Delivering Ground this Saturday the 14th

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsman68, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Our mgmt team informed us we will be delivering ground and air on Saturday as sixth punch They will ask for volunteers first then force from the bottom. Also you need to have available hours. I guess they need to catch up from all the service and weather delays. I am wondering how they will dispatch the ground. A lot of my business stops are closed on Saturday.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm sure they are primarily focusing on the residentials.
     
  3. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    The rumor down here is that the catchup day is the 21st. Empty the hubs, clean up the centers, get it all ship shape for the final run to Christmas.
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  4. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I give 5 1/2 days to this company there is no way in he$$ I am going to give them one more
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Remember, if you don't have 8 available, you can't be forced to work.
    HERE, we're not even supposed to report if we have less than 8.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I remember a Christmas where they did that Saturday ground delivery. I didn't have enough hours available (I think I had 2 hours left).
     
  7. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    this has been the best peak yet! Only averaging 1 hr of OT a night. Hang in there.
     
  8. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    This morning they said all routes will be in. Deliver what you can for 4 hours and save the rest for Monday. They also said we could use the helpers. I guess I will deliver the business that I know are open and a few residentals
     
  9. I guess a bunch of centers in my district are doing this as well but mine is going to be closed. We don't have any drivers with hours left. Luckily we caught up big time yesterday and hopefully today is more of the same.
     
  10. this was almost necessary here as well and I was shocked they were legitimately considering it. Many on the sort wanted it last week (when we were way behind), but it never happened. As luck (and stubbornness) would have it, we caught up this week (everything on the road) so luckily we do not need to do it this weekend, just the normal Saturday business.

    We are, however, starting the preload at 10pm on Sunday...I've never seen that in my 9 Peaks...good god has it been 9? where does the time go :speechless:
     
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Wait until it gets to 40 if you want to really lose your speech!
     
  12. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    "MGMT TEAM"????? GD you are brainwashed!!!!I could think of 1000 other names to call them b4 i used that!!!!
     
  13. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Brainwashed. Umm no. You don't know me too well.
     
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We are caught up for now. I got in at 1800 and most were in and according to the OMS, everyone else was on their way in. I suspect that next week is going to be rougher than last week.
     
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Are you SOMEONE 'S brother???
     
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I've spent at least 9 peaks in the can.
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    17.5 years as a driver and I've never had to work a Saturday doing ground. And only twice for air.
     
  18. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    About 20 years ago I received a call to come into work on a Saturday.
    Informed them that I just had a glass of wine with my omelet.
    They have not tried since.
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  19. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I refuse to be forced to work on a day I am not scheduled to work.

    Can't do it in Local 804.

    They are asking for volunteers here.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    25 years in and I think we have only done it once.