Switching to Fedex from Ups

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by jeremiah Crowley, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Emberheart

    Emberheart New Member

    Hello, I work the preload at Ups loading 4 package cars around 1000-1200 items. I was wondering if working at Fedex ground unloading or loading trailers is easier? I am a student not looking for a career...Ups pays me 11, Fedex starts at 13.30 but fedex doesnt seem to have tution assistance until I have been there 60 days. THANK YOU
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    You're a female with the name :soapbox:? Or did you use the name of the writer?
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  3. Emberheart

    Emberheart New Member

    I'm a male..woop
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  4. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    It should be easier over there they have less volume
  5. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    The job is probably exactly the same. Is fedex pays more work there. I'm not sure when union dues/benefits kick in at ups but if your plan is short term there's no reason to pay those. You don't need any protections the union offers if you're a hard worker as a package handler at fedex.
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    You should change your name on here. Not a good idea to be identifiable.
  7. dmac1

    dmac1 Active Member

    Ground is easier than UPS used to be. I worked one day as a temp loading/unloading during Christmas rush 20+ years ago, and they had overseers there with whips if you stopped to wipe the sweat off your brow.
  8. Emberheart

    Emberheart New Member

    Thank you
  9. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I don't think he has a choice. The dues come out of the paycheck. Sticky, grabby, greedy hands of the Teamsters.
  10. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Fedex HD is easier than a Ground hub... you dont load the truck, just pile it on plastic pallets.

    The drivers get to preload~ sort their own parcels into their own boxtrucks, stepvans, cargovans, rickshaw, etc
  11. Emberheart

    Emberheart New Member

    The hub near me has a Preload and Sunrise shift is one for loading trucks and one unloading trailers?

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It has nothing to do with having a choice or greedy teamsters. If one does not want to be in a union and pay dues then simply don't work for a company that is union.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not an option unless he is in a RTW state.

    BTW, I do agree that there should be some way for college kids who are only working here while in school and have no plan to stay beyond graduation to receive a higher wage in lieu of receiving benefits and to receive a dues waiver.
  14. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Thats, Ground.... are there any HD hubs near that? HD = Home Delivery, which easier and its the same pay scale
  15. Harrison

    Harrison New Member

    Ive worked FedEx Preload. Honestly, I would stick with UPS.
  16. dmac1

    dmac1 Active Member

    And if he takes the waiver, he gets paid the same as a non-union worker at fedex.
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    We'd all be better off with the sticky, grabby, greedy hands of the IBT than the claws of the Weasel.
  18. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    An excellent point. Countless time I have encountered people who while working in a union shop have expressed their contempt for the union concept but are the first people standing in line with their hands out wanting all of the pay and benefits the union was able to get for them.
  19. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I think unions are great in principal. I'd join one if I could. Anyone who appreciates the 40-hour work week owes that to unions.

    But... if you have dues and initiation fees taken from your check but get no benefits or protection from the contract, then the IBT is definitely performing legalized theft. Some seasonal jobs, where the person has little chance of getting hired permanently, pay terribly to start with.

    These folks should not be forced to pay a $500 initiation fee and dues. At least that's what they lifted from me in the Boston area.
  20. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Except that may I have a problem with that particular union and want a different union to represent me in the workplace. Unions set the rules that there will be one, and only one, union representing a class of employees in a workplace. Therefore you're stuck with bad representation or no job.

    If they were genuinely concerned about the worker to the extent that they say they are, they'd drop the exclusivity.