Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NotEnough, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. NotEnough

    NotEnough New Member

    Opinions on it? I think unload suits me more, they leave at least an hour ahead of me at my center...
  2. Unload is easier. Plus chicks dig unloaders.
  3. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    Loader is where it's at

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  4. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    unload no doubt. so much easier in every aspect.
  5. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Agree. Unload
  6. AKWchingchong415

    AKWchingchong415 New Member

    I hear both have its pros and cons. I'm a loader. All I know is load. So I guess the answer to this question for me is = load.

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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Unloading allows you to turn your brain off as it is purely physical.
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  8. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    depends on your shift and hub. if its night shift then either one, but if you are in preload dont do unload if its a pal label system.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Other than the SPA position, how is the unload any different on the preload?
  10. nineyearsUGH

    nineyearsUGH Member

    I have never seen progressive discipline for unload on my preload. I have seen much more supervisor harassment of loaders, and in some rare cases seen them suspended for miss-loads.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My former helper is in the midst of a 5 day suspension for misloads. He first served a 1 and then a 3 day suspension, also for misloads. The poor kid is overwhelmed-----loads 4 of the heaviest cars in the center----and, to quote Sober, has been set up to fail. It baffles me why they don't just move him as he clearly cannot handle those cars.
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Having a heavy as hell assignment may mean you're the last one wrapped everyday....but it really is no excuse for misloads. I'm assuming if he's THAT overwhelmed...another loader is probably sent to help him...or he's not wrapped and his drivers are helping him finish at the end. Either way...the minute another employee loads a package into his trucks...he is no longer responsible for misloads.

    Where is his steward?? I have seen loaders in my center who haven't made book fired for off routes....and seen a few written up for misloads (i got a warning letter once but my steward got it thrown out)....but suspended 3 times? That is crap...sounds like management just wants to get rid of him...and sounds like they'll succeed.
  13. Mr.Golden

    Mr.Golden Active Member

    I worked reload when I first started years ago and pretty much was a All American. When it comes to unloading it requires no skill best thing to do is unload fast to jam the belt or make the ppl who loads it stop the belt. Loading requires skill and a bit more challenging.

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  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    If our preloaders were suspended for misloads we would not have any preloaders. Preload manager believes if you aren't misloading, you are not working fast enough.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think this kid is being set up to fail, which is sad as he is a good kid. He is clearly overwhelmed----I told his Dad, who is a 22.3, this the first day that they put Brandon on those cars. The sad part is that one of those areas is a training area so you have new drivers who are already worried about having to qualify having to deal with less than ideal loads.

    The best thing would be to move him to an easier pull until he gets more experience.

    The worst thing is what they are doing now----having him sit at home, without pay, thinking about it.
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    In 8 years....i've never seen discipline for misloads extend beyond warning letters or every so often... moving someone to the unload...
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The only preloaders I saw that were sent to unload had more issues than just misloads. One was because he had fried his brains so bad on drugs he couldn't do any work requiring concentration.
  18. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    in my hub, preload sups have a hard on for going to unload and messing with them now. i heard of a few new hires being fired for not unloading
    fast enough, first time this happens since i have been with company. in my hub unload has most of the hubs rejects that cant do anything
    or pro union guys that wont do anything besides talk. i have to go there every morning for startup, from talking to a few ppl its not what it used
    to be. i would go for a pickoff position if possible.
  19. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Shame on him for letting Brandon work at UPS, permanently. I hope he is just there while obtaining an education. There are so many better opportunities...
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To be blunt, Brandon is destined for a life in the service industry.