So after six months as a loader I got layed off this week. It kind of stinks. The job for me was tough at first but I was getting the hang of it pretty well. At 41 I was the oldest on the belt. Last year I got layed off from my job of 18 years and I decided to go to UPS for Health benefits. At first I was unsure I could do it physically but I did it, got my packages per hour (PPH) up and thought I was doing pretty darn good...even though I did have some problems with mis-sorts. When my wife found out that her job was safe in late summer I really didn't need to be at UPS because I am covered under her. But I didn't want to quit because I felt I had something to prove and didn't want to leave them high and dry during peak. Ironically, I had done TMS a couple of days before I got notice. I do have a 4 year college degree but don't think I was there long enough to parlay it into something full time. While part of me feels that it was a waste of time because I didn't get a full time specialist position...I do feel I accomplished something because there were people, much younger than me that came and went because they couldn't handle it. I have no hard feelings towards UPS. I understand that my senority made me one of the first to go and there is nothing I can do about it. I have a bigger problem with the economy and politicains doing nothing to make it easier for businesses here in CT. For those of you wondering...our facility (which is somewhat smaller) moved some volume to a bigger facility because that facility lost one of their biggest accounts...I just want you to know this isn't a nationwide thing. They let go more than a handful of us.