Lost Opportunity for good comeback

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, May 29, 2013.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I (along with most people reading this right now I'd imagine due to the post-holiday fallout) had a crazy dispatch today. 190 stops in 5 different route areas as a split route, most of it woods & countryside. The truck for this route was used for early-AMs so it got back late resulting in me leaving 40 minutes after my start time. The computer said it was about 15 stops over the max. This split route had windshield time of over 30 minutes to get to one of the sections from one of the other sections and about 20 minutes another time, plus a couple smaller "connecting" drives, plus about a total of 45 minutes of drive time for the to and from the center. By the way, most of the driveways were a few football fields long and couldn't be driven up.

    Sooo, you now have most of the background. When I saw the dispatch this morning I told my sup "see you at 11pm" and he gave me static....

    Anyway, the point of this post was the message I got from OMS tonight. "____ (on car sup) wants you in by 9pm."

    I couldn't think of a good smartass response at the time. What would you have sent back?
  2. UPS Preloader

    UPS Preloader Active Member

    OK, I'll deliver the rest of the packages tomorrow!
  3. Brownslave688

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

    So sheet everything that's left as missed?
  4. Good ...Im starving...Please order me a large pizza with extra cheese!!! See you at 8.59........................CORNHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Brownslave688

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

    I had that type of day too. 70+ stops over 300 miles. Bring it on.
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Same here. It's 10:27 and I'm eating supper. Never mind that I got home, mowed and trimmed the lawn, cleaned up, met the wife and in laws at a tavern, drank beer and got spanked by the gambling machines and rolled into the house at 10:10.
  7. What did you do after lunch?
  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Non-smartass response: "This is how many missed packages I will have".

    Smartass response:

    "Oh good. 9 pm.
    I've already missed dinner.
    Many, many missed."

    (I dearly wish we could include exclamation points/question marks when sending back messages...)
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    "9pm Thursday or Friday?"
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I wouldnt have said anything. I would have just worked as instructed, returned to the building by 9:00, recorded my remaining stops as "missed", punched out and gone home. Their plan, their fail. The next time you warn him that you will be out until 11:00... he might pay attention.
  11. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    Soberups has the correct answer. You warned them. They did not take corrective action. Today's disaster was on them.
  12. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    So what happened? How long were you out 'till? How many missed pieces did you have? What are you wearing?
  13. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    brown polyester would be my guess.............
  14. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    175 deliveries

    10 pickups

    ​110 miles
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A smartass comment to follow up your previous smartass comment may not have been your best choice.

    Assuming the message was sent "response required", I would have chosen "Option 2" and then made sure I pulled in to the bldg right at 9pm. As far as sheeting the rest of the packages as missed, which would be the right thing to do, that wouldn't happen in my center. They would grab a scanner and exception code the packages, most likely as EC.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Worked until 10:30pm lastnight.
  17. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    cash the check, baby
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    The DIAD should have a exception code "missed" button for these type conditions. All work not done gets scanned at once in mass. Would make things so much easier.

    As for comeback, "U-P", Leave off the -S- for service"!
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or they could properly staff and dispatch the areas to avoid situations like this...

    All work done would get scanned by the mgt team with the exception code EC.
  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    ​And we have to have dishonesty language in our contract? Sounds like a double standard.