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Local UPS driver talks about his 50 years on the job

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Not many people can say they've worked at the same place for 50 years, and if they can, not many still love it as much as they did when they started.
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Andrew (10 hours ago)
vikings844 (3 days ago)
I wish I was in his will! Probably a millionaire no joke!
Monique West (14 days ago)
Damn hasn’t even been a year forme
Leonard F Reid (16 days ago)
I guess he never heard the term "moving up the ladder"? Ah well, If you're happy.
Naj Bull (20 days ago)
I wanna drive trucks but I'm nervous
Andrea Young (1 month ago)
Do you need a CDL to drive one of those trucks
greg ballard (18 days ago)
Andrea Young yes
John P (1 month ago)
Happiness doesn't make you grateful; being grateful makes you happy.
Jack J (1 month ago)
Walt's a standup guy I worked with him in the sort isle remember Joe velky and Lou calavolpe
Nicholas Bloxxer (1 month ago)
UPS looks like a nice job to work at, it looks fun
Jose M Munoz (2 months ago)
One of the best friends of the Uncle Sam.
Conservative Thought (2 months ago)
Wonderful man, even though he was the only black guy on the job he didn't feel sorry for himself and start making excuses. He kept at it and had a great career.
Dwill Kanf (2 months ago)
50 years of work and still can't afford no freedom
MrMonroe77 (2 months ago)
I’m so looking forward to my interview with UPS on Monday. I swear I will do my best and be happy with what I’m doing.
Barron Ingram (3 months ago)
man i got 40 at ups freight man I'm breaking camp come november i've had all the fun i can take
Javier1up (4 months ago)
I will retire when I have 50 years in my company.
James Williams (4 months ago)
Good for you man, been driving for 5 years and already feel burnout, but this video is inspiring.
Collin Blubaugh (4 months ago)
Waste of a life.
vikings844 (1 month ago)
Collin Blubaugh Why, do you have any idea how much he makes. Those UPS guy make bank! Alot more then you.
giancarlo stanton (4 months ago)
My uncle has worked at ups for a little over 30 years, 25 of them as a driver. He makes close to 100 grand a year with a high school diploma . Long hours and hustling work , but it pays off.
Dwill Kanf (1 month ago)
vikings844 lol hell yea
vikings844 (1 month ago)
Dwill Kanf Yeh but 99% of the public aren't Mayweather! Ups pay second to none.
giancarlo stanton (2 months ago)
Dwill Kanf Coming from a YouTube mental midget. How cute...
Dwill Kanf (2 months ago)
giancarlo stanton You're a keyboard gangster
giancarlo stanton (2 months ago)
Dwill Kanf You probably consider him a hero.
tom11zz884 (4 months ago)
He's a throwback to a time when the American Common man was a hardworking, dedicated breed.
Traxxattaxx (4 months ago)
If you guys can’t tell, his bomber jacket and his patch that says 45 on it means he hasn’t had an accident as a ups driver for 45 years. Only the elite drivers (very few) have this achievement.
Nick T. (4 months ago)
Traxxattaxx that's even more impressive especially now adays that traffic is really bad.
Rookie Budget Fishing (4 months ago)
50 years he’s in the millionaire retirement group at ups
vikings844 (1 month ago)
Rookie Budget Fishing Agree! That guy is definitely a millionaire
ALPHLITE (5 months ago)
50 years? I better own some of that company wtf
Vinicio Guerra (5 months ago)
God bless you
Lord Bacon (5 months ago)
Roman 8304 (5 months ago)
A BIG different between the Europe Trucks
tonelow5 (5 months ago)
This video made me cry . This guy is awesome!!!!! He’s my hero !!!!!!!!
cartman4885 (5 months ago)
When he retires he will probably be a multi millionaire congratulations
vikings844 (1 month ago)
cartman4885 Most likely already a millionaire! Those UPS feeder drivers make serious bank brah! He is making between 110k - 165k a year depending on his run.
RetroGuy76 (4 months ago)
Or perhaps not.  He may have children that he put through college.   Or sick parents that he had to care for or something of that sort.
