Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by icemanifold, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. icemanifold

    icemanifold New Member

    How long was your orientation?
    I applied for a position on the preload.
  2. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    This is just how it worked for me; YMMV.

    If I recall correctly, it was 3 to 4 hours (paid). You sit around, watch a few videos that were made about the same time that Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure came out, do a few stretches, and sign a stack of papers. The HR person should explain the basics of how the health coverage works, union locals, etc; they will also answer some questions.

    The orientation I attended got a brief tour around a facility, and I remember thinking "This is surreal; boxes on belts and all manner of silliness."; plus, current employees look at you like your a deer in the headlights - which I sort of understand now.

    Good luck, and enjoy preload.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    YMMV--Your Mileage May Vary?

    I gotta start writing some of these down.
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    The Spike and Ike routine is quite memorable. Not in a good way.:dissapointed: