Good? Friday

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownmonster, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Just saw the plan for tomorrow. Apparently 90% of the businesses are closed judging by the amount of areas that are in. Much as in the past, should be an epic disaster. Other companies allow their employees to leave at noon or 3. Would it be too much to ask that we get done in 8 or 9 hours, let alone 10 or more? Before anyone says it, no I'm not gonna quit and find another job.
     
  2. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I don't think Jesus had an easy good friday all those years ago, why should you?:angry-very2:
     
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    He didn't have to spend Easter with his in-laws
     
  4. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I think Good Friday early closures is more of an East Coast/Midwest thing than it is out here. Anyone care to confirm or deny? Because everyone knows that noone but us heathens live out here.
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Couldn't tell you. Maybe something to do with "West coast heathens.":funny:

    Anyhow, nobody closes on my trip, but I am sure that I'll be saddled with all the air for the industrial trip I have to drive by.:angry:
     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I always got a good laugh at the business that wanted to know if I could get to them early because they were closed from 12 to 3. I told them if they really wanted their stuff to meet me at my 1st stop at the edge of town and I would try to dig it out for them otherwise "see ya tomorrow". I always had tons of send agains on Good Friday. :peaceful: Everything shut down for 3 hours in the little town I delivered (except the 3 bars)
     
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I am going out on a limb here. but it might definitely be an east coast thing at the very least , particularly a roman catholic thing (particularly italian-americans) . However, the jewish holiday of Passover started last night at sunset , and I believe the first two nights(which is the beginning of a calendar day of the hebrew calendar) of passover are pretty important. So, the fact that that one of these 2 days of passover falls on good friday this year improves the likelihood of business closures. (Plus if you are jewish, it is like a four day weekend).

    I think people who head for the west coast are a special breed who headed for the west coast to leave the past behind along with a lot of customs. Although the most assimilated jew would have a particularly hard time with giving up this holiday as it is essentially a feast day with few dietary restrictions( no leavened bread). This is a lot of conjecture on my part.
     
  8. SuperSup

    SuperSup New Member

    I've got a lot of drivers that have plans for tomorrow night; therefore, cut 10% of the routes, and they'll bust their butts to get done; win/win.
     
  9. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    You are an a**.
     
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  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I believe he would take that as a compliment.
     
  11. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    As a trained and qualified expert it appears Helen just certified supersup.
     
  12. jw55wags

    jw55wags New Member

    Thats what is was a compliment!!! They thrive on that kind of kindness
     
  13. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    All Fridays are good for me. I always get two hours of overtime. Tomorrow should be no different. I only make plans for Saturday and Sunday. Perhaps you were joking, but in our building the supervisors know when bowling night is for some and when golf night is for others and they always seem to get more production those days. Probably is a win/win.
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    what goes around comes around -- paybacks are hell
     
  15. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I think most regions get you to try to cut more then 10 percent for good friday. So in sups case its possible that he was sincerely saying that he was cutting less and taking care of his people and that they took care of him in return. thus the win/win comment.
     
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    You win,
    if their plans do not include your crucifixion.
    :happy2:
     
  17. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    that little flogging episode probably wasnt a cakewalk either....
     
  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I would tend to agree with you too, Helen. We have very few closures tomorrow.
     
  19. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Yeah!!!!
    From the tone of his posts, I'm real sure that's what he had in mind-cutting less and taking care of his people. Tie, you can believe anything you want to; you can think that you can convince us to believe the same thing, but the bottom line is: that is an insult to think anyone would believe that.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tieguy
    I think most regions get you to try to cut more then 10 percent for good friday. So in sups case its possible that he was sincerely saying that he was cutting less and taking care of his people and that they took care of him in return. thus the win/win comment.

    That bulge in his mouth is sometimes a "tongue in cheek" :knockedout:
     
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