We did it!!!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by hurricanegunner, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    We made it through another peak! I hope everyone, hourly and management, has a Merry Christmas and an even better New Year.
  2. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Peak isnt done yet and those who think it it is are foolish to think that.
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  3. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    It felt great parking the empty truck tonight.

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  4. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    peak for us ends arounf the middle of january
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Peak is all year. If you dont have enough work they increase it by 3 hrs. That is why drivers have no morale. Yes the money is nice, but it would not be so hard to work 60, if we got a 40 here and there instead of 50 all year. Next come the furniture, and end of year spending. It never ever ends.
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  6. Brownslave688

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

    Not so fast. I'm sure areas are different but here we might get a slight break right around New Years then another few weeks of hell.
  7. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    I'd love 50 all year at half a driver's rate.
    Sadly, peak is pretty much over for us part timers loading feeders. I've gotten 50+ hours a week for a month now with the doubles and weekend shifts. Soon I'll be back to 25 or less. What can you do, I take it when I can get it.
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    What I have noticed, take it any way you wish. When I was part time, as you are I wanted more. Now I got more than ever, and I want less. Nature of the beast to want what you dont have. Hope you get what you want, Merry Christmas!
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  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Looks like Mid-January again?
  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Be careful what you wish for.
    Stay in school.
    Merry Christmas
  11. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    School is for suckers in this economy. Unless you work in the university industry.
  12. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  13. Feeders101

    Feeders101 Member

    We are going to have a lot of unhappy customers. Service failures do not equate to good customer service. We did good considering. If upper management can't do a better job of forecasting volume projections than this, then we're in trouble. And it wasn't just the weather. It was piss pour planning...
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  14. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I talked with a management big wig and told him that it seems every year volume projections are off at least 10 to 15 percent so why not add that amount in the peak plans. He told me that they did that but the wizards in Atlanta said they were being "overly optimistic." It seems wowed are being set upnto fail at the highest levels. Glad I only got a few more years to go.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This depends upon what your major is. Art appreciation----yeah, you probably will end up at Mickey D's. Logistics, technology or healthcare-----you can write your own ticket.
  16. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    By peak I meant the Christmas rush. Overtime will never end at this company. And there will be some packages that did not get delivered before Christmas for one reason or another. The difference is when routes are cut and crazy splits made, we can file nine five greivances.
    The main point of my post was to say "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year" to everyone.
  17. jaker

    jaker trolling

    And next year will be the same as this year but just a Little more messed up

    It gets worst ever year and nobody in a suit can see that
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Suppose UPS plans all year for a 10% increase over this year and on Dec. 1st Jeff Bezos decides to shift all of his volume over to FedEx. All of that time spent planning and resources put in place would be for naught.
  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Then FedEx will drop the ball.
    This trend toward internet shopping is not going to subside.
    It is going to expand into every day life, year round, to most every home.
    UPS needs to decide if they want to dominate the home shopping shipping market or just be happy with what they can handle through their aging infrastructure.
    I've long contended that UPS needs to expand its fleet, facilities and staffing and endure lower margins in order to position themselves for the future that is home shopping.
    Instead we bolster the Post Office with "less desirable" packages when we could be embracing them and watching them become exponentially more profitable when the delivery goes from one piece to several.
    All businesses have an element of risk when prognosticating what the future will bring.
    I fear this company is presently bleeding the system for every penny it can get to satisfy the NYSE, rather than positioning itself for the changing market place.

    We are called United Parcel Service, but this peak we would be more apply named United Parcial Service and don't think people will forget it as they go through their holiday empty handed with a meaningless guarantee.
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  20. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member