Question of the day

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Random_Facts, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    I know most will respond by saying this is incredibly 100% not true. But I just have to ask anyway out of curiosity. Even though I'm sure it's not true either lol.

    Our head supervisor/preload manager said; that all loaders have to be OFF the line by 8:30am. Anything left out that's not 'tossed' in. Will be left for the driver to wrap it up. My defense when they debated that with me was simple, why have the driver load it when it's our job to do it in the first place? They said not to argue with them, as it's "world wide". They said every loader in the system is doing it. I find that extremely hard to believe. (probably because management said it in the first place). That's my rant for the day.

    On a side note, enjoy the Friday and have a great weekend! =]
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our start time is 9:15--the loaders are normally wrapping up their cars as we get on the belt. Most of them are off the belt NLT 0930 unless we have late loads.
  3. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    There are many reasons why preloaders have to be "off the belt" by 8:30am; when they cram packages down the preloaders throats, and then throw them out the door at 8:30am, the "excess" worked is low, which makes PPH seem high. That is one reason.

    Another reason is because of the simple monetary consideration of paying multiple preloaders to stay 15 (or more) minutes late.

    I can't speak for "worldwide" obviously, but I can say that the only day preloaders punch out at 8:30am - in the facility where I am employed - is on Monday, when almost all ground is sitting in the building when the shift starts.

    And, to your point: after 8:30am it's not your job anymore; if you are told to go home, you should go home because that is working as directed.

    edit: Assuming a 5am start time, and 3.5 hours guaranteed.
    Lasted edited by : Sep 23, 2011
  4. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Your guaranteed 3.5 hours. Make sure you get them.

    SWORDFISH New Member

    Whats up brown cafe, its been awhile? As far as the post this isnt true in my area.
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    True in mine. Has been for a while.
  7. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    Thanks for the replies, greatly appreciated! =]
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It's all about numbers. Apparently the preload managers needs to have better numbers
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    So set your watch for 8:30. Work as normal and as soon as your watch goes "beep beep" just drop whats in your hands and walk out the door. Then see what happens.
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You tell me. Notice the handcart handle sticking above the 1000 shelf.

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I wouldn't you will get fired for abandoning your job.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    For working as directed?
  13. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    It is an organized clutter.....right?
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Might as well take a woodchipper to load the packages.