Feeder Drivers:4×10 route or standard 5 day?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MaceFremonti, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Recently coming from package I like the 4x10s....especially when the sort at TA always finishes up early or on time and you get paid for 10 even though you only worked 9.25...almost like bonus in feeders....and you get an extra day off to cut the grass etc....less overtime but that extra mental health/familyday really is priceless!

    Which do you prefer and why?
     
  2. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    There is a reason UPS wants 4X10. And it's not for our benefit. Why give up overtime after 8HRS? I wouldn't touch one of these things with a ten foot pole. I came back to feeders to make money, not give it up.
     
  3. GameCockFan

    GameCockFan Member

    I love it. Work 4 X12. 8hrs overtime. More time off. Can usually work your day off if you want. I don't. Last time I did got 59.5. That week seemed to last forever. It does save UPS money. Requires another driver for every 4 runs, so more expense for benefits but saves $600-$700 a week in overtime.
     
  4. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Your numbers don't add up. 4x12 is 48. And if the priority is only to work 4 days, then why work the 5th day? If you worked only 8 hours on the 5th day, you've just worked 48 hours, ot-free. And if you worked 59 hours during a week of working 4x10's, you're leaving a lot of overtime on the table.

    These jobs are a give-back to UPS, nothing more, and whoever in the union approved this should be fired.
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Whatever it might be ,Drac, guys will take it. Some because here simply burned out. I would. They might call it 4/10 but at my barn it would be 4/12s anyway. So I'll take the 8 ot and be happy.

    My only concern would be that the off days rotate. No one should get Mondays or Fridays more than the next driver regardless of seniority.
     
  6. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    I actually like havimg Wednesday as the SDO. work 2 days...off....work 2 days....off...rinse and repeat.

    Drac...if you work your SDO or 5th.day its OT all day....Where I am now most of these runs would get close to going over 60 hours if they were a 5 route that's why they were put in....
     
  7. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    As a package driver, I'd love the opportunity for 4/10's. Having that extra day off would be sweeeeeeeet & there'd still be enough OT for me.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    4x12 would be 8 hours OT. Working 8 on the 5th day would all be OT. 16 hours OT for the week.

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  9. trouble maker

    trouble maker Member

    That's a big +1 Dracula. I'm also here to make money.
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'm here for the bennies. 40 hours is plenty of pay, I'd jump on a 4 day week in a heartbeat.
     
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I would push Ovah down in my rush to sign up for a 4 day week.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He is willing to throw in a " like new" BBQ grill.
     
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    They got some awesome Paula Deen Signature editions on clearance at WalMart.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I hear those sell really well in the South.
     
  15. GameCockFan

    GameCockFan Member