Got asked to switch to small sort? Should i?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Ant12, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Ant12

    Ant12 Member

    Im an 18 year old student planning to go to college and I'm a loader..ive been told loading is one of the more difficult jobs in the building, and I've been loading for a year. A new small sort schedule is being added to my hub, and they need people. My ft sup asked if i was smart and if i would want to go up there. I said "could i try it first, then decide?" then he kinda brushed it off and said he has a lot of other people interested and that he will talk to me about it later. I have a history of catching a lot of bad bags and that may be why they asked me to go up there, and I'm also not on the muscular side lol, still do my best loading though. 9/10 times ill come home sore from loading, and i hear small sort is a lot less physically taxing. So can someone help me make a decision? thanks
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Key word in small sort is SMALL which also means light. Tough decision.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you planning on taking classes primarily during the early or late part of the day? This will impact what shift you should work on.
  4. Ant12

    Ant12 Member

    i know i can't decide :(. i love the loaders i work with too. loading irregs and breaking jams get pretty annoying and i was wondering what other jobs in the hub were like, and now may be the best opportunity
  5. Ant12

    Ant12 Member

    well, i was told it would be the small sort twilight (I'm a loader on twilight now) but that sorters come in earlier, and leave earlier than loaders do. I load on the PD that has the most volume in the hub, so we often leave late, up to a half hour after other PD's get done

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Move to sorter ASAP
  7. Ant12

    Ant12 Member

    lol im definitely leaning towards it, but its a big decision could you give me some reasons?
  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Easiest job at ups
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    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Easy job. I believe it's a pay raise and again it's one of the easiest jobs at UPS.
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  10. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    That's a no brainer. Take the job! Unless you are one of those "I'm getting paid to work out" kind of guys. I worked in smalls (as well as many other classifications ) at both UPS and FedEx Ground. Easy money. Smalls can get a little frustrating and tedious at times. Especially during peak. And smalls is where allot of higher seniority female career part-timers work and some of them can be a pain to work with sometimes. When they actually work or even show up. Expect to be sorting and bagging two bins (which is normally a three person job) by yourself because they either are late or continuously disappear from their post to go chit chat with their buddies on up the belt. At worst smalls is still better than loading or unloading trailers though.
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  11. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Not even close, but it's not quite as physical compared to loading or unloading.
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    No but the mental part of the crabby old ladies everyday will drive you crazy. Do not do it.
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  14. Ant12

    Ant12 Member

    i think you just convinced me
  15. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    that's what they want you to do. Flip the script on them and ask.. NAY!! Demand to work irregs! Teach those polo wearing goons who is the boss. You that's who. When you are getting all honeys five years from now because you got that Denzil walk/slide because your whole body is in constant pain, and everybody knows chicks dig scars
  16. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    Been on small sort for over a year and it's making me fat(er).
  17. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Do we work in the same building?
  18. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    Go for it, easier work than the load. I worked in my small sort for 9 of my 10 years PT. I worked twilight and scheduled my classes around that shift when I went to school.

    You need to stay focused in ss. Easier to mislead/mistoggle bags.
  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    LOL. Aren't you in Atlanta? I'm up in Tennessee. I'm sure my descriptiondescription of smalls can be applied to most hubs. :)
  20. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    Do it. I use to make fun of smalls and be a fast loader but once i was over there i decided it is much better. Your pride isnt worth an increase risk of injuries long term. Smalls is so easy. However, i noticed it consist of more drama and girls. Still worth it for your body.