Ready for the last week of Peak? lol

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Marne Vet, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Riiiight. I thought it was funny when I heard someone say "We only have one more week of Peak to go" on Friday. Just shook my head and walked to my blown-out 800. Peak will not end for us after this week. I'll most likely keep my helper for another week like the last few years, and then just have to finish cleaning up my area on my own until it settles down a little. I'll still be smoked daily, so to me Peak never ends. I am optimistic though. At 42 I figure I'm half way to being dead, so I've got that going for me.
     
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  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Peak has been the easiest time of the year for me. I might get more stop but the helper takes most of the painful in/out of the car. So even on 13 hr days I am still fine.
     
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  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I hate that painful in/out too. I've found if you use more lube, it can be quite pleasant.
     
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  4. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    I agree partially. I might not get out of the truck as much, but digging through a packed 800 every day like an Archeologist and having to rearrange the Preloads mess takes its toll. My helper isn't quick. I'm still doing a 2 to 1 ratio almost every time we stop. I used to love this time of year because of what you said. Now? Not so much.
     
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    It's all money, that's what everyone is here for afterall.
     
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  6. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    That's not an excuse for these stop counts, or for being crippled before the age of 50. It is NOT what I'm here for.
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You choice your own speed. If you can do 120 and you get 160 then guess what? Don't get it done. People take work off me daily because I'm over dispatched. Not my problem.
     
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  8. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    That doesn't happen [here]. I have NEVER changed my pace, and my stops have still gone up. You're dreaming if you think punching-out late is the answer. We have several drivers who punch out around 9 pm every day. Work taken off? What Utopian center do you work in, and are there any bids available?
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I gave 12am eta all last week. They take work off me to get me in by 10:30. By Friday I ran out of hours which I was cool with. I'll do it again next week.
     
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  10. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    When I was hired they told me I could go until Jan. 15th. Maybe after everyone returns the gifts they don't want I'll be able to get out and drive.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I don't know what our center manager would do if one of us ever sent a midnight ETA.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    He would do what mine does, nothing because there's nothing he can do.
     
  13. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Exactly. Had a 2 am a week ago. A couple 12 Amy's a 11 pm here and there
     
  14. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver I like Money

    Mine would stroke out on the spot
     
  15. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    If you're a hard worker, peak will feel the same to you as the rest of the year.
     
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I can't imagine he would be that happy to hear such news.
     
  17. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    So you're not a driver. Got it. Moving along.
     
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    3 more weeks of peak at least and thats if they get caught up. Alot depends on the weather delays also. It is what it is dude whatever. I aint sweating it lol.
     
  19. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Impossible for us [here]. One, we HAVE to make the Air Wall by 8:30 if we picked up NDA's. Two, we would be told to get in and sheet everything not attempted missed. Even if they sent you help, there is no way they would allow a driver to stay out past 10 PM. The closest I ever came was 9:45, with a sup, and the DM called him and was yelling at him so loud I could hear it in the Jump Seat from his phone.
     
  20. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    For drivers, its a different story, but for inside workers like loaders, unloaders, sorters, etc - My statement is dead on correct.