New Guy here

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by deuce33, May 19, 2008.

  1. deuce33

    deuce33 New Member

    Hello everyone how are you? I'm new to UPS(Preloader), and I had a question that I honestly couldn't find anywhere else on the forums. I've been working at UPS now for 3 days and I'm noticing these red bruisings all on my arm, like in the wrist area and just below that, I was wondering if thats normal and if I'll get use to that. Maybe I just may not be lifting the packages right and need to work on my technique? I just notice immediately when I get home I can hardly lift ANYTHING, and my wrist hurt a lil when trying to do so. Is this normal? Thanks
  2. Iggyiam

    Iggyiam New Member

    maybe your just not used to using your wrist in such way.
  3. WhatPCM

    WhatPCM Insubordinator

    give it a week or two and you should be fine. Your wrists just need some work. same thing happened to me. Dont worry it will go away.
  4. deuce33

    deuce33 New Member

    Maybe.. All I've done in my life is general labor jobs that require alot of lifting. It's just this job is kind of different for me because it takes continuous lifting over and over of boxes ranging of all different sizes up to 70lbs. I just hope its something that I'll get use to.
  5. deuce33

    deuce33 New Member

    Oh ok, thanks man. I appreciate it
  6. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    UPS preaches power zone and all of that, but I suggest using your wrists and fingers most of the time for handling. Once you get strong enough hands and wrists, you'll rarely have to bring a package to your forearms and chest - you can tell by how dirty the front of your shirt is at the end of the day. Most of those red marks probably occur when you cradle a package in the power zone resting on your forearms and the weight and handling with it.
  7. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Mabe while your in the privacy of your house you should exercise those wrists before work! You'll be in a good mood and your wrists will be limber!!!!:peaceful:
  8. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    I can remember when I first started, my fingers and wrists hurt so bad I could not make a fist. It took about 3 weeks for me to get use to it.
  9. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    Wouldnt ever make it to work, I would fall asleep after all that!:happy-very: Plus, thats too early in the morning to be playing "alone"!
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    You will find that you will have bruises all over your body. LOL And you won't even remember how they got there.