Customary peak thread

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Purplepackage, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Somebody needed to do it
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    They're in the process of hiring jumpers at my station... $17 an hour.
     
  3. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Our district manager said our station could have 10 jumpers this year LOL they can keep their jumpers
     
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I had one last Christmas Eve. Poor girl ran her butt off even though I told her it wasn't necessary. It made for a great day for me. Usually by the time I get off work on CE I'm exhausted. Not last year. It was awesome!
     
  5. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    We had so many jumpers last year that even some swings had jumpers on the over flow routes. I don't remember when we got them though, all I know is that volume has been crushing already on certain days
     
  6. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    These are contract labor, not employees of FedEx. Soon, they will be coming for YOUR job!:hang:
     
  7. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    They can have it, they wouldn't last 2 days
     
  8. LateAir21

    LateAir21 New Member

    Are jumpers the same thing as a helper?
     
  9. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    Think Suicide Prevention when I hear "jumpers"!
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Yes. Fedex term.
     
  11. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    FedEx term for overpaid temps with neck tattoos that have to wear bright yellow vests lol
     
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  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Ours don't have to wear vests.
     
  13. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I like that my manager is talking about our "peak plan" and how they plan to start it the day after thanksgiving, I guess no one is noticing how long the sorts are starting to last because of all these online deals that have started on November 1st
     
  14. Purple no more

    Purple no more New Member

    In 21 years never had one... my deliveries doubled and I had less time to do it in...
     
  15. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Last year was the first time express ever got jumpers. Peak used to come and we would just have get it done, the only people you could depend on for help were swings that ran overflow routes but even then most of the time you still had way to much work
     
  16. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    Had one, one day last peak. He was actually a ramp pt'er. will not take another on road. waste of space and time.
     
  17. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Yeah I agree Id rather just do it myself, had one last year that I told to just sit there and not move lol came back to the station and told my manager you better send him with someone else tomorrow or I'll just drop him right out front of the building
     
  18. outtatime

    outtatime Active Member

    If you drive a Sprinter they actually just get in the way and slow you down. Plus I don't feel like making small talk all day with some idiot, unless it's a cute female.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps they feel the same about you.

    We are mandated to put a minimum number of stops in to our helper DIADs.
     
  20. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    It's easier to just have them do nothing in a sprinter since you can go out the side, now having one in a w700 is a pain in the ass they are literally in your way