Frost Repeatz (6 months ago)
Good man
El Guapo (6 months ago)
This is Jay Z Working Part Time
ALPHLITE (5 months ago)
Jan Lakič (7 months ago)
Amazing. 50 yrs is insane
matthewheathcock (7 months ago)
This guy is what makes America great 👍
Big trump (7 months ago)
Hat off to you sir. I make 115k a year only high school education working at ups. Fuck all these haters, who still live with there mom working at McDonald's.
Big trump (6 months ago)
MR. NIGGERLY NIG Mc'NIGGA Don't need to prove anything youngster, I retire this December after 35years of service. With my pension. To all you haters.
Big trump (6 months ago)
El Guapo I'm not your mom dude.
El Guapo (6 months ago)
This Is Miguel.. I put on my Knee Pads every day and Blow all the CEO'S My Position ? Down on my Knees Ready to take the UPS Special load .. LOL!!!
MR. NIGGERLY NIG Mc'NIGGA (6 months ago)
Miguel Camargo I call bs. What position? Let me debunk your lying ass right now
Joseph Vanni (7 months ago)
Must be nice finding a job you love,...? I'm about to start at Fedex Freight, just hoping it will last 20! 😗
SeeTheKarma (7 months ago)
I got respect for the drivers. I see them pulling trucks in and out of the warehouse. I’ve seen nothing but great drivers!
Marks Tech (7 months ago)
Ill bet you my left nut he has about 400k in cash from taht job.
vikings844 (1 month ago)
Marks Tech more like 3 times that amount! He makes around 130k a year. Do the math on that bra!
Lbolting005 (7 months ago)
lol, FAKE & GAY!!! I’m his coworker since 1998, he arrived at 2012, he was cleaning the toilet at 1998, didn’t even drive a truck until 2012. This is Jerome, your co-worker, I just exposed you, for the lying ass hat you are!!!
MR. NIGGERLY NIG Mc'NIGGA (6 months ago)
X XENON nigga, shut the fuck up
MR. NIGGERLY NIG Mc'NIGGA (6 months ago)
Lbolting005 Shut up, and take that plunger to that shitty toliet in the ladies room.
Jay T (8 months ago)
Not to many people can top that.no work ethic nowadays
BiG JuiCe (8 months ago)
Now that's a real hard dedicated working man!
Jim Foley (8 months ago)
What's with all the beeping nig
MrRideutah (8 months ago)
Should be the CEO
Ghetto Lisa (11 days ago)
MrRideutah Driving does not equal CEO brain.
Traxxattaxx (4 months ago)
MrRideutah I think he wouldn’t take it due to his love for driving itself
Matt G (8 months ago)
This guy is a great man
William Argus (8 months ago)
He is happy
AwesomeMCGuy (8 months ago)
50 years with UPS that is dedication and def a sign that someone that enjoys the work they do and more so since he can say another day in paradise when he shows up for work that for sure is an sign of someone that likes their job and will strive to keep doing their best.. like me i work at starbucks i like my job there i will continue to keep working hard to serve the customer's that come in and give them what they ask for and so on so many times i have gotten high praise and good & nice comments about my good work and fast service to keep the lines moving and the customer's happy
charger master (8 months ago)
AwesomeMCGuy Not everyone who stays with a company for that long had a choice they just needed a job.
BrandonPryorMusic (8 months ago)
Good for him, not many people can say they've help one job that long.  Unfortunately UPS is a company that was ruined by the Teamsters Union who make sure to do nothing but protect the lazy man.  Makes for a hostile work environment if you're a you hard working individual.
Flexing101 (8 months ago)
Dam thats to dam long to be working. F that! Lol!!
vikings844 (1 month ago)
Flexing101 The difference between him and you is his bank account is full of money, dummy!
zerome81 zerome81 (8 months ago)
not worth 50 years as a driver and not owner operator
vikings844 (1 month ago)
zerome81 zerome81 Your crazy, do you have any idea how much he makes! Screw that owner operator shit!
