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Pros & Cons of Working at UPS (Part 2) - Cons

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Part 1 - https://youtu.be/0aPUcJkK9mk 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" CONS 1. Seniority-based - Everything is based on seniority 2. The pay is Low - You might have a good starting rate depending on where you are but... 3.Damage to your body 4. Management is horrible - Shady business practices at times 5. Horrible Coworkers - While you can meet the coolest people ever on the other end of the spectrum there are just some horrible people, bottom the barrel of society.
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Romantic Donkey (6 months ago)
6:38 Can’t let that go without saying something. Dipshit Yard Dog backed into that trailer. Damn rookie
Nero (16 days ago)
I don't know how you saw that considering how fast they were moving. However, it's not a rookie thing. Just look at that yard. I've never seen such a tight, packed in like sardines, no place to maneuver yard like that. There is literally nowhere to move and those guys are backing in 53' trailers. Talk about a nightmare. No thanks.
Drew Gipson (5 months ago)
Romantic Donkey ooooh i saw that. You know he got marked for that lol. 😂
Kimberly Smith (14 days ago)
I want to know why he keeps saying its a part time job. I just started working for UPS and its full time 40hrs wk PLUS overtime. ?
Nate Gonzales (9 days ago)
He’s probably talking about for the package handlers
speerrituall1 (1 month ago)
You are in the union, therefore positions are seniority based.
Bumbo Rass (2 months ago)
Not knocking UPS, the peak season helped me through some tough times. But as someone who is also self employed, I couldn't keep up with the 2 am starts with work during the day. The $250 a week was not worth it. My pro is the calories I burned everyday.
crazygirlfun1 (3 months ago)
I have to go to the interview in 30 mins. I have a full-time day job with benefits I just need some extra money. I see they have a night shift for a few hours. The application said no more than 20 hours a week. So that's doable for me if that is the reality of the job. I'm not afraid of hard work but there are levels too it. I'm not going to over do it. I will quit before I have serious back issues. We'll see how it goes.
TiniestTurtle (2 months ago)
I'm curious as well. I have a full time (40-45hr) day job right now, and I am on the fences about going to work as a package handler on the evening shift after my day job.
Dean Cooper (3 months ago)
I was a casual driver for peak used up then thrown out the door like a bum... we will call you when our volume goes up...smh never again working for this company.
BRKS627 (3 months ago)
Minimum wage jobs are not just for young people there are older people's working little wage too.
Jerald Haddox (3 months ago)
The FedEx hub I’m at, (started in Nov. ‘18) have a full time job and it’s my part time job for the extra money and flight benefits. Thankfully you don’t have to be there a certain amount of time to move around if you want to. I think if you go into as you’re gonna make this insane amount of money you’re setting yourself up for failure. I’ve been approached by different areas already because of my work ethic, which will most definitely change my “day job” job to where that one may become my Part time job, after I get my CDL.
Joan Milano (3 months ago)
I disagree... my daughter has been a UPS driver for 5 years and makes damn good money!
Jose Chimal (3 months ago)
watch part 1, he clearly says that as a package handler you don't make that much money and that you need to move up today do something else driver, HR. etc.
Holly Byrne (3 months ago)
thanks for video if I start partime in hub how long before a full time feeder
Almac x (4 months ago)
bruh... if a box of walls fell on you then you were not doing your job well xD
Yigermal Zendro (4 months ago)
U said nice!
Matthew Bratton (4 months ago)
What UPS pays is shameful. And this is a union job...
Nero (16 days ago)
What they pay the handlers is shameful. It's a pyramid scheme. All the feeder drivers and package car drivers are getting paid big bucks at the expense of the handlers not. And it's a pyramid scheme in that the handlers "think" they might someday get a driver job and make a ton more money, but most don't. They quit before an opening comes up. Yeah the handlers low pay subsidizes the drivers' high pay. I wouldn't join the union as a handler unless it was like $10 a month for the dues. I figure I would join the union once I'm a driver and getting paid a lot to make it worth dues fee.
