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A UPS driver finds the end of his route

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UPS Driver Richie Black shares his story on the eve of his retirement from UPS after 33 years on the job. The Day Publishing Company, established in 1881 by John A. Tibbits, publishes The Day, a daily newspaper covering a 20-town region in eastern Connecticut with a daily and Sunday readership of nearly 100,000, and http://www.theday.com, a website generating more than 4 million page views a month. Connect with The Day: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedayct Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedayct YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/thedayct Instagram: http://instagram.com/thedayct Tumblr: http://thedaynews.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thedayct
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BOSS (8 days ago)
Is a rpcd worth going for? I keep hearing pros and cons about it. Some drivers say go for it and some say don't, while others say at least try it. I mean if I can get on the 9-5 list, why not? I'm currently a part time coverage air driver 2+yrs. Off the street hire, know about 18 routes. I'm young and very active at the gym.
Tommy Sands (14 days ago)
A true worker.
Pamir Badakhshan (1 month ago)
3.5 years part time then they hired him full time — you can’t pay your bills with part time for 3 years
DuhGreaT (1 month ago)
No three points of contact lol
Big Daddy Leroy (1 month ago)
Working for UPS is like riding a bike, except the bike is on fire, the boxes are on fire, you are on fire and everything around you is on fire.
Kevin Weil (1 month ago)
UPS sucks, all their new drivers suck, everything about them sucks. At my job we where getting a giant truck hub, with drum shipped to us for a unit that was down. The thing was 250lbs, on a pallet, and was important to get a unit back up. It seems like their customer service trained to just agree with the customer, and tell them what they think they want to hear. The day the tracking said out for delivery it rolled out around to 5pm. So I called the only 800 number I had, and gave her the tracking number. Keep in mind it wasn't a normal package tracking because it was freight. The lady argues with me for 20mins telling me my tracking is wrong because it should start with a 1z, which it would if it where ground or air, but this was for freight. I kept telling her it was ups freight and she had no idea what I was talking about. Finally she put me hold, talked to someone, and came back and said freight was a separate phone number and gave it to me. I called them, and they said yea its out for delivery you will have it. It was something we where desperate for, so we paid someone overtime to sit there and wait for ups. It rolls around to 7:30pm I know there is no way it is being delivered at the point. So I call again. First they say yea its still out you will get it, when I say are you sure because it is 7:30pm, those guys are done at 5pm he says no it wasn't put on the truck for deliver let me call the warehouse. Surprise, surprise no one answers because they all went home at 5pm. The next day they basically tell me they have no idea where this package is, they will look for it. How the hell do you lose a giant truck hub with drum, that's 250lbs, and on a pallet. They keep telling me everyday we are looking for it, we will find it. Finally I gave up, paid to get anther one from the company, and lost $1,000s keeping this truck out of service even longer. When the driver finally delivered the second one, luckily it did not get lost, he told me that some where along the line the hub fell off the pallet and some how got separated. Instead of pulling the empty pallet aside and indicating there was a problem, everyone just kept scanning the empty pallet and sending it along its route. What was put on his truck that day was literally a empty pallet. When he got to the stop before us, he saw it was a empty pallet, and took it back to the warehouse.
Cambria_cat Roblox (1 month ago)
I get a box tomorrow with like 100 toys
Eric R Ordaz (1 month ago)
Your supposed to lay the dolly down on the steps old man use it as a slide, why carry it to the dolly if u dont have to. Come on man
leon0247 (1 month ago)
Is this supposed to make me believe UPS is a good company that delivers packages on time and to the right place and undamaged because it's not the asshole driver that I get doesn't even put packages in my backyard he jus leave them in the alleyway same with FedEx they're both garbage
anthony drummond (1 month ago)
UPS is a great job I’ve been working there as a feeder driver over 15yrs now. But I can’t see myself retiring from there. Ive seen many drivers leave or retire from there busted up. The number 1 feeder driver(40yrs) at my building had to be forced to retire(DOT issues) 6 months later he was dead 💀 I definitely have respect for the delivery drivers cuz it’s a young mans sport. But the demand to be perfect every day is too much. Too much on you mentally, an physically and you earn every dollar for all the years you worked there.
Stoned Homer (1 month ago)
My father worked for Ups for 41 years started right after he got out of Vietnam, he was a helicopter mechanic. He told me that Boeing offered him a job but at the time long haul drivers at Ups were making more than what he was offered. As far as I know he has no regrets and loved working there.
Raynard Jackson (1 month ago)
Josh Roberts (1 month ago)
Zach Wachs (1 month ago)
I currently work as a driver for FedEx ground but UPS is still something I'm considering in a few years.
loseli tahaafe (1 month ago)
Yooo I just hit my year today :D hard job but the experience is worth
Joshua Bernier (1 month ago)
Pretty sure this was recorded in the town I went to hs in
gycy gvufti (1 month ago)
Cliff clayvin would not approve!
