New here..Help on deciding which shift!!??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Appetite4gnr, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Appetite4gnr

    Appetite4gnr New Member

    Hello, I have the option to apply as a UPS Package Handler(Part Time) in one of the following shifts.

    Sunrise/Preload 3:30am-8:30am M-F

    Twilight 5pm-10pm M-F

    Which one would you consider the least laborious.

    Also, which one would you consider requires the shortest learning curve?

    I really appreciate any advice. Thank you.
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Good spelling!!
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Twilight. You can blend in easier if your work ethic is lacking.
  4. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Twilight is the better shift imo. Much better in regards to a normal sleep regiment. Being home by 11 most nights is quite a luxury, at least for me :)
  5. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Expect ANY and EVERY position on either shift, that you might get, to be laborious.
    Also, expect any position you get now to be 'seasonal', meaning temporary. Expect your last day to be December 23 or 30. Maybe you can get rehired sometime next year on a permanent basis.
    Shortest learning curve: unloading trailers on either shift.
    Do you have transportation, and back-up transportation, to both shifts? Will there be traffic issues before or after either shift that will cause problems?
    Are you a student with flexibility in scheduling classes earlier or later?
    Do you want the health insurance benefits? Eligibility for that varies around the country. Unless you post what city/state you'll be working in, most of the advice you get from BrownCafe about that will be inaccurate/useless.
    Is your goal to eventually be a full time delivery truck driver? If so, my recommendation is to work on the Sunrise/Preload shift, loading the delivery trucks (a 'preloader'). Do you want to be a tractor-trailer driver? You'd be better off applying to UPS Freight.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you are looking for the easiest shift, I would call HR and withdraw your application.
  7. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The decision may be made for you.
    The more senior employees will already have the more desirable shifts that suit their needs.
    The lesser desirable shifts always have openings such as the "midnight" shift and "preload".
    I'm betting you "choose" the midnight preload.
  8. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    I work the twi & I like it. I def want to be a driver FT, but am I really better off switching to the preload?
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You don't have to know how to load them to deliver them so, no, there is no benefit to switching to the preload.