Peak hours

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TG43, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. TG43

    TG43 Member

    No I'm not wondering how late I'll be working during peak. I didn't know how to word the title.

    Been a cover driver for 6 months. Had some weeks where I worked the whole week. Lately I haven't been getting many days...only worked 1 day last week. I think this is a dumb question, but I will most likely be getting a lot of hours during peak right? I hope I get a solid 2 months of hours (Nov-Dec).
     
  2. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah! I would even go out on a limb and extend the time from Mid October to the end of January.
     
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  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    I think you will

    (smile)
     
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    It depends on your route. They tend to want heavy pick up routes in earlier than straight residential. Closer to Christmas all bets are off. I have a feeling we are all going to max out on hours this year.
     
  6. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    thats when the helpers start in our center, i hate that.
     
  7. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    And they wont know what to do especially when we get the pickup pieces back at 8:30. Cluster f!
     
  8. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    The few new hires that have come on board this year have been offset by older drivers moving to feeder. We will have the same or less staffing as last year. Bleak peak.
     
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    If you walked in our hub any given day and announced you wanted a route to run that day, you'd be pelted with fobs.
     
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  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Our language here I think gives them to January 15 or 17th or so.
     
  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I don't go to my truck till after PCM, never mind get my fob :) I'd have to pelt him with my lunch box.
     
  12. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    I actually got a visual after reading that.LOL
     
  13. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    :please::please::please:
    Dont forget after you finish what they dispatched you with you can always help out the older guys
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    All the hours you can swallow...Thanksgiving to Christmas is just a yearly blur....get up, clean off snow off thr car, go to work, go home, shovel snow and go to sleep.
     
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  15. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    blonde_car_stuck_girl_stuck_in_snow.jpg Remember its courtesy to lend a hand(or anything else) to stranded motorists during the winter months.
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    According to our Atlanta office, all is well and this peak will be a breeze, so the OP might not get many hours.
     
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  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We;ve had guys come in and then all of a sudden they say they don't have anything for the person to run. I've offered up my route but was told I can't do that. Why the hell not?!??!? I'll take an unpaid day off.
     
  18. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Happens in my center also.....If your not one of the "Chosen Ones" they say it cant be done.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why would they care who runs the route as long as the route is covered?
     
  20. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    By cover drivers getting to many reports that would require them to be made FT. They also have to take into consideration the Sat staffing as to not be forced to use 6 punches.