Punished by bulk route and screwing up bad

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by novadriver, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    Monday i got sent on a new route that does lots of big buildings with bulk stops. I'm so overwhelmed that i've made more mistakes in these last couple days than I have since I started.

    4 late airs today out of 45 airs, parking ticket. Depressing.
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  2. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    I think i'm going to call in sick tomorrow because I feel like I am going to puke all day doing this blown out route lool
  3. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Late air? Tell them you can't get it all off in time and run nothing but air first. But know if a parking ticket matters. We don't get those at my center.
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  4. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    It sucks trying to get ppl to take your air but do it anyways.
  5. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Relax, tomorrow is another day youngblood. Cant carry yesterday into todays mind state, youll learn that as time goes on. Its all part of the learning curve on this job, in the beginning. Youll be an ace before you know it and this job will be like second nature to ya. Weve all made a lot of mistakes in the beginning, you learn from them and become new improved the next day. Hang in there and remember positive thinking dude lol.
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You want to call in sick on Valentine's Day (eve)? Good luck with that.
  7. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    It's not like they can force him to come in.
  8. Just keep going man, it's all good! They shouldn't be expecting you to be a rockstar when you are still wet behind the ears
  9. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Cant turn a pile of shyt into a flower bed all the time. One day at a time
  10. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    You're going to have good days and not so good days. Roll with it. Don't let it get you down. A lot of what discourages you is beyond your control. Don't sweat the stuff you can't do anything about. Don't sweat the other stuff either, just learn from it. Like Jumpman said, have the positive outlook.
  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If the check cashes they can't punish you unless you let them. Who cares if the route has bulk or buildings. If you're employed, you're winning.
  12. Brownslave688

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

    I got an idea. Take all of your break in the middle of the day and work at a steady safe pace. Inform them of all that will be missed in plenty of time.
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  13. Dweezel

    Dweezel New Member

    Air always comes of first, then ground, no clue about parking tickets, but I would ask management where you can park to avoid such. If you can't drive around the block after air and start ground on second trip. If it looks like you will get a ticket do a third trip around the block, rinse and repeat. As long as you have no late air and are working as instructed who cares how long the route takes.
  14. 2 hrs over allowed

    2 hrs over allowed Upstate follower

    Putting air on a bulk rt is just asking for it to be Late
  15. NY Grind75

    NY Grind75 ????????

    Next time just send a message back to the center through your diad so it will be paper that you let them know you are going to have issues with your air. ....."CYA"....cover your ass
  16. Browntown2014

    Browntown2014 Active Member

    If you are in the Atlantic ups pays for all parking tickets.
  17. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    They went straight for a suspension but i grieved it, because I've never had a warning letter for that offense.
  18. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    It's not his job to give air to his route mates, it's management's job to spread it out among drivers to make service. No reason to make this rookie fix a problem management doesn't want to, if he does, management will never fix it because he's doing it daily.
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  19. ReLooped

    ReLooped I'm utility...AGAIN!?

    do the route one stop at a time.
    don't take the work personal. I used to get stressed out when I was put on ball buster routes. or get to the PC and have the absolute worst load ever. but these days if that were to happens I do 3 things: 1) laugh 2)tell management I will have service issues if I don't get help 3)call dispatch throughout the day and let them know I need help.

    nothing else to do really. one way or another those packages are getting delivered. no sense raising your blood pressure over it
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    On a side note, what happens to management in this situation? Do they get kicked in the nuts for being stupid or is this considered an acceptable method of intimidation by higher levels of management?