Nick T. (4 months ago)
He's making more money than a lot of professionals with a college degree and probably has the top paying route. I'm on the same boat as him but only have 39 years with UPS but already looking forward to retirement, and won't be anywhere close to what he's done with the company.
Traxxattaxx (4 months ago)
Patrick Swayze Is your name Patrick Swayze because of Trailer Park Boys?
5065ca (4 months ago)
You apparently don't have a clue how good ups pays... I'm in trucking school now and it's my dream to get a job as a driver...
RetroGuy76 (4 months ago)
UPS drivers make VERY good money.  I know a college professor with multiple degrees.  And she teaches some hard subjects like biochemistry.  Her husband is a high school graduate and a driver for UPS.  He makes THREE TIMES what she makes.
Lincolnator (8 months ago)
Wow!!!!!!!!! I hope to stick with one job like this for 50+ years someday
Lincolnator (8 months ago)
true. automation is bad news. i wonder about lawn care. will that be automated too? it's difficult to believe it would
Lincolnator (8 months ago)
I don't think that self-driving tractor-trailers will be reliable, especially in my state. It rains like crazy where I live, snows, droughts, etc. They have another 10 to 20 years to go before figuring out how to make the robots drive in inclement weather. Someone also needs to handle the packages for the regular moving trucks or whatever you want to call them. It takes a lot of money and time to figure out how to program a robot and make it think for its self.
charger master (8 months ago)
Lincolnator with the rise of robotics i don't think many can this man is lucky he is done because self driving tractor trailers are on the way.
UnlimitedTrucking17 (8 months ago)
An attitude of gold right there and congratulations! 50 years is a HUGE accomplishment
Frank Abagnale (8 months ago)
Too stupid to know a far better life is possible. Poor guy
vikings844 (1 month ago)
Frank Abagnale You are a joke! I guarantee you he make more then you do. Those feeder drivers at UPS make serious bank
vikings844 (1 month ago)
b_ bd715 Correct, those UPS feeder drivers make serious bank! Around 125k, 9 weeks vacation, free medical benefits, company paid pension, 401k. Great job
vikings844 (1 month ago)
bmw325i96 Alot more then That! Lol
Lord Sesshomaru (2 months ago)
Frank Abagnale He has a union job, makes good money, excellent benefits, a 401k, and a pension. He seems to love working for UPS. Your comment is pretty silly.
Nick T. (4 months ago)
More like a very smart guy. Because he loves what he's doing otherwise he wouldn't be doing it for 50 years.
mike anderson (8 months ago)
Good for him!
Mike Kors (8 months ago)
50 years to the date !
Cole Reed (8 months ago)
Thats not an easy job either
vikings844 (1 month ago)
MR. DreadHead359 Ups trucks are governed to go only 67 MPH! That's not exactly flying down the road brother! At 37.00 an hour I'm good with that!
MR. DreadHead359 (5 months ago)
Charmander Charmander Doubles do more swerving as well as with UPS everything has to be on time no arriving late for being a trucker under them! That's why majority of them trucks be Flying down the Interstates.
Squid (5 months ago)
hes a feeder driver no manual labor but long hours
S.S .A (7 months ago)
how so?
MR. DreadHead359 (8 months ago)
Heinrich Himmler right about that! Pulling doubles is definetly not a joke
Joe English (8 months ago)
Today is officially 50 years
Cleate Rose (8 months ago)
50 years at anything is a huge accomplishment. God bless him.
Ghetto Lisa (11 days ago)
vikings844 I make 80k a year, thank you very much. You wish you can make as much money as me.
vikings844 (11 days ago)
Ghetto Lisa Must suck to live in poverty, you must not have a job because most companies are owned by white people
Ghetto Lisa (11 days ago)
Cleate Rose 50yrs of living is a lot better than being a slave to the white man company.
vikings844 (1 month ago)
charger master That won't happen anytime soon. By the time that happens he will be enjoying his large pension on a beach somewhere!
charger master (8 months ago)
Cleate Rose he is an example of. Hard working man. He is lucky he is done now that self driving. Semi,s are on the rise they might replace him.
Carla Head (8 months ago)
Way to go!!! God Bless You,sir.
