Only 99 shopping days left 'til Xmas...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Just sayin'.....
     
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  2. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Be here before you know it sober and so will what I hate the very most, GETTING DARK EARLY AZ BALLZ SCHIZNITT lol.
     
  3. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I could care less about peak, been running peak numbers all year. It is the early darkness that I truly dread, really makes the day worse.
     
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  4. BigBrown3605

    BigBrown3605 Member

    Peak isn't bad if you have a good helper......... Its the late start times and early darkness that piss me off........
     
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  5. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Same here dude.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Delivering in the dark sucks. Peak during shortest days of the year double sucks.
     
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  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Bring on the late airs!
     
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I use to hate the dark nights until I got these:

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  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Good, still got 96 days before I have to order.
     
  10. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

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  11. Brownslave688

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

    I always tell people this.

    If peak were in July and it was 70 degrees we would get so much more work done but then we would just cut the workforce so wouldn't matter.
     
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    And most customers will wait until Black Friday to START shopping.

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  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  14. Brownslave688

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

    I believe that is over a 30% increase over our non peak workforce. Here's the problem and we have all mentioned it. Many facilities simply can not handle the volume. No matter hiw many workers. Only so much can come down a belt at once.

    Do I blame ups for this? Only partly. When times were great and we were the only game in town we should of aggressively expanded buildings. At my building they looked into expanding in the 80's but decided it was too expensive. Now the town has doubled in size since then and just to bring the building up to OSHA code would cost double what the original expansion estimate.

    I also blame amazon and other retailers for putting such pressure on ups price wise. If they expect ups to expand for a few months of volume they have to be willing to pay more the rest of the year.
     
  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I have Christmas cards on my truck for a store today. I just shook my head when I saw those boxes.
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I thought it was bad when I saw Halloween decoration stuff in Target in the middle of August.
     
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  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You guys all remember back 25 or 30 years ago when stores didn't roll out their Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving? ??
     
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