Can a p/t double shift?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups_samurai, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. ups_samurai

    ups_samurai New Member

    I'm a p/t loader and wondering if I can get a double shift?
    like do I have to just go around and ask the next sort if they need someone and I'll double shift ? Or they can't allow that unless it's during the peak season?

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Yes. Ask your supervisor.
  3. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    Depends on how good/bad the staffing is at the time on the shift you want to double shift on. Me personally, I spent 14 years as a part timer because double shifting was always available, especially on Sundays where it was double time and we got at least 5 hours minimum. Only when the recession of 2008-2009 hit and double shifting kinda dried up that I realized I better go full-time so I could get guaranteed hours.
  4. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Double shifting is allowed if one of the shifts is short staffed. However it would have to go by seniority. Some building like the one I started in had a list you signed up for once a year if you wanted to be called if another shift needed help.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a preloader who had been double shifting for quite awhile. She was told last week that they had hired some more people for that shift and that she would no longer be able to work both shifts. I think she was getting used to the much larger paychecks as she was rather upset about it.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    A high seniority PTer can make over $1500 a week working doubles.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Calling Madam Cleo... "I see a red beret and dancing"...
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I worked doubles as much as they would let me.
    heck, my helper one year was helping me for 4 hours a day and then going in to work twilight and then would pull a double and work midnight as well. Dude was working 60hrs/week at a PTer.
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Most PTers normally work 60+ hours a week between a PT job and a FT job.
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    But I'm talking about just UPS. He's a feeder driver now.
  11. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    How many years did you work part time after you could of had a full time job here?
  12. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    Volume is so bad in my building that they won't let anyone in the preload stay for more than 4 hours. Half of my unload crew signed up for twilight and midnight loco sort and not a single one was given any thing.
    Getting pretty bad out there I guess. Something about Amazon.
    They really aught to have a better option available for those of us that want to work double shifts. Something should be negotiated, implemented...anything!
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why pay a high seniority PTer $50/hr working doubles when you can hire 5 new guys.
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  14. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    and only 1 out of those 5 will be of any use if at all
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How hard is it to unload package cars?
  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I used to work triple shifts. Noonday shift at FexEx Ground followed by a double at UPS. It was easy. It helped having cake jobs at both.
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    To you and I....not that hard. To's absolutely torturous.
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  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    For $10/hr and no benefits and the Union wants their Union dues.
  19. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    I'm technically millennial.
    I tear down 53 foot rail trailers like a boss. Pup trailers in half an hour easy.
    Some people just don't know what it means to work. Especially millennials....wait...damn I guess you're right.
    Not all of us though.
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Really?? I'll go back and look at your previous posts...but I could've sworn you said you were a pc loader.