Keep Well Hydrated

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Don't know what it's like where you are, but here in the Boston region temps and humidity have been in the 90s. Everyone should remember to drink lots of water well before you feel totally thirsty.

    I've been mixing my own sports type of electrolyte replenishment drink. Very easy to do, just google homemade rehydration drinks. The potassium, sodium, etc. helps your body better absorb water. A bit of sugar and fresh lime or lemon juice, too.

    Frozen hot chocolate from Dunkin' Donuts is also amazing.
     
  2. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    MWG. You are quite right. Dehydration can also lead to painful bladder and urinary tract infections. I know that from first hand experience. Temperatures later this week are expected to approach 100 degrees in of all places the Northeast along with drought conditions in many parts of it Other parts of the nation well above that reading with utilities warning of voltage reductions and possible blackouts if demand too far exceeds capacity.
     
  3. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Someone at my station came in recently wearing a wool vest. He started having heat exhaustion so we took him off the road to recover in the air condioned break room and drink water. My manager told me "I can't fix stupid."
     
  4. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Trouble is up there people are more adept at dealing with cold weather not what's coming your way. You will quickly see which vehicles have bad water pumps, thermostats and water rather than antifreeze/coolant in the radiators. they'll all be sitting out along the road.
     
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    In addition please ignore any messages on the powerpad about how badly Memphis or your station needs strong productivity. It's hot, don't make yourself sick.
     
  6. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    The " El Nino" ocean temperature pattern has passed and has been replaced with a "La Nina".. Historically it has generally brought high heat and drought to North America in the summer and colder than normal winters. So when it comes to SPH in this weather tell Memphis to come out and try it themselves if they think they can do any better.
     
  7. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Most Memphites would collapse before the 4th delivery of the day.
     
  8. Sparky

    Sparky Member

    Wonder what would happen if their offices were as hot as our trucks that sit in the sun all day, with no ventilation other than a tiny yet incredibly loud desk fan. Whenever they have to use a rest room, well just use the water bottle you just drank out of.
     
  9. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I showed them SPH today, in this heat I get done when I get done. On a route that normally does 15-20 an hour when it's this hot it quickly turns into 10-12
     
  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Not acceptable
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Let's assume you run 18 SPH on a nice day and 12 SPH on a hot day. Let's further assume that you have 108 stops (makes the math work easier for the point I am trying to make).

    Are you saying that it would take you 3 more hours to complete the work on a hot day (12 * 9) than it would take you to do it on a nice day (18 * 6)?
     
  12. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    well you forgot to average in my constant bathroom breaks, lemonade stand breaks (because you can't just drive past a lemonade stand)
     
  13. Sparky

    Sparky Member

    Gotta take an extra break in the community center to cool off a bit, stop here and there to drain the cooler so I still have some ice left at the end of the day, walk a bit slower, get bothered by PPad messages thanking us for working on days like this, night routs being cut so getting pickups, then getting a pickup at the other end of your route, truck overheating.
     
  14. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Pee bottles fill up fast.
     
  15. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    That's the joy of being dehydrated. You don't have to pee.
     
  16. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Pee jugs? Most ground guys just hang it out the window.
     
  17. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Our vehicles have decent a.c. This helps a lot.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    where's all the posts about you peoples wonderful climates now?
     
  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Temperature sign today said 100°. :(
     
  20. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    You're not signing our checks, so don't worry 'bout it.