UPS Salaries, Bonuses and Benefits.

Get new comments by email
You can cancel email alerts at anytime.
Comments (151 to 182 of 182)
Page:  « Previous   1  2  3  4   

caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky

29 months ago

Well I am from Kentucky and I know it is not the law here. But, I have been working a month now and last night even a manager told me that the overtime for part-timer starts after 5 hours in one day. But again, she wasn't sure if it applied to non-union employees or to just union ones. So I know that UPS does pay overtime to part-timers after 5 hours unless your state specifically restricts them from doing so. I just don't know if it applies to non-union employees or not. So that is my question.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Catatafish in Chino, California

29 months ago

in the month you have worked have you worked over 5 hours? that should tell you right away if you received OT or not. According to this link www.overtimelaws.org/state/Kentucky/ you have to work over 40 hours to qualify for OT. I'm pretty sure UPS follows this and doesn't make any special exceptions.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky

29 months ago

No, I have never had a day that I worked more than 5 hours, so I can't go by my check. But the workers and the manager both say that part-timers get overtime when they work over 5 hours in a calendar day. I am aware of what Kentucky's law says, but that doesn't mean that a company can't do a worker better. It just means that a company has to do at least that much for the worker. So I am just trying to confirm what the worker's and manager told me applies to non-union as well as union employees. If it does, I will start going in and working in the mornings since I am scheduled to work every evening since that will mean that I would be getting overtime for every evening that I go in after having worked in the morning, because I get over 4 hours in the mornings that I work and another 4 or more every evening that I work. I don't get called very much for mornings and I already know that if I am working evenings and scheduled for evenings that I do not have to go in to work in the mornings if I don't want to, but if it means overtime pay, I would consider doing it.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Maple Shade, New Jersey

29 months ago

see the key is if its 5 hours one ONE SHIFT

IF you do a double its OT after EIGHT hours.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Maple Shade, New Jersey

29 months ago

Pretty sure this is spelled out in the UPS Teamsters Contract.. though I've been searching and cant find it in there
www.tdu.org/files/ups-2008-master.pdf

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky

29 months ago

If you are correct then the people at my location are wrong. They said that if I come in to work in the morning and put in 4 hours then come back in the evening of the same calendar day and work 4 more hours, then 3 of those would be overtime. But if I work an evening shift for 4 hours and say I get off at 10:00pm and then come back and work for 4 hours in the next morning none of it is overtime because even though it is consecutive shifts, it is a different calendar day. And once again, my real question is whether or not the overtime rule of over 5 hours for a part-time worker applies to non-union workers or just union. But if you are right, then it is all moot anyway since there is never any chance of me getting more than 8 hours in any one shift. The most I have ever gotten was just shy of 5 hours and that was because I had to stay for mentoring in the morning.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

ilkh in Detroit, Michigan

29 months ago

dosmastr in Maple Shade, New Jersey said: see the key is if its 5 hours one ONE SHIFT

IF you do a double its OT after EIGHT hours.

That's not true. I worked double shifts many, many years and always received OT after I exceeded five hours in each day.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky

29 months ago

That is exactly what I was saying. But the question still remains, do you get this overtime even if you are non-union? I was told about anything over 5 hours in a calendar day being overtime for a part-time worker, but nobody is clear on whether it applies to non-union employees or just union.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

ilkh in Detroit, Michigan

29 months ago

caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky said: That is exactly what I was saying. But the question still remains, do you get this overtime even if you are non-union? I was told about anything over 5 hours in a calendar day being overtime for a part-time worker, but nobody is clear on whether it applies to non-union employees or just union.

