So they're adding a shift at my hub

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by EmraldArcher, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

    Apparently Amazon is building two new warehouses in the area and as a result they are adding a midday sort that will be working from 11-4 (approximately).

    Going to be staffed with around 200 hourly employees. From what I have heard they are going to allow 50 employees from both the twilight and midnight shifts bid to it, 30 from the preload and they are going to hire 70 off the street.

    The new hires are actually going to be hired before the shift goes into effect so they can be trained and it looks like they're all going to be crammed onto twilight (fine by me, I'll get to go home early for a week or so).

    I'm in the top 30 or so for seniority in my shift so I can definitely bid to it if I want but I was wondering how management came up with those numbers. Seems odd that they can just cap the number of people bidding to the new shift at a random number.
  2. Fedex Guy

    Fedex Guy Active Member

    Are you in the baltimore area by chance?
  3. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

    Nope, Florida.
  4. Kush

    Kush Member

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  5. Acc0rd

    Acc0rd Member

    Hey buddy, Im also in the same building your speaking of. They will definitely bid the shift out before they make the final moves. I know of other buildings that changed their midnights/sunrise shifts to Sunday thru Thursday and they were all given a free move and everyone was moved that wanted to be moved due to day shifts. You know half the numbers they toss out are always off the wall. We wont know until it actually starts sometime around Sept from what I was told. Good luck on whatever move you decide on!
  6. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Yeah, there's still some speculation on the day sort plans, but it's pretty much confirmed it'll start in September or October. Also the bidding is supposed to be in August.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    200 employees on one sort? How much volume do you guys process?
  8. Johnny Paycheck

    Johnny Paycheck Speak softly and carry a big stick.

    Sound high to you? It's a hub. My twilight sort has 400.
  9. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    I don't have the number of people staffed on my midnight sort, but we're normally around 100-120k, Friday 80ish. We do have quite a few days lately where 130 isn't unheard of.
  10. justaquestion

    justaquestion New Member

    Hey people. I'm at the same hub and can confirm I've heard the same information. I hear it'll start in October.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We don't have 200 employees total in my center, including management.
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Do Florida hubs get really hot in the summer or are they air conditioned?
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  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    First, I think that senior employees should be allowed to bid on every opening created before new hires are brought in to fill the holes.

    That said, they are bring volume back to one of the smaller buildings here and will have some of the CACH drivers go to that building to move it.
  14. justaquestion

    justaquestion New Member

    No air conditioning. Hot as hell. Many of the fans are worthless.
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    The BOG can only hold so many people....
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  16. Acc0rd

    Acc0rd Member

    did someone really say AC? lol. Just like the brown trucks, they prepare you as a PT'er so your ready for it as a FT'er. :)
  17. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    It probably gets over 100 at night in my hub with all the equipment running. The fans are nice, but really only when you're right in front of one not doing anything.

    The offices are nice and cool from AC though, but the rest of at least my hub wouldn't have AC unless they rebuilt it. We have a hard enough time not getting water inside when it rains.
  18. Acc0rd

    Acc0rd Member

    No UPS I have ever seen is AC'd. Only the offices. Good reason behind that is you have to pull the trucks in and out of the building, plus back the feeders on to open doors. With the vast amount of space, AC'ing a building period is VERY VERY expensive. And, we all know UPS is cheap as hell. They wont even give us Christmas Turkeys anymore:( Living around FL my whole life, it doesn't really bother me either. You just get used to it!
  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Just stay hydrated. That solves everything.