Shall I stay or shall I go

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by dejr, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. dejr

    dejr New Member

    Well folks.. I need some serious advice. I finished my first week as a pre-loader and it was nothing like I had thought or even watched on the ups website training vids. I was stuck loading amazon for 5 straight days...My "trainer" was a complete waist of skin and air...he mumbled mostly and everyday reminded me that i need to get up to 200 packages an hour..during my second week or they were gonna have to let me go. On 3 separate occasions during the 15 to 20 min end of shift review I had to endure with this "trainer".. he told me that based on what he has observed ...he doesnt think i have what it takes..and should seriously think about rather or not i want to "put myself
    through this...

    That was the last thing i heard out of his mumbling ignorant mouth this past friday!..What an encouraging way to end my first week. The ironic thing is i was keeping up with the kid working beside me in the Amazon trailer...and he is 30 years my junior...
    Anyway to make a long story even longer ..I pondered the words of of this idiot over the weekend and based on the fact that I was absolutely exhausted every morning when my shift was over.... and that i absolutely hated the back breaking never ending amazon hell hole loading and building walls etc... I gave up and decided to quit.

    So Sunday night(monday morning 2am call time) came and went without me and i called My H R rep that hired me at 830 monday morning and t9old her thank you for the opportunity etc.. but 10 years of 200 packages and hour required bull:censored2: wasn't what i signed up for and that i was going to resign.

    This was the message i left her as i only was able to get her voicemail.
    Well.. she returned my call last evening and I explained to her in detail just how i felt and how i came to the conclusion that I did.

    She listened .. and then preceded to tell me how she had explained how physically demanding the job was etc...and I told her that i had no problem with it being physically demanding ...my problem was with it being physically absurd and that the other 2 guys i was hired with ...were actually pre loading the driver trucks..working on the sort belt etc...everything the description of a pre loader as i understood it... and i got stuck loading some f...kin amazon 52 foot hell hole...

    Anyway .. to make a long story absolutely boring... my HR rep wants me to come back tonight and friday night to finish out the week so she can try and find a replacement...She also informed me that if i went through with my termination i could not do driver helper this xmas because my status would be neg rehire because i didn't finish the probation period .....please give me ur thoughts and concerns.... thanks
     
  2. dejr

    dejr New Member

    btw.. I failed to mention I have a B.A in business admin..and have 20 plus years as a Customer Service/Sales mgr.. I applied for this job to get me foot in the door..
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You have the degree, experience and most certainly the attitude to be a part-time supe.
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Sounds like you just slammed that door on your foot. A lot of hourlies working at UPS have degrees. I have a B.S.
     
  5. dejr

    dejr New Member

    Thanks Cosmo1..thats the most positive thing i have heard in a week and a half
     
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Sarcasm doesn't really come across on the interwebz!
     
  7. dejr

    dejr New Member

    :oops:
     
  8. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    So you're loading a trailer?
     
  9. UpsAngel

    UpsAngel Member

    Does who cant do... supervise.
     
  10. UpsAngel

    UpsAngel Member

    He got stuck as loader. hes vision was preloading package cars way easier. I can see why he would be taken back.
     
  11. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    I'll rather load a 53 foot trailer with a 500 pph then load 4 package cars.
     
  12. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Hold on, they want you at a 200 pph? That's what, a little over 3 packages a minute. That's easy when all you do is stack.
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Too much lifting over my head...I would think. I've never been inside a trailer since I started here.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    So do I.
    Is your in amphibian biology? :)
     
  15. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Load stand. UPS encourages load stand use because it keeps us safe, not because they want us to fill every inch of the trailer.
     
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I worked here six years before I even knew what a load stand was...lol. I had seen them around...but didn't know they were called load stands!
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Or call in sick!
     
  18. UpsAngel

    UpsAngel Member

    Just cant let it go ha.
     
  19. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    No, mine was useful(techy geeky job), just didn't want to do what it was for.
     
  20. UpsAngel

    UpsAngel Member

    I have one in computer science. Now look at me ma!