Schools on fall break.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Our local school district is now on fall break for the following 3 weeks. It's UPS policy not to hold a package for more than 10 days(not positive). This is the first year where the entire district is on the same school calendar. Instead of having hundreds of packages sent back to the shipper, why not work out a supplemental plan with district officials to have them delivered to one sight which would eliminate the shipper having to spend additional reshipping charges. Now this would bring back customer service and schools would have their supplies.
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Don't you set something up with a janitor or secretary before this happens?

    There'll be someone there sometimes who could receive stuff.
     
  3. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Fall break? Our schools just ended summer break a couple weeks ago...

    We reroute all school deliveries to the school district headquarters when all the schools shut down. It's a large warehouse where they keep tons of stuff. Look into that for your area.
     
  4. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know! It seems like the kids just started school and now its fall break. Remember as a kid, when school began after labor day. The school year makes no sense now.
    Around here we're told to return packages to shipper if the school is closed for more than two weeks. I know exactly what your talking about when you refer to the large warehouse, I'll bring it up to my center manager.
     
  5. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Same here. All ours goes to a maintenance bldg for vacations etc.
     
  6. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    We future everything for the schools here when they are on break and store it in a trailer until school restarts. We don't send anything back to the shipper.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I find it hard to believe that the custodial or support staff also have 3 weeks off. Someone has to be there.
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Have you ever tried to find a janitor in an empty school? They know ALL the best hiding places
     
  9. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    why are the schools ordering supplies to be delievered while they are closed ?
     
  10. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    someone is going to be at the school I delivered stuff all summer to schools. Just becasue it's break doesn't mean everyone that works there is on it.
     
  11. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    And the UPS driver does not??
     
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Probably, but they aren't the same places.
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    Or maybe they are (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)!!!
     
  14. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    What would you call a good hiding place in a school?
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would say my locker as that is where I spent most of my freshman year (not by choice).
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    It seems like every school I ever deliverd to had at least one hiding place for the janitors that was hidden in the boiler room back around the backside of some big :censored2: boiler.
     
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Under the stage.
     
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    And if the janitors weren't there to sign you could at least eyeball the centerfolds on the wall.
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I see you've been there also:happy2:
     
  20. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member


    Shhh! The ladies may take offense if we talk about centerfolds.