Brodie (1 month ago)
1:13 GG Lol
Berserk (1 month ago)
Oh man It felt like I saw him delivering my supreme just last night ;(
Radeon003 (1 month ago)
DB Schenker POLAND pozdrawia! :)
J Ociano (1 month ago)
I wonder how many safety ups bucks he got lol
Xavier Guadarrama (1 month ago)
Ups sucks they broke my playstation I ordered by dropping the package so I had to return it
4thGenDude02/BunkAssMechanic (1 month ago)
196 people get their packages delivered by FedEx
G bluesman (1 month ago)
..thanks for all you're service sir!!
Carbon MF (1 month ago)
0:07 sounds like the start to a soundcloud song
Holey Hits (1 month ago)
Greatttt service sir. Thank you..
Doux Mendoza (1 month ago)
Ups the worst company ever they irresponsible
limeyosu2000 (2 months ago)
I was a FedEx driver for 2 years in college, so I have so much respect for people that do this for a living its hard on the body and you work in extreme heat and cold! had a co worker have 10 years safe driving then one day he made a mistake and all that was gone backed into a car! he was heart broken! on a side note UPS pays more than FedEx some of the long term drivers are making $30 a hour.
Pete Rice (2 months ago)
This guy rules..
Divi Photos (2 months ago)
Great video
David Leach (2 months ago)
Why the fuck is this in my recommended? And why did I watch the whole thing?
sickpuppy4711 (2 months ago)
The porch pirates wish you a happy retirement.
Jelly Donut (2 months ago)
Norm! I love it when the moral of the story is hard work
Nelson Stack (2 months ago)
i can't if he's just old or if he's been poisoned by the carcinogens in diesel smoke. I deliver car parts in a cargo van. its been about 6 months and i feel like a tarheel. I delivered pizza for a while too.. Wonder how hard it is to take the leap from 10 dollar parts guy to 25 dollar ups driver.
Anthony Sullo (2 months ago)
If this was an OJS , you'd be in trouble.
J Mac (2 months ago)
This dude is humble
Phill Pauley (2 months ago)
I’ve been in delivery for 15 years. I’ve done other jobs but delivery is the most fun. You get to meet new people every day and see all kinds of interesting stuff.
ThinkCleverAndSmart (2 months ago)
3:31 Video by Tim Cook lol
KanadianSpaceProgram (2 months ago)
UPS is terrible.
MurLurPer (2 months ago)
Fake, he walked all the way down the ramp, a true ups driver would use a slingshot from his truck and shoot them down
StEvEn420BrUlE (2 months ago)
MannyFresh1x (2 months ago)
End of the road paper boy
John oof Koins (2 months ago)
i felt the same way when i left my job at home depot i made so many good friends that were practically twice my age and well i miss them. enjoy the retirement!
storhet (2 months ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MqAuMuaETc Why is he our president though?
Ampers (2 months ago)
Wheres my package at richie shit should be here today
BIG GAY (2 months ago)
So that's what a UPS truck inside looks like
shortcut 57 (2 months ago)
I've been there almost 32 yrs . Good luck ,enjoy retirement .
Jakester! - The Darude Comment Critic (2 months ago)
Man I have so much respect for couriers and especially UPS. Theres just something about a guy in uniform showing up to your door with your long awaited package. It always brings a smile to my face.
Jakester! - The Darude Comment Critic (1 month ago)
Terry Hayes great to hear! Thank you so much for your work making sure our packages arrive on time and in one piece. The unspoken heroes of today’s logistics.
Terry Hayes (1 month ago)
Jakester! - The Darude Comment Critic I work for ups for 40 years
JP Landscaping (2 months ago)
Brainwashed fool... 30 years down the drain
PhuckHue2 (2 months ago)
what a shitty job. guess he didn't go to college
Max (2 months ago)
Damn, this is cool 👌
Dylan (2 months ago)
That door marked “Pirate”
Delores Emeagi (2 months ago)
Why is this in my recommended?
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Check out my track sterling pound riddim peeps
Jar Jar Binkie (2 months ago)
I work at ups and i have one thing to say, YOU AINT BENDING AT THE KNEES!
jay Tarantula (2 months ago)
I look forward to being ur Colleague
Kevin Ku (2 months ago)
Tony Hawk?
Manu Singh (2 months ago)
Fucking shit services UPS....FUCKING DOgs SHIT DRIVERS
Alexander . . . (2 months ago)
God bless him. Thank you !
Dessa Knowns (2 months ago)
I know this driver would get packages to the destination no problem.
