First Days Package Handling?

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by amina123, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. amina123

    amina123 New Member

    Hi guys,

    On my second day of training, spent an hour on the computer this morning learning about the truck methods etc.

    Was told by my training lady that I should leave early, however for the second time I loaded four trucks myself completely unsupervised, checked off with the drivers and left after everyone else?

    Is this normal?

    Thanks
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    When they are needing the help, yes. I guess this bodes well for after you get done with your classroom training.
     
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    BTW, welcome to BC
     
  4. amina123

    amina123 New Member

    Thank you very much. From what it seems it's a tough job, but I've work in kitchens all my life and it's no worse than that. I ache, but the handlers are friendly (supervisors not so much?) and it doesn't seem to deserve the reputation this job gets.
     
  5. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    In my experience, people while worked in kitchens, construction, the military, or high school wrestling don't think it's a big deal. I might be missing a couple. The people up out of their Mom's basement generally can't believe it and quit in 3 days or less.
     
  6. amina123

    amina123 New Member

    This might not be the right thread, but are the package handler supervisors as lazy as mine? I realize that union states they can't handle packages, but one supervisor called me up to empty one truck (stuffed full) into another, and literally stood there watching. Is that acceptable?
     
  7. Brownies...mmm

    Brownies...mmm Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman

    Hi and Welcome,

    I'm a little over a month in as trailer loader. I've noticed newbies are the first to get cut if it's slow. We are the last to leave if they have to chose between $10 per hr newbie or paying OT to a full timer.

    Good Luck
     
  8. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    It sounds as if you're able to handle stressful situations better than most...that's to your benefit. You've been here less than a week and the way you're treated (not so friendly by supervisors), and them watching you load a truck with them watching you the whole time (this seemed to bother you), is where the bad reputation comments come from. UPS is a good company to work for, but you do have to put up with some bs.
     
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    How many FTers load trailers?
     
  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Yes.
     
  11. Brownies...mmm

    Brownies...mmm Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman

    We have 2 on my shift. They have been there 16+ years each.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My building has Art 22.3's that either unload or load on the midnight sort and then either load or unload on the preload after taking an hour and a half break between sorts. No thanks.
     
  13. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    If we're following the labor contract, supervisors are not supposed to advance packages through the system or perform bargaining unit work. Yes, that supervisor is supposed to supervise, not help, not even a little.
     
  14. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    This is the spirit of the contract as well, work is offered by seniority. It's specifically designed to PREVENT the company from sending higher rate, higher seniority employees home while cheaper new employees perform the work.
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My Local allows supervisors to work as long as it is only 5 or 10 minutes at a time.
     
  16. amina123

    amina123 New Member

    I get it, but literally watching while sitting on the side of the belt is a bit of a kick in the balls.
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We have a PT sup that eats her dinner and does word search puzzle books while sitting down watching everyone else work.
     
  18. amina123

    amina123 New Member

    If I tell this guy to put some work in will I get fired?
     
  19. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    That's what I said in one word , not a paragraph
     
  20. amina123

    amina123 New Member

    theres a huge difference between watching, not saying a word and supervising.