Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by johnbirshire, Nov 14, 2006.
Yes. I could write a book about my experiences at UPS. No one would care enough to read it though.
retired......and yes ..if you are in the union the union is your job....you retire from the union...not ups...thats the reality despite ups propaganda
Pretty sure my paycheck says UPS on it.
not your retirement check.......priorities......
I work as a pre-loader
3. It's not so bad, it's 5 hrs a time and half after.
Most of the other points are true.
The worst place I've ever worked and I am just biding my time. It is hard trying pull through until the end of 2019. They only reason I am still there is because I basically walk to work other than that I am way better than to be treated like crap and feel unappreciated.
one day I literally had supervisors told me you are improving and the next day one hover over me just to yell at me, and what I did was just walk back to check to see if I was missing anything on the belt. Its like the managers have the supervisors do all the dirty work. hence, "Non-stop stress, upper management is never satisfied with anyone's performance, no matter how good your center's performance is". Just as how the loads increase and decrease daily, I am human and so is my energy.
and some of these people are not even qualified to be supervisors. disrespectful and UPS is the only place they can behave like that, well at least where I am at.
But I would say go check it out for yourself your location might have educated people, with conscience.
You have to work somewhere so why not work for a company like UPS that makes it worth your while.
The worst that could happen is you won’t like it but that’s true of any job.
I enjoy my job, I enjoy going to work. At times it's stressful, but if you don't worry about times and just do your best, you can leave all that stress off your chest. Not everybody does that. I just paid attention to the best workers, they came in and didn't work for free, and they took their hour and 10 everyday, and never ran a stop. Very methodical workers usually and get their work done at a reasonable time. Life is too short to let cardboard make you mad, I saw someone on here say. And it's true.
The problem is that most people by nature are conscientious and want to do a good job, and UPS takes advantage of that by pushing you to the point of failure, and thensome.
The entire center at my preload basically works for 15 minutes for free every morning b/c they turn the belt on before we are scheduled to start and if you come in at exactly start time, your section is already buried.
Of course you don't HAVE to work for free, but they take advantage of people's good nature, just to try and squeeze a few more pennies out of you. It's sickening. They know EXACTLY what they are doing when they artificially create that sense of pressure first thing in the morning. It's evil and that's what pisses me off.
There's tons of little examples like that. It isn't the cardboard that makes us mad, it's the toxic culture at this hole company
Trust me, there's tons I would change about the job. UPS is a smaller sample size of what it's like to live in modern society. You're essentially ripped off entirely and others had it way better than you and it's only going to get worse, and technology keeps racing past our ability to control it. It's murdering the human soul. Anyway, to my point, lol, it's all about perspective. If I wasted my time personally worrying about all of this, I'd go mad. I don't work for free and I don't have any issues. I sort my truck after every section, walk every stop and make out fine. And if they expected me to do otherwise, I would just keep following the rules and the methods with a smile on my face.
The job can be strenuous. But it also pays well and has great benefits. Its not for everyone. Give it a shot and make your call.
I think It was well worth it. When I was working was not so sure at times but UPS is one of the best paying companies out there plus bennies . You can thank the Teamsters for that.
I have collected over 50 pension checks so far and love every 1st of the month. Have only been retired a little over 4 years. Plenty of members here been out for 10-15-20 or more years and I'm sure they don't regret working for UPS.
heck @rod has collected 3,256 pension checks and still going strong.......
So you do have some smarts under that mop. You could be the voice of reason here and either get your coworkers to stop working off the clock or even better, you could be the hero and file the grievances to collect pay for all those people working FOR FREE before start time.
Start getting people paid for working off the clock and you will be the big man on campus or you will get management to stop allowing people to work off the clock. You obviously know what's up so do something about it brother.
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