I'm newer to ups any tips

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 8rogan, May 15, 2015.

  1. 8rogan

    8rogan New Member

    So basically, I've been at ups for 6 months almost. I became friends with a pt sup, so I have someone kind of looking out for me in a way. For example, when I started I would come in 20 minutes early to make postal bags thinking I was getting paid and my sup told me that's awesome and if I could keep doing that it would be great and thinking I was getting more time for that, I was all for it until I found out you don't get paid until the start time. Then I knew about the guaranteed 3 and a half hours a day, but was never told that's if you're told to go home not asked. So is there anything else I should look out for while working here? Thanks, I've noticed management can be tricky
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    If your sup asked you to do that, and you didn't get paid, a grievance would of been in order. Too late now, I guess. Keep track of your time.
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    PT sups are not your friends and will toss you under the bus when push comes to shove....to save their own necks.
    Write your hours down daily. If you are asked to come in early....you should be paid for your time. If they tell you that you will not be paid until start time...don't start working until then....we don't work for free.
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  4. Number24

    Number24 #24

    You'll gradually figure out how UPS works with time. It'll all come to you just like it did for the rest of us.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Join the Union.
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Work hard & get screwed .
    That pretty much sums it up .
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Stay under the radar until you figure out what's going on and have studied the contract----then chose your battles wisely and give em hell.
  8. Keep your head down, do your job to the best of your ability, and don't work for free.

    You follow that and you'll be fine.
  9. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Not in my case. I will never get screwed. Life's too short to work hard and get screwed. I work hard and get rewarded, simple.
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Slack and collect a pay check. Do the absolute minimum amount of work.
  11. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    No sup is your friend. You can laugh & joke with them, but by no means are they your friend. A respectful working relationship is all that it should be. The only friends you truly have are your teamster brothers. Make your shop steward/s your best friends. You need them a lot more than your sup needs you
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do the job the way that you were trained and you won't need your shop steward.

    It is possible to be friends with your supervisors and maintain a respectful working relationship.
  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    And you claim to work for UPS ?
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Tell that to the guys being disciplined for not doing ORION and the next guys in the office get it for service failures. How's that sending a message of "Doing it the way you're trained"
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hard to argue with that.
  16. Not at UPS, you don't. Unless you consider wanting more work & OT a reward. For some it is. $$$. Your body won't be thanking you, that's for sure.
  17. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Best advice I can give is Run away,Run hard, Run fast.