Is spa only intense at my hub?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Skittles, May 15, 2015.

  1. Skittles

    Skittles New Member

    I've noticed nobody mentions spa being hard, it must just be my hub. Everyone here has said its a woman job, but my hub it's all athletic fast guys. Are we doing it different, basically you just scan boxes that come from the unload and you get bags of other boxes that you have to throw on top of the other stuff and flip over and it's just a big fuster cluck. Constant screaming at the unloaders to send the bags right with spaces, we only have a small amount of people that can do it. some people try and end up just putting the wrong pal on or don't scan at all. Then at the end you're in a bag igloo while listening to sups under you make smart ass comments haha personally, I don't have a problem with it and I'm quite good at it. Is it like that everywhere though, it's by far harder/ more intense than anything else.
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Our slide sorters ink the boxes, before they put in boxline. No dedicated spa people anymore.
     
  3. Skittles

    Skittles New Member

    That'd be nice, until then I'm hitting the stop button and making dives for boxes that I missed.
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Sounds like they need so slow the belt down.
     
  5. asphaltcowboy

    asphaltcowboy Active Member

    Stop putting the spas over barcodes,cod amounts, and shipper names. Thanks lol
     
  6. wage EARNER

    wage EARNER Member

    We have extendos with 3 different speeds, slow, medium, and :censored2: the sorter. The task itself isn't too difficult. A poorly trained unloader can be a nuisance. And the ergonomics of the work station can cause muscle/joint fatigue. Printers, computers and scanning guns are also unreliable. I swear, I think UPS buys a lot of it's equipment from some guy selling out of his trunk down by the docks.

    We have an equal number of women, men, and males who behave like women working the spa.
     
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You don't need to be athletic to put stickers on stuff, 3yr olds do it.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps but get just one out of sync and.......
     
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I spa labels on Saturdays from time to time, it's easy to notice if one doesn't match if you're halfway paying attention.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It doesn't happen very often but when it does the misloads sure do pile up.
     
  11. wage EARNER

    wage EARNER Member

    yea, but the drivers always catch those, so wrong pals are no big deal.....
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Huh? Out of sync pals can be a huge deal.
     
  13. Skittles

    Skittles New Member

    I don't think people realize when there's no gaps when you have a fast unloader, if you hit one bullseye that beeps But dosnt print. You're just piling outa sync pals on, next thing you know you're the most hated person by management hahaha
     
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Misloads aren't born until the preloader fails to verify the address with pal.