First week as a weak side pick off

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  1. DatBoyDack

    DatBoyDack New Member

    Man Picking Off is tough. Standing up straight for 4 hours had my legs sore. Barely any room to move around. And then the flow got really crazy and I almost was struggling to keep up. But at the end of the day I held my own lol. And picking off is pretty fun.
     
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  2. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Member

    Good luck in peak.
     
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  3. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    Most people are sore the first week
     
  4. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    The new Bestsorteralive?
     
  5. Superteeth2478

    Superteeth2478 Active Member

    Nah, that's me.
    Picking off on the preload shift is pretty damn fun for me, I'd say if you're good at it it's the most fun you can have at UPS. Especially the smalls bags, they're tons of fun. I always try to see how much faster I can sort through mixed bags of smalls.
     
  6. OMG you worked 4 whole hours. How did you survive?

    Get some more comfortable shoes and maybe some insoles and take an Advil before your shift.

    Good luck.
     
  7. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    Thoughts and prayers
     
  8. Two Tokes

    Two Tokes Give it to me Baby

    Good thing we new hires are being paid more
    Wus
     
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Who said this person is a new hire? Pick off is usually not a first job at ups.
     
  10. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Cute story. Really cuddly
     
  11. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Weak side pick off. Even a frog could do it
     
  12. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Probably the easiest job in the building next to porter. Jump over to strong side on a heavy belt with slow loaders if you really want to have some fun.
     
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  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you have the toughest pickoff in the center.
     
  14. Superteeth2478

    Superteeth2478 Active Member

    Speaking of, what exactly is a weak-side pick-off? The only thing I can think of is alt-pick, the guy that flips boxes over so the labels are facing up, which isn't really a permanent position in my hub in the first place. That's not hard at all...
     
  15. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    On a typical belt, there are 3 pick offs, 2 on the “H” and one on the “L”. The strong side H gets most of the packages because most of them come down that side of the belt. The weak side H just gets what the strong side can’t get and generally just helps him out. If you have a good strong side pickoff, then weak side does barely anything.
     
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  16. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Go to the gym and work out to strengthen your weak side. That way both your sides will be strong!
     
  17. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    Pick off is a thankless job. Probably the closest inside job that will remind you of Full Service Provider. Alot of Misloads and jam slide looks exactly like a loaded pkg. car
     
  18. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Ehh, every job at UPS is a thankless job. Only, pickoff also doesn’t pay well.
     
  19. Justaloader

    Justaloader Member

    Used to be a dollar raise if you moved to that position from a loader....they did away with that, though.
     
  20. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    What the hell is a side pick off anyway?