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My Last Day at Full-Time UPS Package Handler: A Warning

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The job itself is super manageable and doable but poor communication combined with several workers who aren't willing to do overtime will force temps and hard workers to feel obligated to work longer. This was my last day at UPS as a full time temporary package handler. I was a sorter for both the night shift and the preload. I wanted to put this up mainly to wrap up a few more thoughts that weren't covered in my previous videos and also to add in a bit more content since I haven't been uploading much as late. My last week and a half at UPS was an uphill battle. I got used to the workload of the usual 9 hr per day with a 1 hr break in between and often a good amount of overtime everyday. That was doable. When my lunch was cut in due to the workload, that's when the work got tougher. The full one hour break was an ample amount of time for me to enjoy food and stretch out sore muscles. When cut to less than 30 minutes, I was always going into the second shift half awake and fatigued. On top of this, I noticed that the higher ups tried to keep me as long as possible by providing me with a paraphernalia of things to do. If one task was done past overtime, they'd go out of their way to search for another task even when my lunch was already cut to 20 minutes. All in all, make sure you be mindful about how hard you work here. If you are a part-timer and plan on staying here full-time, then put in just the right amount of effort to get the work done. The moment a higher-up catches you putting in extra work, they will take advantage of your mentality and also your physical capabilities. As for summer-temps, this will happen regardless of whether or not you have the working mentality. Just grind it out, work hard, and make the best out of it. The work is tough. The environment is tough. But, the benefits severely outweigh the work that is put in.
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BROWNWRENCH BROWN (4 days ago)
Evening shift is local sort, dumbass.
hi (6 days ago)
Full time?? Lucky. We only get 3.5 hours a day.
Majin Oozaru (23 days ago)
i’m 11 months in for UPS and have another job i’m a bad ass loader on the heaviest belt i can load 700+ package in 1 one hour :)
Demonamic777 (24 days ago)
Wow you had full 1 hour breaks? We get 10 minutes tops, and during Peak Season we get 20 minutes MAX despite working 4-6 more hours.
Chill Bro (1 month ago)
starting my first day monday working part time and these videos are giving me second thoughts on working there 😭
Ezzy Buckets (1 month ago)
Chill Bro how’s it going for you so far?
Alexis Javier (1 month ago)
Dude just wanted to say thank you for these videos, these helped me to mentally prepare for what's to come, i have an interview on march 6 and i now know what's coming.
Samuel Sanchez (1 month ago)
How is it going so far? Thinking of getting this job before I go back to college.
Andrew k Adams (1 month ago)
You get paid by the hour and you are bitching about having to walk to the other side of the building? What's going to happen when you get a full time job? Are these "rant" videos gonna double in length? You quit a part time job... you can't hack working 20-25hrs? Wait till you work 50-60hrs a week...geez dude.
Akemi (1 month ago)
This was 50-60 hours a week. I was working full-time at UPS. It's in the title and also in the description.
CJ Sosa (1 month ago)
how did you get a break while not in the union i didn’t have a break ever while working there
Ja on (1 month ago)
worked at ups and another part time job and went to school and obtained my degree this guy is lazy
matty t (3 months ago)
just like the usps always picking on the hard workers and letting the fuckoffs have it easy.
jeffw1267 (1 month ago)
At the USPS, we have the grievance system. It takes time but it works in the end.
Ed T. (3 months ago)
Short limbs> long limbs when lifting packages. Fact
UrDaddy 69 (3 months ago)
Dude u look like ur stressed the fuck out after a night working at ups lol... u see folks this is why u should never work at ups fuck ups lol
Billy Smith (3 months ago)
They will hose the heros who think that by working unsafe ,fast ,they will go home early .
samghost13 (4 months ago)
Subs Subs Subs Oder wie wir es nennen: Fremdarbeiter ; )
mrtecnhimuyo (4 months ago)
Do I have to get direct deposit?
Akemi (4 months ago)
Yup direct deposit!
I nickfizzle I (4 months ago)
Being a good hard worker gets you more hours, and more money is being picked on? I'll take the extra hours...I'm not afraid of extra work!
