couple questions about ups ground

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kingpin13, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Kingpin13

    Kingpin13 New Member

    first off, i aint a newbie to ups, and these aint questions covered in the new employees questions thread...

    im a ups freight city driver......just wonderin a few things about ups ground operations for a few different reasons, none being that i want to switch to ups ground (im really just curious about a few things)


    do the terminals where they load the package cars get very cold? i know its set up differently as a freight terminal, but we dont have wallks, just a roof and support beams so it gets colder inside then it is outside in the winter....just wondering how that is at ground

    and bad is the preloading job? it seems to me like those guys dont get paid **** to do a lot of physical work.....constantly loading loose cartons for as little as 8.50 an hour

  2. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    all buildings are enclosed and yes the pay is not good for the type of work that is done.
  3. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Our building has many doors open because the trucks are very long. Also, we have many sets of rollers outside the building where trucks are loaded. Temperatures are drastically different. Certain sections of the building can be extremely hot but 100 feet away it can be freezing!!!
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    aren't, not ain't. sorry, but you did it twice.
  5. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Give him a break.
    He did not use an apostrophe between the n and t, much less, capitalization and sentence structure.
    Cem, you are such a nitpicker.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Temps in buildings run the gambit from "circle of Hell" to "witches tit" but fortunately the pay remains a constant peasant quality.
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    And that's why he's working for Freight.
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    nuttin wrong with ain't!
    Darn yankees
  9. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Main Entry:ain't
    Pronunciation: \ˈānt\
    Etymology:contraction of are not
    1 : am not : are not : is not
    2 : have not : has not
    3 : do not : does not : did not
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    What yu talkn 'bout willis?

    Not ALL buildings are enclosed. Meaning trucks park inside. We are outside and it gets colder than a well diggers :censored2:. We have bay doors that open. Have a heater inside but you might as well be pissin in the wind for all the good it does.
  11. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    Don't say Aint, your Mother will faint, your Father will fall into a bucket of paint
    Your Sister will cry, Your Brother will die
    Your cat will call the FBI

    Sorry- Had to say it!
  12. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Dilli youre in AZ it doesnt get THAT cold
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Ya it gets cold enough. We've had lows in the high 20's for the last several weeks. It can (and does) get colder than that. It's not uncommon to get into the teens during the winter. I've had frozen water pipes before, but that is rare.

    Alt. 5000 ft.
  14. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    AZ can also get hotter than the hinges on the gates of hell.
  15. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

    The Colorado River Valley (between Az and CA) hits 120 regularly. Phx can get that hot as well. Where I am, we get 100-110 regualrly. SSSSSSSSSizzlin'
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Yep,been there.
    122 degrees carrying a 50lb back pack and running low on water, alone in "The Canyon".
    Awesome beauty, but very deadly.
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Very much so.
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Somebody had to?