Should I work two shifts of loading?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by taylorswiftyyes, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. taylorswiftyyes

    taylorswiftyyes New Member

    I know a few people that do it. But is it really worth it?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That is a decision only you can make.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why not? You get paid by the hour so working two sorts pays twice as much as working one.
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Plus OT after 5...
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Unless he is a laid off driver. we have a lot if those right now.
  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    If double shifting, OT after 8 hours.
    OT after 5 hrs if working 1 shift more than 5 hrs.
    This is in the Southern, might be different elsewhere.
  7. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    5 days of 8 hours alone is 15 more hours than you would get if you worked 5 hours a day for a week. Plus anything over 8 is overtime so say maybe an hour a day give or take. I don't see why you wouldn't want to make more money, especially if they need people.

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  8. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I mean if you want more money then sure why not? I never liked doing it. I never even worked a Sat or Sun sort. I did over time when I was a shifter but that was it.
  9. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    It's ot after 5 hours even if you double shift in the central. It's such easy money. If you don't have another job, I would go for it.
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Are you allowed to make decisions for yourself?
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  11. My girlfriend tells me all the time I'm not.

    OP if you have to ask strangers, you probably shouldn't. When I was hourly I loved doing it. We didn't have back to back sorts though. I would go in early for preload, work a couple hours. Go home take a shower. Go to class, take a nap, then go back for local sort and I'd walk in the door already on OT. It makes for a long day. But it's a great workout and the check was even better. Peak was the best. Would do 25 hours on local sort and another 25 on preload.
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You may be right...if you get a break between shifts. I remember one time last year....I worked my preload shift...then hopped on a truck and went out as a helper. They passed me around between 2 drivers so I worked 15 hours (10 hrs OT) without a lunch. I was then shorted an a hour saying they had to put me in for a lunch. Screw that....if I didn't take a lunch because I couldn't...I'm not losing an hour that I worked.
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    This new generation is not capable of that in general. The fault is helicopter parents. Last fall, a NJ college had to get a restraining order on a mother that was on campus following around her kid for weeks.
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  14. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    "Moooom, I gotta go potty."
    "Ok sweetie, I'll hold it for you again."
    "Mooooom, should I work local sort tonight?"
    "But sweetie, it's Taco Tuesday!"
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

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  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wow,...cut the umbilical cord already...
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    In Central PA if you offer to work doubles then it's OT after 8. Forced doubles is OT after 5.
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  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Only if you have enough dust masks.
  20. Number24

    Number24 #24

    I would personally never work both the sunrise and twilight shift.
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