new UPSer here

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by preload_lady, May 14, 2008.

  1. preload_lady

    preload_lady New Member

    hi all, just joined the UPS team last week working p-t preload...just wanted to come by and say hi to all and see how many women work the morning preload?
     
  2. fsbrownie08

    fsbrownie08 New Member

    Nice to hear from you,,, but GET OUT OF UPS FAST!!!!
     
  3. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    Welcome aboard preload_lady!

    ^
    Don't catch the bad attitude too early tho! :)
     
  4. preload_lady

    preload_lady New Member

    why do you suggest I get out fast??...lol
     
  5. preload_lady

    preload_lady New Member

    thanks passyouby...i'll try not to catch the bad attitude at all...my center seems decent to work for...its small, so maybe they are better off than the larger hubs...we'll see!
     
  6. Hedley_Lamarr

    Hedley_Lamarr New Member

    You couldn't pay me enough to do preload. Thankfully I went right to driving and never had to do preload...
     
  7. tups

    tups New Member

    Just keep in mind.....there is no T-E-A-M in UPS! But welcome and good luck!
     
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    When I started I was in preload, for about 1 year. It took me 6/8 months to get really really good at loading my trucks. I don't mean just getting by good. Thank god I went to driving. LOL
    Right now our preload has 2 loaders that are women.
     
  9. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    YOU havent joined anything till you join the union
     
  10. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome.
    Just try to remember to negate the negativity you will hear.
    It is not an easy job, but well worth it in the long run.
     
  11. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    (assuming you're union and depending on the atmosphere of your region)

    If you want to join a team, work in a hub.

    If you want to join a us vs them enviornment, work in a small center.

    Both have their advantages and disadvantages.... but one thing is for sure; you will never, ever do well enough in a small center. too many managers with too few employees makes for micromanagement issues.
     
  12. feeder53

    feeder53 ADKtrails

    Welcome to the BC preload_lady, good luck with UPS. It is the same where ever you go.....
     
  13. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I was preload for most of my 8 ptime yrs.
    It was a blast. Much more fun than now:surprised:
    we always made the best of it, and I worked with an excellent bunch of guys and gals. We fought the elements of getting to work at 3 am with snowstorms, we put the loads out with no power for 4 days one time. It was a comraderie thing, and I think you get more of that in a small center. Plus back then of course they worried about numbers, but not like now, and they rewarded us when we achieved the impossible. Even if it was donuts or a cookout, they never forgot, and appreciated us more then.
     
  14. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I worked preload too and loved all but the last year. For some reason, I had a hard time getting up those early hours the last year and was grateful to go driving when you wake up at a decent hour. Of course, you don't get home at a decent hour. Don't worry about those sore muscles, you will soon have buff arms. Good luck!
     
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Yeah and no batwing biceps :smart:
     
  16. ImpactedTSG

    ImpactedTSG New Member

    Yeah because without the union you are nothing. Now give them part of each one of your paychecks or else.
     
  17. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    You are correct but there is T-E-A-M IN TEAMSTERS:wink2:
     
  18. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    TSG, when did the Tech people join the union?

    Without the union I honestly believe UPS would:
    • Pay minimum wage (they are pretty close in some states)
    • No benefits for PTmers
    • Fire employees ANYTIME (ask your Supes)
    • Pay for your own insurance like most companies
    • Look at the way FedEx does things - UPS would love to use that model
    Figure what you would pay for insurance and what you pay for union dues.
     
  19. ImpactedTSG

    ImpactedTSG New Member

    I am not in TSG any more, I am not even at UPS any more, and I would never ever join a union. Maybe without the union, UPS stock would go up like FDX does.
     
  20. Maybe, but fedex has a whole boatload of other issues to deal with (IRS fines, back taxes, worker reclassification suits, etc). I'd like to see their stock after all that. Then I may believe it. A union at FDX could have prevented those reclassification lawsuits and resulting backtaxes. At the same time maybe it would have sunk them, I don't really know. It seems to work for us though.