Part-time UPS employee raises glass to community and the power of punk

‘The paycheck is nice, but the insurance and benefits are second to none.’
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Steve Garcia is driven by two things: his entrepreneurial spirit and a genuine punk attitude.

Eight years ago, he was looking for part-time work that would not only give him benefits and security but also the freedom to pursue his passions. Enter UPS.

Today, Steve works as a part-time package handler in California. He may wake up early every day loading trucks, but Steve doesn’t stop there. In 2017, he successfully co-founded 3 Punk Ales Brewing Company, an award-winning craft brewery in West Chula Vista.

A balanced brew: With the help of his part-time hours, Steve has built a lasting career – balancing his marriage of 17 years, raising his three children and bringing his dreams to life.

What unites it all? Find out how UPS is fueling Steve’s authentic punk passion


“If you want to bridge the gap to open your business and get help with insurance and benefits, come to UPS,” Steve said. “The paycheck is nice, but the insurance and benefits are second to none.”

And that’s not all: Steve is also the co-founder of a nonprofit called the Emo Brown Foundation, dedicated to community investment in Chula Vista, California.

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