Trailer Unloading

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Infamous, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Infamous

    Infamous New Member

    Anyone else deal with all the crap and drama that comes with Unloading trailers ? Being told your not going fast enough and ect. How do you deal with it?
  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Ignore it.
    Work safe.
    You get paid by the hour and they can't fire you for working slow.
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  3. Infamous

    Infamous New Member

    That's basicly what I do by also replying, I am working by the methods and safe as I can. Just be nice to get them off my back. Dont think that will ever happen !
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    That's a good response.

    Yes it will be this way till you either leave UPS of retire. Learn to ignore it and shrug it off. Just know that it annoys the sup more when you do that. ;)
  5. 55everythingisheavy

    55everythingisheavy New Member

    Do 2-3 trailers a night plus 1 air at the end of shift and you should be fine. Work safe and smart. Don't climb on freight. Don't put oversized on the belt. Need a break? Save 3-4 damages and send them down the belt. That will buy you 15 minutes. You know you're working too fast when you get all 53s and too slow if somebody is constantly helping you.
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Just keep swimming just keep swimming
  7. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    As long as you are putting forth a reasonable effort and you are following all methods as trained you are doing your job and you should be proud of the job you are doing.

    In my experience UPS supervisors are always dissatisfied.

    They will abuse workers who try to work too fast and cut corners and get rid of them when they are no longer any use to them.

    Do not fall for the “sense of urgency” myth.

    No one is required to work with anything more than a reasonable effort.
  8. Brownslave688

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

    Speed up. Unload is about as easy as ups gets
  9. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Unload is one of the most physically demanding jobs at UPS. Be careful not to set a pace that is unreasonable.

    Work hard but be reasonable.
  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    “ I’m working as fast as I can , please stop harassing me” ...just keep repeating that
    Or another one of my favorites is “ I have OSHA on speed dial “
  11. Brownslave688

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

    Depends where you are but centers with Siemens extendos that go back into the truck unload is easy peasy
  12. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    The Union doesn't recognize production standards.
    So ignore it.
  13. NerdGirl

    NerdGirl Member

    Be safe, but also don't be so slow that others who have been there forever have to pick up your slack. Your area works as a team or at least should. Nothing is worse then dealing with a newbie who obivously doesn't care about their job. If I'm putting six boxes on the belt to your one. It's going to be a problem.
  14. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I would love to take you out sometime. We can discuss what we will be doing our Masters thesis on. Nothing hotter than a fellow sesquipedalian who also kicks ass.
  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Down boy!
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Hey, hey, watch the language!
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  17. NerdGirl

    NerdGirl Member

    Didn't your mommy teach you not to go out with strangers you meet on the internet? But maybe you like a cold dark trunk. Lol
  18. scooby0048

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    I have been trying to be less compunctious lately.
  19. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Ooooooh, Please tell me you have your own roofies and cuffs!!!!!!!!
  20. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    Have you met @bluebird