I think it's time to end my UPS career /rant

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by entensity, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. entensity

    entensity New Member

    First, everyone in my center knows I have my own business and don't need the job, I just love free insurance.. anyway

    So today I TEXTED my sup today that I wasn't going to be there today (my gf had a miscarriage last Tuesday night) and he replied back "you know you missed 98 days in the past 12 months".

    I have yet to see a warning letter, But then again I'm probably the best driver at the center (when I go to work) I'll run a 9.5 day in 6.5 hours, but they seem to just want to add more business stops on top of my 125-130 stops/ 32 pickups I have.

    It's like they keep getting dumber every year. On my route they like to put this mall on me lately, keep in mine this mall is outside and probably 300 yards+ from the dock to the farthest stop. I called in one Monday and it took 5 drivers to do my route, makes sense right?

    After reading a lot of the threads here looks like it's nationwide, they say they can't change those time studies, but when you run the same amount of stops/packages and have more miles the next day and then shows a less planned day? Makes sense right?

    The "whole point of the pass system is to keep drivers from crossing" I can high-five other drivers when drive past each other in the same neighborhood.

    The intelligence of UPS just boggles my mind, it's like they come up with these plans and write it in crayon.

    I've pretty much had it with UPS and guess I'll just pay for insurance (or just marry my gf haha)

    P.S. I've been with UPS for 11 years
     
  2. UPSSOCKS

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    You missed 98 days in 12 months? Sounds like UPS should be done with you. Another prime example of a bad employee that ruins it for the good ones.
     
  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    What a bunch of baloney.

    In your only other post on this board, you state that UPS is killing drivers by adding too much work.

    I got news for you bubba, you are the one doing the killing. And you are too (fill in the blank) to see it.

    First,

    There is no way possible if you use the methods, and give the customer what they pay for. Im sorry, you are the one that is killing yourself. And that is why you are burned out already. Seen many of your type come and go at UPS. Flash in the pan driver. And the only thing you accomplish is an early exit from UPS.

    Not to mention comparing what you do on the run to what other drivers that follow methods do on the route.

    Then we have
    I am sorry for your loss. Been there, know the extreme pain that it causes for both parties to the loss.

    But you forget one thing. 98 days off during the 12 months, is almost 20 weeks out of 52. Nearly half of the year you have been off. And you dont see anything wrong with that?

    So while there is part of me that has sympathy for your loss, the other says wow, you come to work and crap on the job, then cant get you to work the rest of the time.

    And what, you think UPS will keep paying you 8 when you only work 6.5? You know they will keep adding work until you stay out the 8 hours. And you seems shocked when they do. They are not killing you, you are killing you. And the drivers that have to deliver the routes you have killed during the other half of the year.

    The job of driver for UPS is not a sprint, its an endurance run. Its no wonder you wanna leave, you have been running a 50 meter dash at a 500k cross country. And then bragging about it is what gets me.

    How (fill in the blank again)

    d
     
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Hey, Danny, wanted to write something familiar, actually. What a troll !
    I did the math too...
    98 days, there are just over 200 working days in a year ! (subtract the stat holidays, vacation, and optional days).

    No way would he still be employed at UPS, or anywhere else for that matter !

    I could write a lot more, but not even worth my useless time !!!!
     
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Good luck with your next career. Let us know if you find some place to work that will let you get away with missing 98 days in 12 months. ( you might concider running for Congress---I hear they kind of come and go as they please)
     
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    They get rid of perfectly good workers, or won't accommodate,and yet, this yahoo has a job, still? I feel bad for the gf and the miscarriage, but what about the other 97 days?
     
  7. entensity

    entensity New Member

    I guess I should have mention I had a back injury (not work related) that put me out 6 months, I had two close relatives die which I had to keep leaving town to help out my parents. I'm not missing work to :censored2: off by no means, just bad luck.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I'm confused.
     