YPeezy (2 months ago)
This was great
OscarTheGrouch (2 months ago)
UPS is a joke in south Florida. Weak union. Horrible management and working enviroment. Always dealing with threats and harassment. I learned to deal with it only because of the $30+ an hour. Till one day 11 years into my career I was robbed in the hood at gunpoint at night. No matter how many times we told management to plz change our routes to at least deliver the hood in the am nothing ever changed and still hasn't since I got robbed 2 years ago. Because of Florida law work comp doesn't cover me due to it being a mental disability..ptsd..and not physical. Even though I was clocked in busting my ass its considered an employees "own" illness. I cant even get disability because their plan is wack. If I am injured on the job whether physical or mental they do not have to pay me shit..yet work comp does nothing for you. So here I am 2 years later with no money left in the bank and no help from ups. 11 years gone down the drain. They do not care about their employees nor their customers. All about numbers. It blew my mind that no one had my back in this situation. NOT even a call from management to see if I'm ok. Plz say NO to this p.o.s company
wavy beatz (2 months ago)
Ups ur whole life nah fam so much more u can get in life
Rocky Dennis MVP (2 months ago)
33 years on the job and new hires coming in today w/ zero experience are making the same as him. I started in 1993, for $8 an hour here in Texas. Today, a part timer starting at loading and unloading makes, (are you ready for this), $8 an hour!! 25 years later starting at the same pay!!!!!
peace forachange (2 months ago)
What can 💩 do for you?
ThePeoplesChamp (2 months ago)
"I'm going to miss the hard work". That's something that you'll never hear from anyone born after 1982, those Baby Boomers/GenX'ers are just a different type of strong. Enjoy your retirement!
j3quali (2 months ago)
All my packages b getting stolen
Donald Thump (2 months ago)
RIP Skilled positions and progressive raises wish I wasn't doomed to be a 22.6 driver giving the company 14k-20k a year working 7 days a week compared to this guy's pay.
Dragnoz_ Tv (2 months ago)
I wonder how many boxes of dildos has he carried 😂
Chris Lacroix (2 months ago)
Guy sounds like rob ferreti
Merricc (2 months ago)
the title is depressing as fuck
Stay out The way (2 months ago)
Ups under paid slaves ...I was one for 2years
Zues ThunderGod (1 month ago)
Stay out The way ups here in Texas average pay is 75k But they work you like a fkn dog I hear.
Lilly VonShtup (2 months ago)
Congratulations! Sleep late..enjoy urself..you deserve it
Caged (2 months ago)
In 10 years this job is no longer thanks to drones.
I like UPS guy too delivers stuff in places that aren't obvious like fedex and shitty usps do. Nice man.
Mei Boonnark (2 months ago)
Wish you the best for an amazing retirement. 😊 Enjoy your new chapter in life. 💝
Lixar Plays (2 months ago)
as i was watching this video i saw boxes with the name "baxter" and here i am sitting next to a box that says "Baxter" lmao
Zac Morris (2 months ago)
What you guys don’t see is the countless hours of hard work, sweat, and blood this man has invested in this company. Anyone who thinks package handling is hard has absolutely no idea the struggle drivers face. Package handling is a walk in the park
Zac Morris (2 months ago)
And the best part, this man is rich as fuck but he has no urge to flaunt his wealth because he’s content knowing his honest labor for so many years has paid off.
Kenneth Powers (2 months ago)
He reminds me of a character form One Hour One Life. Best damn UPS driver on the server.
victoria brown (2 months ago)
Big Congrats
Tom Smith (2 months ago)
30 years no A/C in the truck, that's no joke.....
Jesse Buchanan (2 months ago)
Circle of Honor ... Sweet!!!!!
Blaine Dunkle (2 months ago)
My fucken gf sucks bruh i swear
Mark Overfelt (2 months ago)
Are you going to Feeders finally?
Colby and Brennen (2 months ago)
I wish every UPS driver was like him
Jerry Mina (2 months ago)
That is just awesome 👏
Lc76 8995 (2 months ago)
My grandpa worked at ups for 51 years and had a perfect Record he just recently passed
Michael Murch (2 months ago)
Didnt see him throw a single parcel.
ttebo34 (2 months ago)
My farther worked at fedex for almost 20 years and got fired for the dumbest thing but respect for this fellow man
Jadon T (2 months ago)
Damn bro. serious respect with to a person who committed himself for a hard job
GoldenTV3 (2 months ago)
lmao why is everyone treating a fucking ups driver like a soldier?
jr garner (2 months ago)
ups SUCKS !!!!!!
Dahhoovy (2 months ago)
just started a new job and its crazy. This guy really helped me a lot lol.
Surge Garcia (2 months ago)
This man is what you call a man working hard even at his age...when you young punks can't even get out of bed in the morning! Lol losers!!!
Andrew Hunter (2 months ago)
Thinking about getting my cdl but I don't know if I'd want to deliver packages.
Jewish Person (2 months ago)
Honestly I love seeing ups drivers and FedEx drivers, y'all work very hard. Going out of your way even. I mean if there was ever a righteous job to do it's delivery. I call y'all Santa in a brown suit.
Agamerfr0zed (2 months ago)
Hello there Mr UPSman
Ken A (2 months ago)
Ever see a fat UPS driver........... NOPE. Thanks for doing a GREAT job............ Teamster's local 631!!!
SpydreX Official (2 months ago)
Every package I have ever gotten from UPS has been damaged in some way.
Rolie Rebel 03 (2 months ago)
UPS is a great company to work for but it's not as easy as some think to drive.
Chill Yourself (2 months ago)
A shit job to get into now a days.