How much does snow/cold put you back time wise??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mybodyhurts, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. mybodyhurts

    mybodyhurts New Member

    I normally get done just before 6pm on most days. I had a normal (slightly heavy) dispatch on Tuesday. I didn't get done till 8pm. My route is busy retail streets and old Victorian residential. Every curb had a foot of snow piled on it that I had to climb over, forget about using my dolly... anybody get screwed when the snow hits the ground. I am in the Midwest. 90's in summer, below freezing most of winter.
     
  2. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I know this is the ups forum but I thought I'd comment.

    I work for fedex in the northeast and generall when snow hits it isn't as much the roads on my route or the conditions where I'm delivering. It's usually one of the damn frieght trailers showing up 3 hours late and turning your 8 hour day into a 12
     
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  3. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Agreed 100 percent. And don't get me started on how stupid our air service is out here. Would love to see UPS get threatened with Federal fines for failing to aquiire the plane we need.
     
  4. Cant drive fast,cant walk fast in the snow. However long it takes,it takes.
     
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  5. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Said it before and I'll say it again..... One stop at a time. The longer I take the more I make.
     
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  6. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    When it's cold, my production is a bit better, not as many water breaks or relief breaks from the heat of summer.
    Now with snow/ice, however long it takes! Get yourself some Yaktrax or something similar.
     
  7. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Safety first..... and in those conditions (which are frequent in my world) should be your utmost concern......protect yourself and others on the road etc......end goal bring it home safe.... missed is missed etc!
     
  8. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    At my age, I don't give a @$/( how much I make. I'm in it for the years of service and retirement. Shorter the day, the less liability I assume.
     
  9. Brownslave688

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

    Cold doesn't effect me much. Snow can really make a day a bitch though.
     
  10. Brownslave688

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

    Liability?
     
  11. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    In the snow and ice drive and move like pop pop all day. Freak them boxes, your main objective is to bring you n that truck back in 1 piece.
     
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  12. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Chance of an accident.
     
  13. Brownslave688

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

    Which you're worried about why?

    You've got plenty of time in to retire right?

    I understand the feeling I've wrecked pretty bad on the snow/ice before. I simply don't take chances anymore.
     
  14. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Exactly dude, totally not worth it.
     
  15. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

     
  16. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Just being there is a risk in those conditions.
     
  17. Brownslave688

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

    I can understand how someone with 10 years in would freak out about the snow. It sucks thinking any small thing could be your job.

    When you have 30+ in though. Who cares? I can't wait until that day comes. Hit a tree you're fired. Ok let me fill out my pension papers.
     
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  18. Brownslave688

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

    Everytime you step out the door you take "risks".
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    6 inches is good but anything over that can cause issues.
     
  20. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Funny Inde:likeit:lol.