An "uh-oh" moment......

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Random_Facts, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    In years past we would hit 79-81 thousand on christmas week. We are now pushing in 105-110 thousand a day and it wasn't even december yet. Well the problem we are currently having is a major mess. The flow level, at least on our line is way past outrageous, can barely stack anything out yet alone attempt to load much.

    They had 10,500 boxes LEFT yesterday. Which had to be loaded back into the trailers. I ended up doing that, (on a side note anyone who loads trailers should make more money, that's one tough job). Anyway, today that number almost doubled to 17 thousand boxes left in the building. The problem is, we are running out of vehicles and drivers to drive them. My driver was fuming and said, in his PCM meeting they told each driver is required to do more work, and that budget cuts were in effect.

    On TOP of all that, AIR was running late... Just how much AIR was "running late"? 3 Full Trailers full of it. You couldn't possibly shuttle all that out by 10:20. Not to mention the 10 trailers they park in the parking lot.

    Needless to say the temper level is way up there. Monday's start time is a record first 12:01 Am, lots of laughter to take the stress off, and work the best you can/the safest you can. Thanks for letting me vent that out, I feel so much better now.
  2. stoni24

    stoni24 New Member

    An "uh-oh" moment......

    Damn I'm glad I'm in a small center!
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Who cares. Not my problem. Give me my work and ill do my best. Everything else is for our incompetent management team to deal with.
  4. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Sounds like management failed to expect the expected. The hourlies have been expecting this to happen since last December 26.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    "What do you mean people are going to have 'cyber Monday' packages shipped to them?????? I thought that meant they would order and pick the stuff up themselves."

    It amazes me that anyone listens to UPS for economic forecasts based on package volume.
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Pretty much.
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    To much work is defiantly a problem I love to have.
  8. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    I left the building at 10am today. I takes 25 minutes to get to my route. How many NDA stops could I get off before 1030am? And it's still November!!!!! This peak will be a total disaster. Thank god I have a van route!!!! No more retail for me!!! I got back to the building on Thursday at 720pm and I was the 2nd truck back. LOL
  9. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Are you the Officer or NCO at UPS?[​IMG]
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I get paid by the hour!!!!
  11. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Hoaxster, our 20+ year management veteran would call that an "OPTIMAL" decision by UPS management.


  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I am glad I defended you when others said you were too stupid and self-centered to understand the concept of "optimal".
    I feel vindicated now for believing in you.

    Good job TOS!

    I believe in you.
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom