Unloader Part-Time Employees - love it or hate it?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by teeitupmo, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. teeitupmo

    teeitupmo Member

    I have a full time 8 to 5 job and have worked as a part-time UPS employee since 2004.

    I have preloaded, sorted, worked in smalls, Irregs, and unloaded.

    Out of all of those jobs, I prefer to Unload.

    I like dictating the pace, I like being in the truck by myself, with no one yelling and screaming. No drama. It keeps me very physically fit and strong, as I work at a very fast pace. I put in my headphones and either put on music, podcasts, or an audiobook and starting unloading.

    Bottom line, I just want to do my job, get the daily work done, and get out of there.

    Many people that start as unloaders, can’t take the work or eventually want to switch to other jobs.

    Am I crazy? Am I limiting my UPS part-time ceiling by just wanting to Unload?

    Anyone else feel similar to me?

    I am curious about your opinions and thoughts.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. You're like one of four happy people I have ever heard say that they are "happy" at UPS.

    Every other PT job is going to involve a lot more stress and pace that is dictated by others. Just stay where you are.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Do what you want to do.
  4. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    Unloader is a workout but requires little to no thinking. Different strokes for different folks.
  5. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    If you have no goals or ambitions in life and just want to be poor and part time forever go for it.
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  6. teeitupmo

    teeitupmo Member

    I started off my post saying I have a full time job, which is my career job. Working at UPS specially for the benefits. The salary is just gravy.
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  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The OP stated he works a 9 to 5 FT job and has done about every PT job in his building. He just likes the unload better. I too have worked a lot of other sorts and jobs and being a PT Car Washer and an exception air driver seems to work out best for me. I have seen too many people who thought being a delivery driver is a dream job just to find out they are miserable but making too much money to make a change. Do what you want to do and the hell with what other people think.
  8. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    True that. I thought he was asking for advice here. My bad.
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Unload starts first and are usually the first people out of the building. It doesn't drag on forever like outbound and preload. If you like it stay there.

    Be sure to work enough hours to get pension credit each year.
  10. teeitupmo

    teeitupmo Member

    Yep! We have 15 doors running during the unload. Me an another guy are always the first to go. We get our work done and we are out. Usually our SPA people as well, but the sorters always have to stick around to help other doors or are sent to other departments.

    How many hours are required for pension credits?
  11. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    It's different in different areas.
    It's 750 hours in my area.

    Ask your steward or BA.
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The company may administer the PT retirement.
    You might have to ask them, which can be scary because if they don't know they'll make something up.
  13. suff0cati0n

    suff0cati0n Under Paid Slave

    In my hub, the only thing I hate in the unload is they have NO ONE doing any sort of tape-ups while we're unloading the trucks. I literally have to jump over or step on packages to get to the next truck. The customer matters though right? Our inbound sup usually sends a few of our guys away and we always get those new hires who turn around and quit. I'm just trying to keep myself together by working safe, and working as instructed.
  14. unloady

    unloady Active Member

    Honestly, unload is the best position in the building. It's easy and it's perfect for those who work a day job. Start early and leave early. Unless you are seriously hurting for extra hours or if part time UPS is your only job I would not leave the unload. Once you gain some seniority you can always stay and bump others after unload is wrapped up and help out on the boxlines if you really need that extra time.