best package handler shift?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by momonapua2003, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. just wondering what ur guys opinions on the package handler shifts....3-8 or 5-10. im getting hired in a week and they want to know which shift i want.
  2. lkjh

    lkjh Guest

    The "best" shift is anything on the air ramp.

    I know that's not your question, but just keep it in mind in case something comes up.
  3. swingdriver

    swingdriver Guest

    Depends on what works best for you. I worked pre-load for 2 years. I was able to work through the night and go to school in the day.
  4. rushfan

    rushfan Guest

    I worked preload. The hours were early, but you're done early for school and other things. Also, on Friday you're done so if you have something to do on the weekend, you can go early.
  5. proups

    proups Guest

    5-10PM was good for me when I was in school....except on Friday!
  6. on average how long did u guys work on the 5-10pm shift? hr is telling me 5-10 usually only gets 3-3.5 hours. and 3-8am gets about 4-5 everytime. whats up with that? thanks
  7. fredly00

    fredly00 Guest

    as far as times, I like the AM shift, get done and you come outside and the day is just starting..
    For me, preloading was what I went with, and our preloaders make 1$ more an hour than the reload/local sort. skilled vs unskilled labor ;shrug;
  8. proups

    proups Guest

    I worked an average of 3.5 to 4 hours per day, but that was 25 years ago!

    I think it would depend on your location. Ask the HR Rep.
  9. fups

    fups Guest

    i started on the 4-9pm shift while i was going to school in the daytime...

    Daysort= staying out all night and still having time to sleep in a bit.

    Midnight= lazy people(at least at my hub), came in DRUNK plenty of times while working doubles.

    Preload= gotta know what your doing , drivers will give you a hard time if you suck, thats the only shift i have not worked... but after seeing it and driving now i would say F-that....
  10. rushfan

    rushfan Guest

    you had drunk people show up too. man the stories i have from my preload days can fill volumes.
  11. parttimejon

    parttimejon Guest

    i've worked all three and have seen plenty of drunk people on night and preload. I like midnight the best by the way.
  12. workinstiff

    workinstiff Guest

    Are you in school? If so take the 5-10, it works out much better with school. Plus your sleep schedule remains the same.