Tom Farley (21 days ago)
That's if their payroll don't screw up your paychecks, leaving you short money and waiting weeks on end for your hours to get fixed. 🤔
I nickfizzle I (1 month ago)
theblacksamurai646 Good for other people.
theblacksamurai646 (1 month ago)
Other people have other things going on in their life that don't revolve around working an entry level job
Akemi (4 months ago)
Yeah! That's also another way to look at it =)
Andre Gomez (4 months ago)
Thx bro
Rehab Junkie (4 months ago)
Damn, I just got hired at ups as a part time employee. Would have started this Monday, but was offered a full time position at a propane facility. Glad I was able to turn down the ups position. Now my only worry is burning to death.🔥
Baby Bunch (4 months ago)
If someone yelled at you and treated you bad that's what union is for because they can protect you from being harrassed
jeffw1267 (1 month ago)
Or you can become a steward yourself. You learn a lot about the contract that way.
4 18 (4 months ago)
i work at ups and try to take the least amount of lunch possible
luis rosario (4 months ago)
thanks for the vids bro. very helpful especially to those who have no work experience ( such as myself )
Kyle McCans (4 months ago)
300th sub! Woot!
Denimso (4 months ago)
Will they hire me if I’m in the Army Reserves? I applied but they sent me a text to complete the full application.
Dortmunder 06 (4 months ago)
Do yourself a favor! Never comeback to work in that place even if that’s the only job available.
BOBBY JR (4 months ago)
UPS Just plain out sucks!! All ways take your full lunch don't let those assholes take that away from you, lot of drives don't take full lunches and put themselves down for a full lunch, you know how much money you lose a year, and as for Amazon UPS will lose the account, Amazon is tied of customers putting in claims so they will eventually deliver their own packages. Contract is up this summer between Teamsters and UPS would love Teamsters to stick to UPS and strike!! Show UPS who runs the show.
jeffw1267 (1 month ago)
Amazon will NEVER be able to deliver all their parcels. I'm a USPS carrier and I wish that fuckin' Amazon contract would go away. But it won't. Amazon can always dump their extras on us: even more so during the holiday season.
Billy Smith (3 months ago)
lots of drivers put down a lunch that they do not take,that is illegal .They do it to make the bosses happy so they can be a hero.So the a different driver comes along does not take a lunch and needs help, UPS ask why he is not working like the last driver.The answer is the other driver is skipping lunch , working unsafe ,also speeding ,bad DRs etc..
Crocnoc (4 months ago)
Interesting video.. I just finished my first day as a preloader. 315 am to around 820 am. Didn't get ANY training, barring my 3 hour orientation and videos over a month ago.. A supervisor had me doing 2-3 trailers based upon how busy it was. I noticed the supervisors have awful communication skills. Splits suck.. hopefully they're not common. I got 15 at once had to sift thru my nearly full trailers to find them.. meanwhile the supervisor is watching the belt and tells me "oh, keep in mind you'll need to do watch the belt and do splits on your own eventually." Well, fuck. They said I was doing great, but I don't respond well to praise because I'm a cynic and I don't want to be buttered up.
MR Savage man (5 months ago)
What is Age needed to work part time
michael carey (5 months ago)
Do Any of you with for ups in califorina I'm going for an interview Saturday
Gpiforever1 (5 months ago)
This dude is not a pussy. Let’s think people I’m a business major and I have degrees and certifications I did this for extra cash. I’m fit as fuck grew up working hell my dad was a mechanic and I helped farm my grandparents place. I’ve worked for companies doing far worse. But guess what for more pay. It’s a business and the objective of this is to push product in the trucks in less hours as possible so they cut the cost of labor get more output and pay less it’s a good business objective the company saves money in labor. Dumb asses calling this guy weak. Fuck y’all he ain’t weak. Think they also do it because it’s in the par of the quarter where they may receive a bonus the more money they save the more their bonus are so while your back hurts for 200 dollars a week and possibly a doctor bill that cost more than that they get broke off a check that they can buy liquor and cigars and weed and laugh at your ass
Isaac Dawson (5 months ago)
I'm actually as tired as it looks(: thanks for these videos dude!
