So I have a second interview at UPS

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    May 08, 2007 11:49 PM GMT
    Hello,

    I have a secondary interview at UPS next week. If I get this job (and I am pretty sure i'm going to), i'll be holding a part time position as a package handler. I was wondering how aggressive could this job get? I exercise daily and the job states that it's a "workout job" so i'm assuming it's pretty much a job that'd be my workout for the day.

    Does anyone on here work at UPS? Do you enjoy it? I've talked to a couple people who have worked at UPS, stayed there until they even retired so, even though it's part time, i'm pretty sure this is going to be a job that's well worth keeping.

    Thanks,
    Jordan
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    May 09, 2007 12:20 AM GMT
    This is not workopolis....
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    May 09, 2007 1:21 AM GMT
    Thank you.
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    May 09, 2007 1:24 AM GMT
    congrats :) i'm sure you'll do fine. i think it's more along the lines of being energetic than requiring a lot of muscle.

    -david
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    May 09, 2007 1:25 AM GMT
    Hey Jordan --

    Not sure what you're asking. Are you wondering if you'll get "overtrained" by doing a physically demanding job? I've been a desk jockey way too long to give you any advice on that. I have the opposite problem.

    If you're wondering if you should stay with UPS for the rest of your life, the only advice I can offer is ... be open to possibilities. At 20, you have the whole world in front of you.

    I know you probably hate hearing that when you have pressing demands like rent, groceries and condoms (please use them). But really, man, you have the whole world to explore.

    So yeah, take the job but be open to other things.
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    May 09, 2007 4:49 AM GMT
    Package handler? :-x
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    May 09, 2007 5:00 AM GMT
    Hey Jordan,

    I worked UPS one Christmas Break when I was in college, and yeah, it can get pretty intense. I was in delivery, and it was a lot of lifting and running. Since you'll be working part time, it could very well work out that your job is your fitness regimen for those days each week. Experience will tell.

    More than anything, though, I love that you'd be a Package Handler. Hopefully that will be embroidered on your shirt.
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    May 09, 2007 10:53 AM GMT
    Dude, I've worked for UPS for 6 years in the main hub here in Louisville, and in the second worst job in the whole place (unloading packages from containers into a conveyor belt.)

    It's intimidating man, u'll be lookin at packages ranging between 25 - 150 lbs, but youll never be asked to lift anything more than 70 lbs by yourself.

    It's gonna be just like when u started workin out. The first day is gonna be the hardest, then its gonna get gradually easier until you wont even feel it.

    Just don't give up, its not really that bad of a job and the benefits kick ass.
    Plus you will notice that ur endurance and strenght are gonna increase a lot.

    Good luck man ;)

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    May 09, 2007 1:09 PM GMT
    Thanks a lot everyone.
    I am very excited about the job. I'm sure, just like most jobs, the first day will be the hardest but i'll get used to it.

    Nice to see other guys on here that worked there. Yeah, the benefits are going to be great. Another reason to stay with this job.
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    May 09, 2007 2:31 PM GMT
    I don't know if it's because UPS handles heavier packages than the other delivery services or what, but I've noticed over the years that UPS consistently has hotter drivers than any of the other companies. UPS could probably raise a fortune for charity with a "The Men of UPS" calendar.
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    May 09, 2007 3:17 PM GMT
    Since a UPS man is a very close friend of mine, I can attest to the fact that there are generally very hot men who work for that company, because he is. But, beware, although UPS has a 50 pound limit on maximum parcel size, you will be toting those upstairs etc.

    On one way before Xmas, my friend (Tim) made over 280 stops in one day, and UPS "required" their drivers to take mandatory overtime during that period. It's exhausting.

    (We're going out to dinner tonight, and he wondered if he could wear his UPS shirt, cap, shorts...he looks like a walking commercial for men in uniform who are hot). :-)
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    May 09, 2007 4:06 PM GMT
    Well maybe you can get transferred to the department that smashes all of the boxes. Someone put a LOT of effort into breaking some of the stuff I've shipped. :)
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    May 09, 2007 5:42 PM GMT
    ive been with UPS for 20 yrs now first a delivery man and now drive tractor trailors and it is a hard job but im sure youll be able to handle it. just think of it as if thay are paying you to work out instead of you paying a gym to do it