Thursday ORION Delusions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by FilingBluesFL, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    So Tuesday I had a "bad ORION day" where I was told I made "bad decisions" and therefore, I was down to a 60% ORION trace, and I had to bring back about 10 pieces to make curfew.

    130 stops, 18 pickups, had to go out of trace to take 10 stops off another driver so he could get in with airs, AND had an air meet point.... all while having to make service on businesses, not sheet between 12-1, making it to pickups +/- 15 mins.... etc.

    Wednesday morning, I had 3 sup's tell me how horrible I did, and I need to make "good decisions." I felt like I was in Office Space with TPS reports...

    So Wednesday, I followed ORION stop for stop, 100%. I even refused to deliver misleads because I was told those were "bad decisions" and I had to make "good decisions" lol

    My dispatch was 113 stops and 18 pickups, no meet points, and didn't have to help anyone.

    So Thursday morning, I got an almost 100% ORION trace! Amazing!

    So the supervisor says "Because he made GOOD decisions, the best in our group is this driver! Near perfect ORION trace, and he was in an hour earlier than the day before!"

    So I yell out, "Oh, so when I DON'T have to take stops from someone, and have a 20 stop LESS dispatch, I can get in an hour earlier?!?!?! THAT'S SO CRAZY! I DON'T BELIEVE IT!"

    "It's all because you made GOOD decisions!"


    So to make @jumpman23 proud of my accomplishment, I started doing this Randy Savage routine lol

    I just wish I had stopped at the 7-11 to pick up coffee creamer on my way in like I thought about doing......


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  2. I can't wait till I get Orion. I will follow it 100% right off the face of a cliff if need be. I love to work stupid and make 33/50$ to do so.
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  3. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    It's great, but it makes your eye twitch when you drive by a stop, knowing you have stuff for them.... but ORION says no, the house 5 doors down is closer, and you can come back to it in an hour...
  4. F ill drive around all day. I had a pick up this week and a driver called in and said I didn't have to go there. I scolded the driver the next day. I said don't call that in. Those are the kinda pickups I like to do. The ones you pick up nothing. He didn't get it. Once you get this mentality you will be better off in this new ups.
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  5. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    That's the other amazing thing...

    We used to have a route that did this routes pickups, but in the morning, it would also do the deliveries to this whole industrial park.

    But now it's separated... different route delivers... then a different route goes back later in the day to do all the pickups...

  6. Become one with the disarray. It just doesn't matter.
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  7. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    Jumpman hasn't woken up from his hangover to respond to this. :cool-very:
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  8. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    Or he's already well in to round 4 or 5 lol
  9. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    Honestly, Jumpman is one of the reasons I stay current with this board.
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  10. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    They just began tightening the screws, with regards to Orion trace, in the last week or two at my center. Calling people in the office, threats of warning letters. Should be an interesting next couple weeks.
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  11. The other week I had 6 stops for a road that is less than a half mile long. Orion trace had me delivering 2 at 9:30 coming back at 2:30 to deliver 2 more then finishing the street off at the end of my day. Really. I don't think Orion trace is their top priority right now, as always it's backing
  12. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    If this street isn't a dead end, then it's a straight shot down to the end, and then a left or right lol
  13. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    it's a great deal of fun! And the supervisors are angry and frustrated to the point of tears every morning,trying to bully those they can into doing more . We older drivers laugh at the reports,and tell them 'we'll try harder" ,and request 3 days rides so the supervisor can show us what we are doing wrong. The Operation supes would LOVE LOVE LOVE to toss ORION out the window(along with Telematics)
    FAR be it from me to question people with an Engineering Degree!
  14. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    LAUGH at them .I'm very very serious: LAUGH at them when they threaten discipline,tell you you arent dong your job etc. Follow ORION as close to 100% as you can manage ,and then ask them how you can improve upon that. We have had a wonderful time watching the Operation supes pull their hair out every morning whilst carrying around 100 pages of Reports
  15. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Love it lmfao
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    No hangover today, little sleepy dis morning but woke up to a lil tease of hurricane Arthur. Just got back from fireworks with the family lil while ago lol.
  17. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I just try to be real and have a good time on here. I don't hate on people on here and don't mess with anybody in a bad way. We all mess with each other on here but its all good at the end of the day lol. :cowboysmile:
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Chill day really but im bout to get my shiznitt on here soon lol.
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  19. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    We don't have ORION in my center, yet.

    I can't imagine it's going to go down well when it gets implemented...

    The DOL/EDD on 70% of the routes in my center is idiotic (I'm pretty sure one route I cover was designed by a driver who wanted to maximize his overtime)

    Every thread I've read about ORION says that the team will come and try to optimize the DOL's, etc.

    Good luck in my center, the ORION guys will hang themselves.

    I have a generally competent and fair management team.

    I feel worse for them than I do for me.

    Reading all these threads about ORION, all I see is $
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I can't wait for it to be brought here just to see how the R&Gers act. I have a feeling they won't like it.