Saturday Ground

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by crashnburn256, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. crashnburn256

    crashnburn256 New Member

    So they are rolling this out and starting to test it at my building(portland, ore). They say they aren't going to start a tues-sat shift but instead are going to use volunteers. They said they were going to start on sep 6th but they took the list down so it might be a few weeks.

    Has anyone heard of this? Oh, and its ground delivery on a weekend so its top-rate for everyone plus overtime since its a 6th shift. I'm definitely signing up when they put the list back up.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Pass.
     
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  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Sign me up, I'll work for premium pay up to my 60. I'm gonna bounce this place even sooner the way they pass OT out.
     
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  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    How many drivers are they going to use? Is this on top of normal Saturday Air volume or will the drivers deliver both? Bringing in extra support (unloaders, preloaders, scanners)?
     
  5. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Ummmm, No. I took this job knowing I was going to have to bust my ass Mon. thru Fri. No way I'm volunteering for more punishment. They will have to force me to work on Sat.
     
  6. crashnburn256

    crashnburn256 New Member

    Good question I was wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure that air drivers can't sign up I think that you are going to be sent out with only ground volume or only air volume if you are an air driver.

    I have no idea how the preload is going to work.

    I'll keep you guys posted when they actually start this. They also said they are already testing it somewhere else wisconsin I think they said.
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Keep us posted on how this develops. Air Drivers can deliver ground but have to be paid top driver rate plus OT. Would not make much sense to have two drivers delivering an Air package and a ground package to the same address or across the street from each other.
     
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Just to give you guys some ideas about how lucrative this could be.

    Say you work 45 Saturdays out of 52. Of those Saturdays you work a minimum of 4 hours (taking into account you worked 50ish M-F) at 50.56/hr. By the end of the year you'd make 9100.00 more just from Saturdays. Say you've been here for 15years and plan on doing 30 and out. Doing 15 more years at 9100.00 an extra a year (no yearly raises calculated into this), you'd have $136,512.00. That would equal roughly two years of what someone who takes a few no pays every so often makes.

    Now imagine you're ready to leave and took that 4hrs on Sat the whole time and dumped just that into a 401k for 15 years and earned 10% a year off it average. It would come out to be $318,042.54 over the 15 years. Now lets say your 55 at the time and can't pull from it till 60 and you're just living off your pension, the total at age 60 would be $512,210.69.

    All that from 4hrs extra OT a week Saturday morning for 15 years working.
     
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  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Oh in that case, pass.
     
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  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You could also apply this to just putting away 200.00 bucks a week for 45 out of 52 weeks in your 401k if that gives you any more motivation. I don't know about you but I don't wanna spend any more time here then I have to, and if I do I want it to count.

    Edi :You can also relate it to someone who skips their lunch 4 days a week and puts it in their board.
     
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  11. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Ill think about ya when im sleeping in like a sumbitch on Saturday:sleeping2: lol
     
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  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Mon to fri is enough for me in the SLAVESHOP lol.
     
  13. I can't make it. I hope you understand.
     
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  14. scooby0048

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    I would prefer a Tuesday-Saturday schedule. At least that way when all of you are working on Mondays, I can go to the DMV or get some fishing and poker time without the crowds.
     
  15. YellowSox

    YellowSox Member

    I would dew it.


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  16. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    I can barely handle Monday thru Friday...

    Whachu talk'n 'bout Willis?!?!
     
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  17. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Why not? Fedex thinks it makes perfect sense.
     
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do people still go to the DMV? I do all of my DMV related stuff online.
     
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  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    When I retire I'll have my 401k, pension and SS. On top of that I do like you said and put a little each week (auto deduct) into a separate savings account. It's emergency/retirement money. The day I can retire I am out of here.
     
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Saturday ground should be OT for all hours worked.