First Day, New Route....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stevetheupsguy, May 2, 2011.

  1. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Today was the first day on the new route. Compared to the old route, I must have been in heaven. The old route was 125 avg stops, 350 avg delivery pkgs and 30 p/u stops @ 75+/- pick up pkgs, oh and 63 avg miles.

    First day on the new route? 138 Del. stops 26 pick up stops, 99 miles, Total delivered 347. Total picked up 430. Punched in 8:45 and out at 8:34, UGH.:biting:
     
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Ouch! Good luck picking up the kids at a decent hour now.
     
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Sounds like a money maker. Cha Ching
     
  4. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    what time you let the helper go ?
     
  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    All the money in the world can't replace time spent with the kids.
     
  6. ymelord

    ymelord Active Member

    Hopefully 2 hours over
     
  7. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    Hang in there Steve. Be safe and be patient with yourself.
     
  8. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    then choose your priorities and get another job
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I guess they'll have to braid each others hair.
     
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Steve,

    Hopefully, as you get use to your new route, it will get better. Maybe being May Day, or with Cinco De Mayo coming up you were a bit heavy. I think as you get use to it you will be able to shave off a hour or more. I hope it works out for you.

    Best Wishes,

    Me
     
  11. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member


    Sounds like management code language for " McDonalds is hiring".
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Pick up the pace, milkman!
     
  13. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Are you trying to imply Stug sleeps with the eligible customers?

    edit: Would we have to start calling Stug Stud if he does?
     
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I don't feel sorry for anybody who thinks this is an eight hours a day job. I've watched as countless teamsters have tried and failed. Some break all the rules and some are no longer with the firm because of it. I remember sitting ant lunch with a bunch of 25 to 35 year drivers one day when I had about three months on the job. Me I'm the kind of person if you tell me something of significance it will stick in my brain forever. This driver Goltz told me to marry a understanding woman and get some thick skin with this job. You are going to miss ballgames recitals and something else. Time

    Ups offers you a good life so its a trade off if you want to cut corners and you don't want to tow the line you will get caught and if you end up at panel and out of a job for good. You will dream of those ten and eleven hour days. Because when it's over it's final and binding
     
  15. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Good one, Upstate. Thanks for the laugh! : )

    Well said, 407! I'm the type to sit back and see how it all plays out. If there's something I can do to cause change, and that change is necessary, I'll do that, but for now I think I'll give it some time. Thanks for the "talk to".
     
  16. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    I start my new route today. Good luck with yours.
     
  17. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it will get better over time. When I was an air driver we were assigned routes, and when I was placed on a new one I always ran a little longer the first day if I was unfamiliar with the area.
     
  18. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    It might be heavy due to the fact that whoever had it on Friday knew he wouldn't have it again; this may have caused him to lack a certain diligence in his deliveries. You will also get a much better handle on it after a couple weeks when it becomes more routine. Every new route seems like trouble at first.
     
  19. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I couldn't have said it better myself brother. One thing I would add though, with a fresh route comes a fresh start. If you were running and gunning skipping corners, make this route the method route. Do everything you are suppose to and file your 8hr days and over 9.5s. Be prepared for your OJS with a bag full of safety ammo loaded in the method gun. Get your sporh to what you can do safely and by the book. You'll be amazed as to how quickly a ball buster route turns into one that's fair.

    Just make sure you are being proactive in making it right and doing it right.
     
  20. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    im sorry but i am going on 28 yrs,, at no point in the past was it considered "part of the job" to work 12 hrs a day