Your First Day?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by arice11, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    My first day as a preloader was rough. Not because of physical labor, but the sheer intimidation of the job. Two other guys and myself watched a video for an hour (half asleep) then took a tour of the facility. Watching them all hustle and move about while getting yelled at wasn't the most encouraging.
    Having to be up by 1am just to drive to the warehouse and be at work by 2:15 is frightening. I'm excited to have a different job then the 5pm to 9pm pt Subway job I'm currently at. But it seems a bit tough to deal with.

    So how was your first day at UPS?

    Any advice for a preloader, just starting?
    how do you navigate all those numbers and labels and even find a moment to load them when the belt is on?
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I got lost my first day and was late. I'm still here and now I can defiantly find it.
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Seriously?!?!??! Click on one of the other threads that new preloaders started looking for the same advice.

  4. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I used to have a sup who liked to yell at us when potential new hires were taking their tour, just to scare them.
  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    I had tickets to the Eagles my first day on the job got to the game late . I work the twi .15 years later they still suck and so does peak.
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    just think come January we get to hear them all ask what the chances they will be called back is.
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Supposedly by there standards I was a little subpar when I first started. I was told after a couple of days that I wasn't needed or may be brought in for unload. I called a couple days later and asked to be given another shot. Here I am 19 years later.
  8. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Don't remember my first day in particular, but if I recall it was the day before my second one !
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Bring lube....lots of it.
  10. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    why the lube?
    is is for the raping that occurs?
  11. JHogan5000

    JHogan5000 New Member

    I need to answer a question to get a UPS t-shirt, yesterday was my first day, and I need to know what the nickname is for UPS planes. If anyone could help I'd greatly appreciate it......Thank you in advance
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    wingy thingy
  13. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    First day was just book work, maybe a brief tour. Was told on our second day we would be able to take the sort test for just our state. Aced it, so from then on reported to work two hours early for the sort test. Took me two days to pass that, so I unloaded only one. And that was cake. Was too fast for the sorters. (In retrospect, understand it's not about raw speed. A smooth steady flow is actually faster). That triggered a montage scene of me working and going to school, me working at UPS and a full time job, me getting layed off by my FT job, so I just did PT and UPS and collected partial unemployment.(Those were the days.) And here I sit, 11 years later having drove FT PC for about 7-8 months. Would I recommend it? Nope. But I like a lot of people never thought I would be a lifer. Glad I stuck it out.
  14. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Brown Tails.......I'm not kidding.
  15. JHogan5000

    JHogan5000 New Member

    Thank you!
  16. JHogan5000

    JHogan5000 New Member

    Ugh now idk what to believe. haha
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    scratch is more than likely right. I was just messing with you. He's from the paleolithic era so he knows all this old lingo.
  18. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    If you look at a photo of a UPS plane, its painted white with a brown tail......
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    He is correct. Google, "brown tail" if you have any doubts. Safe search off.
  20. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Well I know it's not Buster Brown. Brown Tail does sound oddly appropriate though.