Hey guys. Newly registered to the site, but hoping to contribute more. I have worked as a driver helper here in New Jersey three times. This time though, I was offered permanent work as a part time handler. They called me the other day and said they were calling helpers first and wanted to know if I was interested. I've heard sooooooooooooooooo many horror stories about package handling(from friends who worked at UPS and quit, from drivers I worked with, from my Dad who is a trailer shop mechanic and sees the handlers drenched in sweat during the summer, etc.), but here's the thing: *I'm done schooling(graduated college last year) and am unemployed(finished the driver helper job in late December 2007). So, I really don't have a choice but to at least TRY the job right? I know it's only $8.50, and I know it's only part-time, but I could use the benefits. I've always been on my Dad's UPS BlueCross insurance, but they sent a letter telling him I dropped off of coverage because I'm going to be 24 this year. Do you guys recommend even spending the time taking the tour and filling out all the paper work, or should I just pass and look elsewhere? The location I'd work out of is in Lawnside, NJ, it's an average UPS sized facility. Not overwhemingly big like Philadelphia's, but definitely not small. I'm basically just concerned about whether I can hack the job. I'm used to working fast paced, physical jobs(worked at the Post Office as a receiving clerk last year), but am somewhat out of shape. Lastly, do package handlers HAVE to load or can you ask to only be an unloader? I noticed in the videos they have on UPSjobs.com of people talking about being a handler, that they keep mentioning unloading and one guy even said something like "the job consists of unloading trailers at whatever pace is set for the shift." I don't mind loading if I have to, but I'm a terrible packer and they'd probably all fall down. Thanks a ton for the anticipated advice.