I work in the building and I do my best, I really do. yet I'm too slow

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NI3, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. NI3

    NI3 New Member

    Hey all,
    I'm a new hire who hasn't made their seniority yet. I've been verbally warned a few times by PT supervisors that I'm too slow. I'm picking up my pace as i learn and I'm told I'm doing just fine, but nearing the end, I'm always getting hassled I'm not fast enough.

    I'm doing my best. I really am... and I'm not fast enough. What's there to do now? I get paid something like $9.50 an hour, do the best of my ability, and still not fast enough. Looking around, I don't look like I'm that far behind.
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    F em your almost in the union. Dig a little deeper tell them your trying your best and it will be ok.
  3. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Although speed is more important to management than accuracy, I feel like you need to be good at one or the other. Either be fast and crappy, or slow and good... when you start. The slowness will pick up over time. If you get a chance to interact with your drivers, listen to what they have to say regarding where to put certain stops. If your drivers are happy, they may compliment you to management, then maybe they'll get off your @ss a bit.

    Tough it out. The key is try your best. Try to produce quality loads.

    Keep in mind that your sup may be under pressure to put you under pressure. This may just be a tactic they use to weed out people who don't belong there. Ignore it.
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    You'll never be quick enough, once you do achieve it - then they'll want even more out of you.
    Just ask anyone here !
  5. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    best thing to do is get your 30 days in , achieve seniority , then start taking a big dump (shyt) in the middle of your sort daily , and when they get on your case for it , file, file and file again . You got to develop some thick skin .
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I'm not sure the dump is a good idea, But I would think it to be quite hilarious nonetheless.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Work to the best of your ability. Accuracy is more important than production. Production will increase with experience.

    splozi has a good point--they may be doing this to see if you can handle both the job and the harassment.

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    That'd be funny. Gotta treat as a hazmat
  9. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    NI3 is a troll
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and you are basing this on what?
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    There seems to be a flood of them.
  12. Im in the same boat right now. Not in the union yet and I sincerely work my hardest although they tell me it's not enough sometimes. It seems like theyre told to be a dick to you, but who knows. Im learning to pretty much ignore it and work through it. Its pretty much all you can do.
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Put it this way, you are never going to be fast enough in the eyes of management.
  14. splozi

    splozi Guest

    It's fine as long as you slap a PAL on your load.
  15. NI3

    NI3 New Member

    You mean you think I'm making it up and nobody experiences the same frustration I do?
  16. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Yes. Because UPS management is awesome and working there is a breeze.

    I feel dirty...
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Now you can't work fast enough for them. When you get in, make sure you work just fast enough for them.
  18. ryansox

    ryansox New Member

    Well working the Preload in the early mornings I have always worked as fast as I could no matter what. Sure sometimes I am "too slow" and fall behind. But I work safely and my drivers love my loads. Whatever you do just make sure you have enough to do. You never want to be caught doing nothing the'll give you more :(
  19. klolx

    klolx New Member