Scott Lowell (8 months ago)
50 years! Those guys come in at 6am and go home at 7-8pm...ugh
vikings844 (3 days ago)
GoogleMinus He makes more like 130k with better healthcare then government workers. 9 weeks paid vacation also. Hands down best job in trucking
vikings844 (3 days ago)
GoogleMinus He works maybe 55 hours a week and make around 120k with 9 weeks vacation and free health-care. Well worth it, people would kill for that job!
vikings844 (3 days ago)
Damien Knight Alot more then That, more like 130k with the best benifits.
Maul Maulplier (3 days ago)
Scott Lowell that guy doesn't he is a short haul driver
vikings844 (7 days ago)
GoogleMinus This guy makes 120k without a collage degree! Not bad at all!
Last Lime (8 months ago)
This must be fake. No way can a black man in this racist white privilege world not have a single ticket or have been shot by cops.
crazy honkey (1 month ago)
Last Lime o Jesus Christ here we go lmao
Last Lime (8 months ago)
+Mr.Mister you're a pathetic nazi.
Mr.Mister (8 months ago)
Last Lime You're so pathetic.
Last Lime (8 months ago)
+Mr.Mister you're a moron. I was mocking the BLM retards(which you are probably one of based on your illogical reply). But good for you trying to be righteous while simultaneously making a ass of yourself. If you want to go after racists you should go protest BLM RALLYS(black KKK).
Mr.Mister (8 months ago)
Last Lime Dude, you're racist as fuck.
Michael C. (8 months ago)
Very nice sir. Would be nice if us younger guys could get a shot at buster Brown
Cruiser007 (8 months ago)
I needed to see this video because I'm often thinking of quitting my truck driving job. Thanks for posting & please pray for me.
Ghetto Lisa (11 days ago)
B- trucker Not everyone likes the job! Shut the fuck up with your high horse ass.
Ghetto Lisa (11 days ago)
Cruiser007 Just fucking quit.
vikings844 (1 month ago)
MannyMan Nah man, you are way off. UPS is hand down the best truck driving job out there not that food company shit! Nobody and I mean nobody pays Ups money. I make 125k, I don't have to touch A box and I'm home every night. 9 weeks paid vacation, free medical benefits, company paid pension and 401k!
vikings844 (1 month ago)
Red1Fiz Toughen it out brother! I was in the same position as you 25 years ago. I thought of Quiting many times now in a feeder driver and love it! Big money and don't have to touch A box.
MannyMan (7 months ago)
Red1Fiz anyjob Driving isnt as physically taxing on the body as opposed to warehouse type jobs but its not a paradise. You gotta deal with traffic and the stupid drivers out there that have no disregards for anyone else I suggest looking for a small company that delivers local or that delivers food and groceries to restaurants Im currently driving a tractor with a small 38 ft trailer delivery to a pizza company here in socal Its steady work i dont have to worry bout not having a job later on Its not the best pay but as i said its steady I work from 3 am to about 12pm and home the rest of the day Ultimately i would love to get into delivering beer or my top choice which is to deliver for in n out
Joe P (8 months ago)
That is awesome. Love it.
Tyler Allen (8 months ago)
Good for him. I hope to find a job that enjoyable that I'm happy to work for.
Austin Ford (8 months ago)
50yrs hats off to ya that's somethin to be proud of
Ghetto Lisa (11 days ago)
Austin Ford Nah, there's a point where you need to fucking stop working and retire.
Dwill Kanf (2 months ago)
Austin Ford llab no it ain't
Cody Gaither (8 months ago)
Free Thinker (9 months ago)
I hope they gave him stock options or something. that old man made ups a lot of money.
Nick T. (4 months ago)
If you work there you can buy stock in the company at a discount. Wish they had a 401k with a match though.
Wet Lettuce (6 months ago)
What if he doesn't want to retire?
Trucker Chris (9 months ago)
Wow, this is awesome!
Gerardo Rios (10 months ago)
Very nice sir
Liddlenique 15 (1 year ago)
Nice 👍🏾
Greg Brady (1 year ago)