First snow of the year and pre peak happiness

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Austin.Was.My.Hero, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Just a dusting but its great seeing snow already! I'm looking forward to peak so much I'm gonna go make a snow angel! brb

    phew! That felt refreshing!


    Don't worry everyone, since many of us are working black Friday I'm sure the entire peak season will go smoothly. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if total OT is much lower this year. Even though our hub has only hired two temps so far for peak I have faith in our companies decision makers.


    I'm going to enjoy being off next week. Recharge the batteries one last time for a few months.
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    2 temps? How small is your building? Or better question...about how many PC routes run out of your building?
     
  3. Brownslave688

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

    He works in Louisville
     
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  4. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Can I have some of what you've been drinking?
     
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  5. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Oh I'm probably exaggerating. Their may be more hired just have not worked yet.
    As for our size I don't think UPS hubs get much smaller. We are majority farm land but also cover a few smaller towns (5-10k population) all within about a 50ish mile radius.
    I've heard numbers like when they originally designed and made this hub is was to handle 8500 packages.
    We run 10-12k every day right now....before peak.

    pc routes (approx) like 35? We also have a few small trailers the pc cars pull along and meet drivers who keep their trucks overnight.
    Trying to guesstimate in my head.
     
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  6. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Do you drink pumpkin beer?
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  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wow...that is friggin tiny..how many people work on the preload? Average off peak volume in my building is about 75-80k a night.
     
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I am pumpkin aled out....DFH for the price...eh. Saranac and Shocktop pumpkin are both excellent and cheaper.
     
  9. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Maybe I should have some of this.....
    Breakfast-Stout-Bottle-92x285.png
    After all it's called a breakfast stout.
     
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  10. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    trade ya!

    I'd ask (please) for ya to overnight me a bottle but you'd probably use UPS and the bottle would end up broken......(lol)
     
  11. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I'm not sure. I work end of the line and start later than everyone else.
    Come to think of it I did see a different face end of last week but no clue if he's unloading trailers or preloading cars.
     
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Joe, how is Founders? My beer store just recently started carrying a bunch of varieties of Founders. But at $11.49 a 4pack....i hate to spend the money and not really like it.
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  14. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Those pc's love wind and icy roads.

    Wow! We are low 30's with 20 mph winds. Time to find the sweatpants.
     
  15. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    No but Louisville contributes to much of my additional (free) time standing around on the clock. As soon as the weather gets bad guaranteed Louisville is late.
     
  16. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I'm the same way but the best grocery store....ever had a Founders tasting and I liked the breakfast stout best. It seems that Michigan is the home of some great breweries.
     
  17. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    My guess is sixteen. That's a decent sized extended center he's in.
     
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  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Thanks Joe....I'll give it a try.
     
  19. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    I can tell you it's great! One of my absolute favorite stouts. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, a hint of sweetness, vanilla. I justify the price by drinking only one at a time. Actually, it's such a rich, full-tasting beer that one is enough. I usually drink an IPA or two before enjoying the Breakfast Stout. Hint, take it out of the fridge and let it sit for a while to warm up slightly before drinking it. It really brings out the flavors.
     
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  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wisconsin too...i love Leinenkugel's.