Drivers’ ed

November 7, 2007, 4:55 PM UTC

Check out my latest story for the magazine (and best excuse for going off the grid lately): “The making of a UPS driver.” It’s a look at young people at the other end of the Gen Y spectrum — those who aren’t necessarily wealthy and Ivy-educated with overindulgent parents — and what this 100-year-old company has found out about them. Oh, plus the $34 million, 11,500-square-foot, obstacle course-style facility UPS (UPS) has built to train — and hopefully, ultimately help retain — them. There’s a lot more I could say, but go ahead and give the story a glance; at the very least, it’ll be good fodder for us here. Besides, those of you who’ve found me completely annoying and are in the market for a little Schadenfreude should enjoy the opening. (Think: Nadira, UPS uniform, sweltering heat, eight-hour shift. Not my finest moment.) And as always, let us know your thoughts…