Black Pride Essay

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When making deliveries, a UPS deliverer must be wary of his attire. A UPS uniform must consist of the coffee-colored uniform, shirt and shorts, black socks, tennis shoes, and a very fashionable hat. With that, it is wise to bear a secure Kevlar vest. The true meaning behind the phrase, "don't shoot the messenger," does come into effect. Although being a UPS worker has its benefits, it is also plagued with a responsibility to effective customer service. In this field of work, you will be shot at but must overcome in order to deliver.As I entered an enormous brown truck bearing the notorious UPS logo with my favorite delivery man, James Shweppe, I noticed that he was all fired for an enjoyable morning at work. As a part-time worker for UPS, James earns hourly wages of $9.50 working 3 ½ to 5 hours a day. Along with these relatively impressing wages comes a solid benefits package comprising of paid holidays and vacations, a comprehensive medical package, a 401k, a and most importantly to James, a student loan program.After taking 30 minutes to prepare the truck for operation by loading packages and fueling up at the UPS gas station, James took off to another days work. This day was different from the rest however; he had a civilian in the truck. He promised to be extra careful.After about 15 minutes of obeying traffic signals, James had finally entered his UPS-given route. This route covers the primary area, which includes department stores, retail stores, enclosed businesses, and residential areas that the given UPS worker will deliver to in a day. To keep track of where to go at any given time, the UPS worker is given a chart and road map including a GPS tracking device which gives the operator maximum tracking ability. Along with this comes a chart of stops to make for the day on a clipboard and also programmed into a 5-pound digital satellite-fed electronic package tracker. With this, the operator is enabled to scan barcodes and digitally send satellites information that can be beamed back down to a UPS postal station where they can...

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