After 6 and some change years....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Joopster, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I finally have an easy job.

    I am now PAS/SPA guy.

    I get to scan packages for 16 and hr. Isnt life grand?
  2. stepitup

    stepitup Member

    Paaaaleeze... keep the PAL label off the bar code and the COD amount.
  3. longlunchguy

    longlunchguy Runnin on Empty

    and on the right pkg
  4. Zeus70

    Zeus70 New Member

    Its not going to be easy. Pay attention to the address on the label, and make sure you get the right PAL label on the right package. You dont want to have a talking to by the man do you.
  5. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    Oh and here I thought I was supposed to cover that up?
  6. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    No it is easy.

    I check every third or fourth package to make sure i am still synced.

    I had no problems the last two nights and am just as fast if not faster then the other three I am working with.

    Theres a reason I had to fight to get this job, they didn't want to move me from the boxline.
  7. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    Being good at what you do means you may never get promoted to the level of your incompetant peers.
  8. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter


    We have a saying on my sort.

    Those who get F*cked will....those who don't get over it.
  9. preloader

    preloader Bleeding Brown from ears

    Congrats man, it took me 12 years of loading and two knee surgeries before i was smart enough to take the dollar drop in pay for the SPA position. Ive been doing it now for about a year and hear no complaints from the sups. I guess doing 9000+ a night and not having a mistake week after week soilidified the position, but its kinda disappointing to see incentive programs set up for everyone who isnt doing the job (ugggh can these loaders at least get some of the boxes on the right cars???) , but if youre at the top of your game, you just get the hose.
  10. preloader

    preloader Bleeding Brown from ears

    Oh, and by the way.......i gained almost 40 pounds in the last year!!!
  11. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    time for you to sign up on the drivers list.:laugh:
  12. preloader

    preloader Bleeding Brown from ears

    I will gladly saw off my legs before that happens. Being on preload for 13+ now, i make enough in my five hours that i dont feel i need to start working 9, 10, 12 hours a day or more. Thanks, but i like my life too much to make that kind of change over the almighty dollar. Would the money help? probably. But hey, i got my raise today........
  13. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Weren't you interested in a PE job?
  14. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Since our new full-time driver jobs were frozen and there seems to be no end in sight I was thinking about moving to preload and taking one of the new SPA jobs once we get PAS up and running. Preload gets more hours than my shift and since PAS/EDD will probably cut routes and the need for part-time cover drivers I will probably not be on the road much. We are also going to have a couple other clerical jobs added for PAS. I think their job will be to fix labels that the SPA people can't scan. These new jobs won't be considered skilled jobs so I'm guessing management can put whoever they want on them but the right thing to do is go by company seniority. I've been on reload from the beginning (going on 9 years) so I don't know how seniority ties into job selection once someone moves from one shift to another. So my question is that. Can I move to preload and exercise my company seniority and take one of the new jobs or will I probably be stuck unloading trailers or loading package cars?
  15. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I'm waaaay out of my depth here but I know several guys that have transferred sorts AND kept their seniority. They were sorters on Reload (Twilight) and did the same on my sort. I hate to say it but its my opinion that one's seniority should only apply to one's original sort. Any transferring whatsoever should put that individual at the bottom of the list as far as job selection or work (unloading trailers or loading) IMHO. -Rocky
  16. area43

    area43 New Member

    It sounds like you could be feeder material.
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    When transfering from one part-time job to another I think company seniority should prevail once the person qualifies. That is just the right thing to do. The only time where someone's company seniority shouldn't prevail is when they move from part-time to full-time. Example: I have 9 years at UPS and you have 5 but you went full-time first because I was still in college when it was offered. If I later go full-time you would have seniority over me because you went full-time first. But for a part-timer to move shifts and not have seniority rights over another part-timer with less seniority doesn't seem right. To me anyway.
  18. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    Yes, but what does that have to do with this?
  19. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Just surprised to hear you took this job - sounded like you were interested in PE, thought you were looking for a career change away from packages, that's all
  20. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I want to stay in the same union. I talked with PE and they told me basically I would have to quit my UPS package handling job and then get rehired with them.

    I don't know if it is like this everywhere, but this did not sound appealing to me after the time I have invested already.

    It's not that I want to leave package operations, I was just keeping my eyes open....

    BTW this pas job is the ****, I just stand there with my thumb in my recturm listening to my tunes.