Flag Day as holiday?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownelf, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. brownelf

    brownelf Active Member

    Last week while doing pick-ups we were instructed to ask our customers whether they were open on Flag Day for business. Needless to say everyone is working that day, so I wasted more time asking the question than would've ever been saved by not making a delivery attempt on that day. Guess someone in IE was bored last week and needed to come up with something extra for us to do.
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Next week, you will be asking if they are open Father's day. LOL!!!
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Why did you even ask them?
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Work as directed.
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Are as allowed to use common sense? The day before the holiday you said "ill see you tomorrow." If they are close they will tell you.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is not always the case. I have a delivery and pickup that always seems to forget to tell me if they will be closed for a holiday that we will be working. The center gets charged for every package that we scan on road as CLO H which is why they want us to ask so they can be pulled from the car. We are also asked to go through our cars before going on road to pull any stops which we know will be closed that day. NDPPH does not include CLO H pkgs.
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You say work as directed but i am when its 9:01am and i am being told "Get the hell out of the garage now ! " by my boss. When do i have time in the morning ?
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is why we ask our pickup customer's ahead of time.:wink2:

    In my center we are asked to get any holiday closures to the PDS at least two days in advance so that he can adjust the dispatch accordingly. Is it 100%? No but I would rather not have to deal with a known closure so I try to make my list as accurate as possible.
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I want to hug you.