Hello from Worldport

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Aurwu, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Aurwu

    Aurwu How would I know?

    On my introduction post someone asked me to share some info from Worldport. So, here we go...

    I joined UPS during peak with full intention to stay on as a part-time worker for 3rd shift (so I can get that money for college). Was hired, had orientation and super condensed training on the 16th (same day) that I barely remember b/c it was at 10AM and I was already on a third-shift sleep schedule.

    Started working the day after as a bagger in small sort. Wasn't given a QT, was told what to do, and kicked it into gear. I got help when I asked for it but probably that same night I was able to function by myself. I mean I literally didn't know for sure where to go or what shuttle to catch so I could get back to my car and go home. My co-workers helped me thank god.

    It's been 7 days straight of working hard and working overtime, on average from around 7:45PM to 5:00AM. Sleep, work, eat, repeat every day almost literally. And let me tell you that is not fun for someone who literally JUST joined and didn't get the chance to get used to the labor. What can I say, I make the dumbest life choices possible. I've been lucky because all but my hands/thumbs have adjusted quickly and these past two or three days I woke up without being sore.

    I've cried twice during work now and I'm honestly not even sure why, thankfully no one has seen me, LOL. I've worked hard and put all of my effort into the job, though. Luckily it paid off and I was asked to stay on permanently. I will have to go through actual orientation and training again and will be assigned a QT (basically will be going through the process the correct way).

    I'm not sure what the volume has been for each day, most recently I remember the number 2.4mil + over 300k in upgrades.

    I'm so excited to find out what Worldport is like outside of peak, though. When I'm only working 5 or less hours and only 5 days a week.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    (PS if anyone could tell me how to delete threads/if it's possible could you please let me know)
     
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  2. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    That was a great introduction! I loved reading that.

    Welcome to UPS and Browncafe.
     
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  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    "I cried twice at work".....lol.
     
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  4. SCV good to go sir.

    SCV good to go sir. Active Member

    I hope you don't plan on deleting this thread. Even if the conversation ends, topics still get views years later and the experience you've shared is an insightful one.

    What is a QT though? Pretty sure you're not talking about a cutie.

    As for crying at work... I'm sure you're not the only one. When I failed my first attempt as a cover driver I cried when I got home. In retrospect it wasn't just that I failed, but I think I realized on a subconscious level what the job required of me and what I was going to have to give up. Growing pains.
     
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  5. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    This new member on is first post wrote something that will forever live on the BC. 5 words that say a lot about working for UPS.
     
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  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    I think most of us were crying on the inside if not on the outside when we first started at UPS. It's a shock to the mind and body. Or at least it was for me.
     
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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This guy puts his feelings out there and you mock him.

    Tells us what kind of person you really are.
     
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I cry after sex.
     
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  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    He is a she.
     
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  10. Did you check?
     
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  11. Big Arrow Down...D

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

    With yourself?
     
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  12. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Yep
     
  13. Pervert.
     
  14. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Your ass must really hurt....LOL
     
  15. Big Arrow Down...D

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

    It's amazing how people are so out of touch I can tell within the first paragraph it was a female... I can practically smell that cheap Kentucky perfume...
     
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  16. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You, I have no clue, even after I checked.
     
  17. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    so does the goat
     
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  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Then he shouldn't walk around all sexy like asking for it.
     
  19. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    I do like the horse photo
     
  20. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Management most likely caught on that you're way smarter than most employees. Seriously, if UPS is just a temp gig while in college, down the road consider becoming a pt supervisor. Get part of your school paid for by UPS and having the supervisor position would look great on a resume, right out of college.


    Good luck.