee
Daisy (1 year ago)
At my hub a college education is not required for management anymore
John Larrazabal (1 year ago)
Cons....going to work......pros....sitting at home and doing absolutely....choose wisely.
Captain H (1 year ago)
There's pros and cons everywhere. UPS has been around for over a century. How many companies have been around that long? It's not for everyone. Most that have the "good" jobs climbed the ladder after starting at the bottom.
Henry Kudlacz (1 year ago)
Nazi Labor Camp - preload-load.   Money make  over there not even paid for my food or car gas - $8.25/h minus taxes, unio etx. 1991 year
Dennis Pluto (8 months ago)
Henry Kudlacz I made $8.25 hr in 1980 as a pt sorter and $16.25 in 1990 the contract in 1980 cut wages in half for new hires.pters haven't got a raise for 35 to 40 yrs depending on location
jeff geagley (1 year ago)
Supervisors suck they lie like hell. They will screw u over every time they can.
Jordan Dezii (1 year ago)
Should have mentioned the earn and learn program in your pros $25,000 towards school and all you have to do is work part time great way to get through college tuition free
OVERWATCH (7 days ago)
That's true if that's a direction you are wanting to go. No doubt it has value. UPS doesn't even care if it's intended that you are trying to major in some skill they can't use. But it's pretty remarkable how many college grads stay at UPS and make their entire career doing blue collar labor despite having a college degree in their back pocket. I only graduated high school and made more income during my 23 year career than plenty of college grads.
Diana Owens (1 month ago)
I was told that initially when hired, turns out it's not offered through every hub, unfortunately mine😐
Doctorj63 (1 year ago)
Unions suck.
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
@Doctorj63 you want to read someone else's comment to defend your stupid as position. Gtfoh
Doctorj63 (1 year ago)
@Kosh Naranek See Leon Aguilar blow. Nailed it.
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
child labor laws, and health insurance should i keep going
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
yeah so do 40 hour work weeks, and paid holidays
John Smith (1 year ago)
Let me say this Ups is just like any military service, but you can leave at any time. I am right now in the bunk of a sleeper tractor going down the 10 heading to Grandevista I really enjoy working at ups but I put up with a lot of BS to get to this point this is a job you must at least like it 35 years and it seems like yesterday ifI had to do it all over again I would do it for me it was the right fit I started loading trailers I have done it all so good luck to you
LouisianaKing1212 (9 months ago)
I'm loading now paying my dues
Bad Andy (1 year ago)
@tofemaster classic smarty pants reply i like it
tofemaster (1 year ago)
well if youre going down the 10 while youre in the bunk, then i hope the truck knows how to drive itself... then again, that will very likely be among the first jobs we will see fully automated inside a decade
John Mendoza (1 year ago)
I would rather go to school😐😑
Anthony candelaria (2 months ago)
I know a lot of drivers who have degrees who make more money driving for ups
Jamel H (7 months ago)
Go to school. Get your credits. Apply For Police, Sanitation, Corrections, Fire Department if you’re in NY do also MTA. Work till you get a call back. 😊
braydon dukes (9 months ago)
@rylus 6560 you can make more money full time at ups than a 4 year degree will pay. Especially considering you can work 3 years before 21, no debt, no college fees. It's a good choice.
jenjen0597 (1 year ago)
Why not both??
John Mendoza (1 year ago)
I have been working at fed ex for 3 years and they are paying my degree so whatever 🙄😊😁😄trump supporter so easy to judge figures.
MemphisMike (1 year ago)
2.5 yrs PT, 34 years FT. 6 weeks vacation, 8 Personal days...$36.21/hr as Package driver waiting on the .70 raise to add to it. Can’t complain here!
Adrian Tomlin (3 months ago)
MemphisMike You need to retire dude!! While you can still walk outta that hell hole!!!
Braeden Roesler (4 months ago)
Can you make time off requests that are unpaid? Like "hey I need this day or two off in a few weeks" but don't care if it is or isn't paid? My job now is fairly flexible in terms of getting days off I need, but I'm looking for better pay and thinking of going into a driver position. I'm sure it depends a bit on locations/how staffed they are, but was curious on the policy in general. TIA
Sowavy Taae (5 months ago)
Keith Carter hours suck except during holiday seasons
Requirements for a package driver ?
Jarron Ellis (1 year ago)
Jus come in and do your kid and you will be ok I’ve been there for 27 years still going strong yes it’s hard in the beginning gets better over time
Daisy (1 year ago)
Jarron Ellis what do you do there ?
G Lo (1 year ago)
I World there... the Worst job ever. The air is so polluted. Dust everywhere. It is so hard to breath. Sorting it's a nightmare! Packages fall on you and you get buried in them. Cant walk safely on their sorting isles. The belts NEVER work. And boxes keep coming at you at high speed and that's how you get injured by those boxes...
Rope Wrangler (1 year ago)
Sounds like Amazon
James William (1 year ago)
I worked as a security guard at UPS for a couple of years back in 1991. The only thing that you can be definitely fired for is stealing. You can fired for other things. If you do get fired, just file a grievance with the union and they'll get your job back. A shop steward said one employee was fired 13 times. High turn over rate among part timers.
