Preloader being harassed by management.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Fl1pz, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Fl1pz

    Fl1pz New Member

    Hey, I'm new here and I've been working preload for about 2 months now. My center has had me jumping from various positions like dumping small sort bangs, unloading trailers, sorting the belt, and loading package cars. For the past 3 weeks I have been spending all my time loading package cars and it just really blows at my center, we're always short handed since we have two people out with injuries.

    Anyway, last friday they gave us a late start (4:00 A.M) expecting a light day but instead we show up and have 10 trailers to unload. I go to my 4 trucks and begin work as normal, up until break the day is going fine...I'm loading at a good pace my trucks look neat and I don't have packages stacked outside of them. I don't know what happened after break but the rate at which packages were coming down the belt nearly doubled and I had to stack out the back of my cars just to prevent packages from slipping by me, and we already had buildup toward the end of the belt.

    We finish running product as the drivers do their PCM and I begin wrapping up my trucks as fast as I can. There are still other sets of cars in the building waiting to leave but the center manager comes to my cars and singles me out for being slow. It was disrespectful and very humiliating to be reprimanded in front of my peers like that. This isn't the first time he has said something to me either, but he said that if I didn't improve my speed by the end of this week that he wouldn't be able to keep me.

    What the hell do I do about this? My misloads are always down, I'm really good at that and when I do finish loading my cars always look clean and my drivers are pleased but it seems like management only cares about speed. Is my job in jeopardy or is he just blowing smoke up my ass?
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    SPEED UP!!!


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  3. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Work as directed...

    Theyre gonna yell, thats what they get paid for.

    Less Runnin, More Stunnin
     
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  4. Fl1pz

    Fl1pz New Member

    Riiiiight.
     
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Make your probation and understand they will never be satisfied and will shove their inadequate planning problems on the labor. When doing something smart fails, they rely on brute force to make it work. Problem is they are trying to pull a 1000lb carriage with horses that can do it, its just no one wants to take the time to fix the real problem, the carriage only has three wheels.
     
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  6. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    Quit before you get fired
     
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  7. Fl1pz

    Fl1pz New Member

    That's what I was thinking. I have a meeting with my BA tomorrow to see if the union can help with anything, but I won't keep my hopes up.

    College starts soon and I'm almost through with it so it won't be a huge loss for me, just a little less spending money,
     
  8. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I've once heard if management can't get 1 guy to do the work of 3 guys then management is failing at their job.
     
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  9. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    You must be in a really tiny center if 10 trailers is daunting to unload. That would be about 30 minutes work in my building. They run 12 doors at a time 1-2 people per trailer and turn a 53 footer in about 20-30 minutes
     
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  10. Fl1pz

    Fl1pz New Member

    We have 4 doors and run 2 trailers at a time with 1 unloader in each trailer.
     
  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah, that's pretty tiny. I guess the ten could be half full pups or 100% full 53 footers.
     
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member


    Just remember once a your a quitter your always be a quitter.

    Grow thinker or your going to get eaten up and spit out no matter where you work.
     
  13. Fl1pz

    Fl1pz New Member

    50 years ago I'd say you were right. But today where we have ethics policies and anti harassment laws, the way management treats staff is unacceptable.
     
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  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I see your still wet behind the ears. You must have been one ofthe people that got socially promoted in school.
     
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  15. Fl1pz

    Fl1pz New Member

    The irony of this statement amuses me.
     
  16. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    You're on probation op? If so id try working on what your center manager/sup or who ever is directing you. They can fire you during that period, as for the yelling at you, really? Might need to check the feelings at the guard booth or car.


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  17. Speed up and grow a thicker skin. Especially the latter. You can't take everything personally here. Good job.
    But not a touchy feely job.


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  18. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    i would like to work in your hub, we mostly have "safety first" guys in my hub so a 53 footer takes them 2 hours with the exception of a few
    "runner gunners/overachievers" that unload them in 45min. in my hub anything below 25 trailers they start asking who wants to go home.
    but if i were the op i would work faster during probation and once im in the union work slow to screw over the sups hours.
     
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I was tthinking the same thing TT...10 trailers in a shift is a one belt center...like the BOG, sounds like. We do closer to 75.
    To the OP....that is not harassment....suck it up or quit. Waaaah.
     
  20. Covemastah

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