I am looking to apply to be a part time package handler during the holiday season. It says before I apply online I need to go to a sort observation. What does this entail? Is it just watching people doing the job? Should I be ready to lift stuff that very day?
"Individuals will not be able to apply on-line and must complete a sort observation prior to applying for a position."
Thread: FedEx - Sort Observation??
10-23-2012, 02:25 PM #1
FedEx - Sort Observation??
10-23-2012, 02:29 PM #2
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You come in, watch a video on the rules etc, then someone walks a big group of you around the facility while you watch people doing the job.
Its exactly what it sounds like.
Package loading is hard ass work so they would rather scare off people that can't handle it before investing any time into them.
10-23-2012, 02:53 PM #7
10-30-2013, 11:22 PM #8
Even though this thread is old as ****, I'm gonna post something weird.
I saw an ad online for a ups sort observation at 11pm tonight (for overnight shift package loaders). I go there and nobody has a clue what I was talking about. Apparently they don't do observations, especially at night.
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10-30-2013, 11:28 PM #9
10-30-2013, 11:28 PM #10
I worked as a package handler at Fedex for 3 months. The job is boring and sucks at least my supervisor didn't complain about me wearing headphones, morning shift when I filled in they did and I was just like gayyyy. Low hours and pay. For me it was only $9 an hour and a few hours MAX a night, not worth my time to go from my other job to rush there and get talked to like an idiot for mundane reasons just because the supervisors want to feel important.
But it really depends where you work, some cities/hubs will pay more and you will get more hours.
But if you're looking to become a driver at some point you're better off with UPS I think because the place I was working at I asked about becoming a driver eventually and they told me the drivers there are subcontractors, as far as I know at UPS through seniority you can eventually become a driver and make some bank.
11-01-2013, 11:25 AM #11
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