A preloaders revenge.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 542thruNthru, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    So I just got off the phone with my center manager. He was calling me to beg me to help out a driver as soon as I was done today (have already went way over 9.5 twice this week.). So he tells me that we have a major issue with 3 drivers.

    Apparently a preloader who had only been working for a month decided he was sick of the way these 3 drivers were treating him. So my center manager tells me each truck is a mix of all 3 routes. Being that today is already a heavy day and we have iPhones on top of it. He's calling everyone to have them help asap.

    Oh and the preloader quit this morning as he punched out my center manager told me.
     
  2. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    ya?

    not sure what you want here? question, advice, or just saying?
     
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  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    The sad part is....the loader was probably patting himself on the back thinking he was the first person to think of doing that on his way out the door. :rofl:
     
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  4. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Classy.
     
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member


    It's called a story. You of all people should know what that is.
     
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  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Never heard of it happening in our building. I'm guessing you've seen someone do it before.

    He sure picked the right day for maximum damage.
     
  7. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Just out of curiosity, are these three drivers bona-fide jerks, or did the preloader create all the tension? Or both? I suspect it's the preloader, and I have no intention of defending him or justifying his bitch move...I'm just genuinely curious, that's all.
     
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    To be honest I don't have all the details. I know they were upset they lost their regular guy. So they complained a ton about it.
     
  9. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    That sucks...but it's surprising to me it doesn't happen WAY more often
     
  10. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Just in case you got the wrong idea from my responses, see my edited post.

    I can understand that though. They make or break your whole day, and getting someone new to replace someone you may have had for years is going to be a major adjustment. I'm not trained/qualified to preload, but in desperate situations they did have me cover a package car or two. Drivers were upset, but never jerks about it. They understood. When it's that bad, they always told me since I'm not a preloader, that the most important thing was no misloads and to throw all their air in a tote.
     
  11. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I understand. I'm not defending either one honestly. Don't know how bad he was or how much crap these guys were giving him on a daily basis.
     
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Rule number 1. Dont piss off your preloader
     
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  13. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    LOL mission accomplished for him. He just better hope one of those 3 drivers don't see him outside of work somewhere.
    Preloaders do wield a lot of power. Certain things they can do can give you fits and unnecessarily extend your day, even without misroutes. Or, they can be absolutely studly and have you running smooth as a woman's freshly shaved legs.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    That's no excuse for what the non hacker pulled...that's some silly quitter BS. I loaded for mostly nice drivers but I had a handful who loved to scream and shout at the rain. One in particular was a whiny B* who I custom loaded everyday and he never tipped me at Christmas. I giggled the day he finally got himself fired.
    You hate the job and want to quit? Sure, but quit like an adult.
     
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ....and people wonder why I show up to work 45-60 minutes early...
     
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  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Because you like to donate your time??
     
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  17. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I thought it was because the movie theaters are not open that early. ;)
     
  18. snarts

    snarts Member

    I'm guessing since he was only a month in he would not have had enough experience to properly load a truck and especially on a new set.

    Were they already on the road when they figured it out?
     
  19. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member


    Yes they were already on route when they noticed half their truck was two different routes. Don't know exactly when they noticed yet but I'm guessing after air. So around 1030.
     
  20. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Sounds like a loser idiot to me.. Boo hoo the drivers are mean boo hoo..
     
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