Its a decent job but it is hard work. Of the managers like you you will be fine as long as you show up daily and on time. However, hard workers pick up the slack for others and are often asked to do more then their share of the work.
You go in at 7 in the morning and might be get off before noon or you might still be out until midnight. Never knew when I was going to work. I'd get a text at 11PM the day before I go in saying "I'm not needed the next day"
I wore a armband with a scanner and i would scan the barcodes on each box i touched so the customers could track the packages and after i scanned the box i would load the boxes into a truck and make a wall of boxes and also fill the belly of the truck until it was full while helping others as well if my area wasnt busy if i could.
good pay, made some good friends, full time hours
hard work, very fast paced, sometimes only a 30 minute break
Working there was an experience that was mixed with both terrible times and wonderful times. I started out a seasonal worker that was converted to a full Fed-ex package handler. It is not easy work when you start out and with some managers working you to death before replacing you with someone else was not fun at all. Switching from loading to unloading was the best but was in no way easier. My manager in the beginning was awful however my second was a real down-to-earth guy that though more realistically as I am a human and not a machine. It was good working for him but unfortunately after peak season, hours were being cut and I couldn't stay anymore.
No matter what position you are doing you are always challenging your physical ability. Unloading heavy packages from trailers or loading trucks you are constantly moving. The management was probably the best that I've experienced.
Good schedule flexibility, job stability, benefits, and some opportunties to move up in position. Decent pay, but work is physically strenuous. Package Handler position is not recommended for full time; part-time is best.
I was injured and not compensated at all. Also with me being injured they had me come in the next day and tape boxes with one arm. I had a severe shoulder injury and due to doctors instructions I was not supposed to move that arm until healed. Now I have neck, shoulder, and upper back problems.