"Peak season"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by greenroomgal, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. greenroomgal

    greenroomgal Member

    Can anyone be specific(I love specifics lol) on a date UPS claims as "peak season"? I was hired as a TCD. My 'title' says something extremely different. My pay is extremely different than a TCD. And have yet to get my clearance rides(2) completed. I have pestered the crap out of HR with no response besides...well, too busy at the moment, soon, or no response at all. This is the most frustrating experience of my life with a job. I was told by other TCD's that once you start in hub that you get lost in the hub. This is so true. They hired 32 TCD's in July. We have all been trained, schooled and we all wait. So I work doubles to pay bills. Do they have a date for peak season or do they look at volume increase to start calling it peak season?
  2. Usually from November 1st till January 15th
  3. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Member

    After thanksgiving
  4. shortmanups

    shortmanups New Member

    Here it's October 15- January 15
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Tell me you didn't steal "Gods" avatar
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    He stole hers.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Well that's totally uncalled for---ban him.
  8. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    It seems like peak season is everyday now
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  9. Yes he did.
  10. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    We loaded 3 areas outside today. 29 areas run.

    For this thread -- our center starts flying at the middle of Sept for peak. Then keeps going to the end of January. Then the unnecessary cut fest begins
  11. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    It was real busy last week with all the college students getting there books
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  12. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    Peak season typically starts January 2nd and runs through December 30th every year.
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  13. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    Never stops
  14. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    @greenroomgal : if you're asking when you will start working (and getting paid) as a driver, it will be when the package volume increase (or # of regular FT drivers off work for whatever reason) calls for it. I'm pretty sure TCD stands for Temporary Cover Driver. That should clue you in that it might not be steady work. I strongly suggest you find your union contract supplement at teamster.org (look under 'package division') and start reading it. Find a knowledgeable coworker to ask any questions you have, or if posting here, include what contract supplement you're working under as part of the question.
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  15. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover Member

    Is TCD different from "Reg Temp" in regards to union membership?
  16. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    That's now for us.
  17. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    Good luck had a lot of those orange boxes last week.(Chegg)
  18. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    11 hour day yesterday...

    during peak, I would have had a helper for 4-5 hours
  19. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    Seems like my stop count goes up more and more every year
  20. doodoobrwn

    doodoobrwn Member

    I work in a very heavy load area and it's been peak for 8 months for my load area last Wednesday I had 1600 pieces and 5 cars. This Wednesday I had 1359 and 5 cars. Usually Tuesday-Thursday I have 5 cars and the highest volume in our center