Merry Christmas, another Christmas Eve driving the brown truck!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownboxman, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. brownboxman

    brownboxman Active Member

    For those of us who are drivers, there is a certain feeling to this day. Surviving the long hours of "peak season" , may not be different than the long hours of the rest of the year, but the work is faster pace with more pkgs and expectations. So to make it to Christmas Eve with the body a little more tired, and the mind a bit more weary gives us acertain feeling of accomplishment. putting all the "hourly vs. company" aside, take a moment today to get a feel for the sense of accomplishment we all deserve. It really is pretty amazing. This will be my 26th and last "peak day" before Christmas going to work for UPS, and I will savor it. Because for all the crap we endure, we all know there is a sense of pride in the accomplishment. Merry Christmas to all my "Brown" co workers!
     
  2. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Very well said. This day is either hit or miss. Sometimes I take a code 5 or I punch out at 9. Hopefully it's a code 5
     
  3. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Getting ready to leave the house and thinking the same thing , at least I still have a helper for today

    Its the week after Christmas that bugs me more
     
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone need a helper for the day? I can't run, but I move pretty fast. I have uniforms, black boots, and I know how to use a DIAD. If you run out of hours during the day, I can even drive for you!
     
  5. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    i'll be there till 2am tonight i'm sure

    screw family, wish i was playing Eve instead

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  6. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    I look allright today but we were told to have a full call in and that we would be helping out the others. So I have no clue what time I will be home
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    Well I was instructed to EC what ever I need to just be off by 6. Why? Because my sup wants to get home. Isn't it just great what this company has turned into.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    0830/1530 Code 05 197 stops/500+ pkgs 100% clean going in to Wednesday
     
  9. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I sent an ODS after my helper and I had lunch and another before heading back to center asking if anyone needed help. I was asked to call another driver who said he was all set. I asked if there were any stops left in building that needed to be delivered and was told no and to go home. I went home.
     
  11. JakeD

    JakeD Member

    Last day as a helper and i definitely appreciate the work that goes into driving and how it would be delivering alone most of the year. we had 180stops probably 250 packages. we went without lunch to finish faster and get it done at 3:30 (for me) then another 1hr-1.5hr for driver to do one last stop, pick up his trailer and get back to the center.
     
  12. OVERBOARD

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    8.00 to 1632 I'm one of the lucks ones. Call a friend and he still had 80 stops left at 1700, he Dels. North of the center which was hit hard, south of the center got of pretty easy where I'm. Sucks to be in group 2.
     
  13. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Our center was told to run 37 routes today; 52 routes went out- all over 10.5 hours. What reports and forecasts are they reading?
     
  14. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    had a Code 5 and still worked over 9 hours. Quite a few people were still out when i came in. Our center got hit hard today
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Remember, this is our first Peak....
     
  16. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member


    Just to clarify, why would you take an 05 when you worked over 9 hours?
     
  17. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    I'm thinking family????
     
  18. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Finished at Five. Took 60 stops from another driver. It's now 7:15 cSt They want me go help another driver. Lots of drivers eta are 9:00-10:00. We started at 8:20.
     
  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Gets you in an hour earlier not taking lunch?
     
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Yes.