Tips for a Seasonal Employee

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Tron Swanson, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Tron Swanson

    Tron Swanson New Member

    I just got hired by UPS for a seasonal package handler position and want to do everything I can to lock myself into the one permanent position, I have been told is available after the holidays. I just came from a career in the oilfield and I know how to work. I am just looking for little things that can help me stand out among other seasonal drivers to help me start my new career at UPS! I have been to the FAQ page for new hires and it is very informative but it its deep and broad. I appreciate any input!
    Thank you,
    Tron
     
  2. werenotthepostoffice

    werenotthepostoffice deep down inside I really do not care

    If you get caught sleeping,blame your PT Sup for drugging you.
     
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Learn how to use google to search websites to find already posted useful advice. (that is my advice/tip)
     
  4. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    # 1 Do what driver tells you!!
    # 2. Don't. Tell driver you know a better way !!
     
  5. Tron Swanson

    Tron Swanson New Member

    Boom! Thank you for tip #1! LOL
    For a moderator/admin you sure are hostile.... Thanks
     
  6. werenotthepostoffice

    werenotthepostoffice deep down inside I really do not care

    You will soon find out,everyone on here is hostile
     
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  7. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    Bring a strong back and a weak mind.
     
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    1. Show up to work everyday no matter what and on time and be ready to work1
    2. Do what your told
    3. Work with a purpose (just because the guy next to is slacking off doesn't mean you can)
    4. Mind your own business (stay out of other people company politics )
     
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  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Not really if you do the job correctly it doesn't matter how strong or big you are, and you need a strong mind to be able to deal with the BS and keep your mouth shut till you get a permanent position.
     
  10. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    So you were just hired as a seasonal load/unload position. Congrats to you. And HR told you that if you busted your ass every day, there would be a FT job waiting for you shortly after peak is over, right?
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    Good luck to you. This job is what you make it. Hope it works out.
     
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  13. Tron Swanson

    Tron Swanson New Member

    I was promised nothing and I recognize that saying there is one position is a good way to squeeze productivity out of seasonal people. That being said. I want to know the right way to bust my ass. I appreciate all the responses!
     
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I could merge it with that other thread.....
     
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    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

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  16. browner89

    browner89 Active Member


    You were hired as a package handler, you won't be needing to stand out among the drivers, you'll either be loading trailers/package cars, unloading trailers/package cars, or bagging smalls.

    Just work hard, show up on time, and look like you actually want the job. The other seasonal hires likely won't want to stay anyways. Good luck to you, too, but If you don't mind me asking, why turn down a job that pays as well as the oil industry? Don't care for the two-weeks on two-weeks off life? I don't think I'd be too into that, myself.
     
  17. Tron Swanson

    Tron Swanson New Member

    I am and have been unemployed for a minute now and anxious about starting my new (albeit temporary) job the right way. I feel as though I tried hard just to get this job and had to stand out to just get the last temp position. This may sound like a joke to you who already have the job I want but my family relies on how and where I apply myself. I have set my sights on UPS and I plan to stand out.
     
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member


    about that......
     
  19. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Good luck to you, but do understand that UPS does not care about you or your family and only about the numbers you produce for them, if this is your career choice then do everything they tell you to get hired permanently and put your name on the driving list every time it is available.
     
  20. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Congrats and I know that feeling.

    Honestly, just work your ass off. Be on time, never call off during the season and don't complain.

    Most seasonals will drop like flies but since u have a family to support, then quitting is not an option and will be ahead of most.
     
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