I think i'm getting fired

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jeremaih156, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Jeremaih156

    Jeremaih156 Member

    So, I have been a preloaded for 2 days now, and on the first day my pt sup had to help me with my load(well he just took the boxes out of my bin and took them to my truck) and on my second day my sup and another employee had to help me load my truck. I can't quit because I need to pay for school but I really do need help with my pace. Although drivers tell me they appreciate me writing the number on the boxes making it easier for them, I feel like that's really slowing me down. Any tips on how to load faster without having a ton of misloads?
  2. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    First of all, don't get down on yourself after only 2 days. Every job in this company takes time to learn. Speed will come later. Patience, grasshopper.
  3. Jeremaih156

    Jeremaih156 Member

  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Don't start thinking for yourself about what's easier...if your sup said write the numbers on the box....you do what you are told. Focus on getting the right packages in the correct trucks....don't focus on speed.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    At what wage they pay now, no way they will fire anyone.
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  6. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Don't let this job interfere with your school. You will find a way to make it work financially. Quit if you have to. You are new but you'll catch on quick. They'll let you know when you start causing a problem.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Writing the numbers on the boxes is a waste of time.
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  8. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Maybe in Clarksville/upstate NY but on real routes with real issues having your packages in order with a glance and knowing the pal/hin number those seconds add up
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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My preloader likes to pull the PAL and stick it to the end of the box. He also needs help wrapping up his cars at driver start time. Maybe if he spent less time pulling the PAL and more time loading he would get his job done in time so I can start mine on time.
  10. Theking30

    Theking30 SHORTY

    Work as instructed.
    Read the contract.
    After you get seniority file for supervisor working.
  11. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    True. If loaders got fired for either production or misloads, mine would have been gone long ago... And she has been there 36 years at least!
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Working as directed while on probation is mandatory.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    And no its not. I don't peel stickers for the drivers...you do it so you know where exactly on the shelf to place a package in pal order without having to double touch the surrounding packages to recheck the HIN # (which would not be visible). If you ever loaded, you'd know that. Do I tell you how to drive?
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  14. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    It's all about Dave....It's all about Dave....It's all about Dave.
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  15. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    Never clipping my finger nails on a Sunday night again, realized that monday morning while peeling the stickers. My finger tips are going to be sore all week.

    I thought about wearing gloves while loading but that would make peeling stickers impossible...
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Lol....i know exactly what you mean! I did the same thing years ago...never again. Pick a hand that you will peel stickers with...I'm right handed...but I peel with my left index finger. (sidenote: I can visualize certain members reading that last sentence and snickering...lol) I tend to keep that nail a tiny bit longer than the rest of my fingernails. You'll learn. As far as gloves....you can wear them if you want...and cut the fingertips off. I've never worn gloves....just couldnt get used to them...but this winter I may start.
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I thought Brandon got fired for misloads? Evidently, he can't read or load....don't blame the methods...blame the lack of speed and competence. I can peel and stick in virtually a second.
  18. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    *snicker, snicker*
  19. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    Use a grease pen, I'm sure you can walk and write while finding the correct section/shelf to put it up on.

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  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No, they don't fire newbies...but if you are a train wreck trainee....they will send your :censored2: home everyday until you stop coming back.