Christmas in August

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by feeder05, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. feeder05

    feeder05 Active Member

    As a feeder driver I get a taste on what is going on in side the HUBS, and it does not look good. Volume is at peak numbers, hubs are under staffed, and when they do keep employees they get hired to go driving. We've been hiring backup feeder positions all year and are still under staffed. What does it look like in your areas. MERRY CHRISTMAS….
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Thought the only way you guys know it's close to Christmas is you turn your AC off.
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  3. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Volume has been average at best in our hub. Too many people available and management has been asking people for days/nights off.
  4. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Feels like peak to me, except I am sweating instead of freezing.
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    That would depend on where you work.
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We don't need your specific hub if you don't want to but general location that this is happening at?

    Any new amazon distribution centers or anything like that go up recently?
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Last night I punched out later than I ever have at peak but that is because my center cut too many routes

    Sent from my 28 year old brown truck
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  8. The sky is falling
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    My building broke volume records this summer. It's funny I was just checking my pay stub on upsers. I am up about 100 hours from this time last year...
  10. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Just checked, I'm part time and up 40 from the previous year. I will say though that they've hired way more new people than they had by this time last year. Usually they wait so they can hire them on as seasonal employees.
  11. AKCoverMan

    AKCoverMan Active Member

    Well in 2nd quarter (April, May, June) according to the recent reports we handled about one million packages per day than the same period in the prior year.

    That can't be bad..
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  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere looks like they hired around the same numbers of idiots. The thing saving them is this summer so far and last...August has been pretty mild in terms of temperature. They're not quite dropping like flies.
  13. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Now that you mention it, I haven't seen any of the new hires quit this year.
    The weather this summer has been pretty great no doubt about that. I don't think we've even hit 100 degrees once here. Hopefully we'll have a mild winter too.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Total opposite where I work.
    Peak volume, drivers being asked to come in early to help with preload, and diad message 3-4 times a week, begging for people to stay & help out local sort.
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  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    It is monsoon season here this morning....torrential rain...flash flooding and there's 4 inches of water under the PCs on my line....i hope the packages start floating away next.,..someone go grab two of every animal..
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  16. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Sorry, but there's only one of me. Animalllllll
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    No need to get upset. Its just the new indoor swimming pool.
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    No i love it! Nice and
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Medicare says otherwise! :bigsmile2:Sorry couldn't resist!
  20. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Old teddy bears are the best kind........