Alright, so today will be my 15th day working for UPS as an unloader, and I figured I'd share my experiences. First a little background on me. I'm just starting my senior year of high school next week, and have never had a real job before. I'm pretty much at UPS for the Earn & Learn and will probably quit after college unless I find some compelling reason to stay. First four days was training in the classroom. Pretty much everything was just drilling info into us through repetition. We went over basically how you do the job, what to look out for, and the whole HABITS thing. The instructors were surprisingly nice and there were never really any problems with people getting out of hand. I actually did feel like I knew what I was doing when I left training, so they must have done something right. Alright, so on to week two. I spent five days with a training supervisor who basically stood next to me in the trailer while I unloaded. If I did something wrong he'd just tell me what I did; pretty simple stuff though so I didn't have much trouble. Again, all of the people were really friendly and helpful. At that point I was keeping up with the work pretty well, but smalls and bulk still slow me down a lot. I'm thinking I probably just need more practice because I lose a lot of time just thinking about what to do with packages. So for my third week I'm finally on my own. It was kind of liberating to just be in the trailer on my own not having a supervisor leering over my back all the time. Still keeping up with the work pretty well at this point, but it's definitely slowing me down outside of UPS. I figure my body will get used to it in time, and for now it's really not a big problem. I'm definitely feeling like I'm more a part of the team now with the people that work in my area, even though I've probably only talked to about two of them besides my pt supervisor. And now on to the questions. They make us fill out these Cornerstone books and keep track of our PPH. I'm basically supposed to double my speed in the next month, which seems impossible at this point. Anyone got any words of wisdom on increasing PPH? I'm kind of worried about keeping up, especially with school starting. Also, would it be a smart decision to try to get a part time supervisor position while still in high school? It would be no problem with my schedule (I get out of school pretty early) and the higher pay and benefits are really tempting. The guy from HR said other people have done it before, but anyone got any input?