I just need help because I just got an interview for package handling?If anybody can tell me the pros and cons? And if theirs a bad chance of me getting hired because of my physically status.I'm 5'9" and weigh around 230? But i can carry a 80 pound box. I've been hearing that people in package handling fight a lot, i don't know if its true,I'm not really worried about it.Well my name is Luis and I'm 17,and I live in Miami,Fl,and currently a a senior in High School.
Being a minor might hurt your chances. UPS does hire 17 year olds, but at my building it doesn't happen often. Naturally it'll vary due to the local staffing needs and such.
I've never seen any major fights in my building, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. I am sure if someone got in a fight with you, you did something to deserve it!
Your size shouldn't be a problem as long as you have the endurance to load or unload trailers 4 hours a night.
PROS- Great benefits, many facilities offer reimbursement for college. Gets you in shape. Doesn't require much thought.
CONS- Low pay, management can be irritating, especially to newbies, gets very hot in the summer (especially in Miami!), very physically challenging until you get used to it (a month, give or take)
If you want a tough, physical job that will get you in better shape, go for it. You won't be handling 80 lb boxes all night, most are much lighter. Once you're there for a while, you've found your right pace, it's not so bad. Just pace yourself and do the best you can.
It's a 5 day a week job and you'll be expected to be there every night. If you are hired, be there everyday on time, and try to have a good attitude. I won't lie it can be stressful, especially if you're hired as a loader. But just don't take anything personal, roll with the punches and you'll do fine. And never take anything management says or does personally.