Is this normal when working at UPS?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hateworkingaspreload, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. 7.5 months into preloading at UPS, just recently my knees and hips make a cracking noise everything I bend down or squat. It doesn't hurt but very noticeable

    Has this happened to you guys before? And what did you guys do to fix it? I've seen many drivers in my hub with knee sleeves, should I get one? I was also told by Hr when I was hired to get one of those soft insole things for my boots? Will it help?
     
  2. My lower back is always sore, could I have hurt myself?

    I load one of the heaviest sets in my building, all the trucks go to those science/medicine companies and each piece usually goes from 25-77lbs. I also get enough irreg's to block my walk away each morning


    2 trailers, 3 trucks. Both trailers are 300 pieces each on average, a good day is 270. 2 trucks are 280 pieces each and 1 truck is Costco which is about 100 pieces, I get at least 12 sets of tires each day.
     
  3. I talked to my shop steward on Friday the 22nd and grieved my building manager because he refused to let me bump people with less seniority than me. Just last night Monday 4/25, I was supposed to start on the set I bumped and he tells me that he talked to the labor manager that I'm not allowed to bump sets even tho I have more seniority? So I ended up working at that set again. Was he playing me? Should I talk to my shop steward again?
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Oh, well.
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You can disagree all you want, but I don't know of any bid/seniority preferred jobs on preload.

    Maybe if you kiss a little butt.......
     
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  6. Wow you're so funny


    Nice try UPS supervisor Intern
     
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You must not be working safely enough, if you are feeling achy everyday.
     
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  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Ooooooooohh @cosmo1. He called you out and called you a Suoervisor Intern. Lol.
     
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  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Yeah, it's tough to find good help these days.
     
  10. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    There isn't here either, W.A.D.
     
  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    How is it that every preloader that comes on here bitching about whatever nonsense they can come up with
    Always have the hardest pull and usually they are the hardest worker
    Just wondering
     
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  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    They all say that in real life too when being disciplined. Can't think of a time when it was true.
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Just make sure they get their trophy and they will be happy as clams.
     
  14. Yea, this forums is helpless. Too many grown men that I can't take seriously
     
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  15. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

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  16. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Sorry we aren't on your level all star
     
  17. scooby0048

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    I would have to disagree. The members of this forum are absolutely positively useless, but we are in no means or ways helpless to any degree. There are also alot of women on this forum whom you can't take seriously. Please refrain from such generalized statements!
     
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  18. scooby0048

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    Less than 8 months in and you are already sore? Sounds like they are putting too much work on you and trying to burn you out. You should quit before it gets worse, they are trying to force you out. Get out now before they run you out.

    Save your knees now! You might need them sometime later!
     
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    7.5 months in....you shouldn't be sore everyday. If your lower back is constantly sore, like you say.....you are not lifting properly. Work within your power zone and stretch prior to starting work. Oh and grow a pair....I loaded trucks for 9 years.
     
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  20. SmallPackageBoi

    SmallPackageBoi Missloader

    I got placed directly into small sort...sure post in fact. You don't wanna load trucks, tell your sup u are interested I'm sure they need help everywhere. If you really want to stop breaking your back, small sort with a bunch of whiny girls who don't wanna work is the place to be. And it's only truth