Post Office Deliveries

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by undies, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. undies

    undies Active Member

    Today was one of the worst days I've seen. This small postal center got 40 bags full of sure post crap. Plus another 60 singles. I know this isn't a lot in the grand scheme of post offices, but this place only runs 30 cars! Please share your stories.
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    It was non stop azzz rape all last night. Cut too many routes...blown out trucks....utter epic management fail and one of the worst days I've seen in years. I am not a magician....I can't fit 550+ pieces in an 800 and make it a decent load. Tonight is better..regular peak night...heavy but manageable.
     
  3. TheNewKid

    TheNewKid Member

    Every day my driver and I stop to pick up between 180 too 345 pkgs from one warehouse. (Not even all the pickups in the day.) every single day. Weighing about 25 pounds each. This may cause you to take a sip of water afterwards lol.
     
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Try being a helper on a humid 90° day in the summertime...lol
     
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  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Cut routes? It was Monday so of course they cut route. IE told them it would be light as usual and corporate would not let centers add the routes that were needed. Were you surprised?
     
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Not that they cut routes....but that they advanced us work....I'm not sure what part of my rectum the extra cardboard was supposed to fit.
     
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  7. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    My center was a horror show. I was just over 10 and I was in early, guys over 12. But lucky for UPS we were able to cut routes and send a few guys home. More brilliance from the higher ups as Peak starts.
     
  8. FiXiE.GuRL

    FiXiE.GuRL Member

    I have a route that I load that has 300-400 packages a day and then they added the PO and it brought it to 600-700 packages a day. It took them 3 straight days in a row for them to relize it wasn't all fitting and finally made adjustments. Now instead of loading 3 cars I'm loading 2 cars plus pulling 1000+ packages for 3 different PO's that I then roll down rollers to another loader.

    Gotta love unexpected Bulk..lol
     
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  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    2 whole cars and pulling surepost? Wow..
     
  11. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Actually this is alot in the grand scheme of things....The post office is getting too much of our work and the few things the union supposedly "won" for us in the last contract to address sure post was a joke....There has to be millions of packages going to the post office a year now...less teamster jobs no matter how you spin it
     
  12. Dub

    Dub New Member

    I deliver to a larger downtown post office. They get 300-450 packages a day and that's non peak days.
     
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  13. feeder05

    feeder05 Active Member

    I don't know where you guys work at, but in Seattle they have been adding pc drivers all year and are still under what they need. Feeders have been hiring drivers also and will continue after the New Year. Surepost is a lousy service, packages sit there for several days before they go out for deliveries.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    That is by design. They hold the Surepost packages that will paired with other packages for the same stop the next day. Brings some of the work back to the drivers.
     
  15. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    There has been lots of new feeder positions open up in the Pacific nw...especially since they expanded the Portland hub.
     
  16. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I have 3 post offices. One gets 2 bags plus a hand full. Another gets a hand full. The last gets a bag plus a couple boxes. My last po closes at noon. Now I deliver all the packages to resi 's. Because I don't get there till after 5 pm or so
     
  17. Brownslave688

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

    I'm delivering a 25-30ft uhaul full of surepost for about 50,000 people.

    I'll be conservative and say 75% of that is actually in town. Virtually all of that in town should be coming to us this time of year. I later drove by at least 10 stops that I delivered to the post office. That is just the stuff I looked at and remembered. Not the 100 bags full I delivered.
     
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  18. Brownslave688

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

    This makes no sense to me. Instead of holding the 5 packages for me that have a delivery for tomorrow. Give me the 30 that I drive right by today.
     
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  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I've taken packages to one of my rural post offices that are for the house next door.
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I remember when we delivered all the package to the customers---not to the Post Office. Has anyone ever figured out how many jobs have been lost because of that hair brained idea.