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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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Matt Martin (1 day ago)
I just got back on @UPS my ultimate goal with the company is feeder truck. I love driving them big trucks.
canterburytalesCafe (8 days ago)
Dear Sir / Madam, I am writing to you to raise an issue about: Delivery The issue that I have experienced was: I am currently living in Thailand, am disabled and bedridden, I purchased a Patient hoist in UK and needed it shipping here to Thailand, I am in desperate need of this as I say I cannot get out of bed etc etc without it, this item was due to be delivered today ( 10 April 2019) here in Thailand in just a few hours and I am at a loss to understand something? a message was sent to the sender ( my Niece in UK, Rebecca Harrison) last night at 10:17pm telling us about hazardous material, surely this was never going to be here on time - as promised - by today, surely this should have been noticed before when collected, although my niece was asked about being a lithium rechargeable battery which it is and should be ok? I am in desperate need of this item and very very anxious now I have heard this as I was expecting to be able to get out of bed with more ease today? tracking number 1ZT0G78ZD920004819 I am wondering what I can do as we paid for express delivery and was told all was ok then the battery thing came up, sounds like an excuse to me for something, either way it is not going to be here today as promised and paid for? UPDATE; now 11th April and still its in UK although the battery issue was resolved and we were told as I am disabled it would be given urgent attention but still its in UK and the sender has not been told why? It occurred on: 8/04/2019 This meant that I am disabled with a muscle wasting disease and bedridden, I need the patient hoist to get from my bed to my wheelchair and commode and back to bed etc, no one knows the frustration of this who has not experienced it? Get it here........... I look forward to your prompt response on this matter. As recommended by Trading Standards, I would like to keep a complete record of my case, so please reply back via this email account. Yours faithfully, David Collier
tao istics (16 days ago)
Safe? More like lucky. I give it to anyone doing this job as I do in Chicago but he committed at least 12 mistakes. I gave him a break on a couple others. 1) @ 10 sec. Stepped backwards out of truck. 2(a) @ 36 sec. Put truck into gear before his seatbelt was engaged. 2(b) Didn't check his passenger side mirror. 2(c) Didn't check his rearview camera. 2(d) Didn't check his blind spot. 3(a) @ 44 sec. Didn't maintain his lane(drove over parking spots). 3(b) Didn't use his signal when making a right turn. 4) @ 51 sec. Failed to make a complete stop at a stop sign. 5) @ 1:18 Didn't square up to package being lifted. 6) @ 2:52 Didn't have his passenger mirror tucked in parking lot where vehicles could pass on that side. 7) Didn't maintain his lane. 30 years or not those are all facts and that's with a camera recording his every move. You have to Love and appreciate the longevity though as I know many guys that have been humping that long.
tao istics (16 days ago)
* 7) @ 3:03
Gezar Senen (1 month ago)
God bless you sir
philippe roumain (1 month ago)
I wish package handlers had that much respect
peewee h (2 months ago)
Chris Somchai (2 months ago)
Mane I know what u mean I work for ups an i drive in da Louisiana area an people thank r job is easy but we just make it look easy but we deal with commit time, traffic, different personality where to deliver where it goes especially bidness
mannerpanner (2 months ago)
Relatable. I don't know how people survive the silence after a job like that.
Ateeq Anwar (2 months ago)
I am working for ups 10 years its really fun
mannerpanner (2 months ago)
Heck, some stores start treating you like a team member. The daily jokes involve you, like you actually work there... it really is like "Cheers" in a sense.
mannerpanner (2 months ago)
You'll know every house and every business on your route. All the faces too.
Christian Chavez (2 months ago)
Thurman Sherman (2 months ago)
I worked 2 days with ups as a delivery helper and was paid $250 and got Free lunch paid by the driver. 😁
Martin Reyes (2 months ago)
Yo quiero trabajar en esa empresa!
Audrinawoff sanguino (2 months ago)
My dad works a Ups
Employing Tiera (2 months ago)
Charley Tank (2 months ago)
wow, that is awesome good job.
SuRg_DOGE VLoGeR (2 months ago)
God bless I ordered somthing
Eli Ring (2 months ago)
Anyone realize the video is by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple?
Just Dakota (2 months ago)
I do this for a living...its actually an easy job
Lil Blockchain (2 months ago)
Crazy how we can work 30 years for a company and they don't give you a chance. To site at a desk and make 6 figures.
