Its Time to come together!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsman2940, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    Was notified by BA that we need to begin thinking about changes and demands for the up coming contract negotiations.... that the contract talks wouldnt start till the fall. Has anyone heard any good rumors.... Is the why we are still being killed with crazy dispatches!
  2. Brownslave688

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

    This is my first year on browncafe just curious do I pretty have to accept that there will be like 1000 more threads about the contract between now and August 2013.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Yea and most of the rumors (99.9%) will be bullshot.
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Its sad but 99% of the UPSers in my shop are all out for themselves.
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We are being killed with crazy dispatches because it is more cost effective to have less drivers on the road and pay them overtime than it is to pay another driver or 3 to come into work. Yes you pay crazy overtime, but your cost for vehicles, fuel and equipment are more so it is cheaper in the end to pay the OT. Bottomline is more important that your family time. (to them)
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That's everywhere I call them me-sters.
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    99% of the U.S. are out for themselves ....called OWS!!
  9. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    That's what she said.........
  10. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I am just waiting for Menotyou to jump into this thread.
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I can't help it. Have you asked that particular BA what does to earn his keep? If he hasn't seen with his own eyes WTF has been happening, then-maybe, just maybe- you need to elect someone with an ability to use the other 5 senses God supposedly gave him. That is not exactly how I would phrase it, but you get the idea. That is off the top of my head while helping the grands after the bath. I am sure I will weigh in on this, again.
  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Is the five senses, like the 5 seeing habits? I am so full of memorization, please, not more, LOL.
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    A good ba has to have a good sence of smell for all the bull sh It member are going to tell him.
  14. Benben

    Benben Active Member

    Carzy overtime is an extra $16'ish an hour. Fuel would cost a fraction of that. the same pavement must be chewed to deliver the packages, the only difference is the to-and-from building those added routes would encure. Most routes in my center get to their areas inside of 15 miles. 4 miles per gallon at $4 a gallon is 1 hour's of OT for 1 of the drivers that an added route would help. Truck wear and tear....I don't know what the expense per hour a truck is driven factors out to be.

    I honestly think the lion's share of the expenses in adding a driver is in the bennies that added employee costs the company. BUT, laying off the lowest senority driver every day for the sake of running 1 less route makes little sense to me because you are already paying bennies for that driver. But that 1 extra driver working 9 hours means 9 other drivers have 1 hour shaved off their 10 hour plan. Thats 8 hours of OT saved. This all assumes a good dispatcher.

    I don't mind working overtime. I just wish it could be held down to 1 or 1.5 hours a day. Start at 8:30am and punch out about 6pm. I'd have plenty of family time then even with 2 small kids. The company would also find my production rate would be rock-solid steady throughout the day. I think most drivers really start dragging after 9.5 hours.

    Thats just my 2 cents (worth about a penny I know).
  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Our BA is absolutely bad ass.

    The only difference between our BA and a pit bull on crystal meth is that the pit bull will unlock its jaws off of a management person once you cut its head off.
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Make it a rabid rabbit on meth so we can easily reproduce more please.
  17. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Is he married? heheheheheehehe (I'm feeling warm and tingly all of the sudden)
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    He is our BA and you cant have him.
  19. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Can we clone him???
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Our ba is also bad ass except in another way. He thinks ahead of most people. Meaning he is many steps ahead. His contract knowledge is second to a very few. He is a pure workaholic and is on the negotiating commitee. If this man ever became a regional vice president truly all members would benifit. He knows ups more than any. I would bet anything on it.