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If You Enjoy Dealing With People, The Outdoors, And Being Your Own
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If you enjoy dealing with people, the outdoors, and being your own
supervisor than a job with the UPS just might be a job for you.
There are many advantages to being a UPS driver, but there are also a few
disadvantages. Some of the advantages are that most freight and material movers
belong to Unions. The particular unions that represent freight and material movers
are International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture Implement
Workers of America. Unions make sure that the workers have proper working
conditions and make the right amount of money for what type of work they are
doing. The Unions do you usually require membership dues.
Most companies also offer other benefits. Depending on the length of service
and the size of the company many workers receive paid vacations and holidays.
They also receive health, life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
The driver also constantly moves about and can enjoy the scenery changes in the
weather. The individual is not under continual supervision and uses personal
judgment in pacing the day.
A typical work week usually consists of a 5-day 40-hour schedule. The
driver strive to keep the workday at 8 hours, but since the parcels must be delivered
on time to maintain the company reputation, overtime work is occasionally is
necessary. Also, the constant driving in heavy traffic, starting and stopping to
deliver, and the repetition of duties may become tiring. The weather also plays an
important role in working conditions and environment because one is exposed to it
many times a day.
The workers also must wear brown uniforms which arenít the best looking
uniforms Iíve ever seen. Most companies provide the worker with free uniforms.
Since the worker spends a lot of time standing while loading packages the person
needs to purchase comfortable and durable shoes.
In 1907 an enterprising 19-year-old James E. (ďJimĒ) Casey borrowed $100
from a friend and started the American Messenger company in Seattle, Washington.
With a handful of other teenagers, including his brother George Casey, Jim ran his
service from a humble office located under the sidewalk. Despite stiff competition,
the company did well, largely because of Jimís strict policies: customer courtesy,
reliability, round-the-clock service, and low rates. These principles, which guide
UPS even today are summarized by Jimís slogan: ďBest Service and Lowest
The delivery service has grown tremendously since the beginning and shows
few signs of slowing down.(FINNEY CO.) This industry should continue to
provide a large number of job openings. Now there are thousands of UPS
distribution centers all over the U.S. and many in foreign countries. In all the UPS
has about 335,000 employees. Their service area includes more than 200 countries
and territories and every address in the United States.
A drivers wages vary from employer to employer. Small companies pay
around $7 an hour or about $15,000 a year, while large companies pay up to $15 an
hour or about $31,000 annually.(COIN) The more experience you get the bigger
wages you will receive.
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