Riding with drivers.

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by Prickle, May 5, 2011.

  1. Prickle

    Prickle New Member

    Ride with drivers on Saturday because Sunday is Mothers day!!!!!! Ups doesn't care about their people!!!!!!!!
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm sorry, what??????????
  3. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Well said!!! Uh, whatever it was!!!!!!
  4. Upser08

    Upser08 New Member

    They care enough to give you a paycheck, and amazing benefits!!!
    Always remember that without the union most hourly employees would be in the unemployment line.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's not true.
  6. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    Actually according to some customers of mine who have organized and conducted Job Fairs throughout the midwest for 35 years say that former UPS managers have a very low placement rating(28%) while former drivers place in the 80% range. It's even higher for retired drivers looking for part-time work. Companies love hard workers. They've see them everyday and aren't afraid to hire them.
  7. j13501

    j13501 Member

    The reason some areas have supervisors riding with drivers on the Saturday before Mother's Day is because it's normally the heaviest (non peak season) saturday air day of the year. Extra help is needed that day to ensure service meets our customers' expectations. This is a business decision; it's not an uncaring UPS.

    I remember looking at the numbers and expecting another big Saturday before Father's Day. Not even close! It proves what all of us know- Mothers are truly special!
  8. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    You just said a mouth full!!
    Happy Mother's Day to ALL the MOM'S out there!!!
  9. opie

    opie Member

    Peak season doesn't even affect Saturdays. Mother's Day is the 'peak day' for the year. And the reason they may have supervisors riding with drivers is to do the annual safety audit. Though it may not be the best time of year to do one with all the extra work. But it's the best opportunity because on a typical Saturday there is only two Supervisors, meanwhile this Saturday will have several helping out.
  10. brownone

    brownone Member

    Always surprises me the number of former drivers who are Walmart greeters now.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Thanks for that drivel AntiSOCKS.
  12. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Well how is a rider going to help out to meet our customers expectations? He wouldnt be delivering any packages and wouldnt be in a seperate package car. Is any other day of the week any different then?

    If extra help is needed, they can put up an extra work day list up(6th day) and drivers in seniority order can work.
  13. brownIEman

    brownIEman Active Member

    The help he is talking about IS extra drivers who signed a list and were awarded the work in seniority order, or were forced in in reverse seniority order. The riders are typically just there to do annual S&V rides and observations or to train with new cover drivers who may have barely driven who are forced in.
  14. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    Don't give up your day job Hoaxster
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    No time soon.
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I always get :censored2: and take it personal when an old timer like you retires. I wish they would never leave charisma goes a long way and it's the last link to the old great UPS.
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The good old days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems. Billy Joel.
  18. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Big shot
  19. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Hoaxster, You are not missing anything. You take the whole group at the convention and combine them together and you still come up 2 cans short of six pack when it comes to common sense and brains. ...

    Always surprises me the number of former ups management employees with a hot dog cart:wink2:
  20. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Ha, Ive heard personally of a couple full time sups who have gone to other companies and start pulling the "ups" crap there and didnt last very long....Yes, there are many companies out there that treat their employees fairly and labor relations are good AND they make a large profit. UPS could do the same thing BUT choose to run the company this way. It has nothing to do with going public, or having a union....