its finally over

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DS, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I dont know about you guys but I'm pretty fried.The last 3 weeks have been a challenge to say the least.I'm pretty sure this is the heaviest peak I've ever been through.Almost every driver was doing 11-12 hour days and some 14.I personally got through with no missed,thanks to a great oncar sup that listens.Its nice to relax .now I gotta go christmas shopping:)
  2. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Barely lifted a finger this peak. :sad-little: Sorry to hear yours was tiring.
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ours went pretty well. volume was actually down from last year. I think our highest this year was 500/550 %. Last year we had 700%. But i know every one here is beat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and we pretty much did it with out our on rd sup. We did have DM and LR MGR for the past 2 weeks. Thats been fun. Oh well, at least we get a 4 day weekend to R/R over new years.
  4. Dirty Savage

    Dirty Savage Paranoid Android

    It's not even close to being over for me. The powers that be have decreed that we should all go in to work tomorrow - Saturday - to unload our freight and then deliver it. I already have like 50 stops to start the day with for tomorrow plus whatever else I get. Lord only knows what kind of shenanigans will ensue on monday.
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    they were asking us today if we wanted to volunteer tomorrow. We had air that didn't get to us until 4pm this afternoon. thank god they got it covered w/o me!!!!
  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    You mean it's almost finally over. Sometimes Christmas Eve can be just as hectic. Whenever I hope to have an early day, something manages to bite me in the ass and ruin my plan. One year we had a driver blow his engine 24 miles from the center. It was around 4 PM and It blew at his last stop. Of course it took forever to get him towed back.
  7. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    I am just waiting for the preload supe to come in a say...

    You'll get 8 cans of air and 5 shuttles... :sad-very:

    Should be here at 10:00am:surprised:
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I will be heading in to work shortly (8 am) to help deliver air that didn't show up until late yesterday afternoon. The extra money is always nice this time of year and my family won't be coming in until tomorrow so what the heck. Believe it or not, I didn't punch out later than 6pm any night during peak, which included one day of 233 stops, 400+ pkgs, 20+ p/u's, and a couple of OCA's. That's another reason I have chosen to work today--I didn't get any more overtime than I do during the rest of the year. How was this possible? I had an awesome helper who ran his ass off while taking the time to do the job right. No concerns, no DFU's (and little or no overtime). Besides, the mall will still be open tonight.
  9. Our biggest day was Wednesday with almost 25,000 pieces that went out. We normally do about 11-12,000.
  10. Our biggest day was this monday with over 54,000pcs. We had a ridiculous amount of air yesterday though. I'm not sure on the exact amount but I didn't leave work until almost 12:30pm (hello OT). After that I met a couple of drivers on my line with their air on my way home (as its the town I live in anyway). I am glad this PEAK is nearly over...I am beyond exhausted. They wanted me to run the preload saturday sort too, but I was asleep when they called (just got the message now haha).
  11. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor ? JB

    I remember some nightmare weeks after peak ended. Everyone got layed off, rentals dissapeared, and routes were combined until volume started picking up again. And I'd actual had to walk to the front door of my residentials...God did I miss my helper. I admit, I get spoiled easy...
  12. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    I had an awesome helper this year, new hire on the pre-load. He could use either DIAD (4’s for drivers, 3’s for helpers), had plenty of hustle, and was always on time.

    For my little corner of the world, this peak and last years went well.
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    diesel.....John Belushi (Animal House) ??
  14. definitely animal house :wink2:
  15. Pollocknbrown

    Pollocknbrown Member

    Ha ha ya, last night we got crushed by air, 12 cans (usually like 5) plus a 2da/ 3ds trailer from louisville and a railbox + 1/2 a 28 footer full of 2da/3ds from Philly, was about to leave and the supe came up and asked if i wanted more time and explained that the philly trucks just shower up.

    was nice tho, i got to bury the sorter i hate more than anyhting or anyone that is in management or associated with the CO.
  16. jason67rs

    jason67rs New Member

    Monday looks bad for us, we had to return all our rentals on Sat. We only have 39 cars so 39 routes is it for Mon. many going out with 11 hours on a day when we could have time worked and be home early. Such is life at UPS.
  17. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    "Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor ?"

    One of the greatest movie lines of all time!
  18. maverick24

    maverick24 New Member

    What's the usual hours for drivers? When do you get to work and leave work?

    Just curious. I'm not an employee of UPS
  19. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    :happy-very: ITS OVER ITS OVER JUS WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS OUT they drag me back in . chi ching
  20. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Motivation from Bluto.....for your listening pleasure !

    Animal House - Bluto's Speech