Ups tender position

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by j1one, May 11, 2019.

  1. j1one

    j1one New Member

    hi guys i been working for UPS for about 4 weeks. At the moment im a loader 2-3 trucks. Yesterday one of the supervisor came up to me and told me how great i been doing and if i would like to train to switch to a tender position. My question is what does a tender do?
  2. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    9 times out of 10 if a supervisor says your doing a great job and wants to move you it’s a bad idea , stay loading trucks..
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  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Swipe right
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sometimes left .
  5. reginald95

    reginald95 Active Member

    Tell him you want to "grinder" out being a preloader before you do anything different. He'll know what you mean.
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Who knew UPS had a cruise ship?
  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Ask someone you work with
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I've heard it is a pretty easy job, watching packages go by making sure they are in the right positioning on the belts. No first hand knowledge, though.
  10. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    Nice of you to chime in with rumor and innuendo though
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  11. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    I had to do it on preload a few years back when feeder work was slow. It's ok, but would drive me crazy doing it everyday.

    Just look for the scanners flashing red and lighting up the building. The tender basically babysits those scanners and also has to pull off damaged packages and anything that isn't supposed to go through the scanner but somehow made it to you (irregs, flats and smalls)., Also, when a box breaks open and you have to climb on the rollers to get pieces off while listening on the radio to managers freaking out because a belt was off 15 seconds.

    As a low seniority employee I think you would get more hours loading. When doors start going down at the end of a sort they start taking the scanners offline and sending the people home.
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  12. j1one

    j1one New Member

    ok i think i know what position it is. i remember in the tour they took us to the tender position. only reason why i was thinking about accepting it is cuz he said i was getting a raise.
  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    There is no more skilled positions. So he is wrong. You won't get a raise for taking it.
  14. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    Anytime a sup tells you to not preload it is because you are either bad at preloading or problematic in another form (greviances, actually taking your time and following the methods or show up on time despite everybody showing early, etc.)
  15. j1one

    j1one New Member

    unless the FT sup is lying to me lol that is what he told me
  16. j1one

    j1one New Member

    i doubt it all the PT sup like how i work, which i found out the hard way kind off sucks. they put me in other trucks to help out other workers while my 2 trucks are left alone. also i always show up 10 min early from the start time
  17. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    It's a recent change with this contract. No more skilled positions. It used to be if you went to a position that was skilled you got a $1 raise. Not anymore.
  18. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Dont work off the clock, seriously
  19. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    ups likes to give me a 3xxl shirt when i do a good job
  20. j1one

    j1one New Member

    I dont