Peak begins

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mechanic86, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Mechanic86

    Mechanic86 Repairing the crap you break.

    Apparently according to our manager we have entered peak season in August lol, I haven't been with the company a long time but even I know this is bs. In Automotive they are already pushing for "no brown down" which means no red tags allowed while at the same time they are saying overtime isn't allowed. Is anybody else getting word of this through management already? Before you know it peak will be all year long.
     
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  2. 2 hrs over allowed

    2 hrs over allowed Upstate follower

    Lmao I see many 12 & 13 hr days in my future. We don't have enough PCs to run the amount of routes needed for peak volume l.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Then where is my helper?
     
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  4. moldsporh

    moldsporh Active Member

    Peak began in my bldg 2 years ago, hasn't stopped.
     
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  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Things start ramping up with back to school. Anymore, peak starts trending up in October.
     
  6. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    September through February here. I was surprised they hadn't adjusted start times for next week with school openings around the corner.
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    Ever hear of rentals?
     
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  8. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    Ahhhh...Penskes, and Ryders. Test for shifting contents.
     
  9. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Bring out the UHAUL trucks if your center doesn't have enough PCs lol
     
  10. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    We already are using all available cars. This week the trainers had a hard time finding PCs to use for the new driver training class.
     
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Delivering out of rentals sucks but they do have more comfortable seats and better heaters. Some even have a radio.
     
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  12. locksmith

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  13. locksmith

    locksmith New Member

    It's feels like peek year round because routes are cut daily to make us stay out later
     
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  14. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    The ORION route cuts at my center have made it peak for drivers and loaders every day. Lower volume means fewer routes, but they're all still bricked out. Only difference during the holiday peak will be helpers and reloads from shuttles.
     
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  15. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    Note on your DIAD, "You have a helper~", "this person has never jumped...." Yay!!!!!
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Kind of early for all these "peak and Thanksgiving" posts to be starting isn't it? I'm sure UPS will have it all covered this year.
     
  17. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Peak begins in December.
     
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  18. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Welcome to last month.
     
  19. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    In my center. I have always noticed that right after labor day is when peak begins.
     
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  20. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Our center, we don't have enough drivers, so my management team is working on helping me pay off my wife's student loans. I appreciate them working so hard for me.
     
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