What to Wear??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by chonky, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. chonky

    chonky New Member

    I start Monday as a loader and unloader, and was just wondering what I should wear? What kind of shoes, pants and shirt? Thanks!!
  2. daniel895

    daniel895 New Member

    You always need to wear work boots, it dosent have to be steal toe. My personal oppions is yes you should have steel toe.
  3. Megansman

    Megansman Member

    Jeans, T-shirt, and leather upper shoes/boots are fine. Don't wear anything you're fond of... your first couple of days will be orientation but once you start working you're gonna get dirty.
  4. chonky

    chonky New Member

    Thanks, any other advice you want to give me? Should i wear gloves?
  5. cental34

    cental34 Member

    I'd definetely reccomend gloves. Most people don't use them, but unless you want thick, calloused fingers, you should wear gloves. I'd also reccomend getting some gloves with rubber grip. The brand I used is Coretech. You can get them for $4 at Dollar General. Just don't expect them to last. I typically go through 1 pair of gloves per month.
  6. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    steel toes, and whatever the hell else you want. bring work gloves.
  7. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    Jeans that will (eventually) get holes over the pockets... I buy gloves at Wal-Mart - Leather/Cotton $2.00 and they last a month or so...
  8. ragu

    ragu Member

    At my center the uniform seems to be hip-hop casual, everything 3 sizes too big and be sure to wear your straight brimmed hat tilted to the side or you wont fit in. Yet, most seem like good guys and work very hard.
    Central34, I thought everything at Dollar General was a dollar, you may be getting ripped off.
  9. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Don't forget to bring plenty of water!

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Don't wear brand new shoes. Wear something already broken in, you won't regret it!
  11. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    it totally depends on which part of the country you live in...

    Where I am at it's freakin cold. Dress in layers.
  12. cental34

    cental34 Member

    At first I thought you might be talking about Oakhaven, then I saw the "work very hard" comment.
    Nope. Not everything at Dollar General is a dollar. Its not that type of store.
  13. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    oh yeah, i forgot. buy yourself a solid hoodie. i reccomend a "LEE HEAVYWEIGHT" hoodie. nice and thick and warm. great to shed when you get sweaty. that, and comfortable work pants (don't wear freakin' jeans), along with steeltoes with good insoles, you're golden.
  14. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I agree. I wear an old pair of khaki pants, and during the colder months a nice warm sweatshirt and a good pair of boots. I don't use gloves, but then again I'm a guy....I don't have nasty callouses on my hands but it's up to you...
  15. rweyant

    rweyant New Member

    Wear clothes that you dont care about, you will wear them out really fast..
  16. Deuce

    Deuce Member

    i don't know where you live but dress for the weather

    if it is hot, wear very light and breathable type clothes to help stay cool, (in the summer just think of the UPS trailers as a greenhouse on wheels.

    if it is cold outside, it will be cold in the trucks as well
  17. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    I'm a guy and I wear gloves. I want my hands to stay soft. The woman seems to appreciate it, too. :cool:

    invest in some good underarmour.. for heat and for cold
    Under Armour� � Global Headquarters � Sports Equipment, Performance Athletic Apparel, and Sportswear

    i swear by this stuff.
  18. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    dup delete pls
  19. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    When I was a preloader I always put strips of tape on my pants where I leaned up against the belt when sorting or reaching for packages. I saved ALOT of wear and tear on my jeans that way. If you don't understand this concept, look around at other workers jeans and see where the wear and tear is.
  20. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    It also helps to remove keys and change from your pockets...