We had a situation Friday that just left us shaking our heads. The sad thing is this stuff happens everyday. At the last minute, the top brass decided we had to cut a split car. The problem was all the routes had left the building or were leaving. So instead of having a driver deliver this route, they had a driver shuttle all of these stops to other drivers. He spent 11.5 hours shuttling on Friday when he could have run these stops in 8-9 hours. Add to that the time the other drivers had to take to meet him and then to run these extra stops, management added over 10 hours to the payroll and most of that at the overtime rate. All of this to lower the number of official routes the center ran that day! They wasted a lot of money but I guess they can say they met their numbers for the day. And those numbers will show they saved money! I remember other posts about cutting routes in another thread but I did a search and could not find it. Let's make this thread about other ways UPS says they are saving money, but really aren't. Don't get me wrong, I am all for saving money in tough times but cutting off ones nose to spite the face is just wrong! Or as some others here have put it, "UPS likes to step over a dollar to pick up a dime!"