Making my house a pick up account

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Re-Raise, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I live on my route about 5 miles out of town. I always have a few rural route deliveries near my home that I would go out and deliver around noon so I could take my lunch at my house. Orion doesn't seem to care much about my lunch plans.

    I am considering setting up my home as a pick up account with a noon commit. I would probably gain 20 minutes of overtime a day driving out there and back at $52 an hour for a profit of $17 a day or $85 a week. I am guessing pick up accounts cost about $15 to $20 a week, so I am thinking my plan=winner!
     
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  2. Will you call a complaint in on yourself?
     
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    They'd probably give it to someone else.​
     
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  4. Fragile

    Fragile Active Member

    Ask the customer for their phone number so you don't have to go if they don't have anything.
     
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  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Make yourself a smart pickup so you have flexibility, it's counts in ORION in miles regardless if it's a Y or N, if you care about that kind of crap of course.
     
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  6. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I say go for it. Set it up in your wife's maiden name.
     
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  7. Browntown2014

    Browntown2014 Active Member

    Lol! Genius
     
  8. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    You can be open for every holiday.
     
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  9. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I could give myself a UPS calendar. They seem pretty cool.
     
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  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Complain to your center manager that the receiver at that stop doesn't shut up when you pickup.
     
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  11. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    The main issue of course is that they'd see right through your plan. It's pretty obvious with the noon commit and all. I doubt anyone has ever tried this so who knows how they would handle it.

    The logic of gaining much time driving out there wouldn't hold with Orion. Orion's solution would simply redirect all surrounding stops around your house during that time of day anyway. So it really is still money out of your pocket paying for a p/u. And you're still working/driving. It's not "profit".

    The more sensible way would be to use the flexibility given to you. You don't have to follow Orion 100%. Try to work in some smart breaks and adjustments to direct yourself to your area mid-day. Hard to know if that's possible but if you were doing it before Orion I imagine you could work it in similarly.

    Just try to keep your mileage in check and management likely won't talk to you about Orion or your strategic adjustments.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If Orion changes the time or area you have to be there and you miss the comit just call in with a British accent and complain.
     
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  13. Do you really want one?
     
  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Here is your problem Orion is going to change it's solution based on when that pick time is scheduled.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015
  15. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Once I get ReRaise's Resources up and running, I can start ordering crap from LTD like all the other pretend businesses on my route.
     
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  16. This is good to know, Jack. Thanks.
     
  17. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Imagine that. Another driver who's overpaid and dishonest, coming up with ways to take more unearned $ from the company.
    Thank goodness you're protected by a union.
     
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  18. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Imagine that. How many times have we heard or seen personally an overpaid manager/sup/suit doing something dishonest and coming up with ways to fudge numbers to earn more bonus for "hitting their numbers?"

    Come on dude, both sides have a fair share of immoral personalities, just as both sides have a fair share of honest employees just trying to make a living doing the right thing. Don't paint with such a broad brush.
     
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  19. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    We still have a couple cases, you want one?
     
  20. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Just order supplies every other day...