Is there a driver like this in your center?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    You know, the type that doesn't like to pay retail. He constatnly comes up to you and asks if you have a welder or plumber on your route. This guy wants you to get him a sweet deal on a variety of services. Every morning, he's bothering drivers with these favors. Talk about annoying.
     
  2. Brown Rocket

    Brown Rocket Member

    No, no drivers that I know like that. However we do have an on road who always has someting that he gets for a sweet deal. The man never pays full price for anything. Always has food from a little bakery, or deli or whatever that he got cheap. He knows who has the cheapest lunches, tires, drinks, meat and everything. Always buys the floor model whatever. I love when he does my annual because I find out where the cheap places to eat on the route I am driving that day are.
     
  3. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    If he was a good driver & had people skills,he would have his own connections.I had an electrician who always gave me advice,a contractor who let me borrow tools over the weekend,a mechanic who gave me a deal on fixng my car ,lawyer who looked over my closing docs for my house & I never had to buy a coffee or soda..In return you got to go the extra mile for these people. Im sure 75 % of our drivers get customer perks,its all in how you treat them!!!!
     
  4. Number 2

    Number 2 New Member

    No, but we do have a Fred Sanford type guy who is always picking up junk on his route, brings it to the center, puts it in his personal truck, and then rides it around for a couple of weeks. It's always interesting to see what is in the back of his truck.
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Your darn right,been married 19 years.:wink2:
     
  6. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    Well in my work group we have an plumber, electrician, drywaller, duct cleaner....I uess they moonlight just in case Big Brown does not work out!
     
  7. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    its called "networking" lol

    my old lady gets embarrassed when i try to haggle over prices; but its fun and saves money. short of big-box stores and national chains almost everywhere will do it; services (auto repair etc) will take low balls also. the worst they will say is no!
     
  8. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    We have one of those too. It is so comical to look at the endless piles of junk in the back of his pickup.
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You ought to see my collection of bungee straps, coolers and life jackets I collected over 30 years. To this day I will turn around to pick up some treasure on the hiway.
     
  10. Brown_Eyed_Girl

    Brown_Eyed_Girl New Member

    One business offered to sell me one of those Margariaville machines at cost which was $140. I guess those things sell for $200. That was nice of them I thought.
     
  11. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    So you could have frozen margaritas at home? Heck, if I had one of those machines I would be an alcoholic!
     
  12. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I always stop for the good stuff left in the road. I have picked up good wet suit booties for my son, brand new Iphone connector wires, a great sweater for myself, etc. My kids get embarrassed when I tell them of my latest find, and my depression-era Mom says "Atta girl!" Different strokes for different folks.

    And I didn't know you could bargain with your mechanic. I would have liked to talk him down from that $850 bill last week!
     
  13. Brown_Eyed_Girl

    Brown_Eyed_Girl New Member

    My avatar picture my drink of choice....can't pound margarita's, brain freeze!
     
  14. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    A women who likes to pound beers? Where have you been all my life :wink2:!
     
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    There is a few of us, you looked in the wrong places.
     
  16. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    Just wait until he comes across a dead body....eeeeeew :sick: