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Part-time = full-time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Package Stick, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Package Stick

    Package Stick "Send it."

    For a while, my hub has been short staffed needing people to help out the night sort (can't find people?). Well, this week they've let us triple shift because sups have been working all sorts because again, can't find people.
    Is this happening elsewhere? I'm getting 10-14 hours as a part-timer. I almost have my 1-year pension credit already.
  2. Days

    Days Active Member

  3. Superteeth2478

    Superteeth2478 Active Member

    As in, no one who is getting hired is sticking around? Or everyone is getting scared away on their tour by the chants of "FRESH MEAT!" echoing through the building?
  4. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Pay and they will stay. Pay low and they will go...
  5. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    We were fully staffed until about late may. Don't overwork yourself it is way easier than you think inside the building. Can sabotage your immune system.
  6. Boston25

    Boston25 Active Member

    That literally happens every day in my center.
  7. 1000RR

    1000RR Member

    I'm part time and have been doubling 5 days a week for the last month and a half. 2 of the 3 sorts need help like crazy, cant keep people. good money for me
  8. Tom Jefferson

    Tom Jefferson Member

    I’m sitting at 35 hours and I’m a new hire. So no I don’t think you’re the only one. By the way, my fingers are sore as :censored2: and my body kinda.. anyone have any advice?
  9. TheBrownNote

    TheBrownNote Good thing I wore my brown pants

    Change you name. We don't do real names here
  10. Tom Jefferson

    Tom Jefferson Member

    Funny thing is. The name I have on here is no where near my real name. you just think of some white guy huh?
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  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Suck it up

    It only gets worse
  12. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    It’s hard to explain to a non-upser that you work 45hrs a week but you are “part-time”
  13. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    fast forward 15 years ...” my hernias and arthritis is killing me”
  14. Jstpeachy

    Jstpeachy Active Member

    I’m in week 6 as preload. The more water I drink the less sore I seem to be, stretch before the shift starts and pop some advil and hope for the best is all I got lol
  15. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    Change your socks, rub some dirt on it and drink water. Fixes everything
  16. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    The fingers must not very sore if you are able to post on here.
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Demand a raise or you'll quit on the spot .
  18. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Buy some bulk gloves. I like these:


    Get a good night's sleep, stretch well, and drink a lot of water.

    Alternatively don't wear gloves and after a month you'll end up with some nice calluses
  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I miss double shifting in smalls. That was some of the easiest money I have ever made. Along with being an air driver. Particularly on the day after Thanksgiving and New Year’s eve.
  20. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.