It sucks how you good you look can depend on some stoner

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by margaritaville, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    I just switched to fulltime and havent even passed yet. I been doing good and know all my streets and stops. But inside the truck it sucks when your air envelope is loaded on the floor under a bulk stop or stuff is on the wrong self and what not.

    Like if you are a great driver with a :censored2:ty loader it can make you look worse than an average driver with a great loader. Backtracking, wasting time looking etc. I feel like a could bonus my route everyday if my stuff was exactly in the right spot.

    Im not even saying my loader is that bad, just saying its crazy how much a loader can get a driver in trouble if he sucks. I guess coming over adversity like this is what makes a good driver but still annoying haha.
  2. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Part of the job. Some are great. Some suck. Just like some drivers can do their own job, and others are slugs needing help every night. Just something we all have to deal with.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a new driver who was in his 30 days. The loader for the training route should not be loading that car as he is just overwhelmed at the amount of work that car gets. As you can imagine, the new driver was struggling.

    I asked my PDS if any consideration was given during the qualification process for a bad preloader. His answer made a lot of sense-----if a driver is able to get through a day with a bad preloader he should have no problem working with a good preloader.
  4. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    "Made a LOT of sense” I know you should be in management.
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  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It's called adapt and over come get used to it if you think things are bad now wait till peak comes and toward the end of the preload the object is just to get the packages in the car not in the right place in the car. Usually air for bulk stops is loaded where the bulk stop is loaded.

    Also pre loaders put stuff on different selves when one gets stuffed full and the other one is empty. Remember if it not on the self it's most likely on the floor.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If I were you, I would complain to your preloader. That always results in better loads.
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  7. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    "your" preloader...ha ha.
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  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not, your management team likely knows what kind of manure they're throwing you into.

    Numbers is a part of it, no doubt, but it's also what you do with your situation that has as much weight.

    In an ideal world, you'd have a Clarksville load and they'd be timing your laps.

    In reality, you're going to have to deal with the same chitt that all of us have to deal with.

    You got a chitty load? Join the club.

    Peak is coming. Honestly you're getting a better training by having a crap load.

    It is what it is.
  9. Brownslave688

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

    My first day was my loaders first day. That was a long August.
  10. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    I 5 times this thread title read.

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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Management is working on preload.
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  12. excessivehours

    excessivehours Now in the drug test pool

    The 2 best loaders I had were stoners. They seem to try to do a good job. When they are stoned they are one with the load.
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  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

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  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Lol that sucks...
  15. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Its funny how people get the misconception that if your high you cant do all the things that people who don't blaze do. Once again, old folk tale lie told by the people who don't smoke or have never smoked up. In fact lets be honest, people who are high can usually do the same things a sober person can do or sometimes better,meanwhile the person who is drinking alcohol can not. Now you tell me which one is safer alcohol or Maryjane? Pretty easy hypothesis to the equation really lol.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    While they may be able to do their jobs they may not care about the end result.
  17. Pasta for lunch?
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  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere it was a hoagie....I got mayo everywhere.
  19. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    I had a loader who was on methadone. He would puke on the tailgate every once in a while.
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    In my was chicken parm!