Passing the Time in Smalls Sort (On Topic Please)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Fergalicious, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Fergalicious

    Fergalicious Member

    I have to wait a full year before I can go back to Loading, so I still have a little bit of time until I can do that, which I want to. So for now, I'm just trying to make the best out of this position - because I actually really got the most and enjoyed the fast activity in load.

    Besides the thoughts of making that survival money that they call a paycheck on a weekly basis, how does one make a job in small sort the least bit enjoyable or at least bearable??

    I know I don't go to work to be entertained, and I should've known better than to expect that I'd be placed back into Loading (I at least wanted the workout that I know I'd get while loading) when I got rehired at UPS. But if I am going to be stuffing smalls into bags all day long aren't there at least any tricks to making this job at least a little bit more tolerable???

    Smalls people, any tips???? :p
     
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  2. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Since you want this thread deleted, there may not be any point in asking, but did you even ask if you could be transferred back to loading (or unloading)?
     
  3. Fergalicious

    Fergalicious Member

    I did, but I have to wait a full year before I can do that, so I still have a little bit of time until I can do that, which I want to. So for now, I'm just trying to make the best out of this position - because I actually really got the most and enjoyed the fast activity in load.
     
  4. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Well, I don't really know anything about what goes on up in the small sort. I understand wanting to do something more fast paced though. I was on TAW for a month and I had to do retapes and stuff smalls bags into other smalls bags. I couldn't wait to get back to full duty.

    Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll find a way to move you before a year. Good luck.
     
  5. Fergalicious

    Fergalicious Member

    I'm not a UPS newb, I've been with the company before and the way I felt about my previous job...is the reason why I've come back to the job because I loved loading. Easy or "cushy" is not what I'm looking, I'd rather the hard active work cause it's good work, it makes the day go by faster and that's what I'd prefer, but since I can't, I just want to know what I can do to make it go by quicker.

    And if this is whining - I'll keep it going, only cause you wish otherwise.
     
  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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    This could help
     
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  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Be careful ...
    They thought you meant small headed as in pencil heads.

    Burrhead might have the right solution.
    It goes no faster so find someway to entertain yourself.
    Do they allow you to listen to music via ear plugs or headphones?
     
  8. Fergalicious

    Fergalicious Member

    Nope. They don't allow us to bring anything related to media at all, unless it's a cell phone which is for emergencies only.
     
  9. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Can you work where the smalls bags are opened and the packages are dumped onto the smalls belt? It was called "de-bag" when I started. Thats where most rookies and TAWs were placed if they were "lucky" enough to be put in smalls. I started there and when I would get bored or fedup with sorting or bagging I'd go back up to de-bag to pass the time.
     
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  10. Number24

    Number24 #24

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  11. Fergalicious

    Fergalicious Member

    I'm fairly sure they'd allow me to cross train (if that's what it'd be considered in that area) to do that job, it sounds like the next best thing right now and it wouldn't hurt at all to have that option. I'm bagging, so I'll bring that up to my supervisors as soon as possible. Thanks for that suggestion, that can work for now.
     
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I didn't mind smalls. After some time you will prefer it over swimming in packages too.
     
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  13. Fergalicious

    Fergalicious Member

    I remember our hardest, craziest, heaviest day last year during peak in load- volume was at it's craziest, but very much the most anticipated kind of crazy volume, talk about swimming in packages! I don't know why everyone hated it, to me there was nothing like the thrill and the pride that I felt after knocking those cans down, one after another with hella decent quality considering what time it was. Maybe it was the energy supplements, lol, but that was the ultimate challenge and it was so much fun. Not one moment of downtime that entire 10 hours.
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    A lot of these guys can't understand that.
    They are Beaten Men!
     
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Eventually we all are.
     
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Small a is probably the most desired job as a part timer. This person can't be serious.
     
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  17. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    Clerical was better. Small sort is mid level IMO
     
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Smalls sort is mostly old cranky woman wanting to make everyone's life miserable.
     
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  19. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    The SS in the building I worked in was about 90% female.
     
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And the other 10% were broken men.