Christmas Eve

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownmonster, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Our supe keeps bringing up the fact that we all had such a bad Christmas Eve last with everyone working past 7. He doesn't want a repeat of the same this year and with the snow we need to stay cleaned up. The only people to blame for last years Christmas Eve are the people running the show and it looks like we have big snow on the way for Wednesday so it looks we might be in for a repeat performance. When you plan for 50 drivers and we need 55 but in reality end up with 48 after injuries/accidents (happens every year but is never planned for) you're setting us up for a disaster.
  2. jenniferlynn

    jenniferlynn New Member

    Last year here in Louisville, we were there until like 8:00PM. It snowed like idunno what!! We were there late cleaning up the ramp...Now that blew!! We were the last crew to leave...
  3. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    I've been out after 8pm every Christmas eve that I have been a driver.
  4. jenniferlynn

    jenniferlynn New Member

    Well I thought for sure places would be open, so that I could do some last minute Christmas shopping :) I waited until the last minute only options for that were Rite Aide and Walgreens! I bought my youngest son (who was then turning 15) for his birthday a Bart Simpson Chia pet and of course gave him money :) I didn't mind working Christmas Eve, was fun :)
  5. I feel lucky now. Our center overstaffed this year. I made cutoff in the past 2 weeks. I got 8.5 hours worked 2 days ago. :) My hopes are high for 24th eve.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I've been done between 1600 and 1700 for the past several Christmas eves. There was a sign up sheet posted tonight for those that want an 8-hour guarantee on Thursday.

    "Not I," says me.
  7. Brownie:
    Where you at? I'll come and help. Not a joke.
  8. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

  9. Dirty Savage

    Dirty Savage Paranoid Android

    We will be working until 9 pm on Xmas eve. Of this, I have no doubt.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I will be punched out and gone before 6pm. Of this I have no doubt.
  11. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    This is the day for management to bury the drivers they don't like. I see it every year that there are drivers out until 7, 8, 9 o'clock. Thankfully, I'm usually done by 2:30-3:00.
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Just get the planes here on time. That will help immensely.:peaceful:
  13. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I have a largely comercial area about 80% bussinesses, which leads to an early day on Christmas eve most years. I am usually done by 3.

    I have spent many years out until 9, and even 10pm on the 24th however. Even worked 8hrs on Christmas day one year, weather was bad and loads of packages were delayed a day!!

    Seniority is a great thing!!!
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Working Monday,not Tuesday,not Wednesday,not Thursday,not Friday. Peaks over for us and feeder seniority is an even greater thing.
  15. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I for one am jealous!!!
  16. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    I will offer to help drivers who are out later than I. I don't mind working until 8-9 on Christmas eve.
  17. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I mind- It should be get in, get out, and go home; for everyone!
  18. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    My family minds, my parents always do our family Christmas on Christmas eve. They have all waited on me many, many times!!
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Would you like to hear about New Years week?:devil3:
  20. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Feeders is great. Haven't worked the last two Christmas Eves. I do love having it off, hopefully this year too.