Everywhere has loaders, unloaders, sorters and a ton of other jobs. None of them are bid positions with a specific job description. Yes, management likes to segregate you into separate little pcms and whatnot. Don't let that make you feel as if they are somehow separate. You don't need a "transfer" to move between any of these assignments.Naw, we got unloaders, loaders and sorters. I was hired to be an unloader during preload. You actually have to get a transfer to 'officially' work in those departments. I know because I've seen a few guys in my department do it. Meaning you report there in the mornings, have an assigned work schedule within those departments and partake in their pcms. Them sending me to do irregular jobs is just convenient easy labor. Also I know not everyone has to 'pitch in' per say. The loaders and sorters never have to help unload or with each others task, but we have to help them. And even within the unload, there are those with seniority who are never asked to do anything other than that.
All this team player nonsense is just lazy ups penny pinching by keeping their staff numbers low so they can make more and pay less. Cheaper to tack on an extra 2 dollars to my pay rate for skilled work than pay 325 extra dollars for 5 new hires.
Edit: whoops meant to quote you too brown
Well, then be prepared to have your soul crushed. If you take this to the union, the words work as instructed/directed will be exactly what you hear.Soul crushing words from where I'm standing