Seasonal Preloader; day job requiring me to leave town for a week

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown_and_Yellow, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Brown_and_Yellow

    Brown_and_Yellow New Member

    So I recently started as a seasonal preloader. I arrive on time every day and work hard. I split at the front of the belt and load two trucks.

    My day job just informed me that they need me to travel for work for a week later this month. This is highly unusual, a one-off training thing, and won't be repeated.

    How should I address this with my supervisor? I like the UPS job and all indications are that I'd be kept on in January given my work ethic and desire to make preloading a long-term second job. I could push back against my day job employer, but at best, might be able to postpone my trip until January after UPS rush reason is over.

    How likely is it that I'd be jeopardizing my long-term opportunity at UPS if I had to leave town for a week during season (with the understanding it wouldn't happen again)?
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  2. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    Explain the situation to your supe. You didn't know about it and it's your full time job. Don't put it off for UPS. They might try to be a hard ass but at the same time they need people WAY more than they will ever let on. As long as your up front about the situation and it's still in November, shouldn't be a huge issue.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    If there is any way that you can postpone the trip until after the first of the year that would help all involved.
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  4. RTCD

    RTCD Member

    Terrible advice to a seasonal preloader. Your full time job is your only concern. Be honest with your sup, tell him you’ll be out of town for a week and will report to preload as soon as you are back.
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    ...and the sup will thank him for his help thus far and wish him well in his future endeavours...
  6. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    And he will still have a full time job. Most of us here know how seasonals are seasonal.
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  7. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    You only load two trucks? I loaded four trucks for years. The norm is three trucks. They let me load two trucks while helping out this sheer winner who couldn't actually open his half closed eyes, going to college for a degree in entrepreneurship he told me, for a month. My drivers loved me told me they had never had a perfect load before.

    Meanwhile my current preloader can't even get the boxes on the right shelves. I got to run my route twice now.

    Thanks for the overtime preload
  8. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Go away
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  9. OKLABob

    OKLABob Active Member

    I would wait till January till they hire you on and just let them know chances are if you leave now they will replace you while your gone. UPS has to be #1 priority this time of year hope this helps.
  10. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    A PT job should be a priority over a FT job?
    You serious Clark?
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  11. OKLABob

    OKLABob Active Member

    Depends on what he’s wanting to do in the future obviously his FT job doesn’t pay enough or he wouldn’t be working 2 jobs. So you tell me old man.
  12. UPS4E

    UPS4E Member

    Or maybe he just need both jobs to make ends meet.
    or just for extra holiday cash. Either way. Full time job always comes first. If your good enough they’ll let you go.
  13. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Congrats on making this thread about you.
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have known many delivery and Feeder drivers with side jobs for extra cash.
  15. I am hoping to become permanent after peak and only for the benefits. The money is just a bonus.