Newly hired package handler at Express...

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by iDC, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. iDC

    iDC New Member

    Hey new guy here got hired at the hub out here. I'm set to get drug tested and fill some stuff out tomorrow so I don't really know the exact first day yet. But I would really appreciate any info/advice that you guys can pass down to a rookie.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016
  2. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Unload packages from cans on belt, unload packages from trucks onto belt/load packages from belt into can
     
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Express or Ground?
     
  4. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    :confused:
     
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  5. muckduck

    muckduck Member

    Yeah
     
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Oops. Just read title again. Duh! Lol.
     
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  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Be on time and bring plenty of water.
     
  8. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    He might want some of those little rubber finger protectors so he doesn't get paper cuts from all the envelopes.
     
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  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Those didn't help me with my 157 lb crate a guy tried to ship today.
     
  10. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    That's a heavy envelope.
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Sure was. I made him take some of the weight out of it. Lol.
     
  12. outtatime

    outtatime Active Member

    It's gonna suck the first few weeks. Your whole body will be sore from the hours of repetitive movement. Get past the 2 week mark and you'll be golden. I started Express at the local night sort years ago and saw so many people quit after 1-3 days.
     
  13. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    Get a belt with a few notches to go in on. I lost 30# in my first 3 months at Express.
     
  14. iDC

    iDC New Member

    Yea I was reading reviews on Indeed and reading comments on YouTube and so many people quit after a few days being the job is physically demanding. I mean I already workout 4x a week but this is going to be something new and definitely a challenge.
     
  15. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    If you're in shape it won't be that much of a challenge. It's the people that don't understand physical work that quit right away.
     
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  16. outtatime

    outtatime Active Member

    It should be a bit easier since you already workout, but you will still be sore all over for at least the first week. Remember, you don't workout your whole body everyday, and certainly not for 4-6 hours at a time.
     
  17. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I'd be looking for a better job if I were you.

    No future here.
     
  18. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Every thread doesn't need this, all he asked was what to expect
     
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  19. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Member

    Since you are at a hub as a handler you can eventually, if you try, move around for a job that suits you. I assume you are part time, you can usually get extra hours thru the AHEAD system. Your manager should explain this to you. What hub were you hired at?
     
  20. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You can expect a 0 to 3% raise each year.