Preloader hours

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Gandostar, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Gandostar

    Gandostar New Member

    Iv'e been working at UPS for a couple weeks on the morning shift, i'm supposed to call in to see when i start and was told i start at 1:45 AM? is this normal?
  2. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    That seems pretty extreme. Here, and most places I think, preload starts at 4:00. I have heard of 3:00 and 5:00 start times on some buildings.

    1:45 seems really early. Did a supervisor tell you this?
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No...that doesn't sound right.
  4. Gandostar

    Gandostar New Member

    no one mentioned this to me, i'm supposed to call in on Mondays and Fridays to find out my start time, and i get 1:45 AM
  5. Was there some kind of service issue on Friday? Or University starting this week? We always get a huge jump in volume initially when school starts

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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you sure you are working the preload? 1:45 am is awfully early, even during Peak.
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wrong....Peak start time has been 12:01am in my building since I started working there.
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  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Is that for Mondays only? Mondays could be early because all loads are already at the building and preload can go full bore without having to wait for anything.

    Or, you could be there to prehit the cars to give preload a head start.

    If management told you to be there, I'd probably want to be there at that time.
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    What difference does it make??? You called in and were told a start time. You'll get paid for that time, so show up.

  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What if he shows up at 1:45 am and is the only person there?
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    ... making the unreadable unreadabler

    Not necessarily. If they aren't seniority employees, they can be sent home. Monday and Friday are extremely light days on our preload and we often have been wrapping before 8:15am; occassionally the new-hires have been sent home.
  12. What's normal may vary from hub to hub. At my hub for monday it is normal to start anytime from 1 to 1:45. In fact, at the beginning of the year we sometimes started at 11pm sunday night.
  13. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    When ya start that Sunday you got paid time and half for that whole shift on Monday right?
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    To quote Cachsux...Wah.
  15. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I'm not sure what the confusion is. You called, management answered. If you want to double-check, call them back and ask for clarification (too late at this point). This is not the right place to ask about managerial decisions as they never make sense anyway.
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

  17. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Sunday is not a 6th punch. It is the start of the week. The week is Sunday through Saturday. He punches in on Sunday, the first punch. Then Tuesday through Friday.
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Also with a 11:00 PM start time it would be considered Monday work.
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    ... making the unreadable unreadabler

    Not in this region. If you start Sunday at 11pm, you are paid an hour OT. Hence 12:01 start times and if you start at 11pm, the supervisors change time cards to 12:01 - add an hour at end. It's shady.
  20. honeybadger

    honeybadger Run it in the blind

    Dude this is very common. You have to call them on it every time ,after a while they won't even bother you.