Loader and Driver helper?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bobybooshay, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    Can i do both if i wanted to? You think it would be too much? I feel like i would be able to stick it out for peak.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, you can do both, but your hours on road will be based on your hours on preload.

    The checks will be nice but you will have some awfully long days.
     
  3. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    What do you mean by hours on road will be based on your hours on preload. Please explain
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your total hours per day will most likely be capped at 14 (probably closer to 12) so if you work 8 hours on the preload you can only work 6 hours as a helper.
     
  5. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    Oh ok thanks. That would workout fine then if i have the same driver from last year.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you were a helper you should have already have a pretty good idea of how this works.
     
  7. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    Well i was a helper last year, then got hired this year for loader.
     
  8. DriverMD

    DriverMD Active Member

    I did the loader helper combo and it wasn't that bad at first. But once peak really comes into full swing when you're waking up at 11pm to start for pre load and staying out doing driver helper it'll really kick your butt. I lost about 25 pounds when I was doing the two shifts but the pay was pretty good. I was on a strict diet of general tsos chicken and Monster energy drink throughout the whole thing.
     
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  9. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    8 hour shift for pre load? Is that peak hours?
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The numbers I used were just an example but, yes, it is possible to work 8 hours on the preload during Peak.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Easily....I average 50 hrs preload a week during peak. Plus helper hours this coming peak...should be a goodyear to fatten my 401k and savings account.
     
  12. 25 hours of Overtime. Pretty nice check!
     
  13. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    Can't wait for them driver helper/load checks
     
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Last year I worked my helpers from 9:30AM to 10PM everday and he had to be fresh and ready to work everyday. You really can't do another job while being a helper if you want to be able to perform well and have time to recover.
     
  15. Con1989

    Con1989 Member

    Yes you can do both, I did last year. I would driver help during the day then I would go and work in the hub as a loader. I was getting 60-70 hours a week cause I would work Sundays as well. The money was great but toward the end of peak I started to feel all that work catching up to me. But I stuck it out because I knew its was only for a few months. Right now I'm driver helping and jam breaking in the hub.
     
  16. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    He didn't work in a hub right? I don't think I'll be out that long with a driver.
     
  17. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Don't supply people with false information. Just because that's how it works in your building doesn't mean it's like that everywhere.

    A couple peaks ago I worked an 18-hour day. 14-16 hours becomes particularly common (for me) closer to Christmas.
     
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Preloaders are not capped at hours....this past summer I worked several days from 3am to 8-930pm.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ....hence the most likely part of my post....

    There is no way in the world you would have ever worked an 18 hour day in my center, let alone 14-16 hours. My helper is a preloader and my center manager would make sure he was off-road before hitting 12 hours combined.
     
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    And how many loaders work in your one belt building? Less than 10 total? Not enough extra people to replace him if he banged in the next day following an 18hr shift. We all don't work in the tiny BOG.