Are You kidding me?

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by The Milkman, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    Got a call from one of my old Jersey friends who retired last year, tells me he got a call from UPS asing him if he would come back and work Peak......Would get top rate......Just goes to show you that this is not a job for everyone........No matter the hourly rate, Ups has a hard time keeping the turnover rate down.. Just keep hiring them, then trying to fire them, Treat them poorly..Thus the result you see today is because of those actions......
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This has less to do with the turnover rate and more to do with the embarrassment of last Peak. They are hiring 95K seasonal workers this year----that is unprecedented.

    From what I have been told, any retiree who (is foolish enough to) decides to come back will run split areas made up primarily of residential stops.
     
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Jealous that you did not get the call? :biggrin:
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    This subject has already been discussed a number of times.

    But, I don't expect to be called. I was at my old building to pick something up, and told the center manager that I'd be happy to work peak.......................on my terms.:)
     
  5. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    I'd honestly think I would give it a shot if they called. But only at top rate. A package car of house stops?
    I know I could still do that. No doubt in my mind.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Being able to and wanting to are clearly not one in the same.
     
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  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Therefore I retire.
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Says the guy that would come back as a helper.
     
  9. I would come back a a supervisor,just for the hell of It........















    Not really
     
  10. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    I can understand that theory.........But hiring retirees at top rate instead of new hires at lower rates makes me wonder how hard up they are for workers at any position. I remember when I started family members working at Ups was a no no. Then they decided to let family members work together..I also remember each ctr having a customer service rep...next thing you know the reps have to handle 2 ctrs..then 3..Then us drivers were asked for sales leads etc...Give the leads, then the customer asks us why the rep has not gotten back to them for weeks..Now with less on car sups..I guess an old timer would fill the bill........helpers are another story, they tell their friends about the promised hours etc etc.......and after many yrs of the word getting around, the college kids wise up to Ups's tactics from word of mouth from former helpers. I guess the UPS plan of doing more with less is finally catching up with them....You couldn't pay me enough to get back into my browns..may they R.I.P.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would love to come back as a helper. Absolutely no responsibility.
     
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I imagine there are certain retirees that won't get the call.
     
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  13. Xexys

    Xexys Retired and Happy


    Double D?
     
  14. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    Toad
     
  15. X
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Did you mean ripped the last time you tried them on?
     
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    And the first time your pimply-faced new driver stops at the end of a 200 yard snow covered driveway and points up the hill?
     
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  18. LMAO
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Walk slowly, light up a cig and talk on the phone there and back. No pressure.
     
  20. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    Well Sort of..LOL