Preloader...what to expect for the first couple weeks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by matty_lawn, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    4am shift. Had orientation today and got a couple packets with a bunch of crap in it. looks like a boring few days. What can I expect until senority?
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We expect many to quit, and fast.
     
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  3. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Harassment over your speed. If regular seniority employees don't want to work, expect to be kept late/until the sort is over. If they do want work, expect to be sent home after 90 minutes. That's about it.
     
  4. Undertow82

    Undertow82 Member

    You're back is gonna hurt. Your arms are gonna hurt. Your legs are gonna hurt. Your hands are probably gonna swell and hurt. You're not going to go fast enough, ever. You're going to miss sleep. But......make it through the first two weeks and your golden. I don't know your plans with the company but if you just want a fun little part time job.....you're gonna have a bad time. Good luck.
     
  5. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    I've been landscaping for 10 years my body will be fine. I'm mostly asking what the deal is with the packets and what it means in terms of training
     
  6. Undertow82

    Undertow82 Member

    Ok. :biggrin:
     
  7. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    Lol why are ups employees so sensitive when you tell them the job might not be the hardest thing you've ever done in your life
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Because they know that almost EVERYONE Underestimates how hard the job is and most have probably never worked as hard in their life.
     
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  9. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    A lot of kids today don't know what hard work is. It is simply that reason and that reason only.
     
  10. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    I definitely hear that
     
  11. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    easy money!!

    Just show up!
     
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  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    The job is only as hard as you make it for yourself. "You set the bar"
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    It may not be the hardest....but as a preloader....it is the most thankless job you will ever have.
     
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  14. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Your confidence is commendable but not only is the job physically hard, it is mentally hard. Most importantly, neatness counts.
     
  15. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    Thanks man maybe I'll eat my foot I this job is harder than I think but I really, really doubt it
     
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  16. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Don't say I didn't warn you. Most can handle the physical part but the mental part is where some people lose it. Talk and listen to your drivers. We want you to succeed. Use common sense. Have a plan each day. Most importantly, get the right packages in the right truck neatly. You could handle the physical aspects but if your loads are crap, you'll be gone.
     
  17. Undertow82

    Undertow82 Member

    No one is sensitive, and I'm definitely not a kid but most people go into pre load with "bro, I roofed, I laid brick, I landscaped, I go to the gym for 5 hours a day 7 days a week, I was in the military, I worked security, I was a bouncer, I helped my dad at whatever he was doing". Then they quit after 2 days. In the past 5 months at my particular building I've seen at least 10 new hires quit within a week. Not everyone can handle throwing boxes for 5 hours straight with no break, while they are riding your ass to go faster constantly. It's a tough job both physically and mentally. Especially for 10 bucks an hour. The quickest way to eat crow here is to go in and think everything will be puppies, and rainbows.
     
  18. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    Plenty of people are sensitive. You must be new. And I just signed up a few days ago.


    If you were in the military or laid brick or landscaped and can't lift boxes a few hours a day then you lied about your previous jobs
     
  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    My neighbor's son started preload when he left the military. He quit after a short time (about a month) because he couldn't handle the pressure. Just trying to give you a heads up. Most people giving you advice have been there, done that so it would pay to listen. Not trying to discourage you but don't be surprised if after a week you find we were right and it was tougher than you thought. Just saying.
     
  20. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member