NEW TO UPS..Just got done with my first week. Advice?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Grouchy, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Grouchy

    Grouchy New Member

    Hello guys, Im new to the forums and UPS.

    I've been working as a preloader(4am-8am) for the past week....Unfortunately, I've had several misloads. This is a completely new to job to me. And I don't mind the physicality of it, it's just that I get frazzled when there's one package after the other on the belt that belongs to the trucks I'm in charge of. I lose my train of thought for one split second and I screw up. My trainers make it seem easy but when I'm left alone, that's when the misloads happen :( ...I want to stay with the company really bad because this jobs fits perfectly with my schedule as I also attend school.
    I'm a very hard working guy and my supervisors have taken notice of that...I'm just always thinking about failing instead of succeeding.

    Any advice would be appreciated

  2. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Stop running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Take your time and get the right package in the right car. If this mean you have to stack boxes at the back of the package cars till you have a chance to put them away so be it.... IF you get to far behind they will send help (someone will watch the belt while you load ).
  3. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    If you only have several misloads a night, you'd be a superstar on our boxline. Just take the time to do it right. Your supervisors will scream and yell all night long, just continue to tell them "I'm doing my best" with a big smile on your face.
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Stop trying to be fast. Work on being accurate. Accuracy will make you smooth in the performing your job. Being smooth without errors will find you getting the job done and with better numbers than the speedy run and gun workers.
  5. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    get ready for second week
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Be careful with upsguy72's advice.
    You are in a probationary period and doing as upsguy72 advises you will find you back on the street looking for a job.
    Concentrating and not letting yourself get distracted will come easier and it also makes the 3 - 4 hours fly by.
    Let yourself be the package - ummmmmm ... ummmmmm ...
  7. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Be the package ... na na na na na na na

    edit: Or, the "Box Whisperer", although I think I saw a pornographic film by that title once; either way ... not bad.
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    There not going to fire him if he is trying and getting better if that mean he needs to stack out so be. However is he keeps having misload there is going to be problems. Either way if he can't cut it loading cars they will move him to the primary unless he has attendance issues or isn't a good worker in general.
  9. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    ... and people wonder why the unload is Camp Failure sometimes; the guys you can't handle/train on the belt/lines, get punted to us.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Do what our preload does. Get the box in the correct truck no matter where you put it. Just throw boxes in where there is room. This way when the driver complains to sup but they see no miss loads they won't care and you will look great on paper.
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Just because people can't load cars doesn't mean they are not good workers. To say that the primary is made up of failure is just plain wrong and isn't fair to the people that work in that area. It works both ways I have known people that can load cars with out a problem but can't handle the primary...

    Everyone isn't suited for every job to say that if they can't do one really good then they are failures is wrong.
  12. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I didn't mean to imply that anyone who can't load trucks is a failure, obviously; but, when a person can't load trucks, the obvious response is: well, put them in the Primary. So, now, we get to work them as fast, or faster, than they were before, and what happens when they break? Suddenly, it's my fault.

    That's BS, is all I'm saying.
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Putting people in the unload because they can't cut it preloading cars is a slippery slope.
    It's tough but sometimes you have to make a tough decision and let people go.
    The purpose of the Preload is to preload and that requires a certain skill set.
    While Bbagn's Camp Failure is a bit harsh it is unfortunately dead on in it's implied concern.
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Start thinking positively
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You should see some of the transients they hire at my hub.
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Quality over quantity, speed will come but don't sacrifice safety or your methods for it.
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I would like to believe that management can recognize who has the ability and who doesn't. The ones who can't do the job will be moved into a position they're more able to handle. Kinda like management and I.E.
  18. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Did you just reply to your own post?

    Someone's lonely...
  19. uber

    uber Guest

    I've preloaded a couple times when I've double-shifted. Dude, it is horrible. Worst job in UPS by far.
  20. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    The Ireggs guy has the worst job, specially when customers send back Pottery Barn packages. Sometimes Costco sends out damaged TVs. That is pain when box is'nt packed right and glass shards just fall out.