Minimum / Maximum Fluctuating ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownDead, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. BrownDead

    BrownDead New Member

    Question for anyone that can answer: Why does the minimum and maximum stop count change daily when other variables are almost the same each day. I have seen my max fluctuate as much as 30 stops, How can this be?
  2. chanman

    chanman New Member

    Depends on what mood the " stupidvisor " is in and how many drivers called in that morning. The maximum goes up, you stop for lunch when you are supposed to, call the centre and tell them help is needed and put the ball in their court .
  3. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    goes by paid day and when the computer is set to 8.25 then stops down 9.25 plan day stops up..

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    Mine is more set like 9.4 to 10.4 Is it even possible to get a 8.25, don't know the last time that's happenend.
  5. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    I asked the pre load sup the same question one day. He said it's all based on stops per car that they are supposed to hit that day. I don't see why they even bother really, they change the standard daily.
  6. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    The daily dispatch has always been based on stops per car.
    In the distant past -(two years ago)- the SPC was 115 to116, and during heavier volume 119, in our center.
    Now the new daily standard demanded by Division is about 126 to 128 SPC, -(due to the poor economy)-,
    and that is a huge percentile increase.
    Division throws these balls in the air and expects the center team to juggle them and then the center manager expects the drivers to keep them from being dropped.
    I like to speak in metaphor.

  7. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Also depends on your final stop count.If your max is 100 stops and you end up with 105,your new max will change to 110 and all will be peachy in the ivory tower once again.
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I get paid by the hour.
  9. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Me too,
    I turn into a pumpkin at 10pm, no matter how many stops are left.
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    That min/max has nothing to do with you (sounds strange, but...).
    It's the min/max they want on that car for the number of cars they're putting out that day. IE, if they cut 2 routes, the min/max rises.
    If they put in 2 extra routes.... oh wait..hahahahahahahahha!!!!
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    It is true that money is the only concern for some people, for others it is having a life outside of brown.

    The first part here is a operation theory, the last sentence is a pipe dream. lol..but dang funny.
  12. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    The money-first people are winning.
  13. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Cha ching!
  14. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Really the minimum/max shouldn't change, but the stops given will change. The min/max changes to make us feel good about being in the gray vs being in the red. The lighter the stops per car, the closer to the min we should be. The heavier the stops per car the closer to the max we should be. I really do believe the changing min/max is for us to feel a little better being in the gray.
  15. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    +1 lol
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    It's actually funny that I said that I get paid by the hour, but I'm still off the clock daily by 6-630. Not this 8-9 o'clock stuff I hear you guys talking about.
  17. chanman

    chanman New Member

    Love your answer over9five about putting in 2 extra routes...our group of drivers have asking for an extra guy to help out and all we get told is " we have the drivers but no trucks ".
    Guess U.P.S. is a little short on cash......
  18. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    One way centers can get more routes; when selfish me-first drivers start with working in unison with the contract and each other and forcing the company to put out more routes that should be there to begin with.
  19. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    +100, if all drivers in my center took lunch and breaks. Then we would have at least 2-3 extra routes a day if not more.
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That is "in theory" of course.