Eric Roberts (4 months ago)
sounds like a great place not to work at
Zero Falcon (4 months ago)
What are you talking about ?? UPS has the highest paid delivery drivers and truck drivers industry wide in transportation package cars can make up to 90k 100k and truck drivers can make between 100-130k. Please do your homework before attempting to educate people on a company you clearly no little about. It’s the promised land of Transpotation
Yank Montana (1 month ago)
Warehouses workers make shit
oldiesrforever13 (3 months ago)
I think he meant for part time package handlers and i agree!!!
Holly Byrne (3 months ago)
+Zero Falcon ok thanks
Zero Falcon (3 months ago)
Holly Byrne there is no definitive answer to your question. Pop your head into HR and have a chat about getting on the feeder list. Best way to plot a course of action
Zero Falcon (3 months ago)
Holly Byrne you have to become a full time package car driver and have a safe driving record for at least a year prior to being able to apply for feeder. Historically people have had to work package car for 10-15 years before having enough seniority to be placed in feeder but currently that is not the case with the expansion of amazon and E-commerce more popular than ever before.
MemphisMike (4 months ago)
Seniority is great. Number 2 in my Hub!! PT work is just that...Part time. Nit designed to support a household. Supplemental income w benfits. Stay in school!
aglafavor18.22 (4 months ago)
I appreciate the manager con but correct me if I'm wrong, the managers would change from building and whether the management was annoying or not would change from building to building. Right?
Tasha Rhodes (4 months ago)
Sounds like the U.S.P.S. Have some good employees & bad to work with. Luckily, you can move around in different positions and that helps!
Dave Casey (5 months ago)
So, having seniority is a bad thing?
Homie J (5 months ago)
Very informative video! just work on being more confident in your speech, cheers
Mark Covello (5 months ago)
I forgot to add, this is a very fair video IMO. Good overview. What I also found in my week was that I was getting the worst trucks on the line; stuff that was overbooked and the like. But I found most people to be very nice. I didn't hear a lot of bad stuff outside work and didn't see any drugs. In that job I'd expect somebody who was high or drunk to be ridiculously dangerous. If people like that were interfacing with me everyday, I'd walk off immediately. You won't get the chance after you are dead.
Mark Covello (5 months ago)
I took a job in preload and lasted a week. I knew i was going to get injured. I never did any strength training and that is exactly what you need to load the trucks. I had been out of work for 3 years from a high paying programming and I was so old I thought I'd check out using this as an encore career. I still had about 8 years to retirement. It didn't take long for me to realize this would be a very hard climb. There must be easier jobs at this pay level.
Nick (6 months ago)
I can't believe you cut out the juiciest part :( but still great. Seems to me like it's best to look elsewhere for work for me at least. My dad worked at a shipping company for 40 years on the dock/yard (never knew the details honestly) and he has got a messed up body for sure, particularly his shoulders/back. Plus his company (Roadway) ended up hitting hard times around 8 years ago and most of the pension went away.
neckarsulme (5 months ago)
did your dad ever recover his pension?
Kenny Jordana (6 months ago)
The video's good but honestly I'm loving the background music in this video. Music is dope
Benji Truman (6 months ago)
I'm a package car driver in california and make about $1600-1800 a week
Holly Byrne (3 months ago)
how long from part time package to full time feeder
GennyKene (4 months ago)
Yeah you can make good money if you don’t stay in the warehouse that’s my biggest warning to people, as soon as you can move up or out and you’ll be successful. Stay in the warehouse and you’ll be paycheck to paycheck and miserable
Aten Akehnaton (6 months ago)
How many hours do you work?
Roy Robinson (6 months ago)
Good video someone needs to do one on a smaller center
Matthew (7 months ago)
Thanks for explaining what seniority means, had no idea what seniority was all about. Just to check, if they were in line before you they go first? And the line is sometimes long? Don't they know who you are? I'd go tell your Dad if I was you.
