Peak is going to suck

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Browndriver5, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

  2. When does peak not suck? I don't get it. Beating the dead horse
     
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  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Delivering to Access Point's will help reduce stops. But if they are going to keep the the same amount of drivers, it's going to be a disaster. There's a reason last peak went so smooth and that's because we were over staffed. Why not just hire 25% less seasonals?
     
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  4. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    More money? I don't see the problem.
     
  5. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    This past peak was pretty great
     
  6. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    We also had other hubs take loads off us.
     
  7. Our center hired one extra driver, so it was business as usual. Wish I was you
     
  8. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    Peak 2014 was easy. 2013 tho was pretty crazy
     
  9. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    2013 peak was a disaster
     
  10. livin the dream

    livin the dream Active Member

    if this is true, there will be so many service failures that peak 2016 will be like last peak. they'll over compensate again. they only have us for 60 hours idk what they're thinking
     
  11. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    They are thinking about that big bonus for hitting the numbers
     
  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We didn't have any of that. I kind of wished we did.
    It was like night and day between 2013 and 2014. 2013 as an hourly I was averaging 35 hours a week on local sort with the average check around 50 hours a week adding in preload. Last year I was doing 40 total as PT management. My worst day was only 9.5 hours. I did 5 12 hour days in 2013.
     
  13. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    the sky is falling!!! the sky is falling!!! The job sucks year round
     
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  14. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    And then lose it because of all the missed and late air.
     
  15. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    They are thinking about running the old timers ragged. Forcing them into retirement with all these 12 hour dispatches that in 2017 retirement will look like a pretty good idea for a bunch of people. Then have a bunch of new hires at $16 an hour and cover drivers at $29
     
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  16. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    And damages. Cant forget those
     
  17. Knothead

    Knothead WTF?

    I'm curious what our customers think of us when we ring their doorbell at 10pm?
     
  18. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    Same here in 2013 50-60 hour weeks with dubs. 12 hour day at least once a week. It sucked but my check didn't atleast
     
  19. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    I think there was a thread on that. The customer wasnt happy
     
  20. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    The way we do damages is comical. Gotta make sure it's done right so it gets billed to the hub and not the center...
     
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