OVERWATCH (23 days ago)
Yep, integrity issues are a permanent termination.
larzuga1 (2 months ago)
😂😂😂😂😂😂 13 times! I think he was just testing that system!😂😂😂
смиренный (1 year ago)
James William 13 times? Sign me up lmao
Dsack Garage (1 year ago)
15 years in for me .. 10 years part time 4 years in package ..1 year in feeder ... Feeder is 110k+ easy .. since i have no college education i have no debt and live like a king .. local 104 ...dont for get free lawyer's lol
Truepk (1 month ago)
Wtf free lawyers? Where was that option, I could have used that for my stupid speeding ticket.
Shady Willow (2 months ago)
What's a feeder?
Keith Carter (11 months ago)
Daisy (1 year ago)
What do you do in feeders
Girish Chandra (1 year ago)
Ups is very good courier company
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
we are not a courier company, we a logistical support company, providing that support to major industry and government, not mention the people.
Leon Aguilar (1 year ago)
Teamsters have sold out the members by forcing the latest version of a contract. My father retired after 30yrs in the 90's in Chicago. His pension was more than I was making working and health insurance until Medicare took over. He was 52 years old and still young enough to do a lot of things he often said the union was going to sell their workers out and that's why he took his retirement the current retirees aren't even getting what he used to get the company and the union are working together time to elect new leadership for the teamsters
Joseph Sepulveda (11 months ago)
Dave Richards that pension plan was run into the ground by the poor representatives elected by the locals in that plan. Your supplements are garbage and you guys keep voting them in. Keep falling for the bullshit Teamsters for a Democratic union are selling you.
Dave richardson (1 year ago)
True,the piece of shit teamsters cut our pensions from ups workers in the Northeast by 29% , and only the Northeast,we got fucked,I paid into my pension over 380 thousand dollars and Hoffa cuts our pensions and leaves everyone else's alone,Hoffa is a rat,a disgusting sell out rat
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
Second when unions are not flexible they kill companies, look at the uaw and gm relationship over the decades. Union workers and piss poor corporate planning killed gm
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
So your one example is a condition of the entire system. You don't have a clue what you are talking about. Teamster pension is one of the most solid pension systems in the country.
Donald (1 year ago)
I work there it sucks
Chad Bellbowa (11 months ago)
I know same I told everyone to fuck off
Gray Man (1 year ago)
Are you still with them? How do u feel about management?
Boot Loops (1 year ago)
7:10 woops
Brunson III Films (1 month ago)
Someone is about to get drug tested
danny_ boy (1 year ago)
Ups sucks. I was there for 12 yrs and I did it all. I loaded, unloaded, sorted and I drove for 5 yrs. It's very very taxing on your body. And for all you fellow upsers who considering driving, look at how all the older drivers look at the end of the day. Tired as fuck, and miserable, with broken bodies.
pork n beans (1 year ago)
neckarsulme (1 year ago)
your comment about the tendency for introversion is interesting......many years ago I drove a tanker truck for Praxair, and there were literally days where I would come to work, load a tanker, make several deliveries all over the Bay Area, come back to the terminal, fill the trailer again and park the truck and not talk or interact with another human being the whole day. It was nice now and then.
Top Ses (1 year ago)
2:47 Sam Hyde
talihina sky (1 year ago)
Psh fuck this job good luck whoever needs this shit👌
Will It Fizz! (1 year ago)
Make a video of XPO logistics
J Nieh (1 year ago)
Worked there from 2011 till now and i Am disappointed with the wages and the Quality of benefits i receive I Was injured during my day job and ups teamsters all but bailed. On me
James McCock (11 months ago)
Safety first man.i don't do anything unsafe there. It's really hard to get hurt if you're doing your job right.
J Nieh (1 year ago)
Why did i stay up every night for 8 years to get hurt and have my insurance company bail on me
J Nieh (1 year ago)
For all those benefits. ...you get hurt and the insurance company will look for any way they can to not pay out
Righteous One (1 year ago)
Question: are all Ups truck manual shifts
Dwight Lollar (1 month ago)
Righteous One 5 percent
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
With automatic transmission reliability great these days you would find it hard to find a manual in many major hubs
Jeffrey Young (1 year ago)
David Cantu $45...my goodness. If the contract had passed it would of been a lil over $40 in the next 5 years. $36.26 still isn’t bad money for me.
David Cantu (1 year ago)
@Jeffery young no,that's starting pay. I believe top pay is 45
Jeffrey Young (1 year ago)
David Cantu is that the top rate in Texas? In Delaware it’s $36.26
Rick Hunter (1 year ago)
May I ask, what/which are these other company union jobs outside UPS that one can be had?
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
Trade unions
Jeff Vanter (1 year ago)
Rick Hunter There are quite a few although not abundant as companies have grown increasingly hostile towards unions. A quick google search of unionized companies is your best bet.
KINO (1 year ago)
Any more info on the contract?