Isaac Dawson (5 months ago)
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Archer Argent. (5 months ago)
I worked at a call center for three years. Now that job killed my soul. Haha. It was a terrible experience for me. I worked at UPS as a driver helper seasonal last year and got hired as a preloader this year permanently. I didn't do training. My first day they had me load a vehile. Gave me a sheet of paper that told me where the packages go. The 1000s 2000s etc. The supervisor checked in on me every once in awhile to see how I was doing. I enjoy working at UPS as a preloader. My supervisor is great, and so are the people around me.
Archer Argent. (4 months ago)
Gpiforever1 Congratulations? I'm not stating whose experience was worse. I'm just saying I prefer UPS to call centers.
Archer Argent. (4 months ago)
prays 101 Texas
Gpiforever1 (5 months ago)
Archer Argent. My experience was worse talke to like a child and moved around and used because I was a good worker while supervisors stand around like slave masters
Lost Soul (5 months ago)
Archer Argent. What state?
kingof Louisville (5 months ago)
How much do part time package handlers make?
K. Michelle (5 months ago)
Thank you so much for this video! I appreciated how well and direct this video was explained. I do think the incentives are decent enough for many people to work there a year plus for them. It seems like communication as well as poor management/supervisors are the biggest issues. That's what I hear from all of these reviews around the web.
Akemi (5 months ago)
No problem! The job itself isn't hard at all. It's just maneuvering through communication and management that gets a little tricky. The incentives are 90% of the reasons my coworkers stayed.
Adam North (6 months ago)
dude i dont understand what you mean you should work slower. at my place, if you work any slower than you already are you will have towers of packages falling everywhere, and you will run out of room to put packages and will be fucked. I work as fast as i can and thats how it already is. your place must be much different than mine. edit: maybe you were talking about sorting, i guess thats different.
Akemi (6 months ago)
Yeah I was talking about the sort. Are you in the load by any chance? That's a whole different area. I've helped loaders during overtime before and honestly I don't know how they do it. They're always the last ones to leave and I respect the loaders in my facility tremendously. If you need this job, you got it bro. Push through!
someone new (6 months ago)
I was hired as a part-time driver by UPS. When I left there they tried to hold back my last check. That was until I threatened to call the attorney general and everyone else on the Sun
Akemi (6 months ago)
What?? They can't do that. I hope you got your check!
Chief Peep (6 months ago)
What percent of your check went to the Union
MF Grinch (6 months ago)
Akemi here’s a tip, don’t pay those crooked teamsters if you don’t have to. You get the same union protection whether you pay them or not. Some states you have to join the trash union in Georgia you have the option, however the crooked union rep told us during orientation that you have to join. Not true. They are just a business, if you go in and do your job (doing the job means upholding the company standards) then you don’t need the union to babysit you.
Akemi (6 months ago)
It's a flat $25 per week for until the initial $500 is paid off so 20 weeks. Then a flat $30 per month which won't go away. It may be different in your area.
Edgar1 Edgar (6 months ago)
damm UPS did really fucked you up , you look all sucked up and stressed out...
William Venson (6 months ago)
Lmao, I worked for 5 years in the warehouse before I became a driver. I know all about the body aches , after about 2 weeks mine went away..
HunterShows (6 months ago)
Hm, I hear you. For some reason, carelessness I suppose, I applied, and you have convinced me that this is not something I want to do.
myuhdidas (6 months ago)
How much do package handlers bring home a wk??
jma111000 (6 months ago)
I have a question. I applied for a job at UPS, and they sent me an email titled "UPS interviews" to continue with the application. At the end of the email, it says to call their number and leave a message stating my name and phone number, and they will "return your call as soon as possible". Should I just leave a message and hold off on scheduling an appointment at the end of the web application? The email they sent kinda threw me off. It doesn't say anything explicit, just "We are conducting interviews and would like to invite you in to hear more about the job.". I'm aware that I'm likely overthinking this LOL
Akemi (6 months ago)
You're overthinking it! More than likely you'll get the interview. Drop them a phone call to show that you're interested in the position.
Javier2k90s (6 months ago)
Should I work at ups or stay at Walmart I need your advice?
DuckTalesWooHoo1987 (3 months ago)
Well I'm a cover driver at UPS and make $30.35 an hour and $45.83 on overtime. If Wal Mart can beat that go ahead. Oh also I get free benefits that are unreal good. Again, if Wal Mart can top that then go ahead. We have to work like dogs but the pay is awesome. If you're not a tough guy though then you need not apply.