  9. entensity

    entensity New Member

    wtf happened to my reply

    Repost:

    I guess I should've mentioned I was out 6 months with a non work related back injury and I had two close relatives die and I had to leave town to help out my parents with all that. I wasn't missing work for no reason, just bad luck
     
  10. entensity

    entensity New Member

    and @ Dannyboy who said anything about running a race? Just because I'm in good shape I should slow down and become a POS driver that always needs help and such (probably like you)? And yes I follow the methods, I'm just good at what I do

    I enjoy having a life and will not let a job keep me from enjoying it.
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    As I said, I was confused about that. That info helps a lot in clearing up why the 98 days. But, still, you are going to kill yourself and your back with that pace. Besides, you will never get any satisfaction trying to chase down a "thank you" from UPS. They are the most ungrateful tyrant. And, no one likes a braggart.
     
  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    This is an idiotic post from you .

    He said he never recieved any type of warning letter, only now a verbal warning.

    Assuming that is true:

    WHO IS TO BLAME, THE ENABLER OR THE ENABLED?
     
  13. steward71

    steward71 Active Member

    so true but then again super sup socks knows everything.
     
  14. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Bubba, I can tell you for 100% certainty that you either are lying, or you dont follow methods. I dont care how good a shape you think you are in. UPS is not that lax to have a route that plans 9.5, and have a driver bring it back in 6.

    You take short cuts and dont give it a second thought. Your girlfriend for example.......

    I also dont believe in luck. We pretty much make the bed we end up sleeping in. Just like your off the job back injury. Had nothing to do with luck, did it.

    So please, cut the bull. You are creating the situation that you have to face. It is a product of your choosing. Even in your last post, you are stupidly defending your actions, which as a result, cause the problems you are bemoaning.

    Yup, seen guys just like you. None ever made it to retirement. And the vast majority dont have a "life" of quality now either.

    But then, like so many others, the advice I am giving you does not pertain to you, you are special, you are different, you are indestructible. And the nursing homes and graveyards are full of guys exactly like you.

    d
     
  15. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Intensity, I must say you don't lie so well, What you should do is say the truth.
    Your opening post sounds like you have a great imagination. COME ON FUSS UP.
     
  16. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    Well 6 months of FMLA would be 180 days roughly, so that's still not adding up quite right. If the 98 days are in addition to that, then it's really funny that the Sup is just now having an informal talk with him about attendance. However, if he's in a center where they are letting people go home M/T/W because of the screwed up dispatch we have nowadays, but working everybody Th/Fr, then that could add up real quick. "How do you want to be coded" comes back to bite them later.

    I've seen a guy regularly do a 9+ hour route in 6 hours. It was mostly a mall route and he would take two flatbed carts and a dolly loaded over 5 ft high (push one, pull the other and strap the dolly to the back cart) and deliver and pickup at the same time.
    He burned out long ago.
     
  17. UPSSOCKS

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    I forgot it is management's job to make sure you guys come to work. This is life, real life. Don't you find it a little bit odd that UPS management has to discipline grown adults? I see part time supervisors in their twenties punishing employees that could be their grandparents. A good portion of our workforce couldn't even hold a job at a fast food joint because of their attendance. The only people that miss 98 days are the employees that aren't wanted. This guys supervisor probably is taking this opportunity to get rid of a unwanted employee.
     
  18. UPSSOCKS

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    What's idiotic is comparing enabler and enabled to this situation. This is someone's job. The opportunity to miss work shouldn't be there and if it is there why would anyone take it. The whole reason you have a job is to work. Funny the OP starts with, "everyone in my center knows I don't need the job" I bet his own buisness is pretty successful. I wonder how many days he shows up for that job?
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Texted your supervisor? Adults have the common courtesy to pick up the phone and call.
     
  20. entensity

    entensity New Member

    Well I run a very popular humor/porn site from my house so yeah.

    AND AGAIN @ dannyboy. Why would I come here and lie? What exactly would I get out of lying? Internet fans? I have millions already thanks..

    You are typing like you're a supervisor. Or your one of those drivers that bs with customers to long, talk on your phone all day (you have an ear piece don't you?), drive around like your lost, get a sig for every res stop, drive around until you find a bathroom because you can't pee in a bottle, write a short story on info notices if they aren't home.. I could keep going but you get the point.

    @UpstateNYUPSer We text back in forth all the time, calling or text same thing.

    @UPSSOCKS They wouldn't fire me haha, They would rather me miss than quit. I quit driving before (when I was a cover driver) and they begged me to come back.