Tim Lowe, Package Sorter and Loader
It’s like a game of Tetris. That’s how Tim Lowe, a package sorter and loader, describes his UPS job in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Tim was looking for a supplemental job to earn more money to support his growing family while times were slow at his full-time job. His wife’s friend who was a supervisor at UPS suggested he apply for a part-time position on the early evening shift, just before the start of UPS’s busy holiday season two years ago. “I came in and I was like wow, this place is incredible. It’s like Santa’s workshop. It was a fun place to work.”
Tim’s wife is a stay-at-home mom and home schools their five children. “I figured it was easier for me to get two jobs, so I can work around my schedule and have my weekends free to spend time with the family.”
He’s been with UPS ever since.
“When I look back at each wall I’ve built in the trailer, it gives me a sense of accomplishment. It’s great. I grew up to always be a hard worker. I don’t slack off. When I do a job, I like to do it well. I analyze my work to make sure I’m doing right. Our customers pay us to take care of their packages. I treat these packages like my own.”
He credits his work ethic to his parents and his innate instinct as a perfectionist.
While he enjoys his current day-to-day, he likes the idea of embracing the opportunity to become a UPS driver one day.