Part time preload (morning) or evening shift??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSer_wannabe, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Upsee

    Upsee Member

    What is better in your opinion, morning or evening part time position. Got offered inside part time position after seasonal driving gig I did this peak, I wanted to hear some input on what's better and why in your opinion? Thank you all for your input..
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Preload is usually better.
     
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    It depends on your schedule and whether you are a morning or night person. It is not rocket surgery, either shift is moving boxes.

    FFS
     
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  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Good to have you back Barnyard! :)
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Preload gets more hours and more pay.
     
  6. TTownUPSer

    TTownUPSer New Member

    You usually get more time working preload. Local sort here works 3 1/2 hrs . Preloaders work 5-5 1/2 hrs daily.
    Time goes by faster working preload and u have rest of day for anything u need to get done.
     
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  7. specter208

    specter208 Member

    Is it true Pre-loaders start with a 1$ increase? And is pre-load still considered a starting position?
     
  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Preload is probably more difficult but the pay is a little better and you get more hours. And between June and mid-January, even if you're not needed for a full day route you might still be asked to run air or a mini route after the sort. And there's more interaction with drivers, which is a positive, especially if you're a good loader and are looking to work with them during temp season or down the road.
     
  9. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    I just switched back to twilight after spending the past 6 months on preload. It really depends on if you're a night or morning person. I liked preload better, but I could get more hours on twilight because I'm in a big hub. I got 35 hours this week. If I was on preload I would have worked 17 1/2. Plus my pay is the same because I'm a pick off. Ask around and see where you can get the most hours at.

    Loading/unloading trailers and unloading package cars on twilight is pure physical work. The only mental work is making sure a wall in a trailer doesn't fall on you. Preload is a lot of mental work, if you give a crap.
     
  10. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    If you can handle the early start times I'd go to preload, in preload you'll start off making a dollar more an Hr than you will as opposed to reload, in my opinion preload is a bit faster paced and a bit more stressful but you'll most likely get more hours on preload than you will on reload. Just be careful about your misloads, they can and will fire you for misloads. Goodluck buddy.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    If people actually got fired solely for having any misloads...I would've been fired 8 years ago.
     
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  12. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    I agree most of it's just threats but I suppose it "could happen" either way I don't want to find out ya know?
     
  13. Upsee

    Upsee Member

    I got some good advice here after reading all these replies. I don't really care about the hours a week or the pay I just want to get my senority going so that I can bid on a run in the future. They are not hiring me because they see a potential in me as a reload or preload person but so that I could work through the channels to become a driver. I am taking a path of least resistance the less hours the better, I just wanna get some time in to become a driver eventually.
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Preloaders have much more success at qualifying as drivers because they understand how the packages cars are loaded and sometimes get practice driving to park cars.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You don't have to know how to load 'em to deliver 'em.
     
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  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    No but it helps. In my center every preloader who tried to qualify as a driver made it. Off the street was closer to 50%.
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I don't have to be a driver to know how to safely cross the street.
     
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  18. Upsee

    Upsee Member

    I was a ground owner operator with multiple routes for 5 years so I know delivery inside out, the only difference is doing it with the UPS methods, I did it for couple of months now and I killed it. I do understand that a preloader would gain some knowledge and better understanding of how it works by loading the trucks if they are completely new to it.. The whole process is odd for people that do preload and wait months and year to have a try at it and fail without knowing what it takes. I believe it's better to come as seasonal show them what you can do then wait in line, just my opinion.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It would be best to have the loader train with the driver for a week or so before starting their 30 day packet.
     
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    A potential new driver would gain much more experience doing Saturday Air driving for a few months. Learn to drive the smaller trucks and use the DIAD in a lower stress environment.
     
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