Surepost again

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownslave688, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    anyone else have Union meetings since peak and have the BA pretty much say nothing we can do about it?

    We can't open up bags to look at addresses. This I understand.

    Here was the funny one. BA says if you do notice one you need to clock out on break for a minute to write down the tracking number so you don't get fired for stealing time.

    Pretty much said we can't prove close proximity just look for big boxes. When are elections again?
     
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  2. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    What about this so called joint ups teamsters surepost committee. ..are there any drivers on this? ??
     
  3. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Did not count them today but almost every stop I did today had a sure post in it... Even had stops with nothing but a single surepost pkg
     
  4. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    I would bet that over 50% of stops going to houses are surepost....and probably half of those are going to the post office...I would love to know how many packages went to the post office last year
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Another driver had your other surepost package for that stop. He will deliver it sometime today. I love it when a customer tells me I was the third UPS driver to deliver here today.
     
  6. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Haven't seen a surepost pkg in 6 days....



    ...Oh wait, could be because I was off.
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We "sure (do) post" a lot!
     
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Seems like part of this, should be easy to solve. If a package is too big, the clerk that sorts to the PO, sorts it to the correct truck. Back when I started, there used to be over size clerks many buildings. Maybe there needs to be surepost over-size clerks that take packages too large for surepost and gets them on route.
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    All of this is simple really. I deliver a decent amount of over 10 lbs stuff also.

    If it's over 10 lbs our system shouldn't even allow a surepost label to be created.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you think the Surepost clerk/sorter really cares whether we deliver them or not?
     
  11. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Just take a picture of the package label. Take 2 seconds.
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Nope BA told us we would be fired.
     
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Guess I'll just deliver boxes to where they're Paled.
     
  14. airintrace

    airintrace Active Member

    Good point. That could potentially be an easy fix through the software and the updating but even in that I think we will start seeing a lot of 9 pound boxes even if they weigh 20 lbs. Certainly doesn't stop amazon for example shipping furniture that says 1 pound on it.

    For the most part though I think most shippers would comply but in that weight limit I would force them to put dim weight in also. Ive seen some sizable 9 pounders. Dementially speaking of course.
     
  15. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Only if they catch you. Lol. If you become a Steward, it would just be considered doing union work.