8 hour day?????

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by barnyard, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    MPR just had a discussion on productivity and the 8 hour work day.


    Managers at UPS are in denial about productivity, safety and long days. Talking to UPS managers about excessive OT is like talking to tobacco executives about the dangers of smoking.
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Yes they are idiots what else is new?
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The article states that after 8 hours productivity goes down. Goes way down if a person is working more than 50 hours a week.

    I wish UPS would accept the fact that they can either have a great safety picture or lots of drivers over 50 hours.

    Not both.
  4. code5

    code5 Member

    Its not just the hours or work, its how the day is structured. OT doesn't bother me if I was able to start earlier, then have some evening where I was no longer a UPSer and could have some downtime to be me. I realize UPS isn't like that but most jobs that require overtime are structured where you work earlier, not later.

    Everyone is different I suppose, but my thinking is in the majority.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    According to researchers, you are in the minority.
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I agree I don't mind a little overtime actually prefer about 9 hours of work. What I do mind is that meaning I get home after 7 every night.
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Start earlier? Why would mgmnt allow something that would benefit both the customer and the employee? Such foolishness.
  8. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Can't start early, because pre loads get wrapped late cuz feeders come late because twi held us to put pkgs in feeders from brownies kept out late the night before !! Vicious cycle that won't end !!!
  9. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    They don't want you starting earlier so you can pull off misloads on your own time.
  10. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    The problem that your going to have is proving that your production went down so much after the 8 or 9 hr that it costing UPS more money than putting another driver on the road for 8 hrs and paying him benefits for those 8 hrs ups isn't paying on your benefits after 8hrs and they are saving money on the cost of having another car on the road.

    Anyways if your production took such a bif decline after you 8 or 9 HR you would find yourself getting a talking to about you not meeting your SPHOR mark and being paid over. So as long as your meeting your SPHOR mark and your running scratch or close your declining productivity after the 8 hr isn't hurting the bottom line.
  11. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Sounds just like a dog chasing its tail!
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My production does not take that big a hit later in the day, but my focus and concentration does.

    I would bet that most of us are safer in the 1st part of the day than we are at the last part of the day.
  13. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That is a good theory but I would suspect that the numbers don't back it up..
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    i love my combo job.
    8 & out , very little ot , and no driving .
  15. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I love my should-be-a-driver-but-never-leaves-the-property job.

    Not one minute of OT this week!
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    There is a link in the original post. Did you read it???
  17. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    If the numbers don't back it up then by definition it's not a good theory...just sayin..
  18. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

  19. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I did shift work for years in a paper mill 6 days a week we switch shift on Sunday the only day I had off was either Mon, Wed, or Fri depending on the crew I was on...

    To top it off If your replacement called in you had to stay at least 4 more hours if they couldn't find somebody to cover the shift but you could just take the whole 8 hours before they asked anyone else. If you got stuck they would buy you lunch if you stayed 8 hours you got 2 meals tickets. I worked 48 hours a week and got paid for 60. Saturday was at time and a half and Sunday was at double time... Not counting any extra time I picked up.

    The pay was great but I was never home home... The wife made me change jobs..
  20. code5

    code5 Member

    No, i dont think i am. Are you saying the majority of UPS drivers like punching out at 8, 9 or even 10 p.m?

    The ones around here that like it also steal time by going as slow as they can. Most (not all) drivers that want the OT eventually dont want to work for it, then feel its their right.

    Like i said, most jobs that require overtime, punch in before 9am which allows for a more balanced lifestyle.