Drivers man...I have nothing but respect for you.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sortaisle, May 9, 2013.

  1. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Drivers work their balls off. No offense to the ladies, but if you rock this job, then you have earned an honorary set. There's so much more brain usage in driving than you'd think...especially on those bad load days...those suck. Today was awful. I know it's not much to some of ya out there, but I delivered 113 stops, 375 pieces, picked up 200 and had 70 miles. I fought my load for the first hour because I had nowhere else to put the packages. I sincerely hope that first overtime laden paycheck makes this all worth it. Tomorrow is a new day and damnit...a better one! I learned something else today...I wanted to quit...lots today. But at the end of the day, I looked back on it, and it wasn't so bad. I got better at my resis, and I know what to break for now. Training on Mothers Day weekend during record heat blows, but it's gotta make it better in the long run. That's long enough. Mad respect for the drivers though...mad respect.
  2. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Still loving that enthusiasm. God Bless ya brother !!!

    PS - Lose it !:wink2:
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I burnt my bagel this morning.
  4. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    One box at a time,one stop at a time.....if you get flustered early take your 10min break and hit your reset will always get done and always go home
  5. jaker

    jaker trolling

    And remember don't take this job home
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Once you've been doing it for a while the drama goes away and it's more like a factory/assembly line job, just putting the square peg in the square hole and the only real variable is the length of your shift.
  7. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Square peg in square hole yeah right , more like square peg in round hole and pound it till it goes in kind of shift
  8. Brownslave688

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

    The only days that get to me anymore are the ill be pushing 14 hour days. I can feel the anxiety start to get to me when I'm not sure if ill get done or not. Same way with air when I thought I had plenty of time to mix in ground. Then am busting it for those last few.

    Ps. Mother's Day freaking sucks.
  9. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    I remember delivering the week before Mothers Day getting the same sized boxes, same labels going to different Mothers and Grandmothers in different towns. It helped me figure out who all was related to who by marriage.

    This was back before diads, computer generated labels, tracking #'s and part time preload(we had a driver sort & load).

    Back then we were not allowed to be on the clock more than 11 hours except during peak.
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

  11. UPSmeoff

    UPSmeoff Say my name.

    This is exactly how i feel. I get so bored at the monotony of the job. Same stuff to the same people day in and day out.
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I locked my keys in my car yesterday morning and I didn't blame hall.
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Who did you blame? Paff?

  14. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Some days when you just have an idiotic amount of stops just relax and move at a slow relaxed pace. You know your day is going to suck and your probably going to plan out like dooky anyway so why stress yourself and kill yourself screw it dude. Aint my fault and aint my problem lol. Its funny how alot of guys think the same way lol
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I'm a big boy I blamed myself.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    I just run pm air. Great job,but the monotony can be awful. Only excitement is delivering some mis loaded air, or maybe a few extra on calls.
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That's why I talk on my phone listen to my iPod and stream radio all day everyday.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Same thing for me at my day job, except I can text. But listen to pandora, all day, everyday
  19. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    i just put off stops * no music * when there are no more stops, i hook up to the tp60 and head in * repeat daily
  20. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    Some days they expect missed ... Don't try to be the man-- send your messages , and have missed ... Only way the problem gets fixed