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Old 05-20-2007, 06:09 PM   #21  
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I should have gone to FedEx!!

What is the typical schedule like for a a UPS FO? I am building my hours and aquiring my ratings as a UPS driver. I have been with the company for 12 years. I have a degree and 4 yrs Navy as a controller. I'm 34 yrs old and I have 4 friends that are UPS pilots. I am just wondering how much time I am going to have to spend away from my family. My passion has always been to fly and no I have the chance but....is it worth the sacrifice? I can build the necessay tin turbine hours in a couple years with Amerifreight. My problem is a have 12 yrs with UPS now and 75K while all along home every night. If I am going to pursue this I have to stay at it, however, if it is not conductive to a quality family life then I need to know now and enjoy flying my Cessna and continue as a UPS driver.
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If being home every night is how to define quality family life, then forget it.

I guess it all depends on what you need in quality family life. I believe piloting, as a profession, demands a great sacrifice with respect to family life. Most guys go ahead and live with it. Guys like Skyhigh would say no way it's worth it. To each his own.
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If being home every night is how to define quality family life, then forget it.

I guess it all depends on what you need in quality family life. I believe piloting, as a profession, demands a great sacrifice with respect to family life. Most guys go ahead and live with it. Guys like Skyhigh would say no way it's worth it. To each his own.

IMO, driving a UPS truck 12 hours a day and being exhausted when getting off of work mitigates being home every night.
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What is the typical schedule like for a a UPS FO? I am building my hours and aquiring my ratings as a UPS driver. I have been with the company for 12 years. I have a degree and 4 yrs Navy as a controller. I'm 34 yrs old and I have 4 friends that are UPS pilots. I am just wondering how much time I am going to have to spend away from my family. My passion has always been to fly and no I have the chance but....is it worth the sacrifice? I can build the necessay tin turbine hours in a couple years with Amerifreight. My problem is a have 12 yrs with UPS now and 75K while all along home every night. If I am going to pursue this I have to stay at it, however, if it is not conductive to a quality family life then I need to know now and enjoy flying my Cessna and continue as a UPS driver.
I think you would find UPS the same kind caring company that you enjoy today as a truck driver. <G> The exception being as a pilot you would then be considered a liability dragging down the profits of a fine company.

Do you do a lot of shift work now? Most of UPS flying is done during the odd hours of the day. Also I would plan on being gone from home at least 12-14 days a calendar month. Sometimes it would be better but then that but don't plan on this happening.

HAVING to go fly when the company wants is nothing like GETTING to fly your Cessna when you want. Its a good job, so is the one you have, keep it in perspective.

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What is the typical schedule like for a a UPS FO? I am building my hours and aquiring my ratings as a UPS driver. I have been with the company for 12 years. I have a degree and 4 yrs Navy as a controller. I'm 34 yrs old and I have 4 friends that are UPS pilots. I am just wondering how much time I am going to have to spend away from my family. My passion has always been to fly and no I have the chance but....is it worth the sacrifice? I can build the necessay tin turbine hours in a couple years with Amerifreight. My problem is a have 12 yrs with UPS now and 75K while all along home every night. If I am going to pursue this I have to stay at it, however, if it is not conductive to a quality family life then I need to know now and enjoy flying my Cessna and continue as a UPS driver.
I just have to know why this was on a thread that hasn't had a post since last July? It isn't even on topic.
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I was wondering the same thing, Tiger. SScottkey, if you live in SDF your family issues will be much easier to deal with. If you have 4 friends that are pilots, they can probably give you much more specific answers to your questions than we can
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dang... in the school house all day and no mention of the stock falling 14%. glad to see this was a little dated...
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I just have to know why this was on a thread that hasn't had a post since last July? It isn't even on topic.
Forgive me for offending you. I'll be more careful next time to stay on the subject at hand.
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I was wondering the same thing, Tiger. SScottkey, if you live in SDF your family issues will be much easier to deal with. If you have 4 friends that are pilots, they can probably give you much more specific answers to your questions than we can
That is just the issue they have different domiciles. I actually live a couple hours from SDF.
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Forgive me for offending you. I'll be more careful next time to stay on the subject at hand.
I was't offended. Sorry if I came across defensive. I was honestly curious.

I wish you the best in your career choice. I am sure it is a tough one.

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