Employee Heroes

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.

Did You Know?

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With a presence in every state and community in the country, UPS moves 6 percent of U.S. GDP through our system every day.

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UPS has a long-standing promote-from-within policy—in fact, more than 70,000 current full-time drivers were once part-time employees.

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In March 2013, UPS made a commitment to hire 25,000 veterans over the next five years. In April 2014, UPS increased its commitment to 50,000 hires. At the end of February 2017, UPS was at 131 percent of its hiring goal, having hired more than 67,000 returning veterans.