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Package Delivery Jobs, Pushing the limits!


Check out this article from Yahoo about Package delivery jobs, then stop and think about two and a half steps per second for the rest of your working years, even if you don’t feel your best some days or if your feet are tired and hurting. Then imagine going through the rest of the stuff you read. This may change your mind if you are thinking about signing on the dotted line with one of them.

What the package delivery industry is doing to it’s drivers and for a wage not even close to six figures is a crying shame to say the least. They pay you upper low class wages around $75,ooo and that’s before you pay for your truck and all the expenses of operating it. (FEDEX is that way, I’m not sure about the others.)

What is common about them all, is the way you have to run around with packages up to 80 pounds, like a chicken with your head cut off at 2.5 steps a second, except for taking baby steps on ice, (the only time they allow you to walk at a somewhat normal pace).

They give you stops along your route and they have factored in times to be at each one.

If your lucky you will get promoted to management. Lucky because the management can fire you on just one of their hundreds of rules, laws, and procedures they have for you to follow. From the time your personal car hits their property, to the time you leave their property, you are theirs and you will make no complaints about it. In some cases even after work on your own time!

In today’s age where the average worker is expected to change jobs more than 7 times in their life, you won’t last there for a full career. You will run into a come and go manager if you are there long enough, who doesn’t like you and they will fire you for something so stupid you will cuss them to your grave.

A couple of decades ago you heard of many post office shootings happening by stressed out employees being pushed to the limit. Well this is exactly where the delivery industry is going only at two and a half steps a second folks.

The owners need to stop looking at the bottom line for a while and invest a little back into their employees and in management training. Then they need to slow down the pace a little and seriously fine tune their procedures towards being a little
worker friendly, because there isn’t a driver out there that really likes the company they work for. Go Figure!

If you decide it’s the career choice for you, than put on your running shoes if they allow them and I hope you get a parking spot next to the door!


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