Closed Today Due To Snow

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by novadriver, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    Anyone else off today because of snow, on the ground...
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  3. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Many of the preloaders in my building didn't come in this morning, only a few of us who could make it in. As far as I've heard a lot of the drivers in my center said they aren't coming.
  4. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    It's not even snowing, but I guess the roads are bad still.
  5. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    I'm off today, but had to go out yesterday to get off "bulk" the manager said. He wouldn't have sent us out himself, but it's all from above what we do. I got Walmart, Target, and Lowes (biggest dumps)off and called him and said man everything else is closed. Made the arduous trip back to the center. I was in my 1100 so it made it through the snow pretty good.
  6. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    I brought back 84 pieces, i wouldn't of finished the route in perfect conditions anyway so i was happy..
  7. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I am and I'm :censored2: off about it. They told us last minute after we were all in ready to work. There's about 2 inches on the ground now, but last year there would be a foot and we still went out. Welcome to UPS where you get effed in the a unprotected with no lube.
  8. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    If you sheet a time commit stop as EC does that count as late still?
  9. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Kinda slick out there, on my way to the center this morning it wasn't too bad, but on the way back home I saw 3 wrecks and the highways were slushy due to traffic.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    At leastcha got sumtin to beeyotch bout!
  11. How much snow do you have?
    I hope you're getting more. Can't believe a center would close for two inches. Takes about 15 for us to even hear talk of closing.
    Nope. Will show up in the computer as an EC.
  12. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    We were supposed to run. I was one of maybe 5 hourlies to show up, so they cancelled the shift.

    Someone mentioned our guarantee and "Oh, you won't get paid for today," the sort manager tried to say on the way out.

    I told him I'd be filing a grievance, in front of every PT supe and hourly that showed up. He called it an act of God. I told him this Godly act was forecasted over 24 hours ago, giving him plenty of time to give us notification of a shift change. At that point, another hourly jumped in and said to just use a sick day. I asked the manager if I could, he said yeah, boom, I didn't work and am (allegedly... gonna have to check up on it, though) still getting paid but still feel :censored2:ed.... everybody else, though? Yeah, in my center, they're gonna have to fight for their pay today if they're one of the few who showed up.
  13. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Kentucky does not do snow/ice.
  14. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    I have no idea why, but I would think KY would treat blizzard-like conditions like any other day.

    Just the image of the state I've got in my mind, I guess...
  15. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    People in Ohio can hardly drive in bad weather. Hicktuckians are even worst.
  16. Ecw21411

    Ecw21411 Active Member

    KY is under a state of emergency
  17. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Oh yeah? I had no idea. This storm honestly caught me off-guard. I didn't even know my area was supposed to get a foot until Sunday night, lol.

    I'm confident that humans as a whole are terrible drivers in inclimate weather. Like.... something about snow just makes us all retarded when we get behind the wheel.

    I'll be honest, though, I prefer wintry/snowy driving in the city over driving on snowy ass country roads, and Kentucky's probably got a lot of those country roads....

    Speaking of Kentucky.... mafuckin' Justified! Love that show! You from Kentucky, Austin? You watch Justified?
  18. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I lived on Lake Erie, in Ohio early on in my driving career. I can drive just fine in the snow. Its everyone else that makes it harder than it needs to be.
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  19. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    If you hit comm when stop completing the EC will that do anything "wrong"? I hit it yesterday unintentionally and wasnt going to rescan all 84 pkgs again
  20. It's fun to drive in the snow, especially with bald tires and a rear wheel drive car. Grew up practicing!
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