You may get a response if your inquire on BrownCafe. OT after 5 cululative hours for double-shifting is addressed in my local rider; I'm uncertain how it's addressed in yours, or if it wouldn't apply to you since you're not union.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Catatafish in Chino, California

29 months ago

I'm still confused about what your position is. It sounds like your a combo employee since you have 2 shifts or option to work 2 shifts but since you said you are non-union I'm starting to think you are just a temp hired for the peak season. Are you temp? I don;t think they even allow us to do what you are describing here in CA. My buddy is working as a feeder shifter temp right now. OT is still the same for him anything after 8 hours.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Ups Air supervisor in Canal Winchester, Ohio

28 months ago

caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky said: If you are correct then the people at my location are wrong. They said that if I come in to work in the morning and put in 4 hours then come back in the evening of the same calendar day and work 4 more hours, then 3 of those would be overtime. But if I work an evening shift for 4 hours and say I get off at 10:00pm and then come back and work for 4 hours in the next morning none of it is overtime because even though it is consecutive shifts, it is a different calendar day. And once again, my real question is whether or not the overtime rule of over 5 hours for a part-time worker applies to non-union workers or just union. But if you are right, then it is all moot anyway since there is never any chance of me getting more than 8 hours in any one shift. The most I have ever gotten was just shy of 5 hours and that was because I had to stay for mentoring in the morning.

for a union worker anything after 5 hours calender day is over time. for non union anything after 8 hours is over time. say your regular schedule is 4-7am. they may post for extra hours on the night side for 9-12. you will have worked a total of 6 hours and 1 of those hours will be overtime aka time and a half.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

casual feeder in Newark, New Jersey

27 months ago

ok i was hired as a seasonal casual feeder and got hurt when december 30th rolled around i was still unable to work and ups refuses to pay me. is ups required to pay me because im unable to work and still have not gotten the required surgery i need to fix my ankle?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

jjisfine in Riverside, California

16 months ago

Upser_Family in Salem, Oregon said: The only ones that I've seen state that it was not worth it are the wimps.

Good old fashion hard work. Not something we are used to anymore in this country. It's too bad.

At the end of the day no one, and I mean NO ONE will take care of you and your family like UPS. What other job will get you to $70,000 per year, full medical for your family (with little deductible), a pension, discount cars, etc., etc., etc. When you compare the overall package, not even the UAW can compare.

wow i dont know about you guys but i started ups through a temp agency and the starting pay is 11.75 lol

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky

16 months ago

not sure why anyone would think that UPS is the only ones out there paying that good. I accepted a job last February working in the office for a computer company and my starting salary is $86,000 plus stock options, a company car to drive, they pay for my schooling up to $5500.00 per year, plus every insurance known to man. That doesn't include a bonus equal to 15% of my salary every year's end. There are lots of places that treat people a lot better than UPS and you don't have to work as a slave for $8 or $9 an hour for years to get there. When I accepted my new job, guess where I was working at the time? Yep.... UPS. To say NO ONE and I mean NO ONE takes care of their employees like UPS is foolish and shortsighted. There are hundreds of jobs that do much better.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Bluetea in Texas

16 months ago

Caine0001 in Maysville, Kentucky said: not sure why anyone would think that UPS is the only ones out there paying that good. I accepted a job last February working in the office for a computer company and my starting salary is $86,000 plus stock options, a company car to drive, they pay for my schooling up to $5500.00 per year, plus every insurance known to man. That doesn't include a bonus equal to 15% of my salary every year's end. There are lots of places that treat people a lot better than UPS and you don't have to work as a slave for $8 or $9 an hour for years to get there. When I accepted my new job, guess where I was working at the time? Yep.... UPS. To say NO ONE and I mean NO ONE takes care of their employees like UPS is foolish and shortsighted. There are hundreds of jobs that do much better.

And hundreds that are much worse!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

bob01 in Milford, Ohio

15 months ago

I wonder if anyone can help me with this. I know that FT management employees used to get a turkey and a half month salary in December. Does this still happen? If not, what sort of bonus or incentive plans exist today? Is there some sort of bonus received in March???

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

15 months ago

bob01 in Milford, Ohio said: I wonder if anyone can help me with this. I know that FT management employees used to get a turkey and a half month salary in December. Does this still happen? If not, what sort of bonus or incentive plans exist today? Is there some sort of bonus received in March???

It was EVERYONE who got a turkey, mgmt and hourly. This was cut 3+ years ago.

All mgmt got half month extra in december, but this was really just to make up for being paid bi-weekly (24x a year) but the year being 52 weeks (26 bi weeks... without the half month check we were only getting paid for 24 of them not 26. I imagine they did it in December because that's when the packages (money) were rolling in)

PT mgmt and I think Ft specialists are paid weekly now. FT mgmt, I believe, are paid monthly.