Akemi (6 months ago)
It depends on your preference for work. Do you want to be constantly moving or sometimes static?
Hei Hei (6 months ago)
I'm a driver and he is absolutely correct about the complete and utter lack of communication at UPS. Drivers have it even worse in that regard.
voltrox (2 months ago)
matty t lol 😂
matty t (3 months ago)
why are you ups drivers always showing up at 8.30 pm to deliver after driving around in circles for 5 hours.
Texas Patriot (6 months ago)
I don't give a damn. I want hours and the benefits. My current job is rather shit.
Pops Pop (6 months ago)
How much per hour?
SarsiPC (6 months ago)
Did High School football. This shit is a breeze.
Alex Martinez (6 months ago)
He's on point..people swear like it's just "a workout" or "a paid gym" LMAO most of the people working there are fresh out of high school or in college..why? Because they're parents are still taking care of them (nothing wrong with that) andThey're easy to manipulate easier for supervisors to push around and make them work harder (especially if your young) it's facts ,and the ones that are older 35 to 55 that didn't go into management are just there getting worked literally dead end job with benefits...it's not just being on the waiting list to be a driver they do testing couple years before your turn is up and if you fail well good luck ..trust at ups they won't take chances especially on drivers it's a huge liability for the company that's why they have the union..UNION there protects the drivers more than loaders/unloaders.why because it's easier to hire 10 guys and put them to work than to train a driver on procedures safety routes etc... its FACTS..every state is different here in CA you cannot live off 150 -240 bucks (minimum wage) 20 -30 hrs a week keep in mind typical 6 -7hrs feels like 9 -10 hrs... the hub I was in 2 days out of the week are 10 to 12 hr shifts mandatory because of the high volume (belts don't slow down boxes range from 30 to 70lbs)..it's do able if you like getting worked like a donkey and like getting paid shit for it..
Prevan Warrior Princess (27 days ago)
I wouldnt even apply for a job if I can't afford to pay bills while there. Lol its kind of stupid to apply for a job knowing your going to make shit..then complain that you make shit...smh..
Alex Martinez (5 months ago)
Daisy Santos umm not really..you put emojis so can I
Daisy Santos (5 months ago)
Alex Martinez someone's bitter
Alex Martinez (5 months ago)
Daisy Santos ohh I did I get paid way better this company hasbenefits also I’m good soo yea looks like I’m having the last laugh 🤣🤣🖕🏽
Daisy Santos (5 months ago)
Alex Martinez then you get a different job nobody is forced to be there 😂😂😂
julio chavarria (6 months ago)
Many employers provide employees with a rest or lunch break, whether paid or unpaid. However, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), doesn't require employers to provide meal or rest breaks.
Akemi (6 months ago)
Yeah I read up about that. This is simply a warning video that this may happen to prospective UPS employees.
HawkeyeNation19 (6 months ago)
Yeah, UPS pretty much sucks a fat dick. I worked two years there. The management it shit. I mean, I was in the Army and got smoked all the time, but UPS is just a bad civilian environment.
Russ Hendrix (6 months ago)
The "don't work hard" attitude you have will hinder your progress to being successful in life.
jeffw1267 (1 month ago)
+Russ Hendrix   He's talking about PHYSICAL work, not mental work. It goes back to the slaves and picking cotton. The ones who moved slowly were the ones who survived. Obviously, it's different with mental work and you can work at that as much as you want.
stalemittens (6 months ago)
If hard work equaled success then every coal miner would be a millionaire
Akemi (6 months ago)
Russ Hendrix I'm not emphasizing to not work hard. I'm moreso emphasizing to work smart.
Nah (6 months ago)
Helpful, once again. Tfs.
A. L. Quintero (7 months ago)
Just curious. What"s the average age of the part time handlers? Any older workers? Any women workers? Did they mention in the training about UPS paying your college tuition? Great videos! Thanks for taking the time to make them.
