Back to survival mode.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ChrisTheBrown, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Paying my dues, day by day, & trying to make BB58, IVE & Retiredtxfeeder proud..
    (I'm not whining, I promise.)

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  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    A lot of people are in survival mode. The Saturday list was full and bottom guys were cut. Normally we have a couple of Art 22.3's working. FT drivers back on the preload. Next couple months will be lean.
     
  3. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Didn't help that the stock took a hit...
     
  4. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    FT drivers just working preload?...Wow.

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  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We hired a ton of new drivers last year. Some were still in there 30 days during peak. Better the preload then just sitting at home hoping the phone rings. They can work one of the other sorts also to get their 8.
     
  6. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    I'm trying to look at the positives in this time..I'm going back to the gym now, & feeling a whole lot better about myself physically, which actually means more to me then some extra cash. Take advantage of this down time, while I can.

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  7. specter208

    specter208 Member

    Wow, is that really all you had your whole shift?
     
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That is my plan also. Just as soon as the afternoon John Wayne movie is over.
     
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  9. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    We are pretty top heavy for the next couple of weeks with no vacations scheduled. They never really lay off drivers here like they might in hubs and bigger centers. We have dead days/option days instead. We only have a preload and reload so going through the correct process of laying off the extra drivers would be a disaster. Some would just work one shift (reload or preload) but people like me would work both or whatever else we could get to get our 8 hours. It would be a logistical nightmare for management if they had to keep laying off and calling back preloaders/reloaders to accommodate drivers As far as I know (haven't looked in a while) our supplement doesn't have the 10% rule but I'm probably wrong. I've been out of the bottom 10% for a while now. This all won't matter come summer time. Even if ORION cuts some routes. But then again...I'm hearing that many centers didn't lose routes because of ORION.
     
  10. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    No, that was the 2nd half of a first wave of air...Unloading..

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  11. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    Hope all of my fellow new drivers saved a lot of money for the last four months...
     
  12. undies

    undies Active Member

    I was laid off from 2007-2014 off and on for weeks and months at a time. Good luck, I know that stress all too well.
     
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  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Good thing about our hub, we have plenty of FT drivers wanting to go home. Bad thing is these same drivers will be here for 30+ years because they make just enough to "get by".
     
  14. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I'm taking advantage of the extra staffing.
    Taking a day off a week so a fellow cover driver has a route to work.
    I can't do that too often because I don't want to screw up my benefits.
    This is a 30 year marathon, so taking some dead days during winter is just what the doctor ordered.
    Being debt-free and having more than enough to pay the mortgage and bills is mind-blowing.
     
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  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Not having a mortgage and a half dozen pay checks in the sock drawer helps me sleep better at night. I am just helping the younger guys get some hours in when the temps are down around zero.
     
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  16. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    How's having a mortgage considered debt-free?..

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  17. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Those of you with tools, experience, and a stable mindset will have security in Automotive.
     
  18. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    In the simplest of terms, you are correct.
    If you follow Dave Ramsey, he considers credit cards, car loans, student loans, HELOC's, medical bills, etc as debt.
    A mortgage is almost a necessary evil but as long as it's a quarter of your monthly budget, it's not grouped with the others.
     
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  19. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Right while having a mortgage is not strictly considered debt free, not having credit card debt, student loans etc in this economy is considered doing prettyb well by most. I learned the hard way about debt and had to rethink everything. I now just have the mortgage and a car lease payment for the wife. We try to pay cash for everything. We have credit cards but they have a zero balance.
     
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  20. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You do not even have to follow Dave Ramsey.

    There are exceptions, balloon payments, underwater etc, but for the most part, anyone who owns a home can sell the home for at least what they owe on it. So in reality, you are not in debt.
     
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