Incentives now are called MIP (mgmt incentives program) I believe it is FT only and its mostly stock options

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

IPS in Chino, California

15 months ago

as a former PT sup we use to get pretty good. 27.5 hours was our salary base anything over that was called premium pay which was like OT and we would get half a months pay as a bonus in Dec. I think the powers that be realized a new way to srew us over. They took away our premium pay and bonus an said that they used a formula to mix i in with our hourly rate. The most I ever made as a PT sup was my first year (26k) in 2007. every year after that it went lower & lower, I left in 2009.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

15 months ago

shhhh IPS, the rest of the world thinks we make bank as pt sups and salary offers are better when we move up and out!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

IPS in Chino, California

14 months ago

Upser_Family in Salem, Oregon said: The only ones that I've seen state that it was not worth it are the wimps.

Good old fashion hard work. Not something we are used to anymore in this country. It's too bad.

At the end of the day no one, and I mean NO ONE will take care of you and your family like UPS. What other job will get you to $70,000 per year, full medical for your family (with little deductible), a pension, discount cars, etc., etc., etc. When you compare the overall package, not even the UAW can compare.[/QUOTE

Lets set aside the hard work, and talk about numbers:
8.50 to start
.50 raise after probation
1.00 sort test raise if you can pass it
.70 yearly raise
10.70 after 1 year.

Avg wait time to be a driver in SoCal 8 years,
If you were lucky to start at age 18 good luck trying to purchase a home/apt or raise a family from age 18-26 making less than 15$ an hour with an avg of 20 hours a week. So I would have to say no to this statement.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Tom in Weirton, West Virginia

11 months ago

I am a driver for UPS for about a year. My advice to you is, if you want to try a career at UPS, you BETTER have a secondary income and it better be VERY flexible. You will have to call in every morning (as a driver) around 7:15 and see if they need you to drive or not. If they say no, hopefully you have another job you can go to just in case, and there will be a lot of "just in cases". You life will be very "up in the air" if you will, for a very good while with UPS. Is it worth it? Well, once you know what to expect it is your call of whether or not it is worth it.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No Reply - Report abuse

matt in Birmingham, United Kingdom

9 months ago

What is the salary for a security technician in the UK?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

toddhouser in Garner, North Carolina

9 months ago

good driver, and worker.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Slamgmoney in Ontario, California

7 months ago

For me, I'm coming out of the CA real estate industry where I'm used to 6 figure salaries. But due to the market crash these past couple years, and having a family of 4 now, I need to change careers. I'm considering UPS, but I'm concerned about not making jack for several years ($10/ hr is great for a student perhaps...but not for those who have little mouths to feed, a mortgage, etc...).

To me, the consideration is "Will this result in a livable wage within a reasonable period of time?" $70K is decent in CA, but not if it means having to wait 4+ years. I may as well wait out this market if that's the case.

I know exactly what you are going through as I started my UPS career in 2006 right before the market crashed and I too was in Real Estate as a Mtg Broker and unfortunately those days of 6 figure incomes are gone well at least for me and I ended up stop doing loans in 2007 and haven't touched a loan since. I do like UPS but I hate it as well due to the lack of opportunity to grow and the politics in management that inhibit talented individuals as myself with degrees to move up the chain and achieve promotion. It is very hard to move up with this company unless you know someone in the higher ranks that will escalate your success and vouch for you. It's a Who's Who business needless to say. I stuck with it because it was a guaranteed paycheck weekly and medical/dental benefits... What I do know now I would of never left the Union and crossed over to management. I should have listened to people and stayed Union so I could of been making more $$$ and not this povertish wages...they are ridiculously low for S. California living.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Maple Shade, New Jersey

7 months ago

my advice would be look for a different opportunity.