Akemi (7 months ago)
Hi! Handlers in my area are mostly either young in their early 20s or middle ages in their late 40s. There are a couple of women workers but the ratio of men to women is about 4 to 1. UPS does pay college tuition up to $5000 but the requirement for my facility is you have to have worked for over a year part-time. Let me know if you have any more questions!
Lx Beltran (7 months ago)
You need to stop drinking Red Bull and start working out, eat healthy foods. Are you Filipino?
Mike Hunten (7 months ago)
What hub did you work at and in what state?
SBass Jam (7 months ago)
Cutting your lunch? Why didn't you grieve that shit! The union will fight for you. Don't worry about production, that's managements issue. Just work as directed at a reasonable pace and they can't touch you.
Drivethru183 (7 months ago)
Oh man that sux. Sorry brotha you had to go through that crap. I feel like all those company's are slave labor and don't care about their employees. I worked 1 day as a FedEx loaded and said F this, I'm out.
Andreee (7 months ago)
Used to work for Fedex as a loader. That shit was living hell, is UPS any different?
Drivethru183 (7 months ago)
Andreee it's the exactly same thing. Just they wear brown, which is a horrible color for a uniform.
tim gong (7 months ago)
Ur not lazy u human u have to listen to ur body or else u losses ur body u end up in hospital
Golden Eagle (7 months ago)
Don't drink red bull brother( thats why you also feel bad because of dehydration etc). Eat healthy and start working out, you will fell twice as good and work harder and better ! wish you the best !
Marcos Mendez (6 months ago)
Golden Eagle facts
SuperDuperNova (7 months ago)
What kind of footwear do you recommend for a package handler?
Mike Cooper (7 months ago)
If you can afford them RedWing boots. They will last years and years if you condition them regularly. Walmart boot are cheap but you'll be replacing them ever two months.
Cj Rogers (7 months ago)
Soo if you get the interview and tour the facility do you have the job?
Caillou (6 months ago)
Cj Rogers so did you get it????
Drivethru183 (7 months ago)
Cj Rogers I would say yes, you got it
Cj Rogers (7 months ago)
Joseph B. You misunderstood the question..it’s okay
Joseph B. (7 months ago)
Why would you? It's a mandatory part of the process. Since when has an interview every guaranteed a job?
OBsurdityTV (7 months ago)
congrats on 100, thanks for the content.
Barry Arreola (7 months ago)
Just finished 1st day of trainint, anything i should expect before im thrown into the real deal?
R odriguez (7 months ago)
Barry Arreola Drink a lot of water and get ready to work hard especially now that summer is on its final days people start sending more packages cause of holidays and Christmas. If you are training to be package handler be prepared to load at least 3 or more trucks with an average amount of 190+ pkgs per truck. 1 tip! Don't kill yourself but also don't be slow , work at a fast but safe rate and watch all your steps so you don't get hurt! Be prepared to be sore the first couple of weeks, is not a easy job + is not for everyone. Good luck...
Ruben Garza (7 months ago)
I work at another hub in Texas and you're so on point on this lol!
Onyok Jr. (7 months ago)
Hey bro, I made it. Last question, what did they train you your first day?
Onyok Jr. (7 months ago)
Forsure man, you really helped me. They put me as air ramp person. Again thanks for everything, keep killing it and progress daily
Akemi (7 months ago)
Hey! My Day One at UPS all the way up to Day Five at UPS videos on my channel pretty much explain all of this in great detail. But all in all, mostly training videos and not actual work until days 2-3.
Jose De Guzman (7 months ago)
Always have a tank of H2O next to you and you'll be alright.
Prevan Warrior Princess (27 days ago)
Its hot and your sweating so I never had to pee even drinking over a gallon a shift..lol I've been working in warehouses for 7 years and never peed in one lol bathrooms are almost always nasty anyway.
theblacksamurai646 (1 month ago)
I used to crush 4 water bottles within the first hour and I worked in the summer so the heat was a B*tch lol
jeffw1267 (1 month ago)
You'll also need a bladder with a gallon capacity, because they'll never let you pee.
