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Old July 28 2009, 09:11 PM   #16
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Re: Ah, employment... (Help?)

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Heh. Way back when I started college I applied at UPS. I promptly lost interest when I learned that I could only go pee during their scheduled break.
Yeah, you get one break, and I'm pretty sure it's only 10 minutes long. Otherwise, you're not allowed to leave the line.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:15 PM   #17
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Yeah, you get one break, and I'm pretty sure it's only 10 minutes long. Otherwise, you're not allowed to leave the line.
See, I couldn't do a job that reminded me of going to elementary school.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:17 PM   #18
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Yeah, you get one break, and I'm pretty sure it's only 10 minutes long. Otherwise, you're not allowed to leave the line.
See, I couldn't do a job that reminded me of going to elementary school.
Agreed. I applied for the job, too, but I decided it wasn't for me.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:19 PM   #19
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Hi Crash! Long time no see! *waves*
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Old July 28 2009, 09:53 PM   #20
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From the condition of the packages I'd say your chief skill-to-learn will be the ability to transfer packages from one location to another quickly and accurately with the use of a sledge hammer. I'd say don't yell out "FORE!" before hitting your first one. I imagine that lots of newbs try that joke and the old hands are probably tired of hearing it.
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Old July 29 2009, 01:17 AM   #21
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I loaded for UPS before (in NJ). The packages weren't the issue, as you could get into a rhythm and just build wall after wall in the trailer. The thing that always got me was the sorting. You have to make sure the correct Zip codes are in your trailer. If you have someone checking the Zips and leaving you to just load, it is cake. Hard labor, but mindless and body-building. Gets you in great shape too.
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