CrazyBox190 (2 months ago)
Damn weed is a trip.. i was just watching some gaming videos now im somehow watching a ups dude?
Bradlee Vickery (2 months ago)
Does he get a raise for working so many years?
Patrick Howerton (3 months ago)
Congratulations. What a great way to remember your days.. With a video... Will be another 13+ before i get to retire.. ..
AlphaCannyWon GD (3 months ago)
Wow he must be at least 12
Og Tanis (3 months ago)
A great job, I’m working here now and I love it, and happy to grow and retire with ups
VZY FLAME (3 months ago)
Why did I watch this entire video
Papageorgeo (3 months ago)
Do a doc on AM loaders. That’s a tough job as well.
Patriot 1 (3 months ago)
Suck job. Been there done that. UPS sucks ass
Mopar Mike (3 months ago)
30 years.. man.... That's a long time.. I still got a long time before I hit my 30 years lol..
Official Yxdi (3 months ago)
This hurts I know how he enjoys his job and he’s been doing it for so long he’s gonna feel bored
Nyce Nj (3 months ago)
Now that's a UPS driver...
FG Stance99 (3 months ago)
360 clan (3 months ago)
I like that guy
Bam Bam (3 months ago)
Video by Tim Cook?
CrispyyNinja (3 months ago)
1:12 *drops package*
Datz Kidz (3 months ago)
More like a long day of putting stickers on doors
LD #22 (3 months ago)
a man that loves his job
Alex P. (3 months ago)
I have a UPS lady and USPS guy who comes to our local warehouse. Both very chill but it's funny we really necer supervise the ups lady and she always throws are packages but since they are returns to us and are clothes we don't care lol
Jaden Jeong (3 months ago)
Men like him definitely deserve the awesome salary that UPS drivers get
S (3 months ago)
He doenst look old at all
Charly Brown (3 months ago)
This guy is badass,, this job in no joke. RESPECT.
Blackcaliber gaming (3 months ago)
He seen Sheryl's sheshed being burnt
Apoc Mericot (3 months ago)
UPS is the real Santa 🎅🏼
ThatOneChannel (3 months ago)
screw ups
Sal S (3 months ago)
I guess when you left, it turned to shit. I'm still waiting on my next day air package 😤
Dylan J. (3 months ago)
Tax payer and a hero in his own way. Thank you for your public service
Shea Briscoe (3 months ago)
Worst delivery company ever
Ross Best (3 months ago)
*They lie to you about the starting pay, we were in a room of 8 people HR lady Lisa spits out **#s** of rates of pay for the positions Ranging from $13-50 our 1st paycheck read only $10*
nothingxbutxpoison (3 months ago)
How about you show real shit like the mexicans that work the fields last day. A dishwashers last day. The real jobs that no one wants. Stop reporting on stupi things like this and show us the reality. How about you show the people that loaded that truck because the drivers arent the one that load that huge truck.
nothingxbutxpoison (3 months ago)
+glen aldo i know more than your tiny mind can handle you stupid fucking idiot. These job driving jobs are nothing compared to real labor don't get mad because i called it out. The truth hurts moron. Deal with it
glen aldo (3 months ago)
no we dont load our trucks but when we first start working there thats what u do, did it for 12 years before i went driving, 30 years and no accidents that a great accomplishment, u know nothing about what we do so stfu.
HENRY THE RC CAR (3 months ago)
Petez the gamer (3 months ago)
So that’s how they deliver my MacBook
Truthseeking Troll (3 months ago)
I am a seasonal UPS Driver Helper who my driver, my supervisors like me so much because of my work ethic, hard work my reliability and my understanding of the DIAD that they want me to become a UPS Driver one jockingly said that I can a finish a route all by myself but I don't want to one of the reasons is that I'll likely end up working in a rough route in a inner city neighborhood and I hate those places they only reserve the best routes for the guys with the most seniority, another reason is that it is not what I want to do in life I hate the notion of staying in a dead end job I have more important goals to do.
A King (3 months ago)
Truthseeking Troll it’s not deadend it pays pretty well if more than police officers depending on where you live. It’s a good job to use as a stepping stone for your true purpose in life.
