Just started as a loader...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nodeal, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. nodeal

    nodeal New Member

    There's something that doesn't feel right about busting my ass for 8.50 an hour, but I love the workout and leave work feeling great. Plus, a dollar raise is only a few months down the road and there are amazing part time opportunities and future benefits that provide incentive. This is great while I go to school, and will only get better as raises and advancement come my way. Just gotta keep working hard!

    It's tough getting used to building a nice wall and maintaining a quick pace. Today was my fifth day. I see myself progressing slowly but surely. Hopefully I'll have it down before their 40 day "grace period" is over.

    I like everyone I have worked with so far, and my supervisor/trainer is just a nice guy. This definitely makes things more tolerable.

    I have responsibility and am working hard... something I did not have working in my previous job (clerical work at a doctor's office). I'm developing a good work ethic. I know what it means to dedicate hours of my day to hard, manual labor.

    Great to be part of the UPS team. I hope this positive attitude isn't temporary. I'm only a week in, so hopefully the job doesn't get the best of me after several months. Props to you guys who have done/are doing this type of work. Good ****.
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Remember to work safe, your safety is more important then those packages.
  3. 10damon

    10damon New Member

    Get out while you still can! Run out the door (make sure its not an overhead/ garage door) and never look back! Guarantee you'll thank me some time down the road.
  4. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    Just keep doing what your doing and "try" to keep the attitude you have. Every job has its ups and downs and its all what you make of it. My biggest thing is DO NOT let them just rely on YOU when things need to get done!! If you show them you can do more than one thing, then you will be "tagged" as the GO-TO-GUY and eventually the drive you in the ground.

    One of the other biggest thing that you probably want to ignore sometimes is people telling you to get out while you can. I never understood why people say this, if they say it why don't they do it?! Sure would help you move up in seniority:happy-very:!!

    Good luck and just take every day as it comes.:peaceful:
  5. nodeal

    nodeal New Member

    Damn, so sometimes it's best to back off a little when things need to get done?

    I think people are half kidding when they say to get out as soon as possible. I don't understand why someone who truly hates their job that much would stick with it.
  6. LVD*4*LIFE

    LVD*4*LIFE Member

    Come again.....
  7. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member



  8. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    and those amazing part-time opportunities and future benefits are....?
  9. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Welcome. Just do the job they ask you to do the way they want it done. Keep your positive attitude and don't let people infect you with negativity. Good luck.
  10. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Safety is always the most important thing, until he stops meeting his numbers!:surprised:
  11. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    sorry your unhappy with pay . Hom much do you want? your one of a kind.
  12. nodeal

    nodeal New Member

    Yep, that's the plan. Thanks.
  13. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    Good advice!!
  14. 1000RR

    1000RR Member

    Wait til there is an opening on a preferred job and try to move there. Providing you have enough seniority at the time. I've been a loader for almost 2 years now, hopefully getting out of the trailer soon.
  15. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Hi nodeal, welcome to BC.

    Care to elaborate what you were referring to?
  16. nodeal

    nodeal New Member

    Good health coverage, tuition assistance, and various part time promotions that allow you to make a decent salary as a student. This is all very attractive while I earn my degree.
  17. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I'm afraid you bought into what HR told you hook line and sinker.

    Health coverage- yes, it's great, after one year of service do you become eligible.

    Tuition assistance - yes it's available in SOME locations. I'm assuming your location offers it. That is a plus.

    Promotions? are we working for the same company? there are none on the union side. Put in your letter of intent to go into management if you want a "promotion"
  18. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    He could be talking about bidding into preferred jobs. Who knows. Even then, it could take a year or two.

    But even then... it's not a pay rate promotion. (Unless loader position is considered unskilled)
  19. tworavens

    tworavens JuniorMember for 24 Years

    I think he is referring to being promoted into management.
  20. nodeal

    nodeal New Member

    Yes I know it takes a year to kick in. This is why I referred to it as future benefits which help to provide incentive to work hard.

    Tuition assistance is indeed available at my location, either through a promotion to supervisor or a transfer to the midnight shift. Either are both obtainable after some seniority is earned.

    As far as promotions, I am interested in driving after 2 years of part-time work, or I would like to go down the management route, where I can become a supervisor in 9 months to a year if I keep a good attitude.