Hey guys. Last week, I took the UPS package handling tour, came back for the interview two days later, and was told I'd be called in early September when UPS does hiring again. Well, they ended up calling me on Friday and asked if I could start Monday, so tomorrow night would be my first night. I'll be working the 11PM-3AM shift. If you guys don't mind, I have a few quick questions to run by you: I was told on the 2nd meeting, during the interview, that I was being hired only as a loader, no unloading. Is this an advantage, disadvantage, or about the same? When we toured the warehouse, we were told that depending on the needs, a loader might only do one truck their whole shift, whereas unloaders might do 2-3 trucks since they move so much faster. What are some good work boots to purchase and what are the best clothes to wear as far as helping to deal with the constant sweat? I'm a heavy sweater (I'm not fat, just family genes), and heard Under Armour shirts were good to buy. Lastly, do you get thrust right into a trailer your first day, or do you go through some sort of training(ie. watching videos, demonstrations, etc.) Well that's all I wanted to know. I've worked UPS three times in the past as a seasonal Driver Helper and enjoyed the physicality of it, as last year(Christmas of 2007) my driver asked me to run at every stop, so for 8 hours I was constantly running with packages, so I definitely know what it's like to work physical, I'm just anxious to get into the trailers and experience this first hand. Thanks for your help and advice!