Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by falln2summer, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. falln2summer

    falln2summer New Member

    I'm nine days out from seniority. I'm afraid I wnt make it bc of ml. I know I'm walking into the wrong car, but I'm always being moved around. Will ill be let go soon. All the sups are constantly on me as expected, bt I'm trying my best.
  2. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Keep showing up for work on time every day, try your best and you will be fine.
    Peak season is right around the corner and they need everybody they can get.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I only have 5 today. It's a good day.
  4. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    If you have PAL labels then it's actually easier to misload. Or if you're getting help with busy trucks, then maybe someone is helping you misload. It happens. Try your best without being too crazy and make sure you get home safely without getting injured. Good luck!
  5. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Remember this, box, floor, section. Look at the pal or box, look at the floor for bay #, then put it in the correct section. That's all you need to worry about. Everything else will come together. And Bubble is correct, it's peak time, you ain't goin anywhere.
  6. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Bay #? Shelf numbers? I love how UPS has different vernacular for different regions. I started in Portland and they have Boxlines. Different colors and different shelves for each truck...blue middle...white bottom...red top...hard to misload from those...Spokane has hundred lines. trucks lined up in a row on a dock...middle 3 trucks...last three trucks...first two trucks plus splitting the belt. Easy to misload. You'll be fine man. They are probably trying to test your mental toughness...you need to be tough to stay on this job.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  7. falln2summer

    falln2summer New Member

    I work in the box line too. I have 3/4 trucks depending on where they put me. I've also had help everyday since I've started. It can be give random people in one day with their hands on my trucks. I've been warned by one of the managers that I would have to clean up my misloads. I'm just scared that I'm going to get canned for my numbers and speed.
  8. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    If you're in your 90 days then it's possible...they can fire you for little reason...but if you haven't been yet, they probably won't. If you're already union, they can't can you for speed and numbers. They can get ya for misloads. There is a process though. I don't know if it counts during your probation period. Whoever is sorting the boxlines can misload the cage. Make sure your top blue says top blue on the PAL label if you have them. If you don't have edd/pal the check the load chart. Speed comes with practice, make sure you're doing it right. Should take a couple of days to adjust. Good luck!
  9. falln2summer

    falln2summer New Member

    Thanks! I'm still on probation :( I never misload packages from another boxline or another cage. It's just from the cars I'm assigned too.
  10. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Best bet is to slow down. Actively tell your load sup that you are going to slow down a bit to get a handle on the misloads and that you will increase your speed when you have it licked. They can't be mad at you for doing the right thing. Also, check the time stamp on the packages. It could be that if you're getting help, then your helper might be misloading...especially if you have a pile of packages on the truck trying to keep your cage clean. Ask that it be passed on to everyone in a PCM. Couldn't hurt.
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Worse things could happen.
  12. laffter

    laffter Active Member