New hire. - preload shift

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Miranda Sr., May 14, 2016.

  1. Miranda Sr.

    Miranda Sr. New Member

    Hi everyone, long time reader first time poster. I just got hired on by ups on preload shift 11pm to 4am. I am wondering will I be issued a badge to get in the building, will they hold a week of pay and can you chose paper check if you don't want dd. Also I was told at the tour/interview the job wasn't temporary that it was permanent. I'm reading about coming bracts will I have to sign one and will I RECIEVE a contract book will all my information now that I am hired?
  2. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    Those are all great questions for your HR rep. Some people here may give you answers, but things may be different at your building.
    All I can say for sure is your HR rep will definitely not give you a contract book lol.
  3. Miranda Sr.

    Miranda Sr. New Member

    Is this the right place to post this thread for answers?
  4. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    I don't know when you will get a badge, my building doesn't use them. You can get a live check, but why would you want to? You will need to join the union, but you need to qualify first. Normally it's 30 working days, but that varies as well. Just bust your butt until you qualify, good luck 8)
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    New hires are all direct deposit or pay card. No paper checks.

    Why would you need a badge?

    You will receive a contract book once you join the union.
  6. Miranda Sr.

    Miranda Sr. New Member

    How long till after years u hired can you join the union, and is it a good idea to join, how do you join and how much?
  7. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Upstate, I was getting paper checks until like 2 months ago. My FT Preload Manager decided that he was going to be the only one who was going to give out checks. Half the time you couldn't find him, so I'd just take mine off his desk. Then he locked the door and forget about them. So I'd go in there Saturday morning and get my check then since I drive air on Saturdays. Then he wouldn't even bother dealing with them anymore and then they'd be on one of the 5 belts or in the OMS office... So I went with direct deposit finally after playing scavenger hunt.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you in a RTW state?
  9. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    After you make your 30 days you become part of the union.
  10. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Now, to answer OP's question. My building doesn't deal with badges. If yours does, I'm sure you'll be given one pretty quickly. No, they don't hold pay. You'll work the first week M-F and then receive your check the following Friday. Yes you can get a normal check if you don't want direct deposit. Not sure of the second to last question, but you will get a whole lot of stuff about the union in the mail, including a contract book.
  11. snarts

    snarts Member

    Just note that although they say it's permanent, it really is not. If you're not working up to your supervisors standard they will get rid of you before 30 days
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Again, the answers to some of your questions vary by location and/or local. These are good questions to ask after you start your new job.
  13. Gumby

    Gumby *

    U,PS photo ID. We all have them to get into the building.
  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    No contract book until you qualify and get into the union.
  15. Miranda Sr.

    Miranda Sr. New Member

    Thanks for all the answers. This site is great
  16. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you're on the Midnight shift, not Preload...They might just have you doing some of the Preload work. We have a skeleton crew of Preloaders on Midnight here.

    Nobody knows when you'll get your badge. Just be patient. Make sure you have your supervisor or manager's number so they can come sign you in, though.

    If you're not in a RTW (right-to-work) state, you'll automatically be in the union after you pass probation. The length of probation varies. In my local it's 34 working days, in others it's 30, and still in others I've heard 90. You'll need to ask somebody in your building.

    You can get a union book once you're in the union, but if your stewards are as lazy as mine, you'll have to track them down and ask. Don't expect somebody to walk up to you and give you one.
  17. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Does your photo have a mullet from the 80' s you old bastid ???
  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Maybe... Don't hate my Achy breaky heart
  19. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    No that was just you
  20. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Yes, they do hold pay. You said they didn't but explained very clearly how they do. By doing direct deposit you can still elect to receive a paper check....which will say void on it so you can't cash it but can use it to verify all your hours and such. Me personally, I would do it this way. You will probably sign papers once you've passed your probation and are a permanent employee. You may be handed a contract book after this point, but I would ask a steward for one when you are a permanent employee. Our local prints only so many and when an employee leaves, that book is usually gone as well. Most of the people hired after the contract books were passed out have to wait until the next contract books come out.