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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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Kye Comincioli (6 days 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
Dave Richards (9 days ago)
Drivers don't start at 60,000 a year Johnny,that's a joke I know I worked there and drive for 20 years,and to be a supervisor you must have a college education
John Larrazabal (11 days ago)
Cons....going to work......pros....sitting at home and doing absolutely....choose wisely.
Captain Hook (19 days 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 (22 days 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
jeff geagley (24 days ago)
Supervisors suck they lie like hell. They will screw u over every time they can.
Jordan Dezii (1 month 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
Doctorj63 (1 month ago)
Unions suck.
Kosh Naranek (1 month ago)
+Doctorj63 you want to read someone else's comment to defend your stupid as position. Gtfoh
Doctorj63 (1 month ago)
+Kosh Naranek See Leon Aguilar blow. Nailed it.
Kosh Naranek (1 month ago)
child labor laws, and health insurance should i keep going
Kosh Naranek (1 month ago)
yeah so do 40 hour work weeks, and paid holidays
John Smith (1 month 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
tofemaster (27 days 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 month ago)
I would rather go to school😐😑
John Mendoza (24 days 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.
Kosh Naranek (1 month ago)
As someone one prasies himself on not calling my self red/blue,Dem/rep, lib/conservative. And paying close attention to people that fill those roles, I can say I've never heard a trump supporter bash a college degree.
Kosh Naranek (1 month ago)
+rylus 6560 so how does being a union Teamster for 18 years work into that assumption. You know what they say about assumptions, they make you look like an ass(hole).
rylus 6560 (1 month ago)
+Kosh Naranek you criticize college which trump supporters love doing
rylus 6560 (1 month ago)
+Kosh Naranek it's a assumption by far
MemphisMike (1 month 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!
Michael Vess (3 days ago)
How long did it take you to become a package driver
Jarron Ellis (1 month 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
G Lo (1 month 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 month ago)
Sounds like Amazon
James William (1 month 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.
David Alexandrovitch (23 days ago)
James William 13 times? Sign me up lmao
Dsack Garage (2 months 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
Artist Girish (2 months ago)
Ups is very good courier company
Kosh Naranek (1 month 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 month 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
Kosh Naranek (1 month 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 month 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 (2 months ago)
I work there it sucks
Gray Man (28 days ago)
Are you still with them? How do u feel about management?
Boot Loops (2 months ago)
7:10 woops
danny_ boy (2 months 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.
handy andy (2 months ago)
FREE BOXES AND TAPE....OH AND THE SHIT COLORED UNIFORM
neckarsulme (2 months 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.
se s (2 months ago)
2:47 Sam Hyde
talihina sky (2 months ago)
Psh fuck this job good luck whoever needs this shit👌
Aaron P (2 months ago)
Make a video of XPO logistics
J Nieh (2 months 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
J Nieh (2 months ago)
Why did i stay up every night for 8 years to get hurt and have my insurance company bail on me
J Nieh (2 months 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 (3 months ago)
Question: are all Ups truck manual shifts
Kosh Naranek (1 month ago)
With automatic transmission reliability great these days you would find it hard to find a manual in many major hubs
Jeffrey Young (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
@Jeffery young no,that's starting pay. I believe top pay is 45
Jeffrey Young (2 months ago)
David Cantu is that the top rate in Texas? In Delaware it’s $36.26
David Cantu (2 months ago)
30 an hour in txs
Rick Hunter (3 months ago)
May I ask, what/which are these other company union jobs outside UPS that one can be had?
Kosh Naranek (1 month ago)
Trade unions
Jeff Vanter (2 months 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 (3 months ago)
Any more info on the contract?
Rich Campus (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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?
Kosh Naranek (1 month ago)
if you find a stick shift in earth city hub let me know, I have a clutch to kill.
Dsack Garage (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
+Jeffrey Young thank u for that comment! Havent drivin a manual much, after my CDL training, i was given an Automatic.
handy andy (2 months ago)
Peanuts
War Zone (4 months 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 (4 months 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. (4 months 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. (2 months ago)
+David Cantu I figured that out and turned down the job.
David Cantu (2 months ago)
A full year for package handlers, immediately for drivers and supervisor posistions.
Andrew E. (4 months 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.
That Boy Chen (4 months ago)
31 days
Raymond Batista Jr. (4 months ago)
Talk with more confidence. Everything you're saying sounds like a question. Besides that you've provided good info.
William Horvat (8 days 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 (4 months 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 (5 months 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
eli W (2 months ago)
+Pimp Alchemist369 dont do drugs, dumbass. People are fucking stupid.
War Zone (4 months ago)
Good Luck.
War Zone (4 months 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.
Pimp Alchemist369 (4 months ago)
Jetta Hammond alright thank you
Jetta Hammond (4 months ago)
+Pimp Alchemist369 to sort no. To work in hazmats, you have to get a physical before you can start training.
excision 717 (5 months ago)
I work for ups for 2yrs now I hate it its all bullshit the job is a fraud
Jeff Vanter (5 months 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.
Black Beauty (2 months ago)
Me too exactly the same.
Jeff Vanter (3 months ago)
More Deposits Absolutely.
More Deposits (3 months ago)
Do they hire overweight package handlers?
Jeff Vanter (4 months ago)
mrqslucas543 When you are hired at UPS, they will allow for you to sign a union card and give permission to the union to take out a small fee each paycheck. Considering that the union is there to protect you and your job, I would opt to join.
War Zone (4 months ago)
This company has trteated it;s part timers far to poorly for the last 12 years I have worked for UPS, please vote "NO" for this shitty contract
Sheldon Gourlay (5 months ago)
Any info on ups Europe? as I am based in Dublin for UPS.
Sheldon Gourlay (4 months ago)
War Zone we have a Union here in Dublin, Ireland, but it is not teamsters.
War Zone (4 months ago)
Are you unionized there in Europe? You part of teamsters?
kenpachi jayooo5 (5 months 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 (6 months ago)
Nice job, man. :)