Halloween....after 24 yrs they finally get it right

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    At our PCM on Friday, our center manager told us that her goal for Halloween is to try and get all of the residential deliveries done before dark in order to avoid the obvious safety issues associated with the thousands of children that will be trick or treating.

    Extra routes are actually being put in, and preload is being started early in order to gurantee an early wrap up and get us out of the building faster. We will be allowed to start early if our car is loaded and ready to go.

    I'm impressed. A thoughtful, logical, proactive approach to a legitimate safety concern. I keep thinking I'm dreaming and that I will wake up on Monday morning to another 11 hr day. This cannot possibly be the UPS that I have grown to love and admire so much!
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It's not Monday yet.
    Just sayin......
     
  3. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    These are the same people who say they care about your personal safety and it is impossible to get injured if you work according to their training. For my part, I'm an agnostic when it comes to UPS doing the right thing: I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I wish my center would do that, but I certainly won't hold my breath.
     
  5. QualityOfLife

    QualityOfLife New Member

    I hope that it happens for you guys. Every center should do the same. This is my son's first Halloween, so I'm using a personal day.
     
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I was off this past wek because we usually have Trick-or-Treat on Thursday night before Halloween. But then it rained and they postponed ToT to Monday. Now I have to see if I can have off on Monday so that I can be home for ToT to hand out candy while the wife takes the kids out for the great candy walk.
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Everything is going to change Monday morning the Dispatch Manger has people higher than you center manager that he answers too and gets his orders from. Are center manager has little control over the number of routes going out on any given day. It all about stops per car.
     
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I know, I know. I've heard it all before. However, they did schedule preload to start early, and they did put a couple of extra routes in...at least on paper. Lets hope some useless turd from IE doesnt find out about it and order the routes to be eliminated 15 minutes before start time so that we look better on some report. I have spent enough dark Halloween evenings white-knuckling a package car thru a neighborhood full of hyperactive children, I really dont need to do it any more. Its a legitimate safety issue and even the most hard-boiled corporate moron ought to see the wisdom in getting everybody done and off the clock before dark.
     
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    It`s because the corporate morons offspring gets driven house to house in a limo.
     
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Option day it's all about me.
     
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to Brown Cafe, QOL. Good pick for a personal day.
     
  12. BrownAtTheBeach

    BrownAtTheBeach New Member

    also be careful of driver releases on monday if you know what i mean...
     
  13. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    so is calling out.
     
  14. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    This is my son's 33rd Halloween, so I guess I'll go in.
     
  15. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Just dropped my son off at a Halloween party. Going as Dr. Howie Feltersnatch.
     
  16. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    How old is you son ??
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    This is the only day of the year when I can hand out candy from my package car within 500 feet of a school.
     
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Our.
     
  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I always got a kick out of delivering to a house with a bunch of kids! Always got candy for my cool costume!
     
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Not the pedophile day?