New Guy: Loading question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Thenewbie, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Thenewbie

    Thenewbie New Member

    hey guys im a new hire, been working for about a week or so. Today I was almost done with my 3 car set, but I had to get help from other loaders...The FT supe came and told me I could go home. Is that a good or bad thing?
  2. cover32

    cover32 New Member

    they usually send people home by seniority order. so if you are the lowest senior person you leave first. you should be fine everyone needs help wrapping up every now and then
  3. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Sounds pretty typical. It's possible that since your seniority is very low (nonexistent), other guys wanted the extra time so they sent you home instead. There's no sense in them keeping everyone on the clock when the other guys can wrap up quicker than you can.
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yes, it's typical....and until you make book, get used to it...won't be the last time.
  5. Individual

    Individual New Member

    I started a few months ago and I understand where you are coming from, but I quickly learned that unless they're actively saying you did something wrong, being sent home early isn't a sign you f'd up. They just want to clear people out so they don't need to pay for more hands than they need. I made book two weeks ago and I -wish- I was getting sent home as early now as I was before. =p
  6. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    Then you will fit in well with this company.. I honestly cant see the reason to want to be sent home especially as a part timer making 100-130$/week when you first start...

    Im not saying milk the clock, but dont break your back to get sent home early, for very little money.
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Two weeks? Wait a few
  8. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    Hahah exactly bb58!! Ive been with Big brown 6 years come February.. I am a loader and utility drive, and i watch the new hires(unloaders) work as fast as possible, then come friday bit ch and complain about the measly paychecks they get.. Well, NO WONDER!!!!!
  9. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    When I've got a hangover the only words I want to hear from a supe are "Anybody lookin' to go?" As long as it's not the pay period my dues are coming out of I'll take that early ride home every now and again and reacquaint myself with my bed for a few hours.
  10. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    The best part of the day is going home. If he says you have to spend the night, red flags should go up. Lol?
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    7 years as a loader....lift heavy package, put it down...repeat lol.
  12. cynic

    cynic New Member

    They tend to let the senior (PT) people go early and keep the newbies on the clock.

    Sup's like keeping an $8.50/hour newbie busting hump to be retained after the seasonal period.
  13. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I'd refuse to sign for any misloads the next day as I couldn't be certain they were mine. Would obviously be a problem for you as a new hire.
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Oh, yes I remember that game. Just last week, according to management, I magically had 17 misloads....while on vacation. lol
  15. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Last time they tried to have me sign, they said it couldn't be held against me or used as punishment in any way. I told them to get me a union steward. They brought the preload PT steward. I asked him which local we operate out of, he said he couldn't remember the number. I refused to sign anything with his representation.

    I haven't been approached with that god damn clipboard since.
  16. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    I agree with you. Too bad around here no one knows when the dues come out.. Used to be first pay period of the month, now its whenever they want cuz its not consistent.. They take dues out end of month then the first week so its two weeks in a row... Pretty messsed up.. At least im netting around $380 now.. Now if the union did a dam thing for us around here, thats another story....
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    ​I've heard of them storing up water.
  18. whiskers

    whiskers Member

    The union should stay on top of flood control.
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    ​Like the avatar ... ready for next contract?
  20. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Some people will only do enough to get by, nothing else to better themselves. I have this co-worker that loves to say yes when my pt sup tells him he could take the day off. All he cares about is food and weed, nothing else to better himself. He even hops the subway thingy and never pays. Really a sad sad sad thing to see.