I transferred to pre-load.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Lugo, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Lugo

    Lugo Member

    Hi upsers,

    I've been working for this company for almost 2 years and I have always been a loader. This week, I started working at the pre-load shift. I got this position where I load packages to brown trucks. They told me I was going to unload, but the pre-load manager didn't even expect me! He didn't even know I was transferring to the pre-load shift, so I ended up doing something different. I wanted to unload, but w.e! I guess I have to deal with the supervisor,etc yelling at me if I mis load.. :\ I misloaded the first day of work and I got yelled... geez! They are so serious. Lol... I'm afraid to mis load now. :) I am not afraid of them though! ANYWAYS, I want to know if I'm getting a dollar raise since I am doing a skilled job? If so, I should talk to them?
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    30 days to get raise. Ignore the sups yelling.
  3. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    do we use brown trucks?
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Ignore the yelling, take your time and work your pace. You'll make more mistakes the faster you're going. Slow and steady wins the race. If you keep doing a crappy job and not up to their speed, tell them you didn't come here for this and they should send you to the unload where you were originally supposed to go anyway.
  5. big idea

    big idea Member

    Yes we do.I drove one 27 years.Would you like to race the truck?
  6. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Why wouldn't Lugo get the extra dollar right away?
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    It is a skilled position. You have to prove the skill. That's how it use to be, at least.
    At my center, nowadays he'd be up to maybe $11.50 or so.
  8. steward71

    steward71 Active Member

    in our HUB if you have been an employee that long and you go to preload then you get the dollar off the bat. the whole shift is skilled even if you are in the unload, load, spa, clerk, sorter, air or what every you get the dollar. this is under the Alt. Suppl. it may not be the same in other areas. if you go back to Twi or Mid then you will give up your dollar unless you are a sorter, high volume sorter or low volume sorter.
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    There are all suppose to be skilled at my center, but the BA made a back door deal with labor. Yet, another reason UPS was happy to make me FT
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Jimi Hendrix, "Band of Gypsys" is an excellent album.
  11. Lugo

    Lugo Member

    Thanks!! Yeah, I was going fast. If I mis loaded again today then I will tell them that I was going fast.. that I will take it slow and make sure I don't mis load 'till I get used to this new position. If he still gets mad.. I will tell him to move me to the unloading position next week. He said that he heard positive things about me.. I guess he spoke to the twilight manager or what ever about me. I'm a good worker, I got that a lot from other shift. I do feel bad when I mis load 'cause I do care about customers. But I am new to this position and so I make mistake. I have to load 4 brown trucks. ;\
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  12. Lugo

    Lugo Member

    Ooh, OK. So I have to wait 30 days to get that dollar raise? I will wait 30 days and if I don't get that raise, I should talk to them, right?^^
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I would contact your local union hall and speak with you Business Agent. It depends where you work. If they aren't handing it like candy, then yes you should receive it after 30 working days. Not calendar. I would talk to them after the 30 day period. Be nice at first. More flies with honey, ya know. If that doesn't work, talk to your steward and let them do the dirty work, that is their job. I wasthe preload steward before I went FT.
  14. AssistantSanta

    AssistantSanta New Member

    Lugo, what's the difference between load and preload?

    Sounds fair enough, but how do they evaluate skills?

    Is HR or management unwilling to talk to average employees? I'm curious why you'd direct the question to the Union rather than HR.
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Why would I 'suggest' a union member talk to his union rep? That does sound utterly rediculous, I know.
  16. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Make sure they give you the raise for the job. Had a employee find out he never got his util he started talking with other preloaders. They might ( as in soups and mang ) think you'll never notice it or believe your getting it already, so watch week after week or bring it up to them now and again.

    Missloads fall under production. They might write you up for them, but you can always RTS it ( refuse to sign ). You can always grieve it too.

    Had a steward tell me they were writting someone up for missloads, not production. But that seems the union stand nowadays, do nothing and no protection. File anyways if need be..
  17. klolx

    klolx New Member

    30 working days? You should be thankful because mine was 90 working days.....
  18. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    just focus on load quality, there isn't much you can directly do about misloading (that works)

    let them get as mad as they want, it's all bark and no bite
  19. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I find that pulling the pal label and sticking it on the end of the box helps, because you can see the route name and possibly catch your own misloads.
  20. klolx

    klolx New Member

    This is actually what I did when I was still on my old belt and my average mis load was at least 1-2 a week but now they transferred me to a different belt and gave me a set where its just so damn impossible to load (because the guy who was doing it is on vacation). I dread to go to work everyday because of it, I've been getting mis routes because of it and today my sup (of that belt) talked to me and explained to me that the next time we talk there will be a write up and make sure i have a shop steward when it comes to those kind of stuff. Its been a miserable week, I just started to not give a damn anymore and its just really bad. The FT sup told me who also f*cked me over by giving me that set that it will only be for this week. Hopefully, they put me back to my old belt next week....