How many hours a week do UPSers work during Christmas season

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Seto Kaiba, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Seto Kaiba

    Seto Kaiba New Member

    Just wandering, as a part time package handler how many hours on average do you guys work during Christmas season on average?. Or how many a day? I started 9 weeks ago, and am just curious?.
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Average....between 42 and 50 a week on preload....50 hours would include working Saturday sorts.

    That's 25 hours straight time and 25 OT. :)
     
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  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    All you want
     
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  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Like 3
     
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    As many as they'll give you, you don't have restrictions like drivers.
     
  6. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Last year and the year before were cake.. Don't think I worked past 8:15 more then once or twice. So about 46-48 hours

    Three years ago was bad. 55-57 per week. That's as far back as I can remember specifics
     
  7. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Depends on what shift you are on, and what you would "extend" to for extra hours. IF you extended to another shift.

    I would guess that if you are a "good" employee, subjective, you could get at least 8 hours a day. HOWEVER if you don't want OT, you could skate by with 25 hours a week
     
  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    That's 3 times what you work now!
     
  9. Seto Kaiba

    Seto Kaiba New Member

     
  10. Seto Kaiba

    Seto Kaiba New Member

    I work graveyard shift and I unload trailers.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Get ready to work more hours and unload many more trailers.
     
  12. Seto Kaiba

    Seto Kaiba New Member

    One more thing, when do we start working those extra hours? In November when it gets close to Thanksgiving or December or October or when?.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The volume starts to build the week before T-day and explodes the following Tuesday.
     
  14. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    All of them
     
  15. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    a badgillion quintillion hours
     
  16. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    If there is any major storms anywhere in the US during PEAK , it will screw up the whole schedule.
    Be prepared to show up for work, work until you drop, hopefully get a few hours of sleep , shower ,eat and repeat daily until a few weeks into the new year.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    4 to 5.
     
  18. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    It's not Christmas season; it's freakin' peak.
    Christmas season is a term that civilians use.

    Christmas is God's love coming into the world, in the form of a Holy child.

    Peak is about this company making every damn dime that they possibly can delivering more and more meaningless crap to people who are trying to fill some bottomless void in their lives with stuff.
     
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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Fa-la-la-la-la-la.
     
  20. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    .....but does Dave work more than 8.2 hours/day during peak?

    The suspense continues.......