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Old 11-11-2015, 09:59 PM
 
Location: 1000 miles from nowhere
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I'm a (non trad) student, and already work part time making $10/hr in a typical office job (in my education field ). I work 18-20 hrs a week and otherwise attend school. I'm also a single parent...and really scraping to get by financially here in my final year of school. I'm considering picking up another part time job and see Fed Ex is hiring package handlers for $10.20/hr. The shift is 4-8 pm, which makes me unhappy for my child but she is beyond day care age and we live next door to family. This job would be m-f, so no weekends. But I wonder if it's too much of a sacrifice (family wise)
And maybe a really not great position?

If anyone has experience in this type of job I'd appreciate your feedback and opinions. Also, parents..if you have had to make a sacrifice like this (it's seasonal, in this case of course) was it worth it?
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:26 PM
ERH
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Depending on how busy your station is (e.g., how much freight flows through it, is it a major hub, etc.), the job could be pretty fast-paced and labor-intensive, so you would likely be very tired after each shift. By the time you settle into the routine, the season is over (runs day after T-giving through C-eve, with significant drop-off the week after C-mas).

With that said, it's extra income at a time of the year when many need it most, so I would suggest pursuing it if money is tight.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: 1000 miles from nowhere
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Depending on how busy your station is (e.g., how much freight flows through it, is it a major hub, etc.), the job could be pretty fast-paced and labor-intensive, so you would likely be very tired after each shift. By the time you settle into the routine, the season is over (runs day after T-giving through C-eve, with significant drop-off the week after C-mas).

With that said, it's extra income at a time of the year when many need it most, so I would suggest pursuing it if money is tight.
Thanks for your feedback! I don't mind physical labor, rather it than mental/physical exhaustion of dealing with customers. Hence retail is out. I signed up for the Fed Ex "observation" so I will find out more then
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:41 PM
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Location: Cary, NC
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Good luck!
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