Second Power (3 months ago)
This guy makes like $70 an hour
Dee Preme (3 months ago)
He literally ate shit from top piers for 30 years, sounds sad but it’s the truth, I couldn’t even make it past 1 year, to them(UPS) you’re just a number if you can’t do the job and take the crap they got other people waiting to dump there shit on.
glen aldo (3 months ago)
job aint for the weak like u
DTrain (4 months ago)
Thank you for your service and 30 years of safe driving. Truely an unsung hero
R Saldivar (4 months ago)
Dressbarn where im from is so strict about using the rear door. Rarely ill have one bag type package for them and still they told me sorry ups guy gotta use the back door 🙄
Danny Brockman (4 months ago)
Fuck ‘em!!!!!!
Autumn (4 months ago)
This was refreshing to watch. Clicked on it accidentally and decided not to click off. Glad I didn't. Happy retirement Richie!
Erika In Indy (4 months ago)
Those Baxter boxes are 30-40lbs each.... my mom used to get 40 boxes delivered to tlher house. Delivery drivers work HARD.
mike sharkey (5 months ago)
DC DC (5 months ago)
that last stack,,,, wow
vag4l vevo (5 months ago)
I cant wait to start driving for ups. I been in ups for 6 month. I cant wait for the opportunity to come to me.
BerSerK✔️ (5 months ago)
I order my dildo and it was the wrong one I’m just joking
Ortiz Racing #7 (5 months ago)
Congrats sir! Enjoy your free time now! 30 years safe driving amazing great work! This man started when you had paper with carbon copies release numbers n would almost memorize 6 digit shipper numbers! Had driver release bags in your package car! The 2 foot shin breaker steps n the old wooden bulk head doors! This man has seen the delivery business change before his eyes! His first Christmas Eve he will be bored for the first in over 30 years! Enjoy it brother travel n live life to the fullest! Cheers🍸
Mauricio Rodriguez (5 months ago)
I guess I'll be the ass but he put his truck in gear without putting on his seat belt.
glen aldo (3 months ago)
i saw that, u click it first then start the truck lol
BOSS (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
A true worker.
Pamir Badakhshan (7 months ago)
3.5 years part time then they hired him full time — you can’t pay your bills with part time for 3 years
glen aldo (3 months ago)
shit i did 11 years part time, fucken recession in 2007 fucked everything up
DuhGreaT (7 months ago)
No three points of contact lol
Big Daddy Leroy (7 months 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 (7 months 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.
Eric R Ordaz (7 months 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
anthony drummond (7 months 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 (7 months 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.
Ra Thesungod (7 months ago)
Josh Roberts (7 months ago)
Zach Wachs (7 months ago)
I currently work as a driver for FedEx ground but UPS is still something I'm considering in a few years.
loseli tahaafe (7 months ago)
Yooo I just hit my year today :D hard job but the experience is worth
Joshua Bernier (7 months ago)
Pretty sure this was recorded in the town I went to hs in
gycy gvufti (7 months ago)
Cliff clayvin would not approve!
birdE (7 months ago)
1:13 GG Lol
lil Dirt (7 months ago)
Oh man It felt like I saw him delivering my supreme just last night ;(
Radeon003 (7 months ago)
DB Schenker POLAND pozdrawia! :)
J Ociano (7 months ago)
I wonder how many safety ups bucks he got lol
I'm gonna put some dirt in your eyes (7 months ago)
Ups sucks they broke my playstation I ordered by dropping the package so I had to return it
Chemical Spore (7 months ago)
196 people get their packages delivered by FedEx
G bluesman (7 months ago)
..thanks for all you're service sir!!
Carbon MF (7 months ago)
0:07 sounds like the start to a soundcloud song
Mr. No B.S. (8 months ago)
Greatttt service sir. Thank you..
Doux Mendoza (8 months ago)
Ups the worst company ever they irresponsible
limeyosu2000 (8 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 (8 months ago)
This guy rules..
Divi Photos (8 months ago)
Great video
David Leach (8 months ago)
Why the fuck is this in my recommended? And why did I watch the whole thing?
Jelly Donut (8 months ago)
Norm! I love it when the moral of the story is hard work
Nelson Stack (8 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 (8 months ago)
If this was an OJS , you'd be in trouble.
Phill Pauley (8 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 (8 months ago)
3:31 Video by Tim Cook lol
KanadianSpaceProgram (8 months ago)
UPS is terrible.
MurLurPer (8 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