The competition

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownslave688, May 15, 2013.

  1. Brownslave688

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

    Wow just saw the ground guy. Bulk head door wide open. Some ratty white sneakers and best of all cut the sleeves of his shirt to show off his tattoos. On the cell phone also of course.

    I realize this is probably not the norm for ground drivers. However as the economy improves and quality ground drivers move on to better job will this be what they have to hire to stay fully staffed?
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Fed ex is dirt cheap all the way around. I just wish we had cool uniform parts like they do.
  3. UPS drivers that are on strike!!!
  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    In my area the subcontractors who deliver the ground each have their own districts made up of several towns and then they have to hire guys to drive their trucks, each outfit having several box trucks, some of them are even unmarked. Most of them I see have no uniform or just a mesh polo and jeans.
  5. Brownslave688

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

    I've had the cops ask me more than once during peak. "Have you seen an unmarked white van pulling up to people's houses and leaving quickly?" My reply "yep it's the FedEx man"
  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    My FedEx ground guy still uses a helper and this is his routine

    Pulls up on wrong side of street , helper standing up in back hops out running before the truck stops , runs hard to the house and back to the truck where he goes in the back and holds on until the next stop
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    ​FedEx Ground?
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Apparently all of the TSA rules that we are warned about don't apply to FedEx. Pulling into a driveway face first and backing out on to the road is also OK.
  9. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    .... and the motor running the whole time !
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    And leaving the truck running? Although I don't think we look much better, when we order uniforms, and they don't come, and we are running around in tattered shirts, and threadbare pants and shorts. At 8 pm at night, all sweaty and dirty. I am disenchanted.
  11. jaker

    jaker trolling

  12. Brownslave688

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

    Oh nothing makes me madder than the guys or gals with holes in their uniforms or better yet we have some shorter drivers that just cut their pants off. Don't hem them or anything just cut them off.

    Granted my center isn't like some. We get uniforms soon after they are ordered.

    We could look sooooo much better if they were willing to pay a few bucks for a uniform. Some golf type warm weather polos would do wonders in the summer.
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    That has to be a local thing. If I order a uniform part it's here within a week and I haven't seen 8 bells but a handful of times.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    And I thought the phone book delivery guys only do this. But nothing surprises me anymore.
  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    The DHL guy (yeah, there are apparently a few of them left) pulled up next to me at the post office the other day in a rusted out old white unmarked van. He left it running while he threw like 5 bags and 2 boxes onto the post office dock then got back in the running van and drove away without letting the post office know he dropped stuff off or bringing it inside.
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I saw two USPS jeeps delivering the same cul-de-sac yesterday. They must have something like PAS/EDD too.
  17. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    Everytime I see the ground guy around here he has no seatbelt on, bulk head open, and leaves his truck running while he delivers. I saw him going up my parents street around the time kids would be getting out of school looking down at his scanner for a good 3 seconds while flying up the street.

    This past SUNDAY I saw the express guy at the mall with one small box in his hand standing outside talking to someone outside WTF? I tried to take a picture haha.