FaithlessShadowFall (7 months ago)
As a current Package Handler in Houston Texas we are going to die when work starts they're eighteen wheeler parked everywhere including the customers parking lot, its bad to the point where the bay doors are all taken and outside the bay doors they're more eighteen wheeler waiting to get put on those bay doors Edit: About working there i'd recommend it to anyone just pace yourself its tiring even if you're fit or workout. You'll definitely be sore the first week even if you're an athlete. Edit 2: I weigh 110 and 5'8" and i unload like a monster sometimes; its not hard when you get used too it.
AOMechMarine AOMechMarine (7 months ago)
Adam North eat more
AOMechMarine AOMechMarine (7 months ago)
FaithlessShadowFall GOOD!keep eating! You can do it!
FaithlessShadowFall (7 months ago)
AOMechMarine AOMechMarine That's so funny thanks for the laugh, anyways I think I'm 120-130 now I haven't checked in 7 months
Adam North (7 months ago)
I was worred I wouldnt be strong enough, i'm 5'8 and 150 pounds 13% body fat so hopefully I am
AOMechMarine AOMechMarine (7 months ago)
FaithlessShadowFall you are disgustingly skinny. No wonder it's hard for a weakling like you. Eat like 5 god damn sanwiches. Each meal
JBePolished (7 months ago)
Ups is not worth it, go to FedEx peoples.
Ghetto Lisa (9 days ago)
RomesXIII What did you do
RomesXIII (7 months ago)
jizzminbee lol FedEx fired me
xBradon (7 months ago)
So I just went in for an interview yesterday, said I was gonna be doing part time Reloading, in the evening shift. What would you guys say about that job?
Ruben Garza (6 months ago)
It's a trap don't do it lol jk. It's a good job if you're in it for the money and benifits but keep in mind the work is very veryyy hard and tiring if you can do that work go for it and give it a try you have a 3 week window period to decide if you want to stay or leave
Akemi (7 months ago)
The twilight shift (between night shift and day shift) is arguable the shift with the most volume. In my location it is said to be the worst but it should vary based on area.
xBradon (7 months ago)
DubstepGawd lmao what, I have heard it is way easier than the preloading shift
DubstepGawd (7 months ago)
It's hell lol literarily
honeytos28 (7 months ago)
IM GOING ON MY 2ND MONTH UNLOADING IT FUCKING SUX I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE HALLOWEEN, THANKS GIVING, THEN CHRISTMAS LOADS.
honeytos28 (7 months ago)
micah story NICE, OUR HUB IS SMARLLER THAN YALL SO EVERYONE PRETTY MUCH STAYS IN THEIR PLACE UNTIL SOMEONE RETIRES OR QUITS. WE DONT FUEL AT THE HUB WE GO TO GAS STATION RENNER. THE SEMI DRIVERS OR DRIVERS WORKING AS SCANNERS END UP PARKING THE TRUCK THEY WOULD NEVER ALLOW SOME NEW GUY WORKING WHOS BEEN THEIR FOR 3 MONTHS GET IN THE DRIVERS SEAT.
Ruben Garza (7 months ago)
honeytos28 goodluck on Christmas im going on 3 months but I do international administration it's a lot easier since I'm just unloading the Mexico trailer looking for packages and doing warehouse scans and that's it pretty chill 100x better than unloading😩
Tony98 (7 months ago)
Good video bro.
RomesXIII (7 months ago)
Is it true if you quit there, you can never get hired back by the company again?
callofdutyguy9 (2 months ago)
It depends. HR tells you during orientation that you must stay a full year to avoid being blacklisted. However, I know supervisors will make exceptions for employees that they deem worthy of rehiring for whatever reason they choose. Had 1 guy quit after 6 months but came was rehired for the following peak season and has been here since last Christmas.
Dortmunder 06 (4 months ago)
I thank God that I am not there anymore. Got a better Job and looking forward to get a US Government job. F. Those foes.
Lost Soul (5 months ago)
Cool thanks
Anthony Condegni (5 months ago)
prays 101 umm not sure but when I started in 94 it was 8.50..
Lost Soul (5 months ago)
Anthony Condegni part time package handler pay??
Anthony Condegni (7 months ago)
And thats that....thanks for ur service
Christopher Hernandez (7 months ago)
Akemi you should dude atleast december i get paid double the overtime
Akemi (7 months ago)
Not a problem! I actually received a letter today saying that I can feel free to come back, particularly during peak seasons.