Things Are Looking Up.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by anonymous6, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    volume in our center is up 12% over last year at this time.

    feeders added 10 new jobs for bid season.

    UPS bought that co.over in Europe for 7 bil and applied for some kind of license over in Chinatown.

    looks good to me.

    Now we just have to enforce the contract more to get more jobs and less harrassment.
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We have had consistent volume since Jan that would have been good peak volume less than 10 years ago.
  3. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

    The higher fuel prices go the more UPS shipping options become cost effective. Amazon $79 one time charge and free shipping there after is pulling a lot of business in the rural area's. People are getting everything from toilet paper to dog food. Eventually the rising fuel cost catches up to the supply chain and volume will flat line and/or fall. We are all consuming goods made 3-6 months ago.
  4. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    all the grievances in the world wont force HR to hire people that Atlanta hasn't approved in "THE PLAN"

    sheer volume and attrition dictate it, nothing else
  5. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    How do you figure? If every driver in a center files on excessive OT and the volume stays at the level it is currently at, someone is going to have to approve more full time driver positions be created. Otherwise you would be wasting so much money paying excessive OT/8 hr grievances, that it would be cheaper to hire another driver or two. All this company cares about now is Money and "safety", nothing about providing good, consistent service to the customers.
  6. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    your post is very logical and well made, and literally no one at the decision-making level cares
  7. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I agree.It seems the bottom line is money,and getting by on reputation.
    We have the ability to offer the service our customers have come to expect.
    What we need to re-establish is customer respect.
    Fedex ground does what we do quite well.
    UPS works on a theme of perfect dispatch.Getting it right every day.
    Obviously there is a problem implementing this, even after 100 + years.
  8. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Don't feel particularly "up" in my hub. Sleeze bag Republicans forced through a "right to work" bill here in Indiana. And it's strictly a "eff the Union" type deal. The way the legislation is worded, any worker new or old can choose to opt out of the union, not pay a dime, yet still get all the benefits of union members. Same benefits, same representation, same, same, same. "Right to work"? Ha. Anti Union legislation at it's finest.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Our drivers are so overworked they are getting hurt about 1 every 2 months and the company continues to say "The excess hours has nothing to do with it." Its sort of mind boggling.
  10. TechGrrl

    TechGrrl Space Cadet

    I call it the "Right to Freeload" bill. Yet, so many people think this is just wonderful, because it's freedom, you know? Screw those socialists who want workers to actually have rights! This will show those job-killing democrats! And that socialist kenyan!

    Seriously, get used to it. If you look at the states that went whole-hog republican in 2010, they are all passing the same legislation straight from the ALEC playbook. Don't get me started on what they are doing to women....
  11. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Welcome to my world. Been that way in KS for a long time. It sucks. Name any othe type of organization the world that is forced to provide a service for free!!
  12. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    i meant that things were looking up business wise.

    unionwise not so much.

    that's up to the union , i mean US since each member is the union.