Hello all, I started working the preload shift at a local sort about a week ago and I have a few questions. I figured this would be a good place to ask and hopefully get some good answers. First off, I kind of feel like I got the classic "bait and switch" from the UPS HR rep. The job posting was for what I think is the typical part time AM preload. It said the pay was $9.50/hr and it mentioned the various benefits that are available (health insurance, 401K, tuition assistance, etc.). I applied online and then when I got to the interview she said that the position is actually only seasonal (about 2.5 months), pays only $8.50/hr and there are no benefits. I am a college student and I really need the job so I took it even though the compensation/benefits were not what I expected. However, after working for over a week I feel like the pay is far too low for the hours and the physicality. I am really not interested in the benefits other than possible tuition assistance but $8.50 for that kind of work and the early morning hours seems ridiculous. Is this normal or am I being taken advantage of? As the new guy, I have worked in a few different areas. Apparently my role is to just fill in for people who call in or took time off. I have spent a few days doing package cars and they had someone working with me to show me the ropes. I have gotten more proficient each day but trying to keep up loading 4 cars just seems crazy. Twice, toward the end of the shift when the last trailer has been unloaded, I have gotten absolutely slammed to where there is a constant stream coming off the belt to where I can't even load all i can do is stack out. These have been several bulk stops that come all together and in a matter of about 15 mins it gets to where there are so many boxes that it is difficult to make enough room to slide up and down the belt. When they get loaded two of the cars are generally filled front to back and almost to the ceiling. Keeping up with four cars at the speed of the belt seems difficult enough without getting hit by several bulk stops at the same time. With the two of us both working, we still end up stacking out quite a bit. I am very concerned because tomorrow I will be on my own since someone will be gone and there is just enough people to cover all the areas. Is this normal and does anyone have any tips on how to keep up and not be stacking out (especially when the bulk stops come)? Finally, is there not any formal orientation or safety training? The first day I arrived I was immediately put to work loading. The only training was just someone showing me what to do. I was told I would be watching some videos and going over safety precautions and such. Once again, is this normal? Ultimately, I am just trying to get a feel for what other people have experienced and hopefully get some good advice. Everything has seemed a bit overwhelming and sketchy to say the least. Thanks in advance!