CVetteMan1111 (7 months ago)
ATTENTION: POTENTIAL NEW HIRES! Here are some excellent tips that will help make you successful working at UPS or in any other warehouse style environment. The advice that I am about to share with you is essentially (universal) and (will absolutely make a difference) in your lives as a warehouse worker. In no particular order... 1) FOCUS ON THE FUNDAMENTALS 2) STAY HYDRATED, 3) ASK QUESTIONS AND PICK THE BRAINS OF YOUR WAREHOUSE ELDERS 4) ABSOLUTELY PROTECT YOUR HANDS BY SPENDING MONEY ON THE RIGHT GLOVES. 5) ALWAYS WEAR STEEL TOE BOOTS WITH THICK SOCKS + ADDED INSOLES FOR COMFORT 6) EAT FOODS THAT BURN SLOWLY AND FUEL YOUR BODY OVER LONGER PERIODS OF TIME 7) STRETCH DAILY IN THE MORNING AND BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER EVERY SHIFT 8) SWIM REGULARLY AND FOCUS ON KEEPING YOUR ENTIRE BODY STRONG MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY 9) FIND TIME TO SLEEP AND GET THE PROPER AMOUNT YOUR BODY NEEDS 10) GROW A THICK SKIN (KNOW WHEN TO TAKE IT AND WHEN TO DISH IT OUT) 11) LEARN THE MECHANICS OF MOVEMENT (STAY IN THE POWERZONE) 12) TAKE CARE AND CONSTANTLY REMIND YOURSELF THAT THE PACKAGES PASSING THROUGH YOUR HANDS MAY HAVE PRECIOUS CONTENTS INSIDE THAT ARE VALUABLE TO PEOPLE FOR DIFFERENT REASONS 13) ALONG WITH YOUR DAILY VITAMIN... ALWAYS TAKE A SUPLEMENT FOR CIRCULATION AND PAIN MANAGEMENT BEFORE AND AFTER (ASPRIN OR PYNOGENOL) ARE BEST 14) LEARN TO LOVE BANANAS, COCOANUT WATER, AND ORANGES 15) >USE VACATION TIME AND SICK DAYS WISELY<  16) FIND THOSE WAREHOUSE WINGMEN AND WOMEN THAT YOU WORK BEST WITH AND PRACTICE TEAMWORK REGULARLY 17) COMMUNICATION IS KEY 18) ASK YOUR TRAINERS TO BE HONEST WITH YOU... PICK THEIR BRAINS... ASK QUESTIONS... 19) IF YOU ARE PAIRED AT ANY TIME WITH A WAREHOUSE MENTOR > LISTEN TO THEM CAREFULLY 20) STRING TOGETHER STRONG ATTENDENCE... IF YOU BUILD IT > BE ON TIME... PUT YOUR TIME IN >OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE WORK AND EXTRA TIME WILL COME. 21) STRESS MANAGEMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT 22) IF YOU PLAN TO STICK AROUND... ADVANCE SLOWLY  23) LEARN TO LOVE YOUR NICKNAME 24) FOCUS ON SURROUNDINGS AWARENESS 25) LEARN ALL ANSWERS TO (DOK?'s) LIKE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND AND PRACTICE THEM AT ALL TIMES 26) STRONG TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE 27) WHEN YOU BECOME A VET MOTIVATE > DON'T CRUSH NEW HIRE's SPIRITS 28) YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT / GAIN MUSCLE 29) EXERCISE PATIENCE 30) FOCUS ON GROWING YOUR ABILITY TO ENDURE THE ATMOSPHERE, ELEMENTS, AND PEOPLE AROUND YOU.
vag4l vevo (7 months ago)
I got a question. What happen if i still pay for the union move to another job until i graduate and then come back without starting over. Can i do that.
Lissa Jameson (5 months ago)
Yes. zThe Union can help 4get jobs other places too if you tell them you are leaving UPS and ask them.
Alicia A (7 months ago)
Is the dispatch supervisor role good? I am going to work there part-time but I didn't know if it was a good job. What are the career paths. good video!
Derek Lowe (7 months ago)
MOST INFORMATIONAL VIDEO THAT I SEEN YET!
Dion (8 months ago)
Another Con, is hot as hell in the summer and cold in the winter, the building is not that ventilated and heat is never turned on during the winter