New Hire Experience Thread

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NewbieHopeful, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. NewbieHopeful

    NewbieHopeful New Member

    Hey guys, it's been so helpful to me reading these forums that I wanted to contribute a bit too, especially since it appears things are VERY different between the different hubs/centers. I just finished my second morning unloading trucks.

    First, after readings on here, I was prepared to (a) be called in at different times with little notice and/or (2) be called in and sent home after an hour or two after reading these threads. That hasn't happened. Monday I worked 2:30am-~6:45am; today I worked 2:45am-8:01am. Some sorters got sent home early today, and then we ended up w/ 4 unexpected trucks, so that's part of the reason we ran late today, but so far it seems like expecting 4+ hours/day is not going to be out of the norm.

    I was given a schedule for the week and my start times vary from 2:15am-3:00am.

    My sup told me to slow down (and co-workers too). I'm a "get in, do my work, and get out" kind of guy, but the workers don't want to finish/be sent home early (understandable), and the sup said he'd rather have me for 5 years healthy than 1 year burnt out (also understandable), but otherwise have gotten high praise from sup and lost some co-workers some money (who had a pool I wouldn't show back up on day #2), so all in all so far so good!

    I'm enjoying it so far (though am definitely sore!), and will periodically post my experiences here so that others reading the forums can hopefully learn something from it....if nothing else than it appears that things are different in every district and every hub/center, and who the heck knows what to expect until you get there, LOL!
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  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Do you wear boxers or briefs?
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  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    He's just buttering you up for his upcoming "promotion" pitch to you.
  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Fixed it for you......

    You're welcome
  6. Don't be stealing my lines like your family steals your silverware

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  7. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Slow down, work at a pace that doesn't cause you to be fatigued or sore afterwards. It's a marathon not a race. All the dumb drivers who run eventually slow down (when their knees turn to jelly and pop from constant abuse) They are just boxes don't worry about them.
  8. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    I was just hired and I'm waiting for my retro check
  9. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    no thats my name
  10. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    you have it or not
  11. Not me.
  12. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Oh boy ,, and it’s only day two !!
    Can’t wait to see when we get to day 10 or 1000
  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Go into Management! Take MQ8V1A.gif the test.
  14. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    does he got my retro
  15. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    I would work on safety first from my own personal experiences. I've tripped into a package car twice, almost derailed the boxline and in less than 4 months I had a repetitive motion injury from lifting over my head wayyyyy too many times.

    Speed comes from creating a plan for working safely and quickly and then going through the ropes for months until you can do the next motion without thinking, without pausing.
  16. NewbieHopeful

    NewbieHopeful New Member

    Appreciate all the constructive replies/advice, and the laughs from others! Worked from 2:15 to 8:00 this morning, then had an hour of safety training (AFTER 3 days of work, LOL). Still going well. Will update periodically.
  17. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    In another 5-7 days you will be asked to be a PT supe.

    Don't let it go to your head.
  18. NewbieHopeful

    NewbieHopeful New Member

    And I'll say "no, thank you. I'm happy where I am." And then sign up for all potential bids available when I'm able. At least that sounds like the road I should take based on reading here.