new guy

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by working hands573, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. working hands573

    working hands573 New Member

    Hi
    Iv been working as a unloader for 2 months with my full-time second shift job and it has been really hard. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to handle it better. I really like the work and the extra money is great so I'm willing to try anything. Thank you
     
  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    When I work the pre-load I also work a ft job that was 4 10 hours days (3:00 pm till 1:00 am). Life isn't easy and if you want to get ahead it just gets harder...
     
  3. How to handle it? My advice to you is simply understand that people may think or act like they are something else inside those four walls, but once we step outside we are all the same. Take nothing personal. Stay away from gossip. Do your job.
     
  4. uber

    uber Guest

    Bust your ass and make it to seniority. Once you join the Union, follow the methods, work safely and go at your own pace.

    If they try and speed you up, tell them that nowhere in the contract does it state any requirements on PPH in the unload.
     
  5. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Brutal !!!
     
  6. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member


    What's your other job ? how many hours ? Help us out here. SLEEP !
     
  7. working hands573

    working hands573 New Member

    I work from 3 -11 at my ft job grinding steel. The machine does most the work. Then I get home at 11:10 and work ups from 4:20 to well up 9 some days. Im off on the weekends thank god.
     
  8. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Start doing back, leg, and arm exercises. Start stretching too. You might be young now, but once your back goes, it may not come back.
     
  9. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Yep just as I thought. Sleep 11:10pm til 4:00am if possible, then between 9:00am til 2:40 get some sleep, then on the weekends SLEEP. You're gonna be just fine. zagfan's advice was good to.
     
  10. working hands573

    working hands573 New Member

    Thanks guys ill give it a go. Btw is it common for them to push management on new guys? ? And eating before I sleep at 11 yay nor nay?
     
  11. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    yay on the food and the mgmt. have you got your 30 in yet ?
     
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    First thing to do is get a new avatar.
     
  13. working hands573

    working hands573 New Member

    30 days yes.and I heard part time sups go really quick and can be a nightmare job so worth it?
     
  14. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Dont do it, stay where your at. At least this way you only have to take the screwing in one end, I mean from one side.