Just flashed on CNBC about UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by thessalonian13, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    UPS hiring 95,000 seasonal employees for the holidays; also adding trucks, planes and trailers for the PACKAGE DELUGE. Now that doesn't sound good. Can anybody say: DISASTER!!!!!! LOL
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    They are only hiring 40,000 more than last year .
    No need to panic .
    The stock price already took a hit last month about this .
  3. Brownslave688

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

    First been covered a few times time already today.

    Second why would hiring more people and having more equipment mean disaster?
  4. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    I am not panicking. We are already short drivers. This year will be a complete disaster. There will be too much work and not enough drivers. Thank God I have a van route and they can't give me residentials. I will be punching out at 715pm during peak just like i do the rest of the year. I will be the 1st one in every night. LOL
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  5. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    Having more people and more equipment means management will have more to screw up. LOL The more people & equipment = bigger mess. Laws of physics at work here. :teethy:
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If you are on a van route then why do you even care?
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    95000 people who wont have time to learn to be effective. There is alot to learn.
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  8. Half will quit,their first week.
    And another 25% will quit after one or two paychecks.
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  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    They will be hired in October and not used until late November or early December. For 2 or 3 hours a day for 3 or 4 days a week. Until everything falls apart and then we want you 24/7.
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  10. I'm will in to do ten more stops a day for peak.
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  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    If they give you a pretty helper? You know you will be expected to buy lunch or dinner don't you?
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    By law we can only work so many hours. No pressure.
  13. imwell

    imwell I'm as productive as the methods allow.

    Not so fast. By law, we can only "operate the vehicle" for so many hours in a week. No limit to how many hours in a week we can sit in the jump seat. Saw it happen several times in our center during last year's disastrous peak. When you run out of hours, they find a driver or DOT qualified management person who "claims" to have several hours left, and you instantly become a driver's helper with full method / DIAD and area knowledge Worst case I know of last peak, a driver was out past 2am! with a supervisor as the driver.
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    All at nearly $50/hr.
  15. imwell

    imwell I'm as productive as the methods allow.

    Yah, I understand the $$$ value, but after you've already worked 60 hours right before Christmas, who in the *ell wants to work until 2am with an 8:30 start the PREVIOUS morning! That's just NOT human!
  16. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Those are kids presents. I'd do it.
  17. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    We start losing helpers the first time it rains....

    uhhh I don't work in the the rain , dude
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  18. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    i cant wait to see the kind of oddballs they hire this season or the new stories everyone has to share. i talked to my sup
    and he plans to bring in a few of his buddies this season, one guy brought his brother(probably hates him) i might do
    driver helper this year but i always hear horror stories so i have never done it.
  19. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Say no, then.
  20. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I have given up on caring. It is what it is. In the end, I will be clocking out every night and leaving my work issues with the DIAD for the evening.
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