Productive workplace in which teamwork is a necessity.
Pros: friends, community, the feeling of being capable.
Cons: no breaks unless asked for, extreme temperatures, slow wage increase
I may be the only person who feels this way about working at UPS, but I love it. I look forward to going into work everyday, greeting all of my co-workers by name, and knowing that I am a part of something, a team that works together, in which every part is integral and important.
When I first arrive everyday, I wait at a designated location for my – more... supervisor to assign me to a workstation. I then prepare my workstation for the evening and begin the work of sorting packages. My current manager is the best I've ever had. He's kind and patient, and I've never seen him get angry despite the stresses that come with the job. He's fair and approachable, if I have an issue to discuss.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone and for the most part we all get along. I love the teamwork that goes on everyday there, the way we all pitch in to make sure the job gets done.
The hardest part of the job is often the working conditions. Because it's in a warehouse, the temperatures are often difficult to deal with. In the winter it gets very cold and the summers are sweltering. I've heard that people often quit because the temperatures are so extreme. – less