Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bananaman, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. bananaman

    bananaman New Member

    im probably going to be hired as an unloader/loader. when is the best time to do these? aka best shift where it is easiest lol. thanks. btw, on average, what is the weight of the packages being unloaded/loaded? thanks again.
  2. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    The best time to do it is up to you.....1 lb to 150 lbs.....Anything over 70 youre required help with
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009
  3. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    both would vary greatly at location BTW even on the easy shifts its not a lazy job so dont go in thinking its going to be cake
  4. SnowCitizen

    SnowCitizen Member

    The average is probably only 20-25 pounds, but you will get bad stretches where it seems like everything is 50+.

    Good luck.
  5. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

  6. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Nothing is easy.
    You will work your butt off.
  8. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    I'm starting to think ATATBL is on to something here... Seems like 16 is just a magic number for UPS, especially when people ask subjective questions.
  9. HBGPreloader

    HBGPreloader Active Member

    When I interviewed as part of a group, we were told the average package is about 8lbs. The problem is you never get an average package. Most air is under a pound and everything else is 16+.
    Also, no easy shifts, although the overnight here gets away with a lot more because good help for that shift is hard to find. I chose preload because the hours worked for me. It also turns out to be one of the coolest shifts, temperature wise.

  10. Kraetos

    Kraetos Preload, Loader

    For my hub we only have two shifts. Night shift is the easiest but they get the least hours. Pre-Load is hard, but it has the best workers and best people, sups and hour-lies.