Big Midwest Snowstorm

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownmonster, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We got hit last night with up to a foot of nice heavy snow. I could barely get through some spots with an 8 horse snow blower. We are on-call right now, told to call in at 8:15-8:30. Yuk!
     
  2. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Monster,

    Here where I'm at, we are shut down for the day. No feeders were able to get back into town.

    Darn it. I don't know if I can handle a day off during peak.:bigsmile2:
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  3. EmerCond421

    EmerCond421 Member

    Just wait 'til tomorrow - or if they make you work Saturday. :knockedout:
     
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Just called in. We start at 10:00. The question must be asked, do we get paid from normal start time as they are not allowed to move our start time back. I know it's an emergency situation but someone will bring it up.
     
  5. EmerCond421

    EmerCond421 Member

    Brownmonster,
    Not sure of your area - but when same situation happens here they just move the start time back, sorry.
     
  6. ol'browneye

    ol'browneye Active Member

    The storm just missed us here near St. Louis. We are getting the wind this morning though. I hope the roof stays on my old shed with these 50mph gusts!

    Yesterday we had an all-day rain and temps hanging around 35. My heater stopped working for about 3 hours. Boy did that suck! Had to leave the door open to keep from fogging up and was worried about freezing rain. The only extra car we had was a rental. Luckily the temp rose towards evening and never froze. It must have been "just one of those things" as it worked fine the rest of the day and the mechanic could find nothing wrong. Keeping my fingers crossed today with these single digit wind chills!
     
  7. EmerCond421

    EmerCond421 Member

    We got the Northern edge of that storm here in the Rockies, maybe 8-12 inches of snow.
    Unfortunately, now it's clear and -17F. Just another fun day.
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Its covered in the "Act Of God" clause in the contract. God has the right to change your start time at his discression.:wink2:
     
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    My hubby is driving our neighbors to the airport at 6 AM Thursday. They are flying to Wisconsin!! They are in for a big surprise when they get there !!!
     
  10. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Tell them to bring lots of warm clothes. Its 5 degrees where I'm at right now and they are going farther north than I am.
     
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Go to HR and file a compliant and also a grievance under religious discrimination. Us atheists need our money!
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    No atheists allowed at UPS----(unless its Good Friday):wink2:
     
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    It is so cold out I think I may be growing a :censored2:.:knockedout:
     
  14. ol'browneye

    ol'browneye Active Member

    Just an update, my heater crapped out again today at 11:30! 17 degrees and wind gusts in the 40mph range, dang it was cold! This time it did not come back on. It's in the shop now.
     
  15. Dustyroads

    Dustyroads New Member

    We had eight inches of snow on Tuesday on my area, followed by 30-35 mph winds all day Wednesday, resulting in impressive drifting across all of the east-west roads in the rural areas. Wind chills were -20, actual temps never got above 10 on Wednesday. On Thursday the wind subsided, and it made it to 19 degrees, and today, Friday, it made it to 35 and melted some, although not on the gravel roads. On my area, 19 EC's on Tuesday, 29 on Wednesday, and 7 today. The gravel roads are glazed now, making the rural routes exciting. I got in over 250 miles today, and still there were places I couldn't go. Wednesday was only the third time in the last hundred years that a blizzard warning was issued for the area.

    What a week!