O.K. Has Peak REALLY Begun Where You Are?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    From what I can learn from drivers there, the Lynnfield, MA center I'd work from as a seasonal driver is getting busy, but not all the routes are even going out as yet. Has peak where you are hit with the insanity we all know and love? I'd like to earn some money this season, but I wonder if I ever will.
     
  2. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Well, last week I clocked out on Friday with just over 18 hours on my check for 4 days of work.

    Today, Wednesday, I clocked out and have 26 hours and some change, and I still have two days of 12:45am start times ahead of me. I'm anticipating 35+ hours at the end of this pay period (as a part-time preloader who's never worked a minute over 25 hours in a week since my employment with UPS began), so yeah, I'm pretty confident in saying that peak's started for some of us.
     
  3. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Looks like I better make a call.
     
  4. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Go for it. I don't think making a phone call would hurt your chances of getting put to work at all.
     
  5. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    It's not as though making a call will cause me to work less than I already am. My supe's out on the road and the center manager didn't pick up his page. I'm never, ever paranoid, but I'm certain that they're both together discussing how to get rid of me. I just know it, I tell ya'.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You aren't paranoid if everyone really IS out to get you.
     
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  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I've worked about 27.5 hours this week so far....and we're breaking volume records already from last year's peak.....peak is here for sure.
     
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  8. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I just knew it. No wonder when I walk down the street I'm always turning 360 degrees.
     
  9. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Sounds like they don't want you driving. We have most routes "in", including peak routes and rentals. All systems go.
     
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  10. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Yes, I suppose that's true. They haven't asked me to return the uniforms.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    They probably won't until after Christmas.....you haven't worked at all?
     
  12. Brownslave688

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

    In a center with under 70 routes we have 1200 more STOPS than peak day last year. They were talking like today could be peak day for the year. So yeah I would say peak is here.
     
  13. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    The safety and health director who trained me for the one week driver training checked and told me:

    "They did/have not had the manpower to continue the training needed to keep you out on the road."

    For a company that watches every dime it spends, I'm surprised that this was wasn't known when they paid me for the training. So the work is there, just not the management to train me? Hmm. It pretty much sucks, IMHO.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Well, at least you got an answer, even if it wasn't the one you were looking for.
     
  15. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    That's true. I'll hang on to the uniforms and hope I'll be driving in the summer, as was also told to me.
     
  16. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Peak is at my place, Trust me on this assessment.
     
  17. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Over 270 stops today. Taking a ten minute break while my helper hits the restroom. Pieces around 385. Ill screen shot it later. Yeah, peak is in full force!
     
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  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    They'll probably want the uniform back after peak....not sure. And you've probably figured this out by now....don't believe everything brown tells you....lol
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    235 stops today----I didn't do that many all of last Peak.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You will probably have to turn them in the week after Christmas.

    I am very surprised that you are not working. We had everyone on road today, including one of our on-cars.