Are we in trouble?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Browndriver5, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    I was reading the article in the Wall Street journal and it seems as if our future is in jeopardy. What do you guys think
     
  2. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    I think, I'll pickup an extra roll of Reynolds wrap tomorrow... For headgear and whatnot...


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  3. jaker

    jaker trolling

    In jeopardy of what the sky falling , the world ending , computers taking over supervisors jobs

    What the suspense is killing me like the vagueness of your post
     
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    The only way I see my job being in jeopardy is if someone shuts down the internet. If that's the case, then I'll see you guys around. :wave:
     
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  5. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    We'll be retired by the time that happens anyway lol.
     
  6. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    hey, there is still mail order
     
  7. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Dude, is the article classified, or could you tell us what the hell you're talking about?

    Let me guess, drones are going to take over... :rolleyes:
     
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  8. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    The post offce is buying us out LMFAO
     
  9. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    What was vague about his post? He is referring to the news story on the front page here at BC...

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/for-ups-e-commerce-brings-big-business-and-big-problems-1410489642

    The WSJ is ridiculously influential in the business world. Powerful people who matter read it. That being said the piece made it clear the Journal was having a slow news day. It made it sound like we were in some kind of crisis because some businesses were trialing other delivery companies/methods, but only briefly mentioned that we are generating billions in revenue and continuing to grow.
     
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  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Sorry I couldn't respond faster. I was paging through my Montgomery Ward catalog.
     
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  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    When my paycheck bounces...I'll start to worry!
     
  12. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Yes. Time to go apply at the USPS
     
  13. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    I loved when the Sears and JCPenney catalogs came out for Christmas!!!
     
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  14. OLDMAN3

    OLDMAN3 Guest

    1975 Sears catalog page...
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  15. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

  16. OLDMAN3

    OLDMAN3 Guest


    http://www.fool.com/investing/gener...-united-parcel-services-stock-could-rise.aspx
     
  17. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    DHL is making a come back????
     
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  18. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Can't seem to find the source but DHL is larger than UPS and Fed ex. They also make more money.
     
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The article also pointed out the revenue per package is dropping. We are moving lots and lots, but at thinner and thinner margins. There are only 2 ways to fatten margins, cut costs or raise rates.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    UPS really doesn't want to delivery those little low profit ground packages ant more. They want international and freight. Or just morph into a pure logistics company that doesn't even deliver anything but tells everyone else how to do it.