UPSer Survival Guide

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by arice11, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    Prologue:
    "Welcome to UPS." said the driver as he shoved the door shut to his already over packed package truck.The thick exhaust from the fleet leaving the warehouse was enough to make anyone sick...especially those who were up so early that they couldn't stand to eat breakfast.

    A trip to the other side of the building reveals a tangle of drivers punching in as preloaders punched out. Brown uniforms would only have to suffer the casual dressed loaders for a few more minutes, then their own struggle would begin. Anyone tough enough to make it as a driver could look back at the zombie-like preload fleeing to the parking lot and remember just how brutal things use to be for them.

    To compare a driver's day to a preloader is much like comparing an DVD to a Blu-ray.
    One is more expensive than the other, but they operate with the same guidelines, principles and demanding work ethic. Lift...lower...lift...lower, scan package, repeat until done!
    The methods of UPS may have changed over its 100 year existence but the answer to every problem faced remains..."Don't give up...tough it out...smile and show your strength, respect those in higher positions, and never abandon your fellow employees in need."

    How does one even find this unending courage and strength to lift, lower, position and scan?
    The answer lies within the tested, tried and true. UPSers have survived the company before, some for 25 years, some for 7 months...seasonal workers, even others who retire and come back to lead an entire building.

    What I hope to accomplish here is a dialogue between the preload. supervisor, drivers and HR folks who have long weathered the years of boxes and labels. Chapter one should be the overview of UPS operations, and also include the tips, tricks, cheats and success stories from all around the variable Brown-Nation.
     
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  2. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    This guy is my new favorite
     
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  3. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
     
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  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I think he missed his calling as a writer.
     
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  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    A little obsessed and long winded.....
     
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  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    But funny.
     
  7. You like guys? Not judging!
     
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  8. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    You're a chatty Cathy, aren't you?
     
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  9. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    And that was just the prologue! Working on chapter one...but I need some more stories to use...or embellish a little...nothing like an amusing anecdote to make an attention grabbing paragraph!
     
  10. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    ....Damn!
     
  11. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I will buy this if I see it on bookshelves.
     
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  12. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    :)
    help me write it?
    could use some horror stories from my fellow UPSers
     
  13. Chapter one. Way too much work.

    chapter two, Let the beatings begin!
     
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  14. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    See...already I have my first two chapters named. Thanks man!
     
  15. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    How about when I found out the hard way just how much package cars suck in the snow by getting stuck TWICE last peak!
     
  16. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    Perfect! So how did you end up getting unstuck? Any techniques that would be helpful to others who'll surely get stuck?
     
  17. Lol. cant shove someting,In all four!
     
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  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Sure can....one at a time baby!....lol
     
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  19. When my wife talks,sounds like 4 mouths!
     
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  20. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Well, the first time I went to turn around at the end of a road and got stuck. It was a pretty rural road but the people that lived there had a tractor and a pickup truck and were able to get me out. Only lost about an hour to that one.

    The second time I went to climb a snow covered hill and as I approached the top, I could feel the traction giving out. Then the truck started sliding backwards I just said "oh s:censored2:t here we go" and the ass end spun and got stuck in the hillside. I sat there for about two hours before a tow truck could come and get me out. Fortunately no damage either time.

    Pretty much if it looks like s:censored2:t and smells like s:censored2:t, don't drive on it because you'll be waist-deep in s:censored2:t. EC is your friend. And find alternate routes if you know them, even if it takes longer because if you get stuck it's going to take A LOT longer and if you damage property or the package car you're f:censored2:ked.