Going from loader to unloader?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by twilightboy, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. twilightboy

    twilightboy New Member

    Hi all, I was recently hired as a PT loader for the twilight shift and it is f*cking killing me. Not because of the weight of the boxes, but because of my height. Even with the load stand, I'm struggling to balance and tippie-toe on it just to fill up that top space. I'm a solid 4 inches shorter than the second shortest loader in my hub. I've only been here for a week. From what I've seen, unloaders have it way easier thanks to the assistance of gravity. My short height will greatly benefit from that. :-) Is it possible to ask my sup, shop steward, etc. to change me to an unloader? If so, how long should I wait before asking? Should I purposely slow my PPH down as an incentive? Sorry for the long post, but I need answers. I haven't asked management yet because I don't want to look like a pusillanimous, basically.
     
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  2. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Do not slow down your PPH. Just simply tell your sup that you'd like to switch over to pre-load.
     
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You are a wedge....a seasonal employee. If you can't hack it, they will find someone who can. Stop crying and be happy you have a job until after the holidays...if they decide to keep you. Once you make book, then request all you want.
     
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  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Unless the rules have changed, You can't switch sorts until you've worked here at least 6 months....or it might be a year. Not sure on the time.
     
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  5. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    Talk to HR. Tell them that you want to stay with UPS but that you are concerned about burning out in this current position and you want to know about shifting over to unload. Keep it informal. Don't mention it to your sup yet. You don't want to be labelled as a whiner. Just get a feel for the weather. IYKWIM
     
  6. TheBeerDriver

    TheBeerDriver Member

    I don't think OP wants to switch shifts, just wants to unload the trailer instead of loading it on local sort.
     
  7. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    Yeah he's talking about moving out of loading the semi's to unloading the incoming freight, semi or package car.

    If you are a seasonal, basically you do what they tell you to do if you want to stay. If your not seasonal, basically you do what they tell you to till your out of your 90. Loading kills everyone when they start if they have half a work ethic. I lost 50 lbs in my first 6 months loading. First week i was so sore/back seized up, my wife would have to help me into the tub each night to try to loosen up in hot water. It will get better, but I will say, loading is the :censored2: of the twilight shift.
     
  8. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    If not seasonal, once out of your 90 you can try to get them to move you, but they don't necessarily have to.
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I want to be paid $35 an hour to do small sort.



    It ain't gonna happen.
     
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wah
     
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Have them lower the shelves in the truck.
     
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Just ask your supe.
     
  14. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    "Sorry for the long post, but I need answers. I haven't asked management yet because I don't want to look like a pusillanimous, basically"





    Too late.
     
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  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Should of been more worried about our rath
     
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  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    *wrath....the W is silent :)
     
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Maybe in New York :)
     
  18. twilightboy

    twilightboy New Member

    Well thanks for the replies. Turns out they do have taller load stands I can use. Should solve my problem. :D
     
  19. twilightboy

    twilightboy New Member

    As for this guy, I'm certainly not crying. It kills my back to tippie-toe to get every package up there. My PPH is way past what I'm supposed to have after the 30 day mark (I'm at 410-ish on week 2). I just hope most of the guys on here aren't as assumptious as you are.
     
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  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    That's a chick telling you quit whining just FYI.