What has brown done to me?!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by arice11, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    My experience at UPS has been 3 years of preload which includes over 70lbs duty at 3:15 then normal start time for the building at 4 by then I've moved all the irregs to their belts and set up the unload for the day.
    I spend the next two hours either loading bulk stops, scanning labels, unloading trailers, sorting or further irreg duty.
    After break I'm sent to scan-check the packages in the trucks. I scan a good 1500 max before 8:30 rolls around and some supervisor dismisses me.
    I use to lead the safety meetings and did some of that jive. But the building supervisor had me train a replacement who took over for me loading the bulk and mall trucks. Now I'm frittering away in the preload desperate to become a driver.
    I see coworkers who started in preload becoming cover drivers, they return to unload when they aren't needed...is that my fate?
    I need to know how I can manage to move into a better full time position. My supervisors recognize my work and they trust me to do the dirty jobs at times.
    I don't really know if I want to stay in a place that says they'll make a driver of me, but only proceed to tie me down to the warehouse for a long and sleep deprived career as a preloader.
    Anyone else know this experience?
     
  2. No.
     
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  3. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    hahaha! sarcasm right?
     
  4. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure that's called waiting your turn.
     
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  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Crap, he's back.
     
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  6. No
     
  7. No
     
  8. rp3

    rp3 Member

    Yup creepers back
     
  9. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    L
    LOL
    He's back!
    lord have mercy he's back!
    he's back, no doubt about it
    He was stuck in the mud, a poor soul in need
    then y'all came along!
    Halleluah he's back!
     
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  10. Ummm...still No.
     
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  11. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    your profile picture needs to be the grumpy cat!
    hahaha!
     
  12. Ummmm. No. In case you didn't hear me.,..umm NO.
     
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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Three years of working the preload is nothing. Try to get in on some air driving. Either Saturday or air exception during the week. Or find a second FT or PT job and wait your turn.
     
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  14. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Its called the waiting game and everything is based off seniority and at this job SENIORITY IS KING. We've all been through it, that's how the game is played. Not a good job to have if someone doesn't have patience or mental toughness.
     
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  15. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    I know its just paying my dues and waiting my turn.
    I'm just curious if the rewards are worth said wait. I keep getting these minor injuries from small accidents or blunders at work. After a decade of that...would I even want to become a driver?
    I am of the opinion it is worth every bruise and scar and head injury...but the long run prospect could be risky...its all I'm saying
     
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Do you want to have a job making 90 to over 100k a year? If your answer is yes then youll stay here, your question answered right there lol.
     
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Go into supervision.
     
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  18. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    I want 90-100k a year. But I don't want to blow my mind and body struggling season after season to get somewhere that operates on a bully-senority system.
     
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  19. rp3

    rp3 Member

    Sounds like you should be wearing a helmet
     
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  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Working 60 hours a week every week.
     
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