Rich Campus (1 year ago)
In The Working World, The Individual gets paid based on what the job is worth. And not what they, as people, are actually worth...~●~...
Rich Campus (1 year ago)
Beyond the pro/con argument lies the core question for the individual. That being; Does the individual hold a set of integraties that allows he or she to transcend this state of heART and of Mind???
Rpg Gamer (1 year ago)
So if I wanted to be a driver and know little about driving a stick shift it could take years to become one? What do warehouse workers make?
jdeckles (1 year ago)
Kosh Naranek (1 year ago)
if you find a stick shift in earth city hub let me know, I have a clutch to kill.
Dsack Garage (1 year ago)
@Slam Free Poetry dental ,health , vision, prescription , i believe after 12 months of employment all this kicks in .. this is standards for part time and fulltime we all share the same benifits.. esp like me if you have a family the insurance is the best out there and saved me thousands of dollars ..
Slam Free Poetry (1 year ago)
@Jeffrey Young also, do part timers get dental insurance too? If so how long until they become active? Thanks in advance!!
Slam Free Poetry (1 year ago)
@Jeffrey Young thank u for that comment! Havent drivin a manual much, after my CDL training, i was given an Automatic.
War Zone (1 year ago)
So as usual the new contract for teamsters will mostly benefit the drivers mostly as it has always done for the last 15+ years. If you work for UPS and are a part timer please vote "NO" on this new shitty contract!!!
War Zone (1 year ago)
Our part time health care insurance has been dumbed down to shit while they claim it's the best in the country. We get no coverage where we need it the most while full timers get coverage where they need it the least.
Andrew E. (1 year ago)
Thx for the video.. Do you know how long before health benefits kick in as a new driver coming into ups? I can't find this info anywhere.
Andrew E. (1 year ago)
@David Cantu I figured that out and turned down the job.
David Cantu (1 year ago)
A full year for package handlers, immediately for drivers and supervisor posistions.
Andrew E. (1 year ago)
I was told 1 yr by the manager on duty after he looked up the info in the union book. He had offered the job too.
Jagn (1 year ago)
31 days
Raymond Batista Jr. (1 year ago)
Talk with more confidence. Everything you're saying sounds like a question. Besides that you've provided good info.
daria Horne (5 months ago)
Raymond Batista Jr. he sounds sleepy and on drugs
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xc5647321 xc5647321 (10 months ago)
It sounds like what is called "Uptalk". Never get that habit. Its a very bad one.
William Horvat (1 year ago)
@GennyKene , Good video. But its better to focus on school and get a good job than wear out and hurt your back, knees and shoulders after 25 years.
GennyKene (1 year ago)
honestly bro I made this video because I was bored and didnt expect more then 10 people to watch it O_o wasnt trying to be perfect but thank you for the feedback will use it next time
Jetta Hammond (1 year ago)
Ok so I'm a sorter and I've also been trained as a hazmt responder aka designated responder but with the hazmat responder, y you don't get to choose your hours. You have to be a responder for at least a year
Go Blue (1 year ago)
@ALCHEMiST MJ dont do drugs, dumbass. People are fucking stupid.
War Zone (1 year ago)
Good Luck.
War Zone (1 year ago)
it's seniority based, you can choose to get more or less hours based upon how much seniority you have. Getting into a responder job with very little seniority as I assume you have means no one above you wanted the job. Your basically a cleanup janitor fucker doing shit no one else wanted to do.
ALCHEMiST MJ (1 year ago)
Jetta Hammond alright thank you
Jetta Hammond (1 year ago)
@ALCHEMiST MJ to sort no. To work in hazmats, you have to get a physical before you can start training.
excision 717 (1 year ago)
I work for ups for 2yrs now I hate it its all bullshit the job is a fraud
Jeff Vanter (1 year ago)
Im very introverted and love working at UPS. Being union, I just nod my head to my supervisors and I think its funny but it works well for me.
dominic bourgoin (1 month ago)
mrqslucas543 you pay union dues you don’t qualify for benefits or anything til after 6 monthes
h20 (2 months ago)
So am i great comment
Dennis Pluto (8 months ago)
War Zone everything has changed for the worse at ups I started pt in1978 and I made over $16 hr as a sorter in 1990.now 30 yrs later pters are making less
Black Beauty (1 year ago)
Me too exactly the same.
Jeff Vanter (1 year ago)
More Deposits Absolutely.
Sheldon Gourlay (1 year ago)
Any info on ups Europe? as I am based in Dublin for UPS.
Sheldon Gourlay (1 year ago)
War Zone we have a Union here in Dublin, Ireland, but it is not teamsters.
War Zone (1 year ago)
Are you unionized there in Europe? You part of teamsters?
Jay Kenpachi (1 year ago)
A few more pros 1.you get a pension 2.401k 3.you can make over $1,000 a week doing a drivers helper combo (work inside and then go out and help the drivers after your shift is over) 4. You get overtime after 5hrs or after 8 hrs if you do the drivers helper combo.
Balanced Chaos (1 year ago)
Nice job, man. :)