Newbie Loader

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by oakcreekteamie, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. oakcreekteamie

    oakcreekteamie New Member

    Hello All, I was wondering if any of you have any advice for a loader on the twilight sort. I start on friday with my trainer and am looking for any bit of help i can get. And any stories that might *pop* into your head from the old days would be appreciated too! Thank you in advance for your help.:happy-very:
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    Drink Heavily.
  3. Diegotron

    Diegotron Hater

    Just remember, the supervisor always did it better, faster and more effeciently than you did when he was loading. Oh and his PPH used to be 1400 loading by himself. :D
  4. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    uphill in a blizzard for 6 miles
  5. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    it helps to ease the pain and easier to put up with the p/t sups you will have to deal with. Not saying all p/t sups are bad, but we are all lucky enough to have had at least one.
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    And ALL boxes were over 70lbs. From Pottery Barn. They leaked & needed re-tape.
  7. SnowCitizen

    SnowCitizen Member

    I work on Oak Creek night. My advice would be don't get placed on the gray belt.

    Good luck.
  8. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Water, lots of water. And on your second day, ibuprofen, lots of ibuprofen. That also applies to the third, fourth, fifth days too.
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    After the fifth day, street drugs seem to work best:wink2:
  10. oakcreekteamie

    oakcreekteamie New Member

    Haha, thanks guys. And SNOW CITIZEN i was placed on the green belt. I have in my mind that working will be close to hell as it gets; hopefully it isnt ne worse than that!
  11. oakcreekteamie

    oakcreekteamie New Member

    haha, ne work doped up would be easy!:laughing:
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    ne work? Knee work??
  13. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    I always compare the job to "Hell Week" in football only it lasts a month! Bring at least 48 ounces of water with you. I actually recommend a CamelBak back pack for water. You can keep your fluids up with no hassle or lost time. You need it in the beginning.

    Use the methods and don't try to muscle the packages. New hires (and PT supervisors) tend to think that if they muscle the packages that this impresses the supervisor. Smooth routine is the best and it saves your energy.

    I was constantly retraining supervisors and employees to hit the target and not use extra energy to make it look like you are working hard.

    As a loader handle the package once and don't hold on to it. Look for a spot to load it and let it go. The longer you hold it the more energy you use. (You will get tired faster!)
  14. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

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    God, I hate Text Message Speak. Especially something like ne = any; it doesn't even save time or space.

    I'm going to start posting in Ebonics
  16. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    it took me a little bit to figure that one out too.
  17. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    Plenty of water is good, just don't guzzle too much too fast.
  18. oakcreekteamie

    oakcreekteamie New Member

    Thanks for the help guys...and sorry about the "ne". With texting all day it just comes naturally; I should watch myself. Don't want to get that snuck into a resume or letter for any one important! :anxious:
  19. haydendavid380

    haydendavid380 is property of UPS

    I thought it was over 2000 while spa'ing and loading at the same time, in 185 degree weather.
  20. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    Nah he used his laser eyes to etch the spa label into the box, the all knowing being that he is he did not have to think twice about where that box went.