Thinking of switching from preload to twilight

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mikejonesjr, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. mikejonesjr

    mikejonesjr Active Member

    Been on preload a few years. Since after this new contract passes they are getting rid of the extra skill pay.. I figure why wake up at 3am and deal with harrasment etc on preload anymore.. Can someone tell me what the twilight shift entails? I know its starting at 5:30pm ish and will probably be fewer hours than preload. But what do they do exactly.
     
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  2. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Unload package cars and trailers, load outbound trailers and bag smalls. It’s a real party.
     
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  3. mikejonesjr

    mikejonesjr Active Member

    Oh ok. I was confused because I know their is unloaders who also work during my preload hours. So its the same thing just at different time of day?
     
  4. A good guy

    A good guy Member

    Its brain dead easy.

    Perks are
    -dont have drivers bossing you around
    -sups are pretty laid back compared to preload sups being yelled at by drivers then yelling at you
    -dont have to handle piss bottles
    -go at a steady pace and dont work to hard (wanna avoid that extra work) and you'll stay in one trailer a night
    -smart scanning makes it near impossible to get misloads
    -pass the sort test and have one of the easiest jobs in the hub

    -cons
    -sups might still be dicks because "numbers"
    -get out late at night

    Granted I worked twilight for 10 years and only helped out preload 2 times in that time so my idea of preload might be a bit one sided. But ever since I have gone driving I can say that preload seems much more hectic. Especially on late pre-load/air wrap up days. You dont have that kind of pressure in twilight.
     
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  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    why are you getting harassed? Stand up for yourself , let them have it back and they won’t mess with you...when I worked preload the supervisors were scared of me.
     
  6. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I worked preload for 10+ years before driving, it is the hardest shift to work inside the building in my opinion. If you can make the switch, I'd go for it. I worked some extra shifts inside during peak and the twi always seemed so much nicer to work.
     
  7. mikejonesjr

    mikejonesjr Active Member

    Thats what I thought, the only thing stopping me from switching before was losing that extra $1, but now that I wont lose it anymore Im gunna look into it. Thanks
     
  8. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    It's going to be hot on twilight bro. That's why I like working preload. Coolest time of the day

    And if any drivers gives you grief, you purposely ruin their day once and they leave you alone after they I promise. Start taking bulk stop pieces to the shelves, labels facing the walls they get the idea pretty fast
     
  9. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Isn't it Leg day and Start of Roid Cycle day for you?
     
  10. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    "You are ignoring content by this member"
     
  11. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    After you quoted him, right? LOL
     
  12. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I am sadden by this news
     
  13. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    I figured he was talking :censored2:, thanks for proving my point
     
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  14. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Ignoring people is what entitled Millennials do
     
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  15. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    That quote was quite the guess!
     
  16. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    Not really. He talks :censored2: and spams the disagree rating, and with disagree removed....

    He either talks :censored2: on other members or general management and anyone that's browses a lot here knows that's a fact
     
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  17. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Why so sensitive?
     
  18. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    You should get that meanie head back with some of your own typed words.
     
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  20. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Typical millennial
     
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