UPS, a job for you?

Essay by Anonymous UserCollege, UndergraduateA+, October 1996

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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 aren't the best looking

uniforms I've 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...