July 3rd, Mass Hysteria

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by SignificantOwner, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    July 4th weekend is going to be like...
     
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  2. PrimeUPS

    PrimeUPS Member

    Based on some of the conference calls and emails I've seen, that started a week ago.
     
  3. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    may i ask?
     
  4. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    Only bad things will happen that week.....
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I turned in my 7/3 closings list yesterday. It was much longer than for any other "holiday". So glad I am on vaca that week.
     
  6. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    On vacation that week. Dang it, I guess I'll miss out on all the excitement.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The 6th will be much worse.
     
  8. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    And the 7th and the 8th. 1/4 of routes cut, everyone working gets 10 or 11 hour days. Except for Dave of course.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th will be normal working days.

    TTKU
     
  10. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    Not here. That whole week will be a giant cluster due to the "large drop in volume". Happened last time the 4th was on a Saturday and happens every year the week after Good Friday.
     
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I have traditionally brought more missed stops back on July 3rd or 5th than I do on December 19th or 20th. Self-inflicted service failures due to forced stupidity on the part of my management team are a lot harder for me to stomach than simply being maxed out during peak season.
     
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  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Can someone explain what the maddness is about? I've always been off the week of the 4th.
     
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Some idiot bean-counter will demand that each center hit an impossible Stops Per Car metric in response to all of the closures on Friday the 3rd. The route-cutting will take place with a chain saw rather than a scalpel, and those routes that remain will go out the door with absolutely hopeless dispatches. It will be a complete cluster-coitus. Self-inflicted service failures at their finest!
     
  14. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Can't wait
     
  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    The beer I gave you is the one I will open in your honor that Friday evening.;)
     
  16. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Well now that is just plain old cruel.
     
  17. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Our dispatcher told me the plan for the 3rd will be the lowest number of routes going out that our center has ever had . The conference calls and plans are starting.Idiots
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Are you still here?
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm still on the active roster.
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy


    That hasn't kept you from taking your ball and going home before. Do you need some more BOG references?