I've been working for UPS for 2.5 years now and I've accomplished so much. I started off as a loader and still am, in a way. I've worked in small sort for awhile and was asked to take the sort test and I'm currently on the safety committee. And right now for peak season, I started off as a driver helper, but was offered my own route. I don't drive a package car, but someone drops of a trailer for me and I deliver the packages by myself downtown using a push cart. I'm essentially doing what the delivery drivers do, but I don't drive. Kinda neat I think, especially since I've only been working there for 2.5 years. Anyways, I was pretty big (fat) when I first started there so it was rough for me. I still remember one of the supervisors telling me to go faster or I wouldn't reach seniority. But after 2.5 years, I'm confident to say that I'm the best loader on my shift. It's a given that if I load the whole night, I'll have the most scans out of all the loaders. There was a Friday a couple weeks back that I was miserably sick, coughing like crazy and felt extremely dizzy. Funny thing is, I still had the highest scans out of all the loaders that night, and I personally took an extended break. Its frustrating. I always check my scans at break to see where I'm at, and that number will still be higher than what some kids scan the entire night. Simply enough, I could go home at break and still post higher numbers than majority of the loaders. I work the hub at my location, roughly 11 pm to 3 am. Managing that work schedule with school has been difficult, but I've managed. After 2.5 years, I know all of the trailers and feel comfortable loading in them, approximately 35 different trailers. I have a friend that has been working there about 2 years now, and only knows about 7 trailers. He has the blue belt split because he is good friends with our supervisor. Funny thing is I'm better at splitting than he is. Its frustrating that people with less seniority than me and have a terrible work ethic have a position that I want. And it's incredibly frustrating that I'm stuck loading because essentially I'm the fastest loader. Loading anywhere between 1,400 and 1,800 packages in 3.5 hours is a lot of work and mentally and physically fatiguing, especially night after night. The only reason that I continue to do this is in hopes of it getting me to where I want to be, preferably a supervisor position. My supervisor and I get a long pretty well. He says that he would have me pull if he could, but that it would cause "drama." The supervisor that I have right now has been the most fair to me out of the other ones that I've had in the past, so part me doesn't want to cause problems. But I'm getting to the point where I don't even want to go into work and ever night seems to test my temper even further. I've loaded, split, pulled, sorted, unloaded, worked in smalls, do safety observations, mentor new hires, some computer work as well as paper work, and I'm still stuck loading! What do I have to do? Nights that I end up loading, if there is nothing to load on my belt, I'll hope over to the other belts and load for a while. I believe the other night I was in 19 different loads, and some kids only know 7 trailers after 2 years. Come on. I set my belt up, get it ready for the night by putting load stands in the trailers and placing rollers in each trailer as well. And I close the trailers up at the end of the night. So I pretty much get there as early as I can and stay as late as I possibly can. I'm confident in calling my self a hard worker. It was a couple days ago that a supervisor referred to me as a safety hazard, because I work too hard. I'm always moving around, keeping myself busy, and I see other kids standing around. A couple nights ago I was up on the sort aisle and my belt was getting a lot of volume (I work on the blue/green belt. It's two different belts but they are connected. Essentially one long belt, just divided into two) The amount of volume that causes egress problems and puller throwing packages into trailers. So I get sent off the sort aisle by the supervisor to go help my belt out. I get up there and there are kids standing around. Its irritating and frustrating because I'm constantly busy at work. Anyways, Iim playing the waiting game for a supervisor position to open up. I feel confident that I'll get one and the hub supervisor told me that I was looking good as a candidate. Sorry for ranting, but it felt good. I'm aware that my thoughts might be a little jumbled, but writing it all out sure helps to sooth the situation--- for now.