Staying an unloader

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dukey24, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. dukey24

    dukey24 New Member

    I was hired as an unloader last year and I enjoy the job. I've tried loading and small sort too. If I was hired to unload, does that mean I will be one permanately or do they move you as time goes by
  2. One does not Simply move Up as Time Goes
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2013
  3. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    It's whatever you choose to do.

    You pick what job you want to do when the bid sheets get posted, if you have enough seniority and there is a position open, then you get that job.

    Otherwise, you basically get put where they need you. Whether it be unload, loading cars, splitting belts, etc.

    I've got friends in preload that have been in the sort aisle for 15-20 years, and still love it.

    It used to be a "skilled position" with a small pay raise, but that's been done away with, now that PASS is around.
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You can either bid other jobs if thy are posted or your Sup will put you where you are needed.
  5. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    "dukey24" is clearly a puppet account for "Loyal Teamster."

    Don't waste your time responding.
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    But be careful. If you chose to stay as just a PT unloader you could be viewed as a loser by your peers. good luck!
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    True. Unless you are the top seniority unloader and than you can be the first to cut out every night. Sometimes 5 minutes after the sort starts if everyone shows up.
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ^thereby forfeiting your right to your guaranteed 3.5

  9. so true, I believe penn sorter is the most respected
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Thereby forfeiting your rights to everything except to go home, have a beer and be with your family before you go to your FT job tomorrow morning.