But first, ask a driver how long the wait time for the facility you're looking at is, some places its longer than others. I was called after working there just a year, but now the wait list is again 5 years long.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

voiceofreason in Des Moines, Iowa

5 months ago

Bluzedude in San Marcos, California said: [QUOTE who="What other job will get you to $70,000 per year, full medical for your family (with little deductible), a pension, discount cars, etc., etc., etc.
Yes, but how long does it take to go from part-time package handler to a full-timer making $70,000+? If it takes 10 years, how is that worth it? This of course is quite subjective and depends upon the individual.

For me, I'm coming out of the CA real estate industry where I'm used to 6 figure salaries. But due to the market crash these past couple years, and having a family of 4 now, I need to change careers. I'm considering UPS, but I'm concerned about not making jack for several years ($10/ hr is great for a student perhaps...but not for those who have little mouths to feed, a mortgage, etc...).

To me, the consideration is "Will this result in a livable wage within a reasonable period of time?" $70K is decent in CA, but not if it means having to wait 4+ years. I may as well wait out this market if that's the case.

My husband worked part time twighlight for one year before he was sent to driving school. It doesnt always take "10" years to drive. If your waiting for a driving job to fall into your lap it will never happen...drivers here start at $18.75 and top out in 4 years at $36. UPS is not for the lazy or slackers. Its hard work. But not many places pay 70,000-100,000a yr plus benefits for doing nothing.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

juliaru in Winston Salem, North Carolina

4 days ago

Hi. My boyfriend has been loading trucks in NC for about 15 years part-time nights. I'd like him to consider switching to driving, either the package cars or the larger feeder trucks. He's not too excited about the driving. I'm wondering if they would allow him to do this for a year while finances get straightened out and then go back to loading. any comments from others who've driven? what might be the starting pay? could he rely on full-time hours or could it be less?
thanks

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Haddonfield, New Jersey

4 days ago

everything is seniority based. he wont get to go tracktor trailer driving unless alot of them retire and the brown truck drivers dont want it. Those guys make alot of money ($90k a year).

Package car drivers do pretty well too but its really a demanding job (can't drive fast or crazy so you need to make up the time rushing on foot)

Have him ask HR when they will put up the next "bid sheet for package car drivers" And how far down the seniority list they got last time (if the lowest seniority guy that got a job had 15 years or less, your bf may have a chance).

probably no switching back and forth unless at one point they don't need as many drivers, but do need hub workers... it happens but its not a year long thing usually.

Usually its they train new drivers during peak and they come back into the building as full time hub workers until vacations in the summer hit and they need to pull the guys who went into the hub for spring back onto the road.

its not easy being low man on the seniority pole, it might be some time before he drives regularly... but after that its unlikely that he can shift back to hub work (unless again, a bid sheet for "inside - inside" comes up and he's highest seniority guy who wants it) once full time, the only way to go back to part time is quit and get rehired at square one.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Haddonfield, New Jersey

4 days ago

at least thats how it is in the north east. depends on if your at a hub or just a local sort. You said NC so hopefully he's in Raleigh hub.

tell him to ask around, especially people who have worked there a long time. they will know or will know somebody who should be able to answer all of these better than I can.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

juliaru in Winston Salem, North Carolina

4 days ago

thanks for your reply. lots of information. he's 50 years old now and the work seems to be harder on his body now than before. I wonder if driving would be as hard. you said that he'd probably be back and forth between driving and working in the hub for some time. so full-time hub work--that would mean 2 shifts (almost left out the f there) then? like a noon-day and twilight or something? are there any other jobs at a hub that are full-time that you know of? thanks again.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Haddonfield, New Jersey

3 days ago

driving is pretty intense from what I have heard. I went mgmt because my body couldn't take it anymore in the hub. im in my 30's and have been there 11 years... i don't know how anyone does it longer let alone at more advanced age. I guess some poeple are more durable than I am heh.

and yes, it would be twi and night or day and twi or night and preload. which all suck if you ask me, paid for 8 but not for the 2hour lag between shifts.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

dosmastr in Haddonfield, New Jersey

3 days ago

and again, it all depends on the bid sheets and who is retiring when. might get lucky and a bunch of guys retire and not alot of people want to drive feeders. ask around on brown cafe forums, you may even find others in the same facility who can advise better

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Page:  « Previous   1  2  3  4   

» Sign in or create an account to comment on this topic.