Peak

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by noelf1258, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. noelf1258

    noelf1258 New Member

    In 20 years with UPS this is the hard peak I have ever worked . Santa Cruz CA center 9500 .
     
  2. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Easy one here, but I just don't have the tolerance for it anymore. Amazon owns us and the company has way too many promises out there that are totally unrealistic. 37 years. 32 on road. Just don't want to do it anymore.
     
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  3. Brownslave688

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

    Time to retire. This was one easy peak. Not sure what you think Amazon did to make it worse?
     
  4. Wizzy

    Wizzy Member

    I'm with packmule 37 years 30 peaks driving. Remote enough it wasn't to hard just too much bull&&$$ these days. Gonna crunch the numbers really hard.
     
  5. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    In the 13 I've been with the company it was the easiest. Shows how different each hub can be from one another.
     
  6. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Standing around till 10:00 am waiting on planes that are loaded with Amazon promises. Trouble is, I see UPS's problem. How do you justify spending so much money to prepare for just 2 or 3 weeks of excess volume?
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    I don't ever remember a peak that air wasn't late on Christmas eve. Amazon or not.
     
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  8. And low profit margine,from Amazon packages.
     
  9. 28down

    28down Member

    Christmas eve was slammed again,worked all drivers till 830 900 pm. My family thanks you
     
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  10. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    myself and over 10 other drivers worked past 2000 tonite. we got SLAMMED
     
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  11. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    2130 here
     
  12. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Would have been done by 3:30 but I went to help another driver and ended punching out at 4:30. The worst part of this peak was waiting for something bad to happen but it never happened.
     
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I agree----we were all looking at each other wondering when we were going to get slammed. It was busy but it could have been much worse.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Every other package yesterday was Avon or Amazon....never saw so much Avon so close to Christmas.
     
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Now you're gonna crunch the numbers?
     
  16. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Along with lots QVC and the large styrofoam Omaha steaks containers.
     
  17. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    I did not see 1 Omaha steak this year... Are you sure we still deliver them
     
  18. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I thought they were Omaha. Its one of the online food places. The containers are strofoam with plastic shrink wrap. Can't write on them with grease pencils.
     
  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I delivered a couple of them. Not too many Honeybaked hams.
     
  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    With the exception of the late air on Christmas Eve this peak was cake. I think that any center that had a rough time has poor leadership that didn't go with the program this year or maybe just experienced bad weather.