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UPS delivery driver making $42-an-hour hits back after being told it takes ‘zero skill’

UPS delivery driver making $42-an-hour hits back after being told it takes ‘zero skill’

Juan Trujillo has hit back at claims his job takes 'zero skill'

A UPS delivery driver who makes $42-an-hour has hit back at trolls who have said it takes 'zero skill' to do his job.

The whole discussion surrounding wages has always been a difficult one, made even more so now thanks to the cost of living crisis that has been affecting most of the world.

As a result, cash is more important than ever, and many people require a pay raise to even make ends meet.

But one commenter on TikTok believes UPS driver Juan Trujillo isn't deserving of his wage, as they wrote: "No way you deserve 42 an hour as a delivery guy lol. Takes zero skill."

In a video, which has been viewed more than 2.8 million times at time of writing, Trujillo explained how he agrees he shouldn't be making $42 an hour.

Sitting in a UPS truck in full work uniform, Trujillo said drivers should in fact make more.

"Yeah, $42 an hour isn't enough," the UPS driver began.

"Even the company thinks so. That’s why we’re getting a raise."

Trujillo then explained how his wage typically goes up around a dollar an hour each year, something that will continue this year.

The UPS driver hit back at the comment.

However, the driver said it is the part-time workers where the problems lie, leading to full-time workers striking alongside them in 'solidarity'.

"We’re going on strike because the part-timers are only making $16 an hour, and that’s unacceptable,” Trujillo said.

"And I will stand next to my part-time brothers and sisters and make sure they get theirs. And I’ll sacrifice two weeks of work if [I have to] because that’s what solidarity is. That’s what we do, all right."

The driver went on to say striking is necessary to increase the pay, saying full-time workers would not have got to that $42 figure unless they demanded it from UPS.

He added that as UPS' 'profits go up each year', their pay gradually goes up - something he believes should apply in a greater sense to part-time workers.

Juan Trujillo is standing in 'solidarity' with his part-time colleagues.

NPR have reported about 340,000 UPS workers are planning to go on strike if the company does not deliver on latest salary demands, with a deadline for the contract set for the end of July.

In the US, 97 percent of UPS workers have voted to go on strike, while Reuters reported that if the strike was to go ahead, it would be the costliest in the last century.

UNILAD has reached out to UPS for comment.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@jauntrujillo027

Topics: TikTok, US News, News, Money