Day shift transfer??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by throwaway19972018, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. throwaway19972018

    throwaway19972018 New Member

    I’m a preloader and I have been working 3 months. I’m pretty miserable where I’m at right now. I really sucked at loading at first but I’m getting a lot better and a lot quicker and gaining respect. Still, there’s so many reasons why I hate being a preloader I’m not even gonna get into it. The primary reason though, is not being able to sleep through the night, no matter how early I go to bed.

    My building has a 12-5pm day sort. I HAVE to get on this shift. I can’t get a straight answer from anyone on how to get it or how long it will take. Some people say 6 months, some people say at least a year or longer. If can’t get on the day shift by March/April I may quit and get a new job (my friend works for delta and her boss could hook me up). But I do want to work for UPS, just not preloading, midnight, or twilight.

    For what it’s worth, I am in the union. I also have another job but it’s as flexible as I need it to be, so day shift would not interfere with it. Somebody help me out here, I need a lot more info than what I’m getting??
     
  2. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Being a preloader is the easiest job at UPS. I hope you just quit now, it’s not going to get any easier
     
  3. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Um....no
     
  4. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Um....yes
     
  5. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Um....not even close.
     
  6. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    let me guess , your a preloader too?
     
  7. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    What is harder than preloading?
     
  8. Methods Man

    Methods Man Member

    You must of came from the twilight shift. Pre load sucks.
     
  9. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I worked preload 6 years , best years of my life ..now I’m a big boy and drive the truck.
     
  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    You wouldn’t know cause you’ve only worked preload .. ROOKIE
     
  11. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Big boy? Sheets getting pretty deep now.
     
  12. Methods Man

    Methods Man Member


    That’s funny because when I became a driver I thought to myself, I never want to go back. To each their own though I suppose
     
  13. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Driving, is indeed, easier.
     
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  14. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    How long have you been driving?
     
  15. Methods Man

    Methods Man Member

    I wouldn’t say it’s easier exactly. It has its own struggles and :censored2: moments, but I prefer the job better
     
  16. Chukie804

    Chukie804 Management told me I'd never be a driver

    While I wont say the preload is easier per se I will say it a miserable underpaid job that I wish upon no one. The worst day on the road is better than the best day inside.
     
  17. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    A couple decades
     
  18. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    then your probably right , preload is harder than your gravy route..
     
  19. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I’ve got no route. I do new routes everyday.
     
  20. km3

    km3 Well-Known Member

    Where I am it's 6 months. However, if they're hiring people off the street for the day shift, the stewards can sometimes make something happen sooner than that. It just depends on your supplement and local practices. At this point, if you got the ball rolling today, I'd guess your best chance would be to move at the end of January/sometime in February. They don't like moving people around during peak.

    Don't worry about what the other guy said, either. Preloading is pretty much the hardest part-time job at UPS. Just about any job you'd be doing on the day shift, whether it's loading trailers, unloading, or sorting, is going to be significantly easier than preloading is. Management in the hub shifts (day, twilight, and midnight) tend to be a lot more laid back than preload management, too.