Preload unloading position.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Lugo, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Lugo

    Lugo Member

    Hi UPSers,

    I'm wondering if the unloading at the pre-load shift is similar to other shifts that unload?

  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

  3. Lugo

    Lugo Member

    Thanks! I really wanted unload. One more question, will I get a dollar raise since pre-load gets a dollar more or no?
  4. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    NO. Only skilled positions get a dollar more (ie car loaders, sorters, etc). Unloaders don't get a dollars more that is an unskilled position no thinking is required.
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    At my center, they give the dollar raise out the day you are hired.
  6. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Mine too
  7. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    I guess it works differently at various hubs. Supe just gives us the $1 sort test raise
  8. Lugo

    Lugo Member

    That's too bad 'cause I'm pretty smart >_>;; Oh well, I want to use my thinking for other things as I unload.
    I wonder if it is possible to just take the sort test for the dollar raise then go back to unload. I will talk to someone about it ^^
  9. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Thinking & unloading don't go hand and hand. Just a lot of doing
  10. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

  11. air_dr

    air_dr Member

    As far as pay goes, where I work, in the upper midwest, everyone, including unloaders, on the early morning - preload shift got the extra dollar. (At least that's how it was when I worked that shift. I have been a PM air driver since 2004.)

    Though you did not ask this, for what ever its worth, I was an actual preloader, and never unloaded. Anyway, to make a long story short, I found the worst thing about being a preloader was dealing with the drivers who were whiny. That's basically what got me into air driving. As an unloader, you won't have that issue.

    Unloading on twilight and sunrise is the same in that you are unloading the semitrailers, though I can think of a couple of differences: On twilight, the trucks often have a more stable load because they have just come from the originating business. With preload, the packages have been transfered at least once, often multiple times, and the load quality is not nearly as good. So, on the unload during preload, you need to watch out more for packages falling on top of you as you are working. A 50lb box of screws falling on you can hurt you do need to be careful and aware of things. The other difference I can think of, and one that makes the preload better, is that you don't have to go inside a trailer that's just been opened up after its been traveling sealed in the hot sun during the warm weather months. Though do be aware that unloading, it still is somewhat hotter over the summer and a probalbly a lot colder now in the winter, if you building has any heat compared to other work areas.

    All the best to you and keep us posted.
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    LOL, I think anyone who spends a few days on here already gets a good feel for that.
  13. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    "Whiny" The problem with preloaders is that they don't understand what happen when they car leaves the building. IF they did they would load the car better. they also don't understand that us driver aren't Kreshkin that is why the packages get PALs.