Up to what age can you do pre-loading?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 32blaine, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. 32blaine

    32blaine New Member

    I'm starting soon and I have my eye on the UPS pension plan. But I notice that the vast majority of workers are young. The work is hard.

    How old can you be and still be a preloader? Of course there is no document declaring a retirement age but I'd imagine health issues would creep up after awhile.
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I've seen many people retire doing preload.
  3. Number24

    Number24 #24

    100 years old.
  4. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    Bout tree fiddy
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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    How old are you and what body type do you have?
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    the day before death.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    In dog years, right?
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Article 37 section 1 says forever.

    The Employer will treat employees with dignity and respect at all times, which shall include, but not be limited to, giving due consideration to the age and physical condition of the employee.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Can I have this printed and stitched into my work shirts?
  10. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Just how old are you? The work is certainly hard but doable. We have a lady in her 60s doing it.
  11. davidix

    davidix New Member

    Anybody that is willing to dish out a little physical work and give their body the time to get used to it.

    It's actually not that hard. As a preloader you have all the power. Work at your pace. Of its slow then they'll get you help or take a truck away. If it's fast they'll give you more work. Work smart.
  12. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

  13. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    Back in the late 90's I had a WWII veteran named Walter working on my preload at the age of 86. He never missed a day of work while I was there.

    He also never managed more than 80PPH, but despite the characterization of management here, to a person, everyone on our management team agreed the only thing we would ever say to Walter was how are you, and thank you.
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    My dad is 86 and could do the job. Problem is, he has OCD and would want to do it perfect. Lol.
  15. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would you feel comfortable putting him in that environment at that age?
  17. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    I was still killing the preload at age 44, with a full time job during the day.
  18. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Also, some will say that you can't possibly run a route at age 63; they're wrong.
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  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Lol. I don't put him anywhere. He is a man who does what he wants. There is no stopping him.
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  20. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    Later in life iit's how you've taken care of the body. There are people who can run marathons in their 60s who can